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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 #42 of 97 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A wonderful meal.. Prices are comparable to other places.. At the higher end.. But worth it.. Big portions.. Fab cheesecake... And great service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's very convenient (especially with kids) to be able to walk downstairs to the restaurant of the hotel you're staying in. This is our 4th time staying at High Peaks resort and we appreciate the casual environment And gorgeous view at The Dancing Bears restaurant. Food is good & decent selection for adults & children.

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Utica, New York, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The chicken and pasta was so fresh with the basil and tomotoes !! I loved the grilled chicken and peas! My other half ordered a burger that was SO BIG! Packed with flavor, didnt need any condiments at all ! The best part of this meal.. We were full and felt great !! I even took home some left overs... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We ordered a plate of nachos and a pizza. The nachos came with abundant toppings, but the melted processed cheese was pretty gross. The server forgot to bring out our pizza. We continued our dinner at another establishment. Oh well...

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This restaurant has a great view upstairs and really good food with reasonable prices. Great sandwiches and salads.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great breakfast offerings to suit most palates. The eggs benedict are some of the very best I have had and my husband loved the pancakes. Note: the "short stack" wasn't so "short"...the portions are more than ample. Didn't have a chance to try here for dinner, but after a positive experience, we will definitely try it on our next visit.

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Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed at the High Peaks Resort and this is the in-house restaurant. The atmosphere was nice, service was great, prices weren't outrageous and the food was very good!

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Amityville, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The black bean veggie burger my wife ordered was, perhaps, the best veggie I ever tasted. My carni-burger was also above average. They have freshly-made potato chips that were better than the more than adequate french fries. Passable beer selection. Staff was friendly and attentive, even when they were very busy.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Told the waitress about the nut allergy and avoidance of dairy and she was incredibly accommodating. Even to the point of bringing out the packing. For the bread for us to look at the ingredients. The French toast was dairy free and nut free. The rest of the food was good too. They have a granola made at the restaurant... More

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Albany, New York
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed at the High Peaks resort and breakfast here was part of our package. We had an amazing server named Julie who told us we could have anything on the menu as our free breakfast entree. My husband had the steak and eggs. Delicious and plentiful with toast and home fries too! I had the breakfast sandwich on a... More

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