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Raindancer Restaurant

) #3 of 63 Restaurants in Amsterdam €€ - €€€ American, Steakhouse
4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
+1 518-842-2606
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“prime rib” (32 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (11 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
€€ - €€€
4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010-8342
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

The food is delicious and the service is fast and friendly. The place is a little expensive, but really good for meeting up with friends and family (not children) outings. The restaurant is kid-friendly, but I do not recommend it. It is a little stuffy...More

Thank Gracie R
Reviewed 9 February 2016

For many years it was a good place to eat in Amsterdam. It has really become a poor choice for a good meal. Small portions, high prices and very tough steaks.

Thank Alfred L
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a good restaurant, a local staple and part of the Amsterdam culture. A reasonably priced steakhouse, a famous salad bar, and a good selection of sea food. We go there several times a year.

Thank Dcr181
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Three of us had the prime rib and it was fatty, tough &. just not up to par. Have eaten there several times, & was great but this visit makes me leary of going back.

Thank Geraldine T
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Raindancer is supposedly one of the fancier places to eat in town but for the price they should use better ingredients. They use fake crab in their seafood casserole and greasy cheap cheese on everything. I am forced to go here every year for a...More

Thank Sunny_Side2000
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We were on business trip and stopped in for lunch on the way through. It appears it maybe more of an evening place as we had no problem finding parking or being seated right away. I had the Seafood Casserole. What a great meal along...More

Thank BillMaxwell62
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We went here for dinner one night when we were home for the holidays visiting our family. I have been here many times but wanted to make sure I wrote them a review this time! As always it was delicious and the service was great!...More

Thank Kermusique
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Overall very good steaks, enjoyed the prime rib and the ribeye. I appreciate a restaurant that has real horseradish and their cocktails were great.

Thank Lbsunshine
Reviewed 18 December 2015

always the best. can't beat the service. drinks are nice size and the meal portions are huge. always ask for Heather or Carly for your servers. cute and attentive. Eaten there for 30 years, a must come back. You will not be dissatisfied.

Thank maxie1031
Reviewed 16 December 2015

My wife and I went for the early bird special menu and it was very good. We ordered the calamari and it was crisp and flavorful. We both ordered the prime rib and it was cooked just right. I was happy with the size that...More

Thank orangeman13
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Donna S
Can you get the early bird specials to go?
29 January 2017|
Response from Margie S |
Hi I'm sorry they are a feature for dining only.
is there a dress code?
20 February 2016|
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Response from Alfred L | Reviewed this property |
No dress code but most are well dressed.
John C
hours of early bird
23 October 2015|
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Response from Matthew S | Property representative |
Monday-Saturday 4:00-6:00 and Sunday 12:30-3:00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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.