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All 93 Lake Placid Restaurants

Dancing Bears Restaurant

2384 Saranac Ave, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1105
(518) 523-3619
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Ranked #39 of 93 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Monsey, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Don't! Just don't! Except if you want to feel sick. In their defense, when I complained, I got my money back & was told they'll make changes in the kitchen or something.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We got breakfast included in our stay at High Peaks, don't do it! The food was typical and not many choices beyond that. It took us 7 minutes to get seated, acknowledged, and no the restaurant wasn't packed at 9 am. It seemed short staffed, took about ten minutes to get drinks, waitress seemed flustered. There are awesome little eatery's... More

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Brockville, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Went for breakfast, food and service was good, a little pricey but quality and nice decor. Location is good , with an open concept.

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North Haven, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Food was very good. The menu had a nice variety. We were with a party of 8 and the service was perfect. All of the food arrived at the same time and at the perfect temperature. Very friendly staff.

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Oakville, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were there during the Columbus day weekend. The waiter provided excellent service and we were happy to give a generous tip. Food was very good. We had the Nachos with Chicken. This was very flavourful. Fish and chips was good. Fries were yummy. Chicken Fajitas were excellent. The chicken had a very yummy sauce.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband visited on a Wednesday for lunch. We had a great seat on their upstairs outdoor patio. We shared the bbq chicken nachos and then the lobster rolls. They were both so delicious and more than enough food. The service was great and the view of mirror lake and the main street of Lake Placid was perfect. It also... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The food is good. Good portions and value. We had wine, calamari and french onion soup for dinner. Soup was good, but thyme in the french onion soup which I had never had before was not too much to my liking, but the broth was good and soup was hot. The calamari was good, large portion and not heavily breaded.... More

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Albany, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

First time we have been to this restaurant, and it was for breakfast at about 10:30am on a Sunday. It was busy, but not overwhelmingly. Took 20 minutes before a waitress came to take our order, 30 minutes before the order came and another 15 to get the check once we were done. Left at 11:45. That is a ridiculous... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The restaurant is clean, comfortable and carries a menu with a good number of choices. The staff was friendly and efficient. The prices were about average with a creep towards pricey.The food was good, not memorable enjoyable. I felt like I was eating at an Apple bee's. This could of been a much better dining experience with a little more... More

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a huge and very busy restaurant in the center of Lake Placid. We expected more of a chain production meal but were surprised by the quality of ingredients. We shared the shrimp tempura as an appetizer and they were huge and delicious although not with real tempura. The gourmet burger was perfect, with a good local cheddar and... More

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