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Dancing Bears Restaurant

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2384 Saranac Ave, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1105
+1 518-523-3619
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been going to the Dancing Bears for many years. The breakfasts are fantastic. Very friendly staff. Relaxing.

Thank Muffy68
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there with my family and ordered an array of dishes from vegan food to burgers and desserts. Everything was tasty and the service was great. Great place to stop by for our annual family vacation!

Thank Christa L
Dix Hills, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Upon arrival to Lake Placid we met up with our family for lunch. The food was excellent and they have a great selection of beers. We enjoyed the service and atmosphere so much we returned one evening to have drinks on the roof. I highly recommend Dancing Bears to everyone and will definitely make this a stop when I come... More 

Thank jeng75
Southwick, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First off I want to say that our server was fabulous he did a great job. My son ordered the New England clam chowder, I tried that and it was very delicious. We also ordered 10 piece wings half garlic Parmesan half mild those were OK. However when we decided to splurge for the filet mignon with crab on top... More 

Thank Suzz22
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was excellent. The French onion soup was tasty. The wings were good. The kids menu was somewhat limited. The prices were reasonable in a pricey town. Good job.

Thank James M
Saratoga Springs, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great menu, service and reasonable.ridiculous views of Whiteface and any given day you will sit next to a former Olympian

Thank Douglas G
Moscow, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a beautiful night when we ate here. I was glad we requested a table on the roof. The food was good. Happy for some vegetarian options. Good drinks. Service was a little slow, and they seemed confused, frequently delivering dishes to the wrong tables.

Thank Michele O
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Food is always fresh, and service is great. Menu has recently changed from last year, with some new additions but we were missing the old turkey burger with the cranberry relish and avocado! Definitely bring that back!! Hockey memorabilia all over the walls, with some signed pieces from the players of the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service used to be GREAT but having been there 3 times within the past 3 weeks, I can safely say it has become average. Our favorite foods on the menu included their selection of fondues and their homemade potato chips. Both have been dropped from the menu, as well as a few of their other delicious selections. They... More 

Thank 2LiveitUp
Brockport, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest I was very disappointed! I used to love this place and go at least twice every time I visited Placid. The food was not good, service was ok, but the price was way too expensive for what we got! Almost $70.00 for 3 people who had burgers, sodas and a fried pickle app. Including tip, it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2384 Saranac Ave, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1105
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-3619
  • This restaurant is at High Peaks Resort
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?