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T-Rex Cafe

The official full name of this restaurant is T-Rex: A Prehistory Family Adventure, A Place to Eat, Shop, Explore and Discover. So you'll understand that we just call it T-Rex. As you might expect with a name like that this is no ordinary restaurant, it is trying to be a destination in itself. At over 30,000 square feet, up to 600 diners eat in six separately themed rooms. In addition to real and replica fossils throughout (including the restrooms), there is a 5,000 gallon shark tank in a bar that also includes an animatronic octopus. Every 20 minutes a meteor shower streaks across the ceilings. Retails offerings include a large gift shop, a "build a dinosaur" store from Build-A-Bear, geode splitting, an archaeological dig where kids can discover bones, and a a water sluice for finding "precious" stones. Oh yeah, and you can eat too.

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  • Location: Downtown Disney Marketplace, near the LEGO store
  • Date Opened: October 14, 2008
  • Seating: Indoor tables
  • Service Type: Table service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes
  • Annual Pass Discount: 10% discount off the regular price (excludes alcohol, applicable tax and gratuity) lunch and dinner entrées. 15% discount on non-sale merchandise in the Dino Store. Discount not valid at Build-A-Dino® by Build-A-Bear Workshop®.
  • Sponsor: Operated by Landry Restaurants
  • Reservations: Call (407) 828-8739 for reservations.
 
Menu Information - Hide Section
T-Rex is a restaurant trying to get absolutely every person in the world to enter its doors, and therefore the menu is pretty much all over the place, ensuring that everybody will be able to find something to eat.

Some pastas, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and salads, form the bulk of the menu with little in the way of a cuisine or style thread connecting them.

Menu information for the Walt Disney World T-Rex location (as well as the original in Kansas City) is posted on the main T-Rex Cafe Web site.

Entrees are generally in the $15-$20 range.

If a menu is presented here it is for guidance purposes only. Menus can change without notice and at some restaurants daily. If you have specific dietary needs or questions it is best to contact the restaurant directly for information. If you'd like to notify us that a menu has changed, or you can provide the complete information, please let us know through our email form.

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The following are recent reviews for T-Rex Cafe from our Reader Review system. Click the Show All Reviews link to see every review for this location. To browse all reviews in the system, please see this page.


Average Reviewer Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Number of T-Rex: A Prehistoric Family Adventure Reviews: 4
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3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   January 4, 2014
Reviewer: bkeith Dallas, TX     January 18, 2014
We ate at T-Rex for an early dinner in the middle of the afternoon. The T-Rex Cafe is a clone to the Rainforest Cafe in both food quality and atmosphere. We were located in a room that appeared to have a loud meteor shower every 30 minutes, and the lighting changed color every so many minutes. The best thing about the place was the service. My 6-year old son chose the pasta kid's meal and did not like it at all, but after I asked for a favor, the waitress gave him chicken tenders instead and made his day. In conclusion, the service was good, the prices were moderate, the food was average, and the atmosphere was loud and fun. We probably will not choose this restaurant again, but we were happy we tried it once. We'll head to Planet Hollywood if we want a fun and loud atmosphere with food in that price range.
 
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2.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.0   Monday, April 27, 2009
Reviewer: Kathie New Hampshire     May 31, 2009
We had an ADR for 5:30 pm and arrived shortly after and were seated in the Ice Cave. The atmosphere here was great, loud but fun. The food was good; my family of four opted for drinks and appetizers. We had two Sam Adams Summer Ales, two sodas, Colosso Nachos, Megalosaurus Mozzarella, T-Rexadillas, and Brachiosaur Brushetta ($65 plus tip). The service was horrible. Our server took our order and we never saw him again. Someone else brought us our food and when we were sitting with empty glasses and plates, the manager came by to check on us. We informed her that our server had been MIA for 45 minutes and we wanted our check please. Unfortunately, we were disappointed and will not be returning.
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   January 24, 2009
Reviewer: sbmmickey Athens, GA     February 01, 2009
My experience at T-Rex was probably a bit different than most, because I dined alone and ate at the bar. I walked past the oodles of people waiting to get to the podium to sign up for what I estimated to be about a 2 hour wait and went straight to the bar. I sat down and was greeted by a very nice bartender named JB. I asked him what was good and he had several recommendations.
I ended up ordering an alcoholic beverage with a name I can't remember, but it was very good, and the Colosso Nachos, which were on the appetizer menu but I think that 2 or 3 people could easily share them as a meal.
The nachos were excellent and JB was very attentive even though it was crowded.
The restaurant itself was nicely themed, and I had heard that it was very loud in there, but I didn't experience that at all. I saw the meteor shower go off a couple of times, but either they turned it down or sitting at the bar made it not so loud.

The gift shop was also very crowded but I walked through it. There was a lot of dinosaur-themed merchandise other than the Build a Dino, and there was an area outside much like the dig site at the Boneyard at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

I would eat at T-Rex again but would not wait more than 15-20 minutes to do so, especially if I was traveling with a small crowd and could eat at the bar.
 
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