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Raindancer Restaurant

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4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
+1 518-842-2606
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Broadalbin, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

At the bottom of the menu it says "Gluten free options available, ask your server" I asked my server for what they offered and she had hardly any idea of what gluten free was and what I could have. She told me they could modify any thing I want. I asked about pasta, they didn't have it. I ordered their... More 

3 Thank samB2590FV
Amsterdam, New York
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Salad bar was great. Had the spring chicken special. Food was good ,but it was 22.00 for a boneless piece of chicken.

1 Thank lovesfood1967
Port Richey, Florida, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been going to the Raindancer for 35 plus years and I have never been disappointed in the quality of the food or the service. Their steaks and prime rib are second to no one. The salad bar and deserts are out of this world. Look forward to many more visits to the Raindancer.

1 Thank Charles K
Edinburg, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

my wife and I have visited the raindancer restaurant in Amsterdam New York we've been there twice so far the service and food is absolutely fantastic we live about a half hour away and have now found out this is to be our favorite restaurant

Thank Dominic C
Ballston Spa, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is my 1st poor rating since I have been posting reviews on Trip Advisor. I am giving it a poor rating not for the food which is always good but for the experience we had. My family ( 9 in our group) was celebrating the fact that my father made it through heart surgery. This is one of his... More 

5 Thank Cindy V
Walter P, Owner at Raindancer Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so sorry your recent experience at the Raindancer was not as enjoyable as it could have been. While I am glad to hear your food was good as "always", I am sorry your table was not to your liking. We try to accommodate seating preferences, but sometimes it is not possible. The table you mentioned that was empty... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

sometimes great, sometimes not so great.....light menu is best.....hamburgers are very good.....prime rib is good

Thank Nick C
Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been going to the Raindancer for over 30 years. I have eaten in restaurants from Maine to Florida as well as Las Vegas and California. I have never had a better prime rib dinner than at this restaurant. The service is also excellent as is the salad bar. I have also tried several other entrees but also go... More 

Thank Linda C
Hannacroix, New York, United States
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309 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Amsterdam is a NY "city" that has a lot of history, an old city with a lot of new growth. We had been to the Raindancer before and wanted to take some friends for dinner. We were not disappointed. It has a lot of different rooms, each decorated differently. We made reservations and were seated immediately. We were seated in... More 

Thank Jeannene A
New York, United States
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

i have been here 4 times and each time hasn't been the best experience. The first time I ordered their seafood casserole for $22.00 and when they brought it to the table there was a 1/4" layer of grease on top and it was made with fake crab! The second time we made our reservation for 6 and we were... More 

Thank Sunny_Side2000
Newark, OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I came with a large party for lunch after a funeral. We had one server for 30 people. She was wonderful and kept our drinks filled. The salad bar was nice but $4.99 WITH an entree for lunch. She said it's more for dinner. The French Onion soup was awesome. Some of the best I have had and I adore... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Seafood
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
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?