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The Penguin

4833 State Hwy 28, Cooperstown, NY
(607) 435-3993
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Ranked #1 of 51 restaurants in Cooperstown
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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34 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, IL.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Very nice owner - working college student who went after a dream. Delicious ice cream - fairly pricey but worth it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW via mobile

Got to try this place. Takes a while for them to make your order if you get the mix in, looks like they have to measure everything which makes sense. Was worth the wait.

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Houghton Lake
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Penguin is an amazing ice cream place. You can order just regukar soft serve or hard packed ice cream...BUT, yoiu HAVE to try their custom made mixture they will make up for you. I had bananna split with chocolate ice crteam then they add both bananna and strawberry ice cream, more chcoclate and cherries...then blended....alll I can say is... More

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Howell, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

When visiting Cooperstown you will have a lot of options when it comes to ice cream. DO NOT pass this place up! It is unique and worth the price. You can create any type of ice cream flavor that you could imagine. The serving sizes are also reasonable. You can get ice cream, frozen yogurt or sugar free options. Even... More

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was a nice little treat on our way home from the area. Saw the reviews on TA and noticed it was on our route so we just had to stop in. A very creative idea and the ice cream was delicious and a good treat on a warm day. I had vanilla with peanut butter, peanut butter cups and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place allows you to customize your icecream and it was very good. Service was a lttle slow due and the prices not cheap.

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Summit, New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I thought this was simply a regular ice cream stand, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have quite a variety of flavors. They blend these flavors to order, which is pretty neat and you can get any combination of flavors that you want. I tried the banana coconut and it was absolutely delicious - easily one of... More

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Now this was different. You order your own custom designed ice cream! They start with either vanilla or chocolate soft ice cream as the base, then blend in with their machine your choices of hard flavored ice cream. I ordered peach/pineapple/orange to my vanilla, and my wife got peanut butter and brownie in her chocolate. The transformation is quick! Not... More

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Philadelphia, PA
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

On our way out of Cooperstown we stopped for ice cream. It was delicious. The chocolate chip was full of good chocolate chips and the base ice cream was really creamy. I would highly recommend it.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Great treat with thousands of combination available. Friendly staff will give you help making your choice. Whatever you get, have it in a bowl. Way to much ice cream for a cone.

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