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Raindancer Restaurant

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4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
+1 518-842-2606
11:30 - 22:00
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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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Salisbury, Maryland, United States
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific service from planning to implementing a party for my sister's birthday. Margie, Jamie, Brittany and Rebecca were exceptional. We had 24 in a separate room and were most comfortable. Ordered off the menu and food was out in a timely manner and was wonderful. Reasonable prices for lunch but most of all, we appreciated the personal touch. Would definitely... More 

Thank Lucille S
Northville, New York
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice lunch with friends. always the BEST place for good food, nice cocktails and wonderful friends. service was outstanding, the norm there. should ask for Heather as your server. very attentive and very friendly. cannot recommend this restaurant more highly. you will not be disappointed.

Thank maxie1031
Saratoga Springs, New York
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is on the pricier side but is very tasty. Portions are good sized. Would HIGHLY recommend the salad bar. In addition to just about every topping you could want, there is also fresh bread and cheese.

Thank NY_Dog_Mama
Schenectady, New York
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been by this place many times, So 2 friendsa nd I went there for lunch, the food and service were great.

Thank JamesTaft
Wall Hexham
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us ! And it did not disserpoint. The staff were all very friendly and professional. The food was first class and at reasonable prices !would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank kylecurt
Schenectady, New York
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me say this first it was a very busy Saturday night at the Raindancer Restaurant. The parking lot told us that, being full. We were there for my wife Jan's birthday with our friends Phil and wife Stephanie. We arrived twenty minutes early for our reservation and were surprised that our table was available immediately. They had a specials... More 

Thank Cat327
Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went for lunch this time and it was excellent. The food incredible and the service was perfect. So happy we decided to go out for lunch at the Raindancer. In the past I have only been there for dinner ...but lunch was just as good.

Thank phyllisann721
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133 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant still draws large crowds. It's salad bar with a lack of change over the years and a renovated bar area with the addition of many micro-brews thru an extension into the former banquet room caught my eye. The menu has gotten pricey but very abundant in selections. We were a large party and we're seated in a very... More 

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Amsterdam, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've never had a meal at Raindancer that I didn't like, but my favorite has to be the early bird Lemon Chicken. With a trip to the salad bar, coffee and dessert included, this bargain beats everyone around. Top that off with a generous portion of chicken cooked to perfection. YUM!! Staff is always accommodating and super friendly. Must try... More 

Thank mariakG9775PW
Ballston Lake,NY
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited the Raindancer for my wife's birthday and it was as good as ever. We got there a little before 6 and order off the early bird menu. I t is a real value and it comes with the entree, a potato,a trip to the terrific salad bar ,dessert and coffee. There are about 10 entrees and they are... More 

Thank orangeman13

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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
US$10 - US$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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?