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The Penguin

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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, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

we stopped after lunch at Council Brewery and it was perfect for an after lunch treat. ice cream is delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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English first
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

we stopped after lunch at Council Brewery and it was perfect for an after lunch treat. ice cream is delicious!

Thank anniealpine
Washington DC
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171 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Cake batter ice cream - just the best thing ever. 3 flavors in one! Staffed by nice kids who are working very hard! Worth a stop (maybe two or three stops.)

Thank dc-cajun
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I had the chocolate almond ice cream in a waffle cone! Amazing crunchy almonds in a very chocolate ice cream! Definitely the best in the village! The outside seating is very cute and spacious. I enjoyed sitting outside with my puppy. Very friendly service. They have a huge selection of ice cream flavors and other specialty desserts!

Thank Christine C
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very good ice cream, cookie dough an butter pecan great. Soft serve solid. Mint original. Worth stopping by. A Cooperstown original.

Thank Alverstone5
Nassau, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

They have the best custom ice cream. All the seating is outdoors. We had Penguin almost everyday we were at Dreams Park.

Thank Rick R
Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

After a warm summer day there isn't much better than a good ice cream on the way back to the campground. The Penguin does it just right with delightful flavors to choose from as well.

Thank Doug W
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Best ice cream in cooperstown- very crowded, lots of options to choose from. Area to eat there outside.

Thank karen6886
Mays Landing, New Jersey
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not a big icecream fan but they have every flavor you can imagine. Ordered a small cup and enough ice cream for three!

Thank classynj
chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

oh my God. Where do I start? Forget gelato and fancy ice creams. The soft serve here was to die for. Creamy deliciousness. Huge portion for a "small" cone. It was my dinner!!

Thank inlove13
houston Texas
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I ate a delicious hot fudge Sunday with all the works ! The ice cream was delicious and the fudge was real hot and great fudge. I recommend the Penguin

Thank frankhoustonTexas

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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