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4833 State Hwy 28, Hartwick, NY
(607) 435-3993
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ice cream, simple and delicious

Went with my visiting daughter to the Penguin, because she was craving ice cream. It was open at 9:30p.m., which is not always the case in Cooperstown area. We had wonderful ice cream cones...I ordered Rocky Road...my favorite. My husband had Butter Pecan, my daughter had something a bit more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Rise P
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Cherry Valley, New York, United States
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Cherry Valley, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went with my visiting daughter to the Penguin, because she was craving ice cream. It was open at 9:30p.m., which is not always the case in Cooperstown area. We had wonderful ice cream cones...I ordered Rocky Road...my favorite. My husband had Butter Pecan, my daughter had something a bit more exotic, but equally wonderful and fresh.

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Neptune Beach
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Loved this spot! The kids working were so fast and polite. Ice cream was yummy! Perfect summertime spot in Cooperstown!

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Cherry Valley, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The ice cream here is standard, but it's really fun to be able to pick all the mix ins. They have a great variety of add ins. The servers are lovely.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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161 reviews 161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I are particular about our ice cream, and we stopped here twice during our two day stay. Very creamy, very delicious. They start with a block of homemade hard ice cream and then blend in whatever you want. It's just a little ice cream stand on a busy road, a short drive from the center of town,... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The blend hard ice cream with the toppings of your choice. The serving are too small got the prices. The service is a little slow.

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Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great flavors...anything you can imagine. If you are in town for Dreams Park it is right up the street on the way back to Cooperstown. Service is quick and it is often busy. A great refresher on a summer day!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The people who work here must hear the same thing, over and over: So many choices! Once you get over the long list of possible 'customized' concoctions, just relax and enjoy. The mixing machine produces an ice cream of a lovely consistency. We had small sundaes, and enjoyed them thoroughly.

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Middletown, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went here based on Tripadvisor reviews was not disappointed. They blend your toppings right into the ice cream a great taste sensation. You need to try this if you like ice cream.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Thanks to all the reviews on trip advisor, I knew I had to try this place and the ice cream was AMAZING. Of course I had to try mixing flavors and was not disappointed. I recommend this place highly to all ice cream lovers visiting Cooperstown.

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Philadelphia
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10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's not a bad place. I just wouldn't say it's a "must stop" kind of a place when you go to Cooperstown. It's just your average side of the road ice cream stop. Their "custom" ice cream is basically reminiscent of a Dairy Queen blizzard (chocolate or vanilla ice cream blended with your choice of add in which include but... More 

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Additional Information about The Penguin

Address: 4833 State Hwy 28, Hartwick, NY
Phone Number: (607) 435-3993
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hartwick
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 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
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4833 State Hwy 28, Hartwick, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hartwick
  • Phone Number: (607) 435-3993

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 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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