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“Seafood restaurant in Upstate NY!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yum Yum Shack

Yum Yum Shack
4918 State Hwy 28, Cooperstown, NY 133262
607-547-8088
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Ranked #26 of 57 Restaurants in Cooperstown
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Southport, Connecticut
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Seafood restaurant in Upstate NY!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The owner of our B&B recommended this place. In fact, when we turned up for dinner, we were amused to see her there, with her whole family.
The Yum Yum shack doesn't look like much - just a roadside restaurant, with a few tables outside, and a bar. The atmosphere is informal, and there's a decent sized play area behind the restaurant, allowing people with children to let them run around and play, rather than bother other diners. This is important in Cooperstown: the Baseball Hall of Fame tends to attract somewhat, er, boisterous, families.
We ordered Haddock and Chips, acutely aware of the distance between Cooperstown and the sea. To our delight, it was really good - the fish tasted fresh, the fries were cooked from fresh potatoes rather than frozen (as far as I could tell), and the batter had a rather nice tang to it, not overpowering, but just a subtle complement to the flavor.
We talked to the owner. Apparently he takes the four-hour trek to New York City twice a week, to buy his fish at the Fish Market. Frozen? Of course, but frozen on board the fishing boat: fish is one of the few foods that isn't adversely affected by freezing, provided it's frozen immediately.

Recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Overpriced!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Good food, ok service. Very very high priced. Not a place I would bring kids.the price of the food was ExPENSIVE!!!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Delicious seafood, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had a wonderful table and the place was quiet, no loud noise. The staff were very gracious and paid good attention to us. The seafood (all the food) was top-notch. Very fresh. We went back the next night and they were closed (Monday). Too bad for us.

Visited August 2013
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Houma, LA
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“Yum Yum Shack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Scallop appetizer and Fish Tacos are excellent. Fish and Chips are fair at best---frozen pre-cut fries. Went there twice during our vacation, during one visit service was good, the next, service was poor.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Isaac is the friendliest person we've encountered since arriving. He is attentive and has excellent suggestions. Food and atmosphere is 11 out of ten stars!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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