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Raindancer Restaurant

4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
+1 518-842-2606
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (11 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 6 days ago

VIsited over the Labor Day weekend during a rainy day roadtrip. Went for late lunch/early dinner(5PM) on Saturday and we were surprised to see so many cars in the lot. My first thought was perhaps a party/event. After being seated, we discovered their Early Dinner...More

Thank Amfm01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to give the Raindancer a try during mid-week. Parking was easy. We were seated right away. The decor is a little dated, 70's wood paneling and tiffany lights. The menu of specials was good and there are extensive regular menu options. Prime rib and...More

Thank 647donna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience here. Wait staff was wonderful. Salad bar was fresh and delicious with a great selection. Main course was delicious with large portions. Restaurant offers an early bird option also. Great experience!

Thank reneejab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress Karen was phenomenal! My wife and I went in with our 2 kids. She handled everything flawlessly and seemingly effortlessly. She was so good, we talked to the manager before leaving! The salad bar is really good. More than normal variety of toppings....More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch. I had a burger that was wonderful. Especially since I order my burger well done - it was still juicy and very tasty. The fries were great too. Due to the huge size - I could only eat half of it...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with family. We were on vacation and my husband had a very nice made short ( almost sleeveless) shirt on. It was made that way with no strings or cut places. They made him put a shirt over it... ok but we had...More

Thank NatalieWilsonR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop here on our way home from the races at Saratoga. Look forward to this as they have a great salad bar with homemade breads. Menu has a good variety to choose from. Staff is friendly and professional. Prices are mid range. Restaurant is outstanding.

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Although the menu features expensive steaks, there are many other options. The restaurant was crisded, and despite the half-walls separating groups of tables, quite noisy. There were several birthday and anniversary. Elebrations within earshot. My wife's smal filet mignon was excellent; my grilled small prime...More

Thank Arlingtonfoodie31
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Good food with nice salad bar. Service pleasant and prompt. Convieient location. Prices midrange. Menu quite extensive. All guests happy with their meals and service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

After many years we revisited this landmark restaurant and were disappointed. The service and prices were good but the food was lackluster. The onion soup which I remember as outstanding didn't taste very much like onion. The ribs which were advertised as juicy were lean...More

Thank Chiquis926
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Questions & Answers
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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