Rainforest Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 14 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Restaurant
80% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1800 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

(407) 827-8500
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    5 ratingJune 21, 2017

    They have a gluten free menu you just have to ask for it!! Delicious food especially the strawberry shortcake is absolutely phenomenal!

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    4 ratingMay 16, 2017

    fun atmosphere! great gf food! great staff!!

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    1 ratingOctober 27, 2016

    Ordered the soup gluten free, came out with wheat flour noodles and wheat flour garlic bread. The chef did not come out. The manager did not come over. I could have ended up in the hospital, had I trusted them. The service was horrendous. Took 35 min to get my food and just had to wrap it up to go. Update: Just had a bite of the chicken sandwich that I ordered on an udi's bun, they didn't remove the tendon in the chicken breast so I bit into this enormous hard disgusting thing. I will never in my life go to a rain forest cafe again!

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    Excellent service, the chef actually came to our table and told me that he could pretty much do anything on the menu gluten free except for the natural burger which was a veggie burger so plenty of choices! !

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    5 ratingMay 09, 2016

    The previous reviews led us to dine here. They do take separate orders for allergies. My daughter was so happy with her GF grilled cheese!

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2016

    There is no particular menu, even better, the chef comes out and takes your order personally. GF bread as well👍

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    4 ratingFebruary 11, 2016

    Chef came out to talk to me. They have gluten free buns and they were delicious! I didn't have dessert so not sure if they offer any gf options there. I would go backck.

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    5 ratingSeptember 14, 2014

    There is no gluten free menu but they are very understanding. I told my waiter and he asked the head chef to make me a dish which was absolutely outstanding. Great service, great understanding.

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    3 ratingAugust 15, 2014

    Your GF choices in downtown disney, aside from some red meat choices are Tuscan chicken with mashed potatoes, shrimp skewers without butter sauce or rice (mashed potatoes instead) or salmon on top of potatoes with veggie side. French fries can be baked to be gluten free as well.

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    3 ratingJune 07, 2014

    What a disappointment! We went here 6 yrs ago, & had the most amazing experience! This time, not so much. They didn't hv half the GF menu they did 6 yrs ago. Almost everything we asked for, they said they couldn't make GF? Tortilla chips? Can't be made GF at Disney? My daughter got a burger on a GF bun, only ate 2 bites. I got a turkey sandwich on GF bread w/ potato chips. It was sub par, & pricey.

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    2 ratingOctober 12, 2013

    Waitress was not knowledgeable on celiac. I had the fish thinking it was the safest thing on the menu. Got sick soon after. Won't be eating there again.

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    3 ratingMarch 14, 2013

    The server and chef were excellent. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and kind. The bar manager was another story. He tried to tell us my 10 year old couldn't have an icee because it contained gluten. I pulled up the Icee website to show him it was gluten free. My daughter gets these all the time and she has Celiac disease. He was very rude and acted as if he knew more about my child's disease than I do. Not only did he sat she couldn't have it, but offered no other options. She was to watch her two sisters drink their icees in their souvenir cups, while she drank diet coke from a regular glass. Needless to say, she got her icee AND the glass. I have absolutely no complaints about the food or server. In that area, 5 stars.

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    5 ratingJanuary 28, 2013

    Excellent food! The chef came out to talk to me and discuss possible GF options. Was very knowledgeable about CC.

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2012

    Great experience! The server asked for one of the chiefs to come out to speak with me in regards to my allergies. He stated what was on the menu for Gluten Free and came back to check in. Great serves and the food was awesome! Defiantly recommend if in Down Town Disney.

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2017

    3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051

    I was completely impressed by the level of service here. The moment I told our waitress I had a gluten allergy she sent the chef to our table. The chef walked through the menu on everything that he was able to make safe which was 75% of the menu. He took my order on a red allergy card. The same chef brought out my dinner and assured me, he was the only one who prepared my dish to keep it from cross contamination.

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    4 ratingJune 17, 2017

    300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

    Good for a fun bite to eat. Most of their menu is gluten free, except for the fried items. Even the fries are done in their own fryer to keep from cross contamination. Great place for kids.

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2017

    5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551

    Awesome experience! Chef came out to discuss gluten-free options, and explained how he prepares the dishes separately and with care. He took sons order (he has CD) and brought it out with our server. There aren't many GF options but gluten-free buns for burgers, a quinoa spaghetti and kale salad. Son had grilled chicken from kids menu. He ordered mashed potatoes (no gravy) but chef brought out rice and orange slices, too.

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    4 ratingJune 10, 2017

    5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy, TX 77494

    chef was very knowledgeable and helpful. We felt like we received a lot of attention to meet all our dietary needs. food is ok

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    5 ratingJune 06, 2017

    3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Our visit here was FANTASTIC!!! The chef and kitchen manager came out to make sure I knew exactly what I could eat, and the list was extensive. They said that they can make most items on the menu gf. I highly recommend dining here. My husband was so happy that they take gf dining so seriously that he hugged the kitchen manager.

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    5 ratingJune 02, 2017

    Mall Of America, Bloomington, MN 55425

    chef comes out to talk to u and go over what options they have. They have a separate fryer for fries as well for gluten free

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2017

    505 N Rainforest Rd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Dedicated fryer for the fries, burgers with GF buns and cooked to perfection. The staff was very friendly.

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    5 ratingMay 12, 2017

    5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551

    Great place for gluten free food! They bring the chef out to talk to you, and there's SO many options!

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    5 ratingMay 09, 2017

    Mall Of America, Bloomington, MN 55425

    GLUTEN FREE PASTA!! That's right, as of this week (according to the manager), Rainforest Cafe offers quinoa and corn pasta. I had the anaconda pasta with quinoa spaghetti noodles and it was absolutely delicious. Impeccable services, the manager repeatedly came to our table to make sure all of our dishes were gluten free and promptly answered any questions. Overall, I am unbelievably impressed. The restaurant itself has an amazing, fun, family friendly atmosphere. We will be back!

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    2 ratingMay 07, 2017

    300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

    Waiter was completely clueless (had no idea whether pasta would be a gf food or not). Very few options.

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    5 ratingApril 14, 2017

    353 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

    Chef came out to the table and explained what was Gluten Free and also dairy free for me. Took my order on a separate allergy ticket and said he would follow that through the kitchen from start to finish. He was friendly and super knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend the Rainforest Cafe in Nashville.

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    4 ratingMarch 23, 2017

    300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

    The food was good and there are a decent amount of options. My only complaint is the food is extremely overpriced. We spend over $100 for 4 of us and that was purchasing the cheaper meals. We did not purchase appetizers or dessert.

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    2 ratingMarch 15, 2017

    5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551

    I have eaten at different Rainforest Cafe's before and had a really good GF experience. When I asked here about a GF menu or options all our waitress said was "we don't have one." I ended up just ordering something that I was pretty certain would be safe and thankfully didn't get sick, but was very disappointed with the service and lack of knowledge from our waitress. Hoping we just caught them on a bad day.

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    5 ratingJanuary 22, 2017

    3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Chef came out to talk to me and modified my meal to fit my gluten free requirements. Very impressed. Also asked me if I had another allergies.

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    5 ratingJanuary 16, 2017

    3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    The chef that was making my food came out and informed me what was safe to eat. they did a wonderful job making sure my meal was gluten free. I had the BBQ ribs and they were amazing!! The have a separate fryer for tortilla chips and French fries. I am definitely coming back !!!

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2016

    300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

    Very knowledgeable staff and tons of GF options. Dedicated fryer and GF pasta and rolls available.

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    2 ratingDecember 20, 2016

    353 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

    Not very many gluten free options, and way over priced for what's offered. They do keep everything very separate, so it is celiac friendly, but still would not recommend.

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    5 ratingDecember 20, 2016

    505 N Rainforest Rd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    As soon as I told my server I had celiac, he had the chef come out to speak to me. No dedicated GF menu but lots can be made GF. Someone brought my food out separately to ensure no cross contamination and the food was delicious.

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    5 ratingNovember 28, 2016

    353 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

    Ate here over the weekend and was very pleasantly surprised. The chef came out and talked to me about my options. He was very concerned and knowledgeable about gluten. I got the queso dip with ground beef added and it was delicious! They use a shared fryer for tortilla chips, so they brought me kettle chips to go with it. It sounds odd, but it was really good. Honestly the dip was so good I could've eaten it off tree bark and it would've been fine! Definitely recommend.

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    5 ratingNovember 26, 2016

    353 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

    The chef came out and explained to me the items on the menu that he could change to become gluten free. He gave me all the options for sides and he was thorough in his descriptions. I didnt feel judged or awkward by stating that I had a gluten intolerance. They were really helpful and i didnt get sick.

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    5 ratingNovember 10, 2016

    3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Chef came out to talk to us and assured us that our Celiac and allergies would be handled appropriately, and they were! We ordered the Cobb salad, and the ribs. Everything was excellent! We would definitely go back again.

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    5 ratingNovember 01, 2016

    1515 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

    The chef came out and made sure I knew what options I had. He personally took my order. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Best meal of my entire trip!

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    5 ratingOctober 30, 2016

    4310 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

    We ate here on October 28, 2016. There isn't a gluten free section on menu but we told waitress about our Celiac Disease. The chef came out and told us there were gluten free pasta and hamburger buns. He would make any dish gluten free for us. Very nice restaurant and staff. Kids loved the food and atmosphere.

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    5 ratingOctober 18, 2016

    505 N Rainforest Rd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    Both my daughter and I have celiac and had a great experience! The chef came out and talked to us. They didn't have a gluten free menu but could make most options gluten free. Plus it was delicious!!

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    5 ratingAugust 31, 2016

    5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551

    Chef came to the table to discuss options as no gf menu. He was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and outlined how and where each option was cooked. I had a burger with a good gf bun and no effects afterward and I am severe celiac!

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2016

    353 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

    When I told the server about my gluten allergy, he happily went and got the manager to come and take my order. Food was good and I was really pleased at how pleasant and helpful the manager was.

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2016

    5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551

    "I heard you're really good at accommodating gluten free." "As soon as you say that, I have to alert the chef." The chef came out and took my order personally. He assured me he is the only one touching my food and will be taking every precaution. Also, they have gluten free buns! No dedicated menu, but I feel safer here than many places that do!

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    4 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    110 East Crockett, San Antonio, TX 78205

    The manager came to our table to talk about gf options for my son. They also have a gf bun now. We had a great experience!

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2016

    5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551

    The chef came out and told me things on the menu that were gluten free. I started to order and he asked if I liked things spicy, I replied yes. He asked if he could suggest the special 9, it is a Mahi Mahi filet, shrimp, grilled veggies and rice. It was one of the best dishes I have had in a while.

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2016

    5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551

    exceptional service, atmosphere and food. my celiac daughter had grilled chicken and fries. she said it was delicious. chef cam to table to take order and bring her order. Highly Recommend! dedicated fryer for fries

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2016

    110 East Crockett, San Antonio, TX 78205

    The chef was so kind and helpful! He personally came to our table to help us. The food was amazing!! Such a fun resturant

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    3 ratingJune 27, 2016

    300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

    My server really didn't have much knowledge of gluten free items. He did give me his hand written list of what was gluten free. They have gluten free buns for the burgers. My food was brought out touching all the other food on the tray, so be careful of cross contamination.

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    4 ratingJune 03, 2016

    3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    great place not much on the menu but didn't get glutened so that makes me happy

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2016

    353 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

    Excellent job. The chef even came to our table to help out with possible gf choices.

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    4 ratingMay 14, 2016

    5 Woodfield Mall D121, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Just ate there. Did not get sick. I did have the baked fries and a burger in a lettuce wrap.

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    5 ratingMay 07, 2016

    Mall Of America, Bloomington, MN 55425

    The chef came to our table and had several great options and suggestions for us. The Chicken fajitas were great.

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    4 ratingApril 19, 2016

    3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    This is a place where I feel save eating, special treatment for gf food. Although I realy enjoyed my lettuce wrapped burger with fries, the rest of the group was not at all impressed by their food and found it a bot overpriced. Very nice atmosphere though.

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2016

    3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Second visit and both times food has been great. Very reassuring that the Chef comes to the table to ensure there is no confusion.

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    4 ratingMarch 26, 2016

    3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Food was just ok. The manager did come out to take my order though and radioed back to the kitchen to see what would work For me, which was nice. My order went in on a special "pink slip" looking form, so it would stand out in the kitchen, and they brought my food out separately to avoid cross contamination with other food for our table on the tray. View off the balcony was great and my kids loved it.

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    5 ratingMarch 22, 2016

    300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

    Delicious food and amazing ambiance. Several options are gluten free or can be made so. All pasta on property is gluten free.

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    5 ratingFebruary 18, 2016

    1515 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

    Tried the breakfast one morning this week. Chef came out and accommodated. Had a three egg omelet with add on choices that I saw on other menu items that weren't listed with omelets. So that was nice. Toast was substituted with a large bowl of fresh cut fruit. No reaction. Meal was also served by the chef whom personally took my order. Great experience!

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    5 ratingFebruary 07, 2016

    75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

    They currently do not have a GF menu, but the manager came over and named so many options that are safe! they also have a Gf dedicated fryer! so good!

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    1 ratingFebruary 05, 2016

    5 Woodfield Mall D121, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    They do not have a dedicated gluten free menu but When we got to the the restaurant a chef came to the table to tell us our options. I thought It was going to work out great because they were going to prepare everything special even to make the fries baked. But after eating less than half the meal I could tell something was wrong and I got severely sick. The manager apologize greatly and said this is never happened before. But i know i will never risk it again.

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    2 ratingJanuary 30, 2016

    110 East Crockett, San Antonio, TX 78205

    No gf menu chef has to come out and talk he doesn't really know what to eat just frustrating and time consuming. A chain this large has no excuse

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    5 ratingJanuary 19, 2016

    5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551

    Oustanding service! From our waiter Alen, Greezelle the manager who took time to tell me options that would fit for a celiac, to the chef who also followed up to ensure my dining experience with my husband the service was phenomenal. There's not a dedicated GF menu, but most of the items on the menu can be made GF. The gf food I ordered was also good: grilled shrimp and french fries made in a dedicated fryer, all was good. No side effects either. My husband, a non GF diner also really liked his meal. Thank-you!

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    3 ratingDecember 30, 2015

    3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Chef was sorta helpful but got asked "what do I eat when I go out" expecting me to tell him what I wanted to eat when I didn't know what I could eat there?

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    1 ratingDecember 30, 2015

    4310 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

    Our experience here was awful. The chef came out to talk to us but basically said nothing is really GF except salads and one of their chicken dishes without the marinade. Cross contamination is a huge concern. Even out non GF family members didn't enjoy their food. Not sure how this place is always so busy. I guess it's the expertise for little kids. We won't be back.

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    1 ratingOctober 31, 2015

    5 Woodfield Mall D121, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    I used to work here for years and I can tell you this is not a safe restaurant for Celiacs. There us no dedicated GF fryer, no matter what they tell you. They may make you think they take it seriously by sending a chef to your table, but as someone who has seen it actually prepared, there will be cross contamination out the wazoo. I have seen bread touch a plate and be pulled off, and still served. Re-used pans. And on a busy day, they are definitely not wiping down a prep space for GF tickets.

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    3 ratingOctober 30, 2015

    3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    GF items were not labeled but the chef comes out to your table to go through the menu with you. The food and service were good. The view from the balcony was amazing.

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    4 ratingOctober 25, 2015

    4310 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

    Pretty much all salads and tomato basil soup are gf

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Monday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10:30 pm
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11 am - 11:30 pm
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