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Dancing Bears Restaurant

Step into the rich history of Dancing Bears Restaurant in Lake Placid – affectionately known by the locals as DBL – and enjoy a modern atmosphere that has been charming visitors to upstate New York since opening over 35 years ago just before Lake Placid hosted its second Winter Olympic Games in 1980. 

Dancing Bears is your go-to restaurant in Lake Placid for a great time. Mixed-to-perfection drinks and delicious draft beers? Check. Tasty food? Check. A warm, welcoming Adirondack atmosphere? Check!

We offer classic American pub food with a unique, modern twist. Perch at our high top tables, hang out at the bar, or lounge by the fireplace as you watch the game, sip your drink, and enjoy great food and company. Dancing Bears is the perfect Lake Placid restaurant for a big get-together: we can host groups of up to 20 or 30. Enjoy our convenient Main Street location with great views of Mirror Lake.

Remember, we don't take reservations, so be sure to come early for an unforgettable Lake Placid restaurant experience. We're open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and we look forward to seeing you!


Dancing Bears Features

Coming right up! Our deliciously prepared dining specials are waiting for you to take a bite. See a sample of some of our current all-star menu items.

Sunday: Dinner & a Movie

Our early bear features are just the thing to get you to the theater before the show! Each week we'll be featuring a different cocktail and often a mocktail inspired by the Palace Theatre's throwback feature.

5/14, Dirty Dancing: "I Carried a Watermelon Julep"

Tuesday: We've Got Your App

Every Tuesday this May we've got your app when you purchase an entree of $15 or more. So come on in, your Dancing Bears favorites are waiting for you!

Thursday: Muddles & Music

Your favorite night of live music and craft cocktails is moving to Dancing Bears! Thursdays from 5 PM to 8 PM join us for great local entertainers and $6 specialty cocktails.

Saturday: Shellfish Saturday

Fresh Maine Lobster Roll - $18

Oysters - $1
Served from 2 PM to 5 PM

Mini Crab Cakes - $2
Served from 2 PM to 5 PM

5/11 - Joe Dockery

5 PM to 8 PM at Muddles & Music

5/18 - Joe Dockery

5 PM to 8 PM at Muddles & Music

5/25 - Mike Shepard

5 PM to 8 PM at Muddles & Music

5/27 - Double Axel on The Deck
The musicians of Double Axel playing performing.

Double Axel returns to Dancing Bears Restaurant with D.J. Skippy - May 27th from 5PM to 8PM!

Chance of Rain: Dancing Bears

Celebrate the unofficial start to summer on The Deck at the 2nd Annual "Paradox Takes the Taps" Memorial Day Weekend with Paradox Brewery!

5/27 - Double Axel on The Deck
The musicians of Double Axel playing performing.

Double Axel returns to Dancing Bears Restaurant with D.J. Skippy - May 27th from 5PM to 8PM!

Chance of Rain: Dancing Bears

Freeze Your Glass Off Happy Hour 4 - 7 PM
$5 House Wine / Half Off Drafts: Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon, Stella Artois / $2 Off Yuengling / $2 Bud Light Cans