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Cooperstown Back Alley Grille

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Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue
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8 Hoffman Ln, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1014
607-322-4048
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Down a back alley near the HOF it was a very good eatery

After being in the Baseball HOF in Cooperstown I found this restaurant just down the street and in a back alley as the name implies and it was well worth it. I went upstairs and sat at the bar and had a burger and a beer. Prices weren't unreasonable at all. Very good meal so close to the HOF.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Doug S
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Red Deer, Alberta
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I me and my friends loved this place. The food was great and the beer was beer. I noticed a few of theses neg review we copy and pasted from the same people so beware about false reviews. The food was brought very fast and the waitress was very nice.

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Red Deer, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After being in the Baseball HOF in Cooperstown I found this restaurant just down the street and in a back alley as the name implies and it was well worth it. I went upstairs and sat at the bar and had a burger and a beer. Prices weren't unreasonable at all. Very good meal so close to the HOF.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Went for dinner. Had to wait 30 minutes for a table due to limited staff, not table unavailability. Staff was friendly. Restaurant was a little warm even though it wasn't full or hot outside. Food was good even though the menu was a bit limited.

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Jackson, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The apps were great...wings and nachos. Enjoyed both. However, server never cleared the apps before bringing entrees. So we had to juggle our plates on our laps. She never returned to check on us, so we never got refills on our drinks. Burger was tasty. Caesar salad was good, but chicken was so cold it was hard to eat. Steak... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Located in the heart of Cooperstown and less than a block away from the HOF. After a long day it was a nice relaxing atmosphere. We a turkey wrap and a Rueben. Both were delicious. The side of was enough to feed 2+ people. If you like a cold draft beer after a long and hot day this is the... More 

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Copiague, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a good burger [Cowboy Burger]. Wife enjoyed a roast beef wrap. Atmosphere is acceptable and service was solid but not exceptional in anyway. Flies were abundant and annoying. They need to do something about that as well as turning up the A/C.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I took my son her for a change place and watch the baseball games, which it is great for with many screens. However the food is just ok. We had the potato chips which were had cheese on it and so much bbq sauce it was barely edible. I next tried the wings which I had with siracha sauce but... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had lunch here a couple of times. It's a large establishment, with great food! A little busy but worth the wait.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Back Alley Grille is an ok restaurant is Cooperstown, just off of Main Street. The food is quite simple and good, but nothing spectacular. The portions sizes are pretty big and the menu isn't huge so that's a good thing. We've been there twice and it was good both times. The service is excellent and they are very accommodating for... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My family came upon this place accidentally for lunch but the place is nice and the food was very good. The service was average, and the prices were also average. Not expensive. Especially their home made potato chips were really good. This is a definite stop for lunch. I'm sure dinner would be just as nice. Would definitely recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Hoffman Ln, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1014
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: 607-322-4048

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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