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4582 State Hwy 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010
+1 518-842-2606
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12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In 1980, the Raindancer Restaurant, located at 4582 Route 30, was...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average in Every Way

Stopped for lunch, not many people in the restaurant. Friendly waitstaff. Both of us were surprised that substituting steamed broccoli for baked potato was $2.50 each. Had the broiled fish and it was scant for the price. Just a tiny plastic container of coleslaw as a side and no bread. It was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Rebekajean
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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Officer Boyce directed us to this fabulous restaurant! We had 3 lobsters each, corn on the cob, baked potato, salad bar, home made bread, all for $25.99! Best meal I have eaten in a long time! Our server Cheryl was fantastic! My husband had steak & it was great as well! Even though I live in Canada, I will be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped for lunch, not many people in the restaurant. Friendly waitstaff. Both of us were surprised that substituting steamed broccoli for baked potato was $2.50 each. Had the broiled fish and it was scant for the price. Just a tiny plastic container of coleslaw as a side and no bread. It was enough for a meal but no left overs.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Used to come here quite often but had not stopped here in quite a while . Decided to take whole family out for a good meal. Well, all I can say is very dissapointing. Wife ordered twin stuffed lobster tails we used to love, what she got was one that was decent but scantily stuffed, and the other resembled a... More 

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Fremont, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

After a long afternoon on the road we were looking for a quiet dining experience and that is what we got. The good was good, but not anything out of the ordinary. The décor of the restaurant is a little hard to describe -- to many differing themes -- not fully giving me a feeling about who or what they... More 

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Amsterdam, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

9 of us had a room to ourselves! Fresh healthy salad bar! Prime Rib fabulous! Ribeye delicious! Seafood unbelievably fantastic! Birthday celebration so much fun! Staff sings beautifully!

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Riesel, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you want the Bang for your Buck! This is the place to go! WOW! Onion Soup is to die for!!! Salad bar is Awesome, A meal in itself! But your meal is yet to come. Almost a guarantee you will leave with a box or bag to go! I look foreword to getting back there again in the future!!!

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Amsterdam, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great restaurant in Perth NY. My wife and I love the salad bar. You can go there and get the salad bar and be totally full. Comes with bread and cheese.

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Rain dancer is our favorite restaurant in Amsterdam...close,affordable (light menu)...takeout is also available!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Came out to eat here with my family, we were looking for a nice quiet place to visit and eat, and that's exactly what we got. Our waitress was very polite, and answered every question we had. Very impressed with her service, her name was Amber I believe. Will be requesting her next time! Food was excellent as usual, cannot... More 

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Broadalbin, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

At the bottom of the menu it says "Gluten free options available, ask your server" I asked my server for what they offered and she had hardly any idea of what gluten free was and what I could have. She told me they could modify any thing I want. I asked about pasta, they didn't have it. I ordered their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4582 State Hwy 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +1 518-842-2606

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Steakhouse

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.
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

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