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The Blue Mingo Grill

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6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
607-547-7496
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Drinks, then dinner

Had drinks and shared pot stickers one afternoon and then dinner with family the next. While the prices are perhaps a little high, between being in Cooperstown and having that beautiful view, they were expected. And the food both days was great, flavorful, and we were quite full with plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Riversbend
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Mount Kisco, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
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Mount Kisco, New York
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had drinks and shared pot stickers one afternoon and then dinner with family the next. While the prices are perhaps a little high, between being in Cooperstown and having that beautiful view, they were expected. And the food both days was great, flavorful, and we were quite full with plenty of leftovers after pur dinner.

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

When we first arrived my friend and I thought it was a lovely location with a terrific waiter. The menu was limited but seemed to have a nice variety. I was originally going to order the NY strip steak but then was advised that the ribeye steak was more flavorful. The steak was extremely chewy. I also spent most of... More 

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great view, very relaxing. Food okay, nothing special. Sit back with a cool drink and enjoy the view.

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Stone Ridge, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

All of it was good, terrific view, food and location. We had a beautiful evening (weather) to be there.

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Washington DC
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Blue Mingo is an exceptionally pleasant place to dine right on Lake Otsego. The menu is varied and offers good food at reasonable prices. You will really want to sit outside and enjoy the smashing view of the lake. The service was friendly and professional.

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chestnut hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

really a charming, enjoyable place for a casual and very tasty lunch. the menu is varied with something for everyone. interesting, imaginative entrees. the wait staff were helpful, friendly, and willing to share their thoughts on the offerings. would definitely go back.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We have been here quite a few times but this time we really though the food was only okay and that the prices were much too high for what you get. The good thing was that the food came quickly, but the water didn't. We kept on asking for water but we needed to wait and wait. and ask and... More 

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Cortland, New York
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It's a shame that we have to give them a bad review. Their food was delicious and we felt that lunch was reasonably priced, especially for the sublime on-the-lake location. Unfortunately, the bad side of our experience was SO bad that it would keep us from going back or recommending the place. At first, we just thought our waitress was... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really? If you can't cook scallops at a lake side restuarant - close up shop We arrived at 7 pm as we booked that time three weeks in advance and had a referral from a friend who liked it very much We waited for 25 minutes to be seated Service was horrible We ordered a 4 lb lobster - no... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It is just a surprise because it sits in a boatyard right on the lake and has such beautiful views which always count with my assessment of a restaurant. The lobster roll was delicious as was the New England clamchowder, chicken sandwich with greek yogurt and feta cheese, and chicken strips for the kids. Waitstaff was great and we enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: 607-547-7496

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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