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The Blue Mingo Grill

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6098 State Route 80, PO Box 190, 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
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Good food, nice staff, nice view.

We always eat here on our trips to Cooperstown. It is dependable and it is really the nicest place to eat in Cooperstown outside of the big hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
suzanna101
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North Palmetto Point, Eleuthera
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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281 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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North Palmetto Point, Eleuthera
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We always eat here on our trips to Cooperstown. It is dependable and it is really the nicest place to eat in Cooperstown outside of the big hotel.

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phishhead99
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Food is very good...but small portions, I left hungry! Atmosphere is interesting Adirondack feel...French cuisine..and a marina out back! Not sure what they are going for but should chose one theme!

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Cherry Valley, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in the area. It is hidden away on the lake, so it has an amazing view. The food is excellent, though the vegetarian options are seriously limited. The drinks are great. This is a great place for a dinner with friends or a romantic date. This is NOT a place to bring your... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We dined at the Blue Mingo Grill last night while on vacation, and can only say the meal was great and was not your standard menu! Unfortunately they close for the season today, so can recommend you try them when they open again in the spring!

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Boca Grande
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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Maybe part of the adventure in dining at the Blue Mingo is actually finding it. Its not really hard but you do meet to keep your eyes open. The staff fantastic and super helpful, the food out of this world...pork belly lolli pops are you kidding me? Cocktails and other dining selections were terrific. Would not ever even consider a... More 

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

we came at night and could barely find our way to it but were glad we did. Its a funky place filled with locals at the bar as well as dining area. the service and food were both good, next time I'll try to come again in the daylight too !

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Pittsford, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Heard great reviews over the years and finally had a chance to try it. This time of year, they are only open Thursday - Sunday. We were there in between lunch and dinner and ordered off the bar menu. Snacked on the flatbread pizza of the day with the local beer Rare Vos by Ommegang! The establishment is a cute... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

the Blue Mingo was recommended to use by a friends sister-in-law who lives in Cooperstown. We ate lunch on warm Monday afternoon. It is kind of hidden from the road as you have to look for the "Sam Smiths Boatyard" sign. Parking is at a premium in the lot behind the boatyard, but as we left after lunch we found... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Please, and thank you. It is a really easy process, all it requires is a paring knife and a little time.

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Cooperstown, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food was not exceptional as one would expect for the cost. Meals(dinner) ranged from $26.00 to $33.00 the night we were there. Five of us cost $184.00(tax tip incl) with no drinks, just water. Blackboard menu only. Service was good. View of the lake from seating was good. Building is a bit beaten down but acceptable for the atmosphere. Road... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6098 State Route 80, PO Box 190, 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: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
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?