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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
Caitlin K
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Cherry Valley, New York
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Cherry Valley, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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
22 helpful votes 22 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
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
64 helpful votes 64 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great ice cream, prompt and efficient service. Our favorite stop in Cooperstown. Strongly recommend you go at least once on your trip here.

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Marietta, GA
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138 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

At The Penguin you can have ice cream your way! Order your custom treats from their menu or make up your own. It’s sort of like a blizzard with almost unlimited options. We both got small cups but wished we had ordered the junior size because it was very filling and a very generous portion. You can, however, never have... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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