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Raindancer Restaurant

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4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
+1 518-842-2606
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Scotia, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Three of us had the prime rib and it was fatty, tough &. just not up to par. Have eaten there several times, & was great but this visit makes me leary of going back.

Thank Geraldine T
New York, United States
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Raindancer is supposedly one of the fancier places to eat in town but for the price they should use better ingredients. They use fake crab in their seafood casserole and greasy cheap cheese on everything. I am forced to go here every year for a relatives birthday and it is hit and miss. There are several other places in town... More 

Thank Sunny_Side2000
DeWitt, New York
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132 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We were on business trip and stopped in for lunch on the way through. It appears it maybe more of an evening place as we had no problem finding parking or being seated right away. I had the Seafood Casserole. What a great meal along with some French Fries. Pleasant wait staff and a nice environment. The only down side... More 

Thank BillMaxwell62
West Jordan, Utah
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We went here for dinner one night when we were home for the holidays visiting our family. I have been here many times but wanted to make sure I wrote them a review this time! As always it was delicious and the service was great! I had the filet mignon which was way more than I could eat. My boyfriend... More 

Thank Kermusique
St. Paul, MN
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Overall very good steaks, enjoyed the prime rib and the ribeye. I appreciate a restaurant that has real horseradish and their cocktails were great.

Thank Lbsunshine
Northville, New York
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

always the best. can't beat the service. drinks are nice size and the meal portions are huge. always ask for Heather or Carly for your servers. cute and attentive. Eaten there for 30 years, a must come back. You will not be dissatisfied.

Thank maxie1031
Ballston Lake,NY
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

My wife and I went for the early bird special menu and it was very good. We ordered the calamari and it was crisp and flavorful. We both ordered the prime rib and it was cooked just right. I was happy with the size that I got on the special menu. It also came with coffe and desert for $17.95.... More 

Thank orangeman13
Amsterdam, New York, United States
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Although it is usually crowded, and I really don't understand why, the food was mediocre and a bit pricey. The staff appeared to be friendly but the core and the place really needs updating

1 Thank Sandu L
Amsterdam, New York
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

You can't go wrong when ordering your meal at the Raindancer. The meals also come with a choice of a terrific salad bar - best in the area.

Thank Richard D
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Fair pricing, a nice salad barand good food. A series of smallish dining rooms help keep the noise down. The variety on the menu, steak,seafood great bone in Prime ribs large and small portions . Humongous desserts are available. A bit off the beaten path, this restaurant has been a go to place for family celebrations for years.

Thank Alan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
American, Steakhouse
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?