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Cooperstown Back Alley Grille

8 Hoffman Ln, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1014
607-322-4048
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Ranked #31 of 54 Restaurants in Cooperstown
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Southwestern, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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English first
Leatherstocking Region New York
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Overall the food was good and reasonably priced. Grilled Cheese, Reuben, and Popcorn Shrimp Wrap were good sized, and adequate for our lunch needs. Total bill for four with two beers was $48.11. Pretty good for a lunch in Cooperstown during the season. However, we got stuck with the waitress who was having "one of those days". Long story short,... More

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The. Back Alley was our getaway from the NBHOF, which took us 4 hours to see. At the two-hour Mark, it was 12:30, so we went there for lunch as a break from memorabilia. The Quasadillas were delicious and the diet coke well iced and refilled without asking. My only complaints would be cleanliness and service. Our server did her... More

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Maybe it was an off night, but two of four entrees ordered were very poor and a third was brought to the table prepared incorrectly and then returned with the same problem. In addition, the sweet potato waffle fries tasted as if they were frozen and the Cesar salad dressing was probably from a jar. The meal was so unsatisfactory... More

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Good Thunder, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A decent value for food and a decent selection of beer. The deck has a nice view and is within site of the Hall of Fame.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Walked in to zero greeting at the hostess desk. When ready to seat us the hostess asked us, "Are you ready?" We are standing at the hostess desk, I suspect so. Took 10 ,minutes for the waitress to come over for a drink order. We didn't dare let her go without the food order. Other table experienced the same thing... More

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Newburgh, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food was good (except broccoli was served cold) and there was a nice variety on the menu-something for everyone. The wait staff was very pleasant and the price was fair.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Waited almost an hour for the worst meal my family have ever had. Even my teenage sons who eat anything left their meals on their plates. Burgers were charred hockey pucks and buns were stale. Bathrooms were filthy. Dirty mops and cleaning supplies were in plain view. Wish they used them and then put them away. Will never go back.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The service was good, but it was very crowded and I never tried to eat in a louder place. I guess I should expect that since it is a bar, too.. but it was not a calm relaxing meal

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Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great beer selection, friendly service, and awesome (small) outdoor section. Appreciate building the deck around an old tree! Watch out for the travelling Little League teams - they'll eat up the specials of the day.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was served hot and tasty. It was a nice lunch break from the Baseball Hall of Fame which we went back to afterward. Not fancy but fun.

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