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Raindancer Restaurant

4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
+1 518-842-2606
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (37 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hallmark restaurant. It has been so good for so long. Fantastic salad bar, fine dining, the whole package

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant. Food is always delish. Great portion size. Little slow with service, but it is worth the wait! My fave is the filet and bleu salad- never disappoints!

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Food is really good, except salad bar. Salad bar could be improved allot. Other that’s this the rain-dancer is a great place to eat.

Thank 74Sparky74
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Have eaten here many times. Local Amsterdam favorite, in business under same owners for many years. Good quality and selection at salad bar.Entries average quality, abundant quantity. Best value is the early bird specials, same selection, smaller portions, more reasonable prices.

Thank 259nthomas
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant on trip advisor and it was rated #2 in the area. Great tasting food and large portions. Got the seafood casserole and it was great. Definately go there again.

Thank Zeekster08
Reviewed 16 December 2017

It's so close to us, and yet we've only eaten there a few times in nearly 30 years--no good excuse. It enjoys an excellent reputation in the area and though it's on the higher end of the price range for places in the area, we...More

Thank BillP1215
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We go to the Raindancer for the early bird specials and I get the prime rib for $18.95 which includes salad bar, potato, and dessert. The service is very good and the food is very good. The main menu is rather pricey so that is...More

Thank paulette95
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Pleasant interior, speedy, attentive service, large selection, cooked well. We stopped for lunch and everything from the fish tacos, soups, turkey sandwich, seafood casserole and hot turkey were good. Nothing to really write home about, but good. I will come back, want to try more....More

Thank Sbureau
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience. We were looking for a place to celebrate our 48th anniversary. Went past it, then turned around and went back. So glad we did. We'd been on the road traveling all day. It was a real treat. The salad bar was small but...More

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Excellent Prime rib here, this is a spawn of the Top Notch Rest from Galway in the 70's Beautiful rustic setting with private booths if needed. Also meeting room space away from all diners. Great selection of beers on tap>

Thank Adrian L
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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
30 January 2017|
Response from Margie S |
Hi I'm sorry they are a feature for dining only.
21 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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