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Raindancer Restaurant

4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
+1 518-842-2606
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

We got there early on a Saturday evening. Our waitress needed a little improvement but our meal was exceptional! We both had the salad bar, French onion soup, steaks and baked potatoes. Our steaks were cooked perfectly with a little char for flavor. The sauteed...More

Thank Tricia S
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I been going to the Raindancer now for 30 years now and I have yet to be disappointed in the food,service,or anything for that matter.Try the stuffed shrimp or the Raindancer fillet,you won't be disappointed.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The best part of the day was the waitress. She was attentive, friendly without being pushy. The meal was average at best and the price increased $2-$2.50 from the last time we visited a few months back. We ordered off the light fare menu. The...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Not everything is great, but the atmosphere is nice. Feels like you are in a different restaurant,by the different seating areas. Salad bar is wonderful. Some high end meals, some lite fare, or burger. Full bar and can seat 1person or more. Great for parties,...More

Thank Gail P
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Spent the evening dining on clams fra diavolo at Raindancer 4/26, there were 12 tiny clams, a small portion of pasta with not very spicy tomato sauce for $23.99. The included a salad bar saved the day. Service was slow. Stick to the fried bar...More

1  Thank traveler7724
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Our special place with an affordable prime rib. Salad bar is good. With the Bountiful Bread loaves being the hit of the bar.

Thank mamapld
Reviewed 20 March 2016

My husband and I go here for their light fare menu and are never disappointed. The menu is always about the same but there are also daily specials. We think their calamari is the best!

Thank Heidi12010
Reviewed 17 March 2016

great take out service also been there for lunch dinner parties. Great food reasonably priced. big portions

Thank Gail P
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Food is good, but they need to change up their menu, it has been the same for years. Do have a early bird special menu but that never changes either. Some food items on menu are high priced. So mid range to high priced, something...More

Thank vcatt
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The food is delicious and the service is fast and friendly. The place is a little expensive, but really good for meeting up with friends and family (not children) outings. The restaurant is kid-friendly, but I do not recommend it. It is a little stuffy...More

Thank Gracie R
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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
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
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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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