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    Better rainforest cafe



    Hey guys, Since as long as I can remember I've been going to the rainforest cafe downtown and now I'm wondering if I'm making the right choice. So is the animal kingdom one better or is the downtown one better?


      

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    Re: Better rainforest cafe

    Have you considered T-Rex?

    Same owners but better food and service.

    (sorry - I'm not a Rainforest fan at all!).


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    I second the T-Rex, brilliant restaurant with some fantastic ribs. Granted its a themed restaurant so the service and food will be as expected for these type of restaurants but to combine nice food with dinosaurs to keep the little ones happy its an excellent choice.



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    I agree about T Rex. It's better in every way.


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    Re: Better rainforest cafe

    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Alice View Post
    I agree about T Rex. It's better in every way.
    I prefer T-Rex to Rainforest too!


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    Re: Better rainforest cafe

    T-Rex for sure...I'm not a fan of Rainforest either especially when my last experience was not good in any way.


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    Re: Better rainforest cafe

    I like the Rainforest downtown better than the AK one but I've heard T-Rex is more delicious from a friend so I'll take everyone's word for it!


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    Just back from our trip. Ate in TRex last Wednesday. Mediocre food, small portiions and absolutely execrable service!

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    Re: Better rainforest cafe

    Quote Originally Posted by Zipadeedooda View Post
    Just back from our trip. Ate in TRex last Wednesday. Mediocre food, small portiions and absolutely execrable service!
    Really?

    Our portions were huge.

    Granted, the food wasn't amazing but a) it's Disney and b) it's Landry's so I wasn't expecting fine dining - or anything close to it.

    As for service, we ate at the bar so the barman was there all the time. The service was really excellent because of it.

    Sorry you had such a bad experience! (but kudos for use of the word "execrable" on the boards - lol!).


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    Re: Better rainforest cafe

    Quote Originally Posted by Zipadeedooda View Post
    Just back from our trip. Ate in TRex last Wednesday. Mediocre food, small portiions and absolutely execrable service!
    It must have been an off day. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, the food was good (but nothing special), and the portions were more than enough.

    What did you order that was such a small portion?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Alice

    It must have been an off day. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, the food was good (but nothing special), and the portions were more than enough.

    What did you order that was such a small portion?
    My wife and one of my daughters and I all had the rotisserie half chicken with mashed potatoes and coleslaw. We're Irish and are accustomed to much smaller portions than is the norm in the US, but even by our standards it was more like a half poussin than half a chicken. I agree that one doesn't expect fine dining, but it really wasn't great. We ate in Rainforest at AK a few days earlier and had a very enjoyable meal. Perhaps it was just an off day but we wouldn't be inclined to eat there again

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    Re: Better rainforest cafe

    Downtown Rainforest is better but have to say not a fan of Rainforest and reckon it's the best of a bad bunch. We ate at Rainforest in Animal Kingdom in 2009 and my food was inedible. The waiter only visited our table once (so only one refill) and it was a nightmare trying to attract his attention. Will never go there again!

    We ate at T-Rex about 10 days ago for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. The portion sizes we had were far bigger than we are used to in Scotland and the food was pretty good. Our waitress was very attentive and really cheery. I'd suggest avoid Rainforest and visit T-Rex instead.


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    I'm seeing several replies regarding not going to Rainforest Cafe, and I must say that I agree our last experience was a bit awful definitely would not go there again...

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