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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. 

Couple being service a bloody Mary and a mimosa.
The view from Dancing Bears

Dancing Bears is your go-to Lake Placid restaurant for a great time. Mixed-to-perfection drinks and delicious craft 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 best Adirondack restaurant for a big get-together, as we can host groups of up to 20 or 30. Enjoy our convenient Main Street Lake Placid location with great views of Mirror Lake. We're confident that our family-friendly dining experience will keep you coming back again and again. And don't forget to stop in on Thursdays for some of the best live music in Lake Placid!

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


Muddles & Music

Join us on Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM for live music and specialty craft cocktails.

Wayne Failing & Friend
Wayne Failing playing guitar near palm trees.

Well known to the vibrant Lake Placid music scene as either a soloist or in a duo with long-time musician friends John Doan, George Bailey or Duane Gould, Wayne Failing has been uplifting spirits and through guitar and vocals for the past 30 years.

Cassidy Rain & The Outcrops
Cassidy Rain staining with a guitar and musical guest sitting.

Three old souls pay homage to the greats of American roots music; covering blues, rock, folk, and old country. Our original songs range from upbeat Americana to groovy blues tunes. We play covers by Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, BB King, and more.

Hillie Bills
Woman sipping a martini while sitting on a bar.

With velvety, haunting vocals and the grit and aftermath of a forgotten Americana, Hillie Bills combines the traditional sounds of Country and Western classics with the intimate sensitivity of a Woodstock-era folksinger.

Wayne Failing & Friend
Wayne Failing playing guitar near palm trees.

Well known to the vibrant Lake Placid music scene as either a soloist or in a duo with long-time musician friends John Doan, George Bailey or Duane Gould, Wayne Failing has been uplifting spirits and through guitar and vocals for the past 30 years.

Scott Sileo
Oil painting of Scott Sileo with his guitar.

Following detours through New York and as far west as Houston, TX, Scott Sileo is back in Lake Placid with original music and American favorites.

 

Freeze Your Glass Off Happy Hour

Served from 4 PM to 7 PM

  • $5 House Wine
  • Half Off Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon, Stella Artois Drafts and $2 Off Yuengling
  • $2 Bud Light Cans
Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixings
Thanksgiving Buffet

Savor every moment with the people you love.

Adults: $39 | Children 8 and Under: $12