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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%
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“prime rib” (37 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Nice place to eat. Steaks, and all of the food, is excellent, Chefs, are the best in the area. Good food, any time.

Thank britewally
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch after visiting Adirondack animal land. The place was not very crowded and we were seated right away. The place was very large inside. We sat in a quiet table just off the bar area but we were not in the...More

Thank JEN M
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had the steak salad there and it was very good. This restaurant has a great atmosphere and is nice to go with your partner.

Thank msfriendly37
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant while the decor was nice.. the waitstaff was very helpful.. the food was somewhat generic. Now while generic that doesn't mean that the food was bad.. because it was very good. The cocktails were really good. Overall a nice place.. but when your...More

Thank Jordon C
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I have made reservations here on a couple separate occasions and we didn't end up being seated until half an hour after our reservation time. The ingredients they use aren't always quality. I ordered a $30 seafood casserole and there was fake crab and it...More

Thank Sunny_Side2000
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The early bird prime rib meat was so tender and flavorful, roasted just the way I love it. You never have to worry if the meat is going to be tough. The portion was quite adequate, and I ended up taking some home. The salad...More

Thank sallen62
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is always a great place for a meal. Portions are large, food is delicious, salad bar is very good, servers are professional and knowledgeable. Never disappointed.

Thank kennykid523
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I went there at lunch time. I had a seafood bake. It was imitation seafood in a cheesy sauce. I had to have French fries because they didn't serve baked or mashed at lunchtime. The desserts were huge served in a big stemmed glass. They...More

Thank Elle12010
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been here in quite awhile,no special reason,and had good meals,both seafood. Lots to eat and a nice salad bar. A well established restaurant that has maintained quality. Waitstaff was pleasant.

Thank jama1991
Reviewed 25 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
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Jacqueline K
13 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
USD 10 - USD 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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