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2384 Saranac Ave, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1105
+1 518-523-3619
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This restaurant is at High Peaks Resort
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The world famous Dancing Bears Restaurant is a favorite spot for dining...
The world famous Dancing Bears Restaurant is a favorite spot for dining and celebrating with friends and family in Lake Placid (and maybe all of upstate New York). This fun and energetic restaurant has roots in the 1980 Olympics when Olympians came to celebrate their victories here. Stop by and enjoy the modern atmosphere and unique character of this upstate New York classic.Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Dancing Bears Restaurant features 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 made with all-natural, pasture-raised local beef, signature hand-tossed pizzas, and tantalizing dinner selections. The bar features the coldest beer in Lake Placid: Our Mega-Freeze Drafts are poured through taps encased in blocks of ice. And every day from 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m. you can Freeze Your Glass Off with $2 Draft Pints! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:00am -10:00p.m. daily. Bar open until midnight.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 190
    Very good
  • 96
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice interior design, food/service average

This place was as expected, with a nice interior decor, and mediocre service/food. I would recommend this place only out of convenience and if other options are not available.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
srj55
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Hamilton, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Hamilton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place was as expected, with a nice interior decor, and mediocre service/food. I would recommend this place only out of convenience and if other options are not available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We were here year's ago and it was nice but the remodeling is very much 100% better. We love it there.

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New York, NY
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The pros: convenient location near our hotel, large and attractive dining room. Good beer selection. Good burger options (bbq, blue cheese, interesting choices.) The bad: the food is really just okay. The nachos look pretty, but fake cheese? Seriously? It was the mushy yellow goo, and not real cheese. Bleh! The french fries look cute in their little baskets, but... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Didn't mean to relive last year's bad experience here, but why not give them another chance...maybe our one-time then was just an anomaly. C'mon guys...was here last year, and were there other known dining options in town @10:30 for dinner, we would have gone there, but alas, in keeping with the general theme of customer service is not our thing... More 

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Catskill, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Nice atmosphere. Tasty food. Very attentive waitress. Like to sit and watch life go by. The reuben was excellent. The hand cut chips were crisp and delish. My husband enjoyed the thai shrimp and a side of sweet potatoes fries and was very pleased.

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Watertown, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

When you enter Lake Placid, this is located right at the main intersection. The Bar and Restaurant areas are great. Everything is great from the service, the food, the TV's and the fireplace. Very comfortable

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Lake Placid, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My son loves going to the Dancing Bear. They have a very kid friendly menu ( fries, grill cheese ect..). For the grown ups, happy hour is great. You get half price and they have a variety of beers. We usually get a plate of over flowing Nachos and burgers for the meal. Just a nice place and atmosphere. Sit... More 

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Woodbridge, Canada
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We recently visited the Dancing Bears for dinner after a long day of skiing. The service we received was fast and friendly and we were quickly shown to a table in the bar area. We had chicken wings and a caesar salad for an appetizer and the steak sandwich, BB & B burger and 4 cheese pepperoni pizza for our... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I never dump on restaurants but this place was a train wreck from start to finish with zero highlights. Attitude was the Soup De Jour, served at reservation desk, the bar and the waitstaff. So it's this hard. Miss, our twenty minute wait was an hour, can you please bring a salad with chicken and a plate of Nachos quickly... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The service was great and the food was superb! The restaurant is pretty busy even with the locals.Price quite reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2384 Saranac Ave, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1105
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-3619

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

The world famous Dancing Bears Restaurant is a favorite spot for dining and celebrating with friends and family in Lake Placid (and maybe all of upstate New York). This fun and energetic restaurant has roots in the 1980 Olympics when Olympians came to celebrate their victories here. Stop by and enjoy the modern atmosphere and unique character of this upstate New York classic.Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Dancing Bears Restaurant features 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 made with all-natural, pasture-raised local beef, signature hand-tossed pizzas, and tantalizing dinner selections. The bar features the coldest beer in Lake Placid: Our Mega-Freeze Drafts are poured through taps encased in blocks of ice. And every day from 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m. you can Freeze Your Glass Off with $2 Draft Pints! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:00am -10:00p.m. daily. Bar open until midnight.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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