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Cooperstown Back Alley Grille

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American, 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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Not many good options in town, this is one of the better we've found

In a town that gets a decent amount of tourism, I've always been surprised how hard it is to find decent dining in Cooperstown. We were here for the Hof classic and wanted something to eat quick before going into the HOF. This is a nice, better than average bar food kind of place. We had burgers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
dwstonesifer
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Lake Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The food was so good that we order take out for our dinner later! Great service and awesome food. A little hard to find at first but totally worth it once you are there!

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Rosharon, Texas
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We visited Cooperstown for the Hall of Fame Weekend and chose to have dinner one evening at the Back Alley Grille. A nice menu with great choices. The service and food were very good.

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Thank mallen70
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We ended up eating here both nights we were in Cooperstown. Fantastic food and service both nights, I wish I could remember the name of our server (whoever was working the bar on Oct 30th and 31st) she was fantastic. The food was great, from the burgers to the chicken parm everything was delicious and really reasonably priced. 3 of... More 

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Thank AR72LQ
Poughkeepsie
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We recently visited Cooperstown for our annual fall trip. Had lunch at Back Alley Grill. Very nice menu with all different items. I had a Cheese burger with BBQ sauce and fries. Very good burger and loved the fries. Wife had the Turkey Ruben on marbled rye bread. I had that on previous visit and wife and I loved it.... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

In a town that gets a decent amount of tourism, I've always been surprised how hard it is to find decent dining in Cooperstown. We were here for the Hof classic and wanted something to eat quick before going into the HOF. This is a nice, better than average bar food kind of place. We had burgers and cheesesteaks and... More 

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Thank dwstonesifer
Brook Park, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Sat outside on the patio. Food was usual Hamburgers and fries, soup and sandwiches. I thought it was OK, but wouldn't go back again.

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Thank tw2015
Fort Myers, Florida
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We went here as it is close to the Hall of Fame. The food was good but service very slow as it was inadequately staffed... Most likely there are better options unless you have plenty of time and patience.

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Thank Jon H
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We had a light dinner here before the ghost tour. It was really yummy and at a fair price. My husband had the chicken parm sub and it was served with homemade chips. I ordered the crock of chili and it was served with blue, red and regular corn chips. The food tasted great! We ate in the bar and... More 

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Red Deer, Alberta
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Thank Doug S
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

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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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: American, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?