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T-Rex Cafe

T-Rex Cafe

Theme Restaurant$$$$
Lake Buena Vista
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  • Sarah S.
    "Order the caveman punch and enjoy the Dino's!"(13 Tips)
    Jeff L.
    "Get the waffle fries and enjoy the meteor shower!!"(15 Tips)
    Mike S.
    "Think Rainforest Cafe with dinosaurs- great decor with good food"(11 Tips)
    Vanessa F.
    "We had the best table which was the ice cave!"(9 Tips)
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  • Fernando K.
    Worth a visit. Place beautiful and service awesome. Lasagna and NY steak tasteful. Ribs not so much. The Orlando homemade beers and drafts are delicious. And the Chocolate Extinction serves 5-6. Nice!
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer FosterDecember 27, 2016
    Our waiter showed awesome hospitality. My French onion soup was really good! The atmosphere is incredible. It does get a little loud during meteor showers every 15/20 minutes. Pricey but we enjoyed!
  • Dustin G.
    Dustin GavinJanuary 14, 2014
    The Triassic Tortellini with chicken is a great choice. If you're hungry, it will definitely fill you up. Make a reservation in advance as this place is popular. I would come back.
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HarmantasMay 4, 2013
    Most of the food is not great & very overpriced. The best item is the omnivore's salad! The atmosphere and theme is very well done. Great gift shop area/Build-A-Dino if your kids love dinosaurs
  • Phil R.
    Phil RussellFebruary 1, 2014
    Awesome place, Elisha B was the best waitress! Wanna build the Ice Cave in my house. Sat with Triceratops and he was the best lunch partner I've had in awhile, although he didn't split the bill! LoL
  • Apu W.
    Usually 20/25 min wait but worth it. Loved it, dishes are large and they do have veggie options. It does get dark and the dinos move a bit and groan. My 1 year old loved them, but yours might not.
  • Ronald P.
    Ronald Patterson JrAugust 7, 2014
    Food was great. Little on the expensive side, but that's expected with a Landry restaurant. Get plenty of food and the desserts are great as well. The ice cave can be a little much on the eyes.
  • Gypsie J.
    Gypsie JJanuary 13, 2016
    Fun place to take the kids if you are at the Parks or for a special occasion. It does get loud in there at times. The onion soup is amazing! The entree The Trio is delish!!
  • Jenny J.
    Jenny JanzApril 29, 2013
    This place is great with Gluten Free or special food allergies..they send the chef out to help you with what you can order. VERY happy with how they handled keeping us safe!
  • Eric S.
    Eric StankovitzAugust 24, 2014
    Sweet atmosphere. If u like the rainforest cafe, this restaurant tops it in every way. Extremely busy, but great food. Try the ribs.
  • *Sabrina
    *SabrinaDecember 31, 2012
    When the waiter asks for your birth day, tell em you don't have one, u were hatched. ;D If u have Jonathan as a waiter, you'll get an excellent response that surprises even the shrewdest of men!
  • Samantha
    SamanthaJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a seat at the bar under the squid. You can eat from the full menu and the wait is much shorter. Also the bartenders have always been a lot of fun.
  • Marcel B.
    Marcel BautistaDecember 3, 2013
    I highly recommend this place if you have small children. Great atmosphere. Tasty food. Huge portions. You can't go wrong. Make a reservation to cut down your wait time.
  • Jahdai C.
    Jahdai CintronSeptember 27, 2011
    An amazing place to eat. The decoration is phenomenal. Make sure you see the meteor shower. The food is definitely on the expensive side, and but entrée portions are big. Moz. sticks bring only 5.
  • Evette G.
    Evette GesualdoJuly 10, 2015
    Beautiful bar, excellent food and service. Kids loved it . Overall an excellent experience!
  • DJ HBangeleyez (Ashley)
    DJ HBangeleyez (Ashley)December 25, 2014
    Great atmosphere and the food was delicious. My first time here very similar to the rainforest cafe but prehistoric creatures. I definitely recommend it for families.
  • James D.
    James DobbsSeptember 21, 2013
    When you arrive make sure you stand in the correct queue! There will be three: 1) I want a table 2) I've booked a table why am I queuing 3) I've done queue 1 or 2 and finally I'm going to have a seat.
  • Alexandra G.
    Alexandra GoldsteinApril 16, 2015
    Decent rotisserie chicken, nice onion rings and a wide selection of other entrees. Kids get a headband & enjoy regular "meteor showers" with flashing lights, sound effects & animatronics. Noisy!
  • Baochau T.
    Baochau TranOctober 11, 2014
    Food was good and the theme restaurant was cute. Great for kids. T bone steak was great. Dessert was pretty good too.
  • Stella R.
    Stella RussottiMarch 17, 2013
    a little pricey, but hey, it's Disney. excellent food & great service to match.if u're going w/ 4 or more people definitely get the Chocolate Extinction for dessert.
  • Tracey P.
    Tracey PostiglioneJuly 15, 2012
    Sat in the corner booth in the ice cave and it truly was the best seat in the house!! Candy Apple-Tini was very yummy! Loud but kids really enjoyed it!
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WrightAugust 17, 2013
    Don't wanna wait 4 hours for a table? Go to the bar and sit/eat. Usually seats open all the time. Plus you get a great view!!!
  • Paul H.
    Paul HowellsApril 19, 2012
    Go to the bar order some drinks ,sit at bar whilst waiting to be seated and staff will come and get you when table is ready .it beats waiting in line like all the other people (sheep).
  • Bob H.
    Bob HaagOctober 18, 2012
    The app sampler is awesome and adding ribs makes it so good.Not enough food for 4 though. We also loved the theme and our waitress Virginia,she is A++!
  • mariajose
    mariajoseAugust 19, 2012
    The food was awesome! Had the tortellini with chicken, and my party had fish, chicken and shrimp and everyone loved it. Service was also really good from Nick.
  • *Sabrina
    *SabrinaDecember 31, 2012
    Your party is "expedition of..." which is cute. So loud though. Metor shower every 20min. A bit chilly so bring a sweater. Take advantage of all the photo-ops!
  • Derek L.
    Derek LippoldJanuary 14
    Steak is was great? Atmosphere is VERY loud but the Dinosaurs were great. A bit pricey so best for special occasions.
  • Bob H.
    Bob HaagOctober 18, 2012
    This is a great themed resturant. We loved the sampler app,but it wasn't enough for 4 people.Our waitress Virginia was A++ and made our night the best!
  • Laura B.
    Laura BMarch 7, 2013
    An awesome place. If you want to avoid the line and possibly mediocre food but enjoy the fun, have a drink and an app at the bar!
  • Nick S.
    Nick SowersMay 3, 2014
    This place is awesome inside! It is pricey but no one comes to Disney to save money. The meteor shower was a bit of a let down. I was surprised at how good the food was. Way better than RFC.
  • Courtney
    CourtneyMarch 7, 2012
    Amazing time! Great family place! However prepare to spend a while there, even w a reservation! It's also rather loud! Waitress was nice but rather scarce! We still had fun! ;)
  • Kayla H.
    Kayla HarbinMay 13, 2015
    The nachos and quesadillas are super good and you get a ton to share or take home with you! The food is just like Rainforest Cafes.
  • Ryan
    RyanSeptember 23, 2015
    This place is a must-do if you are at Disney World. Make sure to make reservations far in advance!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RJanuary 21, 2013
    They take reservations make one, waited less the 10 min 4 table when people with out reservations were being told 1-2 hr wait. Call restaurant directly to book :) enjoy
  • rosa f.
    rosa fernandezSeptember 6, 2015
    Great ambiance for kids, gets a little too loud and food is ok. Try the cotton candy martinis :)
  • Raied F.
    Raied Farghaly2 weeks ago
    Get the trio, it was delicious. Omnivore delight with chicken was great.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • J R.
    J RodriguezMarch 5, 2015
    Ok i guess, food was good bronto burger was really good and so were the quesadillas... Little pricey thou... My 3 yr old nephew was scared of dinosaurs 😂
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BruceApril 13, 2014
    Bring hand sanitizer and blinders. Apparently clothing is optional for toddlers in diapers. I wonder if the health department would agree?
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn PeddeMarch 31, 2013
    This place is hilarious, but worth the long wait. It may look ridiculous, but the food is actually really good. And the drinks are adventurous.
  • Erin B.
    Erin BursleyAugust 29, 2012
    A fun place to go! The food is good...you could probably split a meal...very generous helping. A bit pricey but worth the fun!
  • Billy M.
    Billy MaddenAugust 18, 2010
    For sure get the Mango Mojito (frozen). Really good! The ribs were also amazing! Its worth the price for the food and atmosphere, people who complain about the price are just cheap.
  • Becky B.
    Becky BrownJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Food and atmosphere is wonderful! My four year old son loved it! It was reasonable in price and well worth it! Great people and service:)
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MichaelNovember 28, 2012
    Skip the line & go to the bar; much faster. Ask for Ryan. Food is good but very overpriced. Ambiance is very cool but loud so keep that in mind. Cool animatronics & meteor shower. Kids will enjoy.
  • Brittany V.
    Brittany VanderlindenJanuary 17, 2012
    Food is great and the dinos are huge. My kids loved it but some might be scared. For little ones, 1 kids meal is enough for both.
  • Derek S.
    Derek SebastianWoodsJanuary 5, 2016
    Best place for NY strip between 1 and 4 #imo buy q 21oz caveman punch from the best server in the building Jay and get a FREE souvenir glass
  • Shun S.
    Shun ShigaJanuary 22, 2012
    Fun place to see your out-of-state friends (who first made fun of you about going to a bar @ place called T-REX) later keep talking about da meteor shower for the rest of the night.
  • Kayla K.
    Kayla KellyJune 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Remember to tip your dinosaur builders. $5 is good and well. Request Kayla, she builds the best ones. Then tip her. Heavily.
  • Antoinette Y.
    Antoinette YagySeptember 15, 2013
    Eat at the bar the aquarium was made by the guys from Tanked. Nachos can feed way more than 2 people. Large portions!
  • Elisha D.
    Elisha DyerDecember 29, 2012
    The pulled pork was overcooked, the onion soup had no onions, the nachos were sitting in canned black bean syrup, the cost is OUTRAGEOUS, and many of the Dino plaques have spelling/grammar errors.
  • Vanessa F.
    Vanessa FelipeJuly 21, 2011
    Loved the food... especially for desert the volcano. A bit pricey but it's sooo worth it! We had the best table which was the ice cave!
  • Joshua J.
    Joshua JenkinsMarch 18, 2013
    Great experience. Food was very good, much better than expected. Robby is a great server. Loved the aquarium.
  • Bethanne B.
    Bethanne BabbsMay 11, 2015
    The Rotisserie Chicken is great! Make sure to come here when you are very hungry, everything is in huge portions.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RSeptember 28, 2016
    Food is very basic, nothing creative or exciting. Atmosphere is as loud as a rock concert. Bring ear plugs. Worth it for the joy on a ten year old's face. I'd do it again.
  • Craig K.
    Craig KatzSeptember 25, 2012
    The hotels in the area have passes the give you priority seating. Short wait for dinner with the passes. This place is great for kids.
  • Greg K.
    Greg KensingtonJanuary 17, 2015
    Coolest place to eat with kids. So much to see no matter where you sit. Choose the ice cave on hot days.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DenneyApril 27, 2011
    Was skeptical at first about the prices, but the new york strip and the rotissery chicken changed my mind!!! Amazing food and you get what you pay for!
  • Anita K.
    Anita KJuly 3, 2016
    The Atmosphere is Awesome! Food is a lil above average prices. I will try it next time we go back.
  • Chelz S.
    Chelz SDecember 14, 2013
    One of the coolest restsuras (decor) I have ever been in! Must see! Food is nothing special. Just go inside and look!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HeckelJanuary 26, 2014
    If you don't have Children, go to the bar and skip the line... you can eat and drink and faster service.... plus enjoy eating under a giant octopus
  • K. K.
    K. K.December 18, 2011
    Some kids get freaked out by the noise and darkness associated with the large animatronics movements. Be ready to take one outside. This one loved it!
  • Clementine M.
    Clementine MottolaDecember 11, 2013
    Gift shop has 8 squish penny designs. Hannah is super dooper helpful along with Joe the manager!
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VincentDecember 10, 2014
    Very similar to rainforest cafe but dinosaur themed. The menus are very similar but have uniqueness to each of them based on the restaurant.
  • Russ P.
    Russ PerkinsMay 12, 2015
    This place is an amazing dining experience right in the middle of the jurassic era. No matter where you sit, you have a dino table mate!
  • Marialexandra
    MarialexandraJanuary 16
    The food was good, a bit pricy for but good. We sat in the frozen cave section and the lighting drove us crazy, made dinner uncomfortable.
  • Elysia B.
    Elysia BennMarch 14
    The chocolate extinction is big enough to share with 6 people!!!
  • Toni G.
    Toni GreenJanuary 13, 2016
    I had a delicious salad which included grilled chicken, pecans, and a flavorful vinaigrette
  • Mark P.
    Mark PuckettFebruary 20, 2012
    Get the Landry's card ... 10 minute wait during peak times. We skipped a 80 minute wait with a family of 5. Even works for large groups.
  • Irela Maidolly R.
    Irela Maidolly RiveraMarch 12, 2016
    Fun place to eat! Can be a bit loud and scary. Parents with children with autism might be weary.
  • Dean
    DeanMay 21, 2013
    Don't do on the day reservations but worth going down to see if there is availability. Note: there maybe a slight waiting time.
  • Seth
    SethJune 6, 2011
    Doesn't allow same day reservations, but with the line to get in and with no shows that is reasonable flaw. Try sitting at the bar if you're in a small group.
  • H. N.
    H. NetoDecember 26, 2016
    It was a nice place years ago, now, too crowded and more like a junky fast food restaurant,but the show with dinos still awesome for the kids!
  • Bebo G.
    Bebo GonzálezMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great "themed" restaurant. A MUST while at Downtown Disney, Orlando. Good "specialty" drinks. Try em'.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BayzmanNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Skip the wait and go right in to bar! Full menu, great bartenders, and it changes colors. Kids welcome and there are sharks in there fish tank
  • Chad S.
    Chad SimmonsDecember 31, 2013
    Meal plan is accepted. Steaks are on the thin side so you may want to go one temp under what you normally like.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RollinsDecember 19, 2014
    The chicken sourdough is awesome an get them to bring u ranch to go with it
  • Yessica M.
    Yessica MederosDecember 25, 2013
    If you and a friend aren't big eaters order the half a chicken w the ribs. Plenty of food for 2.
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CarterOctober 22, 2011
    The Bronto Burger was killer and pretty reasonable price for the atmosphere. Upgrade to the waffle fries they're great.
  • Bob B.
    Bob BrittenMay 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Opens at 11, so get there at 1030, put your name on the list, and you'll get right in.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SturmJuly 5, 2014
    Burgers are amazing! Love the "ice cave" and jungle feel. Very awesome.
  • Kara M.
    Kara MundySeptember 20, 2015
    The dinosaur decor is amazing and the triassic tortellini dish is good.
  • Jimmy T.
    Jimmy Tee ShirtApril 29, 2013
    Cool scene. Especially at night. Food is decent enough for the whole family but it is definitely for the kids..
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff ReidOctober 23, 2013
    Colossal sized portions match the colossal sized wait for food and check! Good burger!
  • Loren M.
    Loren MullinsJanuary 30, 2012
    Wonderful atmosphere but definitely not very cheap. Worth going at least once, especially if you have dinosaur fans!
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PazDecember 26, 2014
    Vegetarians: there's a veggie burger not listed on the menu. Also the Prehistoric Pasta is veggie
  • Jeanine P.
    Jeanine PresleyJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    almost always seats in the bar, immediate service, full menu & full bar!
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SwigerMay 29, 2012
    This place is sooo cool....meteor shower every 20 minutes! Sit in ice room, its super cool!
  • Tiago C.
    Tiago Cena de OliveiraSeptember 7, 2012
    The scenery was just cinenatic! Awesome! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Chad H.
    Chad HembreeJanuary 9
    The food is a bit expensive when considering what you are actually getting, but the place looks amazing.
  • Nikkia G.
    Nikkia GrimaldiJuly 29, 2012
    If you have kids make sure you visit the the dinosaur digging area! The Paleo Zone.
  • David M.
    David MurphyJanuary 2, 2012
    Best thing about this place is none of your party will be able to hear each other so you don't have to worry about conversation.
  • Lelan S.
    Lelan SticeMay 24, 2016
    The meteorite meatloaf is really good. But them how can you screw up meatloaf!
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KnutsonNovember 23, 2014
    Check in to your reservation as early as you can or else you'll still have quite a wait! The Mammoth Mushroom Ravioli is delicious.
  • Kat H.
    Kat HallMarch 28
    Such a cool restaurant! Great place to take kids. They have a "meteor shower" every 20 minutes.
  • Oscar R.
    Oscar RodriguezMarch 11, 2013
    Get there with plenty time in advanced! Food is OK, kids love the show.
  • Denise
    DeniseApril 14, 2012
    Mushroom Ravioli in lobster cream sauce is awesome!! So is the corona rita. :)
  • Steven F.
    Steven FlynnJune 22, 2015
    Awesome place for kids and Adults ... Just don't look at our bill !! Your on vacation
  • Kale
    KaleSeptember 2, 2012
    If you're not looking to spend the $15 a meal, order a few sides. Only $1.50 each.
  • Sandra V.
    Very good food, plates are to share! Awesome decoration!
  • Amber
    AmberAugust 15, 2012
    Visit for the atmosphere but dont stay for the food. Visit for lunch if youd like and stick with the wings, fish n chips, burgers. Paying top price for mediocre food
  • Samantha
    SamanthaFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Caveman Punch is a tasty juice but don't expect much alcohol. Bummer for how expensive it is. But you get the glass to keep!!
  • Manolo A.
    La sopa de cebolla esta bastante bien y hay un postre q se llama Chocolate Extintion que está muy padre para los niños. Recomiendo hacer reservación porque si no el promedio de espera es de una hora
  • Alejandra L.
    Alejandra LeyvaOctober 16, 2016
    Lo ameee! El mejor para comer fuera de disney, ademas el centro comercial es hermoso!! Es otro mini parque, el platillo es como para 3 🙀🙀
  • Mariana F.
    Mariana FülepSeptember 22, 2014
    Comida muito boa, porções pra lá de generosas, mas atendimento meio confuso em virtude da quantidade de visitantes. A decoração é linda! Como side, peça as waffles fries :)
  • Renata
    RenataSeptember 23, 2014
    Lugar perfeito tanto pra criança quanto para adulto, amamos a comida e o show que os dinossauros dão de vez enquanto assustando agente kkkkkkkk
    Upvoted May 15
  • Liz R.
    Liz RamosJanuary 4, 2016
    Pueden esperar hasta 45 minutos por una mesa. La comida americana es buena pero lo que realmente vale la pena es el ambiente y la tienda ¡Creen a su propio dinosaurio!
  • Priscilla B.
    Priscilla BaccinApril 15, 2016
    Tudo lindo, decoração impecável! Lugar encantador, comida maravilhosa... Aprecie com calma cada detalhe!
  • Polina F.
    Polina FletcherNovember 4, 2014
    Excelente servicio y buen ambiente para comer en familia, buenas porciones y buenos precios....hay que reservar previo porque la espera es de al menos 1 hr
  • Ricklay M.
    Ricklay MoraesSeptember 23, 2014
    Decoração e iluminação bem bacanas. Animatrônica honesta, hehe! Cerveja gelada e comida na média! Algumas opções sem carne, mas é um sufoco escapar do queijo, rsrs!
  • Denise M.
    Denise MedeirosFebruary 10, 2014
    Muito bom, pratos bem servidos e ambiente sensacional, animais com movimentos são o máximo.
  • Ana A.
    Ana AnaJanuary 10, 2015
    Fui almoçar com reserva e foi a melhor coisa. Comida excelente, ótimo atendimento e ambiente super diferente, com vários dinossauros. Bem barulhento.
  • Vector Travel
    Vector TravelJuly 29, 2013
    Excelente opcion para descansar y comer delicioso...la comida fenomenal...muy recomendable
  • Sergio F.
    Sergio FloresDecember 20, 2014
    Es un restaurante temático ambientado, ruidoso pero muy emocionante para los pequeños. Los platos están muy bien servidos.
  • Nara C.
    Nara CedeñoNovember 8, 2013
    Decoracion Super divertida. El juego de luces en el area de Ice Edge esta hermosa!!!
  • Ginger S.
    Ginger SolanoOctober 25, 2014
    Increíble decoración, ambientación. Ame el lugar, me siento feliz estando aquí
  • Guzz
    GuzzNovember 18, 2015
    O visual do lugar é uma atração à parte, vale a pena. Os pratos são generosos
  • Rafa R.
    Rafa RoldanJuly 21, 2014
    Buena comida y MUY abundante! Recomiendo el Salmon y si aun queda para postre el de chocolate! Toda una experiencia
  • Rafael L.
    Rafael LevyOctober 16, 2014
    Boa opção pra jantar com as crianças. Comi um Gigantossauro Burger que como o nome diz é gigante!
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