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“Fun and casual” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dancing Bears Restaurant

Dancing Bears Restaurant
2384 Saranac Ave, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1105
+1 518-523-3619
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Ranked #34 of 85 Restaurants in Lake Placid
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fun and casual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We recently had lunch upstairs outdoors at the Dancing Bears Restaurant. For casual and light food, the place was very good. We all had salads and they were fresh and very tasty. Even better than the food even was the view of the town and the lake. The staff was also very friendly and accommodating. Our waitress was a 2018 Olympic hopeful. I would probably not go there for dinner but for a light lunch it was perfect and highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great lunch upstairs on the patio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lovely patio dining with great views of Mirror Lake. I had the lobster roll and my husband had the Reuben with homemade chips. All was excellent. Very professional wait staff. Offered us a choice of a table in the shade or sun. Very considerate. We just wish the patio was open for breakfast. The patio is so much easier for a guest who is handicapped to get to. The street level restaurant requires much more walking, using another elevator, or dealing with two large staircases.

Visited July 2014
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Lake Placid Restaurant”
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 snacks which was a shame...

Visited June 2014
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Tustin, California
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Big fan, even after the renovation”
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 are good, and the atmosphere is one of the most "Lake Placid" you will find.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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