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Dancing Bears Restaurant

2404 Main St, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3377
+1 518-523-3619
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2404 Main St, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3377
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was nice, breakfast, well priced. Lady server was very disinterested and struggled to speak let alone smile. Felt like the atmosphere could be better with a little more usual American hospitality Didn't return during our stay

Thank Jayne B
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We having been going to Lake Placid specifically staying at Mirror Lake Inn or renting house on lake for 20 years! Dancing Bears is the last few years a great and delicious restaurant with seating outside that has views of the lake and mountains!!!! The...More

1  Thank 32,252
HighPeaksResort, General Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Dear 32252, Thank you for sharing your experience and kind words. There is little better than a great burger and we are thrilled you enjoyed ours! We're looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager

Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are accessing Dancing Bears from the hotel lobby, you must walk down two sets of stairs -- there is no elevator. If you don't want to climb the stairs, you can access the restaurant from street level outside.

Thank traveler87506
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wife and I had breakfast here. My omelet was dry and lacked flavor. My wife's "Home made bear claw" was way under cooked. She sent it back. The replacement was exactly the same. We did not pay for the bear claw. Will not eat in...More

Thank jimglockner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at High Peaks so we went for a drink prior to eating someplace else. The rooftop deck has awesome views of Mirror Lake. We sat at the bar as we only had 1 drink each. Our service was good.More

Thank Lisa S
HighPeaksResort, Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Lisa S, Thank you for sharing your photos and experience! We are glad you were able to enjoy some of our signature cocktails and amazing views! Please come back and see us again soon! All the Best, Matt and the team at Dancing Bears...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, views and atmosphere. Nancy and Tracie were SUPER friendly and informative. They took the time to amnswer all of the questions we had about Lake Placid and Mirror Lake. We will definitely be back and highly recommend Dancing Beard Restaurant!More

Thank Michael C
HighPeaksResort, Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Michael C, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Traci and Nancy are amazing and we are so glad to have them as part of our team.They will be thrilled to hear they helped make your experience and memorable one! Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I had a great time both eating and socializing with the staff! We can't wait to plan a trip back.

Thank BPR_122
HighPeaksResort, Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear BPR_122, Thank you for choosing The Dancing Bears Restaurant! We value your feedback and are pleased to hear of your pleasant experience with us! We can't wait to welcome you back! All the Best, Matt and the team at Dancing Bears Restaurant

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love the dancing best happy hour. Cannot beat the deals on tap or the excellent service. I come here whenever I'm in town and am never disappointed. The appetizers are delicious too. I go for the maple boneless wings every time. Great views on...More

Thank Matthew D
HighPeaksResort, Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Matthew D, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Tony and Jamielynn will be so pleased to hear that they made a lasting impression. They certainly make everyone feel at home and we are so proud to have such a talented...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the Dancing Bears downstairs lounge is always a happy end to our workday. Great priced for beers and house wines are offered with spectacular 360 windows facing Mirror Lake and downtown Lake Placid. The bartenders Tony and Jamielynn are always ready with a quick...More

Thank Lea B
HighPeaksResort, Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Lea B, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and photos with us! Happy hour at Dancing Bears is always extra happy and a great time to relax and unwind and we're glad you join us for a drink! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Recalling a recommendation from a friend, we stopped in for dinner and found that if anything, he had underestimated how good this restaurant is. Waitress Rebecca assisted in choosing from the menu, and her advice and service was both congenial and first rate. We chose...More

Thank johndixs
HighPeaksResort, Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Johndixs, First off I would like to thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate your feedback and are truly delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Rebecca is definitely one of a kind and always genuine. We look forward to seeing you seeing you...More

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Minda B
Greetings, Do you take American Express?
26 May 2017|
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Response from Rascal1226 | Reviewed this property |
This should be addressed to the business....not a customer. I haven't a clue! Sorry!
we will be visiting Sandbrook Duo in Lake Placid for a week. Are you near this area? I looking for someone to carter dinner for 18 people for 4 evenings @ 6:00 pm Is this something you do?
14 April 2016|
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Response from Mjasen1 | Reviewed this property |
They do have the "Legends Room" above the street side lower restaurant which is also part of the Hotel and you can enter thru the Hotel Lobby as well. The Hotel also does catering for large groups as well, depending on the... More
I am wondering if you had space available for @ 30 people for a rehearsal dinner on October 14, 2016 and if you do that sort of event. Thanks!
21 March 2016|
Response from HighPeaksResort | Property representative |
Hi, Please call Lisa Williamson in our catering department at 518-523-4411 and she can help you. Lori Fitzgerald Director of Sales & Marketing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2404 Main St, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3377
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-3619
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at High Peaks Resort
The world famous Dancing Bears Restaurant is a favorite spot for dining and celebrating with friends and family in Lake Placid. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Dancing Bears Restaurant features a warm, inviting atmospher, with great views and cozy street-side dining. Conveniently located on Lake Placid's Main Street, Dancing Bears Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a variety of great all-American foods including our chef's mouth-watering daily specials, Lake Placid's favorite burgers, signature hand-tossed pizzas, and tantalizing dinner selections. The bar features happy hour every day from 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
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