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The Blue Mingo Grill

6098 State Route 80, PO Box 190, Cooperstown, NY
607-547-7496
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Ranked #14 of 54 Restaurants in Cooperstown
Price range: $10 - $35
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Easton, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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Schoharie, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We came for our annivesary on a recommendation from somebody else, and we weren't disappointed. The view was spectacular, the weather was sunny there was boats on the lake. Everything was perfect. The food was good, good beer and wine. Very relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely be back soon.

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Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Make an early-evening reservation to enjoy a beautiful view of Otsega Lake. All seating is lakefront and food is delicious! Our second time there and would would easily go back. You can even rent a boat next door before settling into a peaceful dinner.

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Sharon Springs, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The night we were there they had a guest chef that specialized in Thai food. I took advantage of that with some Porkbelly Popsicles for an appetizer and Pad Thai for an entree. My wife went for their regular fare with steak, fingerling potatoes and purple carrots.

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Binghamton, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an absoluely charming restaurant right on the water over-looking beautiful Otsego Lake. The atmosphere is laid-back abd casual, but the food is more more than that. Locally sourced, with the freshed ingredients is their Mantra and they deliver with great food. The dinner menu changes frequently and the specials are listed daily on the larger blackboard.

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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After having spent a relaxing afternoon out on the lake in a boat we decided to stop here for a late dinner. We did not have reservations which are recommended, so we were very happy being seated in the bar area with a table next to a huge window overlooking Otsego Lake. If seated in the bar, you are given... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We both had the lobster salad - my husband on a roll & me on lettuce. It was fantastic!!! Lots of lobster & not too much mayo. Service was friendly. Very popular place on the lake, so plan ahead.

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Central Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Food was very good, although very salty. We had looked forward to being outside, but it was raining, so we were inside looking out, which was still pleasant. Many people sat on the enclosed porch, but somehow our 5:30 reservation and early arrival still didn't get us out there. We waited quite a while for the menu to arrive and... More

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