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“Pleasantly surprised”
Review of Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe
Ranked #27 of 319 Restaurants in Galveston
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A relative picked this restaurant for a birthday celebration, and I wasn't expecting a theme restaurant to be great, but I was pleasantly surprised. Downsides: crowded and noisy. Half our group was in one area, in a booth, and the other half was at a nearby table, which was divisive. Service was a little slow, but, given the number of guests, that was understandable. My biggest surprise, though, was the food, which was remarkably good. I ordered off a special menu insert--grilled tilapia, chicken with a very good sauce, sweet potato fries, ceviche. At $26.99, more than I would usually pay for an entree, but it was worth the price. Frozen margarita was rather expensive, but it was large and lasted the meal. It was a birthday celebration, so each table had a volcano cake--I am not a sweet lover, so did not eat any, but the presentation was really cute. I wouldn't seek this restaurant out because it's appeal seems to be to families with children, and I would prefer a quieter venue, but I am sure children love Rainforest Cafe.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a theme restaurant. Rainforest. Good for 5 to 13 year olds with rich parents. The food is so-so but they are very proud of it. Regular short blackouts and thunder and lightening is cute but scared our 2 year old. He also wasn't keen on the animatronic gorillas and monkeys. They were well done though. They did have very nice big fish tanks. The gift shop is nicely done with cute stuff.

Thank robert77546
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very unique restaurant, pricey but well worth the price due to the atmosphere and entertainment by the animated animals. Great selection of dishes for varying taste, you should not miss this venue.

Thank Larry S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good but not amazing and the prices are pretty high. We go because of the fun atmosphere!

Thank katiefY769KS
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a great place for good food and the kids will be entertained while sitting still for the entire dinner. It is also a great place for a date, so whether a girlfriend, or the wife and kids, it is a winner.

Thank alcS5877UW
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