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Rainforest Cafe

6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
+1 847-855-7800
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“fish fry” (3 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First things first, CJ was the better server ever. We have been eating out for over 40 years and we never had a better server. CJ, could read our minds. Thanks CJ! It had been several years since we had been to a Rainforest Cafe....More

Thank David K
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Very theme orchestrated eatery. Located within the Gurnee Mills Mall, it was extremely busy during lunch tine. Family oriented with colorful decorations and audio additions. Menu was varied and prices reasonabke, but considerably higher than the food court as expected. It was relaxing and included...More

Thank fcgfcg
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

First the pros: two youngest kids (7 and almost 4) especially loved the decor and animals that move. The look on their surprised faces was worth something. They won't soon forget this place as they haven't been to Disney or any amusement parks or anything...More

2  Thank Marla N
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Awesome place for kids and families. Makes one feel like Tarzan or Mowgli. It has a full on Jungle theme. If you are at the mills then this is definitely a must dine in place . It is big and beautiful. Friendly staff and good...More

Thank 3gautamk
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Perfect, exciting place to take the entire family!! Close as I’ll ever get to eating in a rainforest lol!!

Thank fbrown2018
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We have gone here a few times. It is never crowded which is nice but it has the music up to loud. Average food . Our server was really nice. A great place for children. There are usually more people gathered outside watching the pond...More

Thank bookbuy_7
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Went to rainforest with my husband, no kids. Menu looked good and had a great experience there years prior. This was a horrible idea, food was cold, tasted horrible, kids yelling, screaming everywhere. We will not be returning.

Thank elizabethatapp
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Overpriced menu for restaurant with less than mediocre food and gaudy decor. Menu could use a makeover and venue could use thorough dusting.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This place is good to take someone from out of town or out of the country. The decor is great, the sounds, the ambiance! But the food needs improvement. It is pricey and not very good.

Thank naya58
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Has been awhile since we visited and the animotronic experience and thunderstorm activity is much less than I recall (in this case many of the animals were covered with spiderwebs so you lost even more effect). Food was average but definitely overpriced for the quantity/quality....More

Thank TravelerG8
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29 March 2016|
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Response from samonmain | Reviewed this property |
Thanks all. We confirmed fish gone due to HQ decision to cut costs. They replaced with nothing, so tanks are just operating with eater & bubbles - not even any effort at all. We went elsewhere.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6170 Grand Ave, Ste 857, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Gurnee
  • Phone Number: +1 847-855-7800
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