My family and I went to the Mall of America on Father’s Day and decided to splurge one time and eat at the Rainforest Cafe. My husband, kids and I had eaten there a couple times, but my parents and grandma were visiting from out of town and had never been there, so we thought it would be a fun treat. We love the “thunderstorms” that happen every 30 minutes, the gorillas that come alive, and the beautiful fish in the many tanks. The food is great as well – I haven’t yet had anything there I didn’t like.
We had a good time but received sticker shock when we got the bill. It was $96 for my parents and grandma, and $55 for my husband, kids and me. Yikes! We knew it wouldn’t be cheap, but there were several add-ons (they charge for everything, like if you add soup or salad to a meal, extra fish or meat, even refills – which for my yummy strawberry lemonade was $.99). [Read more…]