You have to go through the store to get to the restaurant.
I walked around the restaurant. There were lots of fake animals and birds (some were animated).
|Real fish in a tank|
I was told there was a ten minute wait if I wanted to sit in the restaurant or I could sit at a table in the bar right away ... I chose the bar.
|There was a steady "rain"|
As I was walking around the restaurant, I'd noticed the restaurant was about a third-full. When I questioned Allison, my server (who was the bartender), why the wait if there were lots of seats, she said it was a staffing issue ... there were only three servers on the floor and they had a waiting time so the servers could keep up. I asked why they just don't have more staff and she said it's hard to gauge how busy they'll be in a day. Fair enough but if you tell people there is a wait, they may go elsewhere (there is no shortage of restaurants in the area).
I ordered Chicken Fried Chicken, minus the veggies (so they gave me extra potatoes).
It wasn't great. The chicken was overdone and dry, the potatoes were a bit cold and the gravy was warm with a film on top. It definitely wasn't worth $22.99!
Allison took good care of me.
I'm glad I tried the Rainforest Cafe but I won't be back.