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Rainforest Cafe

102 S Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425-5525
+1 952-854-7500
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good27%
  • Average32%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
102 S Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425-5525
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was a fun place to see fun amazing decor, the food was good not much of a selection, had to wait two hours and then they were running behind so we waited longer the staff seemed rushed, maybe add a few more servers so they...More

Thank Angelove622
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I ate here while at the mall. I thought the kids would like it. They did. But it was very loud and the "thunder storms" were kind of annoying. Especially since there were 3 while we were there, (one every 20 minutes)...More

Thank curl_e_steph
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best I can say was food was ok. Wasn't terrible, but definitely did not live up to previous Rainforest Cafe experiences at other locations. Wait was very long for the food despite being a week day at 2:00pm with very few other customers. Waiter was...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fun for the family and kids. Don't expect great food but it definitely decent. The show is fun and the service is OK. have fun!!!

Thank locosd40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on my bucket list of places to go and I would still recommend it to anyone to go to once..I dont know that we would go back again just because it was really expensive for what it was. It could be that I...More

Thank Sarah N Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is Rainforest themed with animatronic gorillas, leopards, and birds throughout. There is the occasional thunderstorm during which the animals really come to life and is a great experience for child and adults. The food consists of type American cuisine with chicken, seafood, and...More

Thank dhawkmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to other Rainforest Cafes before and was excited to take my 3 year old daughter to this one while visiting the Mall of America. To begin, I know this place is expensive and over-priced on some of the foods. We saved this...More

Thank Sierra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to Rainforest cafe several times when visiting and been to other city locations as well but when they changed this one it got smaller and not near as nice. We missed the fish tanks and entry they usually have. They still have...More

Thank myblessings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this location many times because the kids were young and liked it for their birthdays. The food is okay, and the atmosphere and service remain good for families (though a bit slow.) This visit, however, was tainted with dirty utensils and...More

Thank mnkittycat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average, but over priced for what it is. Been to a couple of these establishments and they are consistent. Food ok, noisey and the decor is meant for a teenager. If you like this place, go back. I went because my co workers...More

Thank Chris F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you take online reservations
18 February 2017|
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Response from Marian F | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, we didn't have reservations for the 3 of us and waited maybe 5 minutes to be seated. Go to their website and try, especially if you have a big group! Good Luck and Enjoy
Kim T
Do you need a reservation?
21 December 2016|
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Response from Marian F | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they take reservations, but we only had about a 15 minute wait on a Friday at noon. The searing capacity was bigger than I thought it would be.
Is the rainforest cafe expensive?
6 April 2016|
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Response from Marian F | Reviewed this property |
Considering this is a novelty restaurant in the Mall of America, we did not consider it to be expensive. The three adults ate for about $38 and we were full!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 S Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425-5525
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 952-854-7500
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