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Dancing Bears Restaurant

2384 Saranac Ave, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1105
(518) 523-3619
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Ranked #38 of 98 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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Bristol, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our friends who are local chose this restaurant and it was ok. We had a very long wait because there were 5 of us in the party and when we finally got seated, we were right by the door to the kitchen. The food was good enough though not particularly creative. The waiter was ok though not particularly attentive. Perhaps... More

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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I try to avoid hotel restaurants because they are usually overpriced and not very good. However, our friends chose the place and I was pleasantly surprised. Lorraine was our attentive server and did an excellent job. Blueberry pancakes with REAL maple syrup (not Mrs. Butterworth's), granola and oatmeal all served attractively....egg white dishes were available as well as gluten free... More

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Oshawa, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This was our second time going to the Dancing Bears - this time with our family. We went again because we had really enjoyed the food on a previous vacation. We snagged a table on the upstairs patio - highly recommended as you have a great view. Lauren was a friendly server and right on top of things. The food... More

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154 reviews 154 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Went there because of the roof top view on our last night in Lake Placid.... Parking for this restaurant may be a challenge in this busy town, but try the adjacent High Peaks Resort. We had read the mixed reviews, but still decided to give it a shot. Our overall experience was really ok. We also lucked out in having... More

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Montville, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Excellent food and excellent service. There is nothing like this in Saranac Lake. Even though we stayed in Saranac Lake we frequently came to Lake Placid to have dinner at the Dancing Bears Restaurant. When a McDonalds is the best restaurant in town it is worth traveling 15 miles to fine a better restaurant.

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Ottawa, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great food, breakfast was priced right,well portioned,and tasty. Kids menu was good. 5 of us ate full breakfast for $67.

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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had dinner here recently, and of all the places we stopped, this was the least memorable. The place looks nice. The Dancing Bears theme is obvious before one enters the restaurant. The space is quite large; it's rather remarkable. There is an old-time scale at the entrance/ exit one can use to weigh him/ herself on the way out... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

For all the signs and ads saying what a great place this was - I was underwhelmed. Very average. The servers were nice and helpful though.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Boring food, healthy choices very limited, quality of ingredients sub par. If you want a heart attack on a plate and a belly buster to go, this is the place for you.

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Elma, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

this place had awesome food and good portions. Service was also good. I would recomment this place. it was clean and nice atmosphere

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