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Raindancer Restaurant

4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
+1 518-842-2606
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (37 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I reviewed the restaurant a few years ago but I never had the chance to review their take out service until now. Ordering process was easy. We chose off their lite menu. THe filet Blue and West Chicken salads were prepared nicely. One was $15...More

Thank Philroy2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I joined friends for dinner and it was our first time to the Raindancer Restaurant. The interior is warm and we sat in a small room with a fireplace and it was quite nice. Most of the noms are wood paneled and...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A late business lunch on a referral from a coworker resulted in the best lunch I have had in a while. Service was in the top 10 I have experienced, very attentive, always one step ahead of our needs and expectations. Simple burgers were perfectly...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We have gone here a few times and while my wife and friends rave about the fish, I'm a Prime Rib guy. That being said, over the last few years I have watched many prime rib places go to cheaper levels of rib. Thankfully, the...More

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal. Nice atmosphere and very good service. Beautiful salad bar with a lot of choices, it's my favorite part of the dining experience there.

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Hallmark restaurant. It has been so good for so long. Fantastic salad bar, fine dining, the whole package

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 4 February 2018

You just can't go wrong with the Raindancer. In all the years my husband and I have eaten here, we have never had a bad meal or bad service. It is by far our favorite restaurant in the area.

Thank KKiff
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great restaurant. Food is always delish. Great portion size. Little slow with service, but it is worth the wait! My fave is the filet and bleu salad- never disappoints!

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Food is really good, except salad bar. Salad bar could be improved allot. Other that’s this the rain-dancer is a great place to eat.

Thank 74Sparky74
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Have eaten here many times. Local Amsterdam favorite, in business under same owners for many years. Good quality and selection at salad bar.Entries average quality, abundant quantity. Best value is the early bird specials, same selection, smaller portions, more reasonable prices.

Thank 259nthomas
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Questions & Answers
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.
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Donna S
30 January 2017|
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Response from Margie S |
Hi I'm sorry they are a feature for dining only.
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do6989
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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