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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 26 July 2016

We go here for all special events. It is a little expensive but the Prime Rib and salad bar are well worth it. We always find the staff very friendly and it is always very clean. If you have a group of people there are...More

Thank 1957-baby
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of the nicer restaurants we have found in this area. The salad bar is always fresh with lots of extras. Large portion sizes. Fast friendly service. If you like chicken tenders they are huge and enough for two meals.

Thank Beth Q
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I usually will not write a review if I don't enjoy the experience. This restaurant needs one though. I have never been there, but my girlfriend had been a good while ago. Parking space are tight if you have a larger vehicle, unless parking in...More

Thank Mitchell P
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped on a weekday afternoon for lunch and walked out after waiting 1/2 hour for our order to be served. There were about 15 other people in the restaurant but apparently it was too much to handle for them. We ordered 3 of the...More

1  Thank Udked
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a nice place to hit when driving to Sacandaga or other points north of Amsterdam. Easy stop off of Route 30N with an excellent menu.

Thank happydinerDanbury
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Always enjoyable pleasant atmosphere and good people. Always consistent never a let down try the prime rib its phenomenal, old stand by is love at first bite sandwich never gets old. Fully stocked bar and excellent craft beer selections. A little more premium price but...More

Thank Mrdollarny
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant located in Amsterdam, NY. The food is always delicious and filling. The prime rib is on point every time I've had it. The meals come with a modest salad bar with some fresh hot bread at the end. If your...More

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 8 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
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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
29 January 2017|
Response from Margie S |
Hi I'm sorry they are a feature for dining only.
20 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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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