Rainforest Cafe - Galveston

4.3
38 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Part adventure, part restaurant and wholly entertaining for the entire family, the Rainforest Cafe captures the magic of a real tropical rainforest with its cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, animatronic wildlife, and simulated rainstorms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 38 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KERRIED
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food friendly staff overall great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Even with reservation we waiting a while to be sat.
Food was Mediocre at best and VERY overpriced. And took close to 45 minutes after ordering to come to the table. They sat us next to the loud fountain which made even table conversation extremely difficult. Hard to understand waitress questions.

Last time we went about 10 years ago, it was nice. Seems like they either had an off day or the quality has goon downhill.

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toddP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all great place to see will go back for children birthdays party

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Missy
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rainforest Cafe has never failed to serve awesome food and a fun atmosphere for the kids!!

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vipagreene
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The world needs more themed restaurants that offer a show and an experience. Landrys nails it with truly a fun family experience or adult adventure— however you want to play it. Added bonus is ocean and rainforest advocacy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, very limited menu.

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EmeryR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

It took over an hour to get our food! Our reservation was at 6:45. We weren’t seated until almost 7:30.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing since we got there until we left. The waiter was Very attentive and nice. She even took pick tires of us because it was our aniversario. Very nice surprise at the end with a happy anniversary delicious cheese cake and lights. I love that they sang a happy anniversary song which made us feel especial! Thank you everyone for the excellent experience

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Christmas
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit loud and took a while to get the food, but we love Rainforest and Landry's. We are members and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Expensive food and drinks that weren’t good, just really paying for the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, excellent food!! Great ambiance ❤️

JC
vipJulieC
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so fun. My kids love it and the ride after is always a hit.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

The food was terrible. I will never return.

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DanaE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Our kids have always loved the experience of coming to Rainforest Cafe, but the food is mediocre at best. The decor is pretty amazing and would definitely appeal to young kids; if you’re not interested in dropping about $140 for a family of four on poor quality food, I’d go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good but too expensive!!

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KristinN
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved the rainforest cafe so much! It just kinda sucked to be seated in a corner away from everything. The waitstaff is fantastic, the food is great, but not being able to see the animatronics pulls from the ambiance.

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MicheleO
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice experience overall. Not too many choices for food but I nice little variety. We go mostly for our kids to enjoy the atmosphere.

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Beachtrip
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was fantastic and the food was too. Everyone was friendly and courteous. The restaurant side took all the precautions of social distancing. The gift shop though, social distancing was a complete joke. It didn't bother me but I could see the ones it did bother. Overall, we really enjoyed our time there!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The service was good but the food was a little on the bad side

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ChristinaW
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We love this location due to the amazing scenery! This trip wasn’t outstanding because the menu was limited and the ride was closed. Kinda a disappointment considering what you spend to eat there. Still enjoyed the waitress and the quietness! Great for my girls trip.

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KristinaC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very unique. It was my first time eating here and I had a very pleasant experience.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Took 45 minutes to get our food. Our server kept forgetting about us. And I am a Landrys select member. Horrible service!

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BethaneeJ
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! Perfect example of what a server should be! I can’t remember his name. But he had a very foreign accent.

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Tmbechtel
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Food was less than. Pasta was cold. The fried shrimp was cooked too long. Service was meh under the circumstances

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Cjfm
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great family fun. This location can get wait times up to 1 hour so plan ahead and accordingly with reservations

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Dallasfoodie77
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Over priced and chaotic

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KeydaH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rain Forest Cafe is a must for any occasion. Great family place to have dinner.

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ErickR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience2

I made a reservation for 7:45 and was not seated until 8:00 it was useless making a reservation. And to top it off we were seated next to the waterfall my ear is still ringing from the noise it mada and could not have a conversation .

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FLASH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I would recommend it for ambiance & the experience. Can’t say I would recommend it for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Very good service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I were celebrating my daughter and son birthdays on 1/25/2020 . We had a wonderful time and the food was great. Our waitress Kseniia was so polite and sweet and she even helped to make my boys comfortable because they were kind of frightened by the electronic animals . Mr. Lacy was great too he made our first visit to the RainForest Cafe -Galveston the best . We will be going back again soon .

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vipDavidR
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food exceeded our expectations.. They handled my wife's shell fish allergy extremely well. Great meal! The only negative is we had reservations, but the way diners are handled, it actually made us late for our time. Not a big deal, but on busier nights it could be a problem.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Out of town for New Years. Food was just ok. Pricey for what it was. Service was friendly but slow. I haven’t been to a Rainforest Cafe in a few years but this one just seemed about the atmosphere and nothing more

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vipCoutureBella
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Poor service, lengthy wait time, extremely difficult to get server to rectify very cold food. By the time cold food was replaced the rest of party were done with their meals. Understood longer wait time but no attempt to correct bill for cold food not replaced timely and with argumentative server’s attitude. Won’t return.

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vipFred
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a family dinner with 2 grandchildren, mother and father and grandparents and it was a great time for all. The service was great and the kids liked all the action.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We absolutely love the Rain forest cafe for kids. Always a enjoyable time and staff is always great. Food is okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

With a booking, it took 15 mins until table was ready as it was a busy Saturday night. Service was efficient & friendly. Food was tasty with large servings. It is quite expensive for the quality of food in my view but you pay for the atmosphere and experience for the kids. I would recommend it to families with kids. Overall we had a good night.

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vipRSMK
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only reason you go to a place like this is for the kids. My toddler loved it! Balloon guy and even a water ride to go on. Food was good, a little pricey IMO.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rainforest Cafe - Galveston using the Order Online button. Rainforest Cafe - Galveston also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Rainforest Cafe - Galveston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 744-6000.

Rainforest Cafe - Galveston is rated 4.3 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.