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T-Rex Cafe

Sledge

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Jun 20, 2009
2,808
Ft. Worth, TX
For those that haven't heard, Landry's (Rainforest Cafe) is opening up a new dinosaur themed restaurant at Downtown Disney called the T-Rex Cafe.

I saw it the other day and it is coming along nicely (and quickly!). It's going in between Pleasure Island and Marketplace and is close to the McDonalds. The menu looks to be exactly like Rainforest Cafe but with prehistoric names. I'm not a big fan of the food at Rainforest, but I love the atmosphere. Maybe now Universal will host a Jekyll and Hyde Club, which in my opinion is the best of the themed restaurants that are out there.

Here is their link for anyone interested: http://www.trexcafe.com/
And here is a video showing their Kansas City location: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z_kbE107jgg
 

Roll N Fear

Premium Member
Feb 1, 2008
1,404
Lake Worth
I'm intrested to see how this turns out. My only gripe is that it may be too similar to Rain Forest. The menu doesn't look that original but then again these type of places are all about the atmosphere.
 

Brian G.

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Jan 21, 2008
21,629
Orlando, FL
I've been to 4 different Rain Forest's and I've never had a bad meal there. I read all these negative reviews on the DISBoards about it all the time. :confused:
Well come down here and try my local Rainforest.;)

The one though by the Animal Kingdom hasnt been bad everytime Ive visited. So Ill give that one a pass.
 

Roll N Fear

Premium Member
Feb 1, 2008
1,404
Lake Worth
I've been to the one at Sawgrass plenty of times. I live 30 minutes away. Still never had a bad meal there. It's not the nicest one but hey, what do you except inside a mall?
 

Tenny317

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Feb 1, 2008
37
New York
I enjoy Rainforest....It's a fun resturant so I'm excited for the T-Rex resturant, it should be great fun!!

Side note....if Universal were to do a Jekyl and Hyde resturant it better be soooo bad assss...the one in New York City which I finally went to on my last bday was really boring and really not scary...the theming was pretty cool but it was missing something...I guess it would be the darkness and scariness
 

Sledge

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Jun 20, 2009
2,808
Ft. Worth, TX
Side note....if Universal were to do a Jekyl and Hyde resturant it better be soooo bad assss...the one in New York City which I finally went to on my last bday was really boring and really not scary...the theming was pretty cool but it was missing something...I guess it would be the darkness and scariness
We had one in our mall and I loved it. My favorite was before you are seated you have to enter this room and spikes shoot out of the roof and lower down towards you. Everybody has to duck down and then the Crypt Keeper tells us we passed. I thought it was so cool. Does the NY one have that?
 

Beachgurl

Veteran Member
Feb 1, 2008
1,853
I like Rainforest Cafe strictly for the atmosphere, but every single time I've eaten there I've been disappointed. Actually that's a lie...I had a pizza once which wasn't half bad, but all the other times were just blah. I mean it wasn't yucky but it definitely wasn't worth the price. I'll try out the T-Rex place though.
 

Sledge

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Jun 20, 2009
2,808
Ft. Worth, TX
You're paying for the atmosphere. The quality of the food isn't even up to par with your typical Chilis/Applebees/Friday's/etc. which is, of course, cheaper.
 

snoman

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Feb 15, 2008
1,817
Deltona, Florida
I'm really excited for the T-Rex, of course for the atmosphere, not the food. If you're looking for fine dining these theme joints aren't gonna have it! I have been to rainforest cafe here many times and in Vegas several and the food has always been alright, the prices though are really steep! For the money I spent for a family of four on lunch at rainforest I at least want one of the monkeys to hit me on the head or spit on the table ya know?
 
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FGCUSabre

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Feb 1, 2008
1,669
Fort Myers, Florida
my rainforest cafe experiences have been good...but not great. i would still eat there...but i just thought it was always the management.

i have eaten at several joes crab shacks (owned by the same company) and love them! their lunch specials are yummy and since its right next to my work...even better!
 
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The Patchman

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Feb 2, 2008
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LOOKS PRETTY FREAKING AWESOME

rainforest has a good atmoshpere service is bad though.
 

tiredoldspook

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Feb 7, 2008
2,391
South Ga, Carey, Oh
I have never ate at The Rainforest cafe in all of my trips to Orlando. I am not a fan of them restaurants. The food is over priced and it is no different then going to TGIF, Applebees and Chili's so why pay to?

If you want to eat a great meal in Orlando find Girdonnio's pizza I spelled it wrong but it is really good.
 

Beachgurl

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Feb 1, 2008
1,853
With restaurants like Rainforest and T-Rex I guess you're really paying for the experience and atmosphere...not so much the food. :shrug:
 

The Patchman

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Feb 2, 2008
886
Yes atmopshere is whats being pumped in all these resturants.

The only place I have had awesome service and a great atmosphere combined is Hard Rock Cafe. I need to go back and try these again.

Rainforest does have an excellent atmosphere.