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Raindancer Restaurant

4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
+1 518-842-2606
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (37 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Raindancer Restaurant has been around a long time but it has not lost its ability to serve good food and drink. The prime rib is always very good and the salad bar is huge. Our order consisted of scallops , two prime rib dinners and...More

Thank 56Denise
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in today for a couples lunch after staying at the lake house. Turned away since hubby had a t-shirt on with what they deemed sleeveless attire! Right behind us were 3 women in spaghetti straps and tube tops who were promptly seated. Get over...More

2  Thank LakeGirl2950
Reviewed 22 August 2016

had lunch there, service was impecable, but the food was mediocre. my sea food salad was warm in the middle and my wife prime rib sandwich was very over done. very busy, but, no excuse. not up to par, but will return as this is...More

Thank maxie1031
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have brought visitors to the Raindancer three times this summer. Everyone has loved the food. It has been in operation for more than 30 years and people come long distance to enjoy the great food. The early-bird specials are great and include a trip...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Menu is quite varied. Portions are huge. Service is friendly. Special requests are accommodated courteously and properly. Large facility, but not too noisy.

Thank Harveyjag
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Consistently good meals every time. My wife loves the seafood casserole and I get soup and salad bar all the time. Nice selection of menu options and good place for a group dinner/party. Kid friendly as well.

Thank William M
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have been here several times in the last 3 months with friends. First, we never get our water unless we ask. And have to continue asking. Have gotten wrong checks. Had to argue with the waitress that no, we didn't order the items listed....More

Thank Adirondacker1
Reviewed 26 July 2016

You can't go wrong at the Raindancer Restaurant. The food is okay and the service is good. It used to be very good, but is just average now.

Thank NeenaGAO
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We go here for all special events. It is a little expensive but the Prime Rib and salad bar are well worth it. We always find the staff very friendly and it is always very clean. If you have a group of people there are...More

Thank 1957-baby
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of the nicer restaurants we have found in this area. The salad bar is always fresh with lots of extras. Large portion sizes. Fast friendly service. If you like chicken tenders they are huge and enough for two meals.

Thank Beth Q
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Jacqueline K
12 June 2017|
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Response from Cat327 | Reviewed this property |
I know you can use the lite fare menu anytime, the early bird special should be listed on their website. Hope this helps, enjoy.
Donna S
29 January 2017|
Response from Margie S |
Hi I'm sorry they are a feature for dining only.
20 February 2016|
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Response from Alfred L | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but most are well dressed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +1 518-842-2606
  • E-mail
In 1980, the Raindancer Restaurant, located at 4582 Route 30, was established by Doreen and Walter Porath. This family-run business has grown considerably during the past 35 years. In an effort to stay current and better serve the community, the restaurant has had numerous additions, renovations and creative concepts that were implemented to keep things fresh. This constant improvement, combined with the old-fashioned notion of ample portions, quality ingredients, top-notch service and the community support we have continued to receive, has kept the Raindancer at the top of everyone's dining list throughout the years.

At the Raindancer, we offer different menus for all occasions. Whether it's a quiet, romantic dinner, casual dining, take-out and party platters or to help you plan a party, the Raindancer is here for you. We have multiple dining rooms available to help make that special occasion something extra special. We offer a banquet menu that can be customized to fit your special occasion. We can accommodate for bereavement luncheons, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions or company business meetings.

We are open year-round with the exceptions of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Memorial Day. For all other holidays, we offer dinner features such as a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or a Mother's Day or Easter dinner for your family.

Our dinner and lite fare (lunch) menus are available throughout the restaurant anytime. Choose from a selection of over 80 items on our menu and our daily feature board (Polish Night is every Tuesday). Plus, we offer an exceptional salad bar with breads baked in-house daily. If you plan to eat at any earlier hour, we offer an early bird menu seven days a week. The Raindancer also offers any of our menu items, party platters and features for take-out (except the early bird menu). Just call ahead and your order will be ready at our pickup window.

And if you're just looking for a quick bite to eat, then join us in our cocktail lounge and enjoy great food, great atmosphere and a wide variety of wines and beer alongside one of our fireplaces. We offer over 80 Wines by the glass and 20 different beers on tap.

The Raindancer Restaurant opens at 11:30 am, Monday through Saturday and at 12:30 p.M. On Sundays. We look forward to seeing you for lunch, dinner or your next special occasion.
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