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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
Today
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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 156
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  • 199
    Very good
  • 100
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 34
    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
Convient to hotel

Breakfast was very good. Only one issue really wanted yogurt second morning and they were out of it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
NKathyk
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Syracuse, New York
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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English first
NY
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

One of my absolute favorite places in Lake Placid to dine at! Fantastic menu options, a beautiful dining room and bar area, and delicious drinks! A must if you visit Lake Placid! *Ask your server what their favorite meal/drink is - they always give great recommendations!

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Westerlo, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Happy hour hear is great. Has $ 2.00 beers and some aps. are 1/2 price. The staff is great too. Nice place that locals go to also.

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Syracuse, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Breakfast was very good. Only one issue really wanted yogurt second morning and they were out of it.

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pincourt
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were looking for a place where to get breakfast and saw that this place was open. What a nice surprise! The place is spotless, very clean and a nice decor. We had french toast and waffles, delicious and fresh and there is a bottle of REAL maple syrup on every table ! How generous! The sausage and bacon were... More 

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Kingston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great food - we got burgers - and great price for drinks. The patio is gorgeous with a fireplace and a beautiful view of the lake

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NY
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have eaten multiple meals here, including breakfast and dinner. The quality is consistently excellent. Service is good. The selection is varied with several unique options. The BBQ chicken nachos are transcendent.

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Queensbury, New York
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This restaurant was not as cozy as I thought it would be but overall a good experience. I was expecting a rustic hearty environment. The food was decent enough and the service was friendly. Good place to go with children.

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Stopped here on a Saturday morning for breakfast. We were one of only two tables. My wife and I both had versions of egg benedict (salmon & veggie). Both were good. Generous helpings. Hollandaise sauce was good. Coffee was OK and our server was pleasant. Our friends had the French Toast and Corned beef hash. Both agreed they were good.... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We actually ate here twice during our stay. Breakfast was really good, though kind of pricey (eg $3 for tea, $3.50 for juice). Lunch was also good and very filling! The service is great and the atmosphere is fun. I like the giant scale next to the door. That is an interesting feature! Oh, and you really can't beat the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

nothing exciting w the food here. its ok at best. the place is gorgeous and the so are the views. may be a good stop for drinks, but pass on the food.

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Additional Information about Dancing Bears Restaurant

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

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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