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Raindancer Restaurant

4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
+1 518-842-2606
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“prime rib” (33 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

hard to beat this restaurant, best food and great waitstaff. good sized drinks and always plenty of food. eat there often and will return soon. cannot recommend this place more highly. ask for Heather as your waitress.

Thank maxie1031
Reviewed June 8, 2017

It has been a few years since we were last here and decided to give it a try again. Both of us had a great meal. I had the early bird prime rib, done perfectly, thick, and very tasty. Husband had the NY strip and...More

Thank fastball12
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Tried it twice and it isn't what it used to be. Decor is still nice - good bar and good salad bar but it seems they've gone from prime to choice or lower.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Looking for a nice place for a date or with the family, or even if you're dining alone, this is the place for you. Warm surroundings, good food, good service. Big meals or lite fare is available. Eat at the bar if you like, or...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed May 3, 2017

My wife and I usually visit the Raindancer a few times a year and I was disappointed this time. Th salad bar was as good as ever but the prime rib was not good at all. I ordered it medium rare and it looked like...More

1  Thank orangeman13
Reviewed April 26, 2017

The food is fantastic, beautiful atmosphere, serve drinks, and lots of space for parties. Staff is efficient and friendly.

Thank Claudia P
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We wereat the aindancer last weekend. The salad bar and meal were delicious. The only drawback to the evening was when we left the restaurant the smell of raw sewage was nauseating. It was enough to make you want to throw up. I don't know...More

Thank lesag2017
Reviewed March 27, 2017

We had great service, the waitress was very friendly and helpful. We had the prime rib and the portions were good size and reasonably priced. Great Sunday meal.

Thank Ruth P
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Terrific service from planning to implementing a party for my sister's birthday. Margie, Jamie, Brittany and Rebecca were exceptional. We had 24 in a separate room and were most comfortable. Ordered off the menu and food was out in a timely manner and was wonderful....More

Thank Lucille S
Reviewed March 13, 2017

nice lunch with friends. always the BEST place for good food, nice cocktails and wonderful friends. service was outstanding, the norm there. should ask for Heather as your server. very attentive and very friendly. cannot recommend this restaurant more highly. you will not be disappointed.

Thank maxie1031
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Jacqueline K
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Cat327 | Reviewed this property |
I know you can use the lite fare menu anytime, the early bird special should be listed on their website. Hope this helps, enjoy.
Donna S
January 29, 2017|
Response from Margie S |
Hi I'm sorry they are a feature for dining only.
February 20, 2016|
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Response from Alfred L | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but most are well dressed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +1 518-842-2606
  • E-mail
In 1980, the Raindancer Restaurant, located at 4582 Route 30, was established by Doreen and Walter Porath. This family-run business has grown considerably during the past 35 years. In an effort to stay current and better serve the community, the restaurant has had numerous additions, renovations and creative concepts that were implemented to keep things fresh. This constant improvement, combined with the old-fashioned notion of ample portions, quality ingredients, top-notch service and the community support we have continued to receive, has kept the Raindancer at the top of everyone's dining list throughout the years. At the Raindancer, we offer different menus for all occasions. Whether it's a quiet, romantic dinner, casual dining, take-out and party platters or to help you plan a party, the Raindancer is here for you. We have multiple dining rooms available to help make that special occasion something extra special. We offer a banquet menu that can be customized to fit your special occasion. We can accommodate for bereavement luncheons, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions or company business meetings. We are open year-round with the exceptions of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Memorial Day. For all other holidays, we offer dinner features such as a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or a Mother's Day or Easter dinner for your family. Our dinner and lite fare (lunch) menus are available throughout the restaurant anytime. Choose from a selection of over 80 items on our menu and our daily feature board (Polish Night is every Tuesday). Plus, we offer an exceptional salad bar with breads baked in-house daily. If you plan to eat at any earlier hour, we offer an early bird menu seven days a week. The Raindancer also offers any of our menu items, party platters and features for take-out (except the early bird menu). Just call ahead and your order will be ready at our pickup window. And if you're just looking for a quick bite to eat, then join us in our cocktail lounge and enjoy great food, great atmosphere and a wide variety of wines and beer alongside one of our fireplaces. We offer over 80 Wines by the glass and 20 different beers on tap. The Raindancer Restaurant opens at 11:30 am, Monday through Saturday and at 12:30 p.M. On Sundays. We look forward to seeing you for lunch, dinner or your next special occasion.
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