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Rainforest Cafe

$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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605 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-3701
+1 312-787-1501
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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River Grove, Illinois
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool place right next to Rock N Roll McDonald's.... The building itself is really cool and the menu is unique which I really liked. Parking isn't easy so I'd consider combining it with other downtown activities to make the most of the parking fees.

Thank jenniferlynn60171
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take them to the Rainforest! Great lunch at the Rainforest Cafe in downtown Chicago with my 3 year old grandson. Animated animals were very lifelike and entertaining. Food was pricey, but good. Everyone found something on the menu that they liked.

Thank CLK56
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice be prepared to spend quite a bit of money though Great place to visit very neat inside nice and clean but of course kind of tourist trap so to speak

Thank Dan T
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place. .. I would say that if you have kids, then it's a great place to eat. For adults without kids , then I think it's okay - it's decor is certainly something a little different. The food was okay but nothing that made it stand out. The service was fast and attentive.

Thank Phil_D_Matthews
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rainforest Cafe is the place you take a toddler whom is a picky eater. If you take your kids here you deserve to be ridiculed. You only eat here when your kids make decisions that the adults should make.

Thank Robert G
Windham, Connecticut
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228 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We ate lunch here prior to our flight out of Chicago. For a Tuesday mid afternoon the place was very quiet. I have never been to a Rainforest Café so just for the experience alone I would say go. I ordered an overpriced drink, but feel that atleast I had a nice souvenir glass to bring home. This is typical... More 

Thank jennyrose0853
Middlebury, Indiana
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is one of the best places to take children to eat if you are in the Chicago area. The animated rain forest creates added a great touch. Instead of waiting impatiently for food to arrive, the children have more than enough distractions to keep them happy. The gorillas and elephants were my sons favorite. I believe there is a... More 

Thank Keaton M
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Had the shredded beef wrap. My friend got the mozzarella sticks. Food was good and fast. Our waitress was very attentive.

Thank denisemdevlin
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We love going to Rainforest Cafe. We have been to many of them all around the US. My kids love the atmosphere and the food. Always look forward to it. However we visited on Dec 28th after enjoying the sights of Chicago. Out of all the places to eat The kids chose to go here. We got there, not very... More 

Thank dgirlsocon
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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140 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Always great food and service but the mascot walking around to take pictures with was the best and good location.

Thank webbsyght

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-3701
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-1501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?