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2384 Saranac Ave, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3377
+1 518-523-3619
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place for a relaxing drink and some good food - Atmosphere is pleasant and the service is exceptional - food was delish- they were pleasant and accommodating ... And the prices are great too ...Winner Winner

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Thank Margimm
Utica,NY
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been visiting the Dancing Bears since they first opened. It is a great place with great food. The location is ideal and the food is always good. Nice variety for all tastes! Jason is a fantastic waiter and Jamie Lynn is great at the bar for nice drinks.

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Thank baseball95
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and outside seating were fine...lights were a little annoying as they shined in our eyes do everyone put napkins over them! Waitress with arm tattoos was sweet... Tracey?

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Thank Elise L
Depew, New York
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was great, food not so much. This was a family vacation, 15 of us. This was our last night, so my wife & I decided to treat ourselves to filet mignon with crab meat sauce. Well, this was not filet mignon. It was more like a poor cut sirloin. My wife's mashed potatoes were cold & hard. Grand kids... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here a few months ago with my family. The food was not good at all. I had the ribs. They were by far the worst ribs I've ever eaten. I told the waitress this and she said well we are known for our ribs. The Nachos too were also horrible. The cheeses was hard and dis colored . I... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ate dinner here during our first night staying at the High Peaks Resort. Meal was fine and atmosphere was good. The dining experience was convenient with our stay there on site. Service (waitress) could have been better as my drink was limited to one due to her not coming by our table again until we were finished.

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Thank sgarceau
HighPeaksResort, General Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sgarceau, Thank you for sharing your experience. While I am happy to see you enjoyed your food and atmosphere, we always wish our guests to have more than a fine experience. We will certainly keep your comments in mind as we work with our team and appreciate your bringing it to our attention. Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager More 

Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our children wanted to try this place for dinner because of the name. We were pleasantly happy with the choice! Children's menu, pub food, some nice looking entrees and great burgers!

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Thank Mommyof3luvs
HighPeaksResort, General Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mommyof3luvs, Thank you for sharing your experience at Dancing Bears Restaurant! I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooftop is such a beautiful spot to eat. I tried the black bean burger which was homemade and it was excellent. My husband had the fried clam strips . They were a bit overcooked and a skimpy amount. The fries were very good.

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Thank Bridges980
HighPeaksResort, General Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bridges980, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your experience! We will certainly keep your comments in mind as we consider ways to improve our experience. Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of places to eat in LP but I always check into Dancing Bears. It is large so normally there is no wait for a table even on weekends. Food is good and fairly priced. You can get anything from pizza to steak. I wish they had a larger draft beer selection but hey that is just me.

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Thank laxatl
HighPeaksResort, General Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear laxatl, Thank you for sharing your kind words and feedback! We will certainly keep our selection of draft bears on our radar for ways in which we can enhance the Dancing Bears experience! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager More 

Grand Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't really hungry so we split an Eggs Benedict. Yummy and just perfect along with great coffee. Just enough to fill our bellies but not be overstuffed.

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HighPeaksResort, General Manager at Dancing Bears Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear udrchaos, Thank you for sharing your experience an happy anniversary! I hope your anniversary visit will become a tradition! Warm Regards, Matthew General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2384 Saranac Ave, High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3377
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid
  • Phone Number: +1 518-523-3619
  • This restaurant is at High Peaks Resort
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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