353 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN | Directions 3721436.205107 -86.693883
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 9:30pm;Fri. - Sat. 10:30am - 10pm;Sun. 10:30am - 8pm
Ignore the Bad Reviews, This Place Is AWESOME!!! – My family and I visited the Rainforest Cafe recently and had a fabulous time! I did look the cafe up on citysearch (to see what other people said) and was not impressed. I decided to go to the cafe to check it out for myself, and discovered that this is an excellent place to visit. When we arrived at the cafe, I was told my table woul be ready in about 10 minutes-which was fine because it gave us time to look around in the gift shop. After our name was called, we were sat by the nicest lady! She showed us all the cool sites in the cafe (that I doubt we would have even noticed without her tour) and took us to our table which was right next to these life-like elephants! The kids definitely thought these were neat! The service and food was excellent! I had this HUGE shrimp platter that was delicious! We were told by our waiter to try the signature volcano dessert, and it was the best I've ever had! The manager stopped by our table and we made sure to let her know about the great time we had. We stopped in the shop to pick up some cute shirts for the kids and we were on our way. Overall the entire experience was great!
Excellent place to eat – After reading several reviews on city search that were very negative, I was not looking too forward to going to this restaurant. But I already had my gift cards bought and didn't want to let them go to waste. We were very pleased with our experience. We made reservations and was 30 minutes late, but we still didn't have to wait. Our waitress was very attentive and we did not want for anything. The food was very good and the portions were generous. The prices were not out of line with the prices of other restaurants. The atmosphere was awesome; unlike any other restaurant we've been to. I highly recommend a visit here.
BAD SERVICE – We got lied to and treated like dirt by the staff. The food was awful and the gits in the gift shop were way too expensive.
A Truly Hellish and Mercenary Experience – I was dragged to this fry pit in a mall during a recent visit by my then five-year-old nephew. Though my mother made reservations weeks in advance, our party of six was still made to stand neck-high in the flotsam of overpriced trinkets for at least a half hour before we were seated. It wasn't until after we'd sat down, and after the hostess had rotely delivered a scripted introduction concerning the restaurant's theme, that I finally had a chance to take stock of the place. What struck me as I looked around was that the children around me were completely disengaged by their surroundings. Apart from my complaint that many of the animals featured are not found in a rainforest anywhere, we all thought the food was mediocre and the service substandard.
NEVER again – I had friends visiting from out of town...I took them to R.C. for a nice meal in a unique atmosphere. The atmosphere was unique all right. Every table around us was covered with dirty dishes . The restaurant was so cold that we were shaking. The server as the absolute worst I have ever had. We desperately needed something each time that she actually came to our table. She actually rolled her eyes at us. The food was awful and overpriced. I was extremely embarassed that I had taken my friends to what I thought would be an awesome restaurant. In fact we couldn't wait to leave.
Don't take children - its way overprice and the food isn't stuff that children would like. Don't expect to get seated promptly even if you make reservations way ahead of time, and don't expect to get too full or have drinks refilled ever.
pathetic – i recently visited rainforest cafe and it was awful. It took forever to be seated. the service was slow and unattentive. the food was way over priced and didnt even taste that good. Sure the setting is awesome but thats about all i can give the place. also, there were kids running around everywhere ACTUALLY playing tag. i will NEVER go back.
Not very good – If its your first time going to the rain forest and you are with small kids wanting to go...maybe. Any other situation don't bother. I've been here a few times, the last time only because my children wanted to go and i wanted to give them a treat. The service is slow , the price of the food isn't TOO bad, if it was good. Below average quality on the last 2 visits and the bathrooms were horrible we had to get the manager just so my kids could use it. We decided on our last trip we would not return.
horrid – unless I had very small children that pestered me into going to the god forsaken place I would stay far far away. the food is horribly over priced with a very poor "straight outta the can" taste.
Tourist Food with Flair – If you have ever been to a Rainforest Cafe in any other city, there are no real surprises at this one. Similar menu as far as food and drinks (you can get a couple different Bohannon beers which is cool), and as usual it is a little pricey for the quality. The portions are pretty good sized though. The salads are almost impossible to finish in one sitting! We ate a little before noon on a Saturday and were immediately seated. However it got VERY busy at peak time.
Arrived at our table around 9pm, four in our party- 20 minutes later saw the waiter, 10 minutes later had our drinks, saw our meals close to 10pm. 10 minutes after our meal arrived we were offered a to-go box!!! PLEASE!! Waiter was much worse this time than the last couple of times. Don't expect quick friendly service and a good variety of food from which to choose! Oh yeah, and if you are dining with 6 or more people (per small print on the menu).... this place adds on a 17% gratuity tip! For what exactly? NOT SERVICE, of course!
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