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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 #36 of 95 restaurants in Lake Placid
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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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We had dinner and the burgers were just ok. We all ordered medium and each was cooked to a different temperature. Nothing great. Service was slow. Skip it.

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London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Terrific place to people watch and enjoy the view of Mirror Lake. We enjoyed the Happy Hour at the main floor bar area, at one of the many window tables. Service was great, and the happy hour prices were good. Last time we were there (2012) they had Happy Hour appetizer pricing as well as beverage prices....they have discontinued the... More

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Tustin, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was a huge fan of the "old" Dancing Bears and the happy hour and was concerned when they upscaled with the recent renovation, but I LOVE IT still. They kept the wonderful LP history alive and the ADK theme in the new restaurant. Great place to go to watch whatever game you want to see. The wings and nachos... More

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The cocktails were good, the pub food was just okay, nothing special. We were looking for something just a bit quieter.

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Rochester
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We needed an early lunch and were told to try the deck upstairs which was just opening. The food was great- lobster roll and flat bread. The salads looked good as well. Our server was also very good despite the restaurant being packed. The view from the deck was beautiful.

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Rutland, Vermont
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I think the place has a fun atmosphere, our server did a great job, he knew his job and did it very well. Good prices from 4-7 on beers, food was average for us but I think we may order different next time we go. The burgers they were serving to others looked great.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Everything about Dancing Bears had me wanting to come back! The service, the food, and definitely the happy hour were all outstanding!

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Brockville
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were staying at the hotel associated with this restaurant. At check in she mentioned the happy hour specials from 4 till 6. We tried the food. I had the fahitas and my wife the steak dinner. Both meals were above average quality. They have a bar right next door and next to that an outdoor area for nicer days.... More

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Bethlehem
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I really don't know why AAA has only given this restaurant 2 stars. We felt the food was excellent. My husband had Fish and chips which was a huge piece of fish and was very tasty. I had their Bean Burger which was excellent. The roll was fresh and tasty but I could have eaten the burger without the roll... More

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Go down the street a little ways and eat at The Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood Company instead. That is worth the money!!!! We had rough service and they cooked my husband's steak well done when he asked for medium. They did fix it though. The wings were good...crispy and saucy. It was just alright though.

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