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The Blue Mingo Grill

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6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York, NY
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are very few places in Cooperstown that allow for lakeside dining, a surprise given how much frontage there is along the 7+ mile western coast. (The eastern shore is largely a land preserve, which makes for lovely views across the lake.) Blue Mingo Grill is thus perfectly situated, on a small peninsula that juts into the lake, about three... More 

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Babylon, New York
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful meal lake side at The Blue Mingo!! After a long day at Cooperstown to enjoy festivities for The Hall of Fame, we ventured to The Blue Mingo!!! Besides a great staff and meal, the view was so spectacular!! Just a perfect ending to a very exciting weekend!! I love the fabulous store that you walk through before... More 

Thank Steffi818
New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so excited to try this place on the lake in Cooperstown. We had reservations for 4 ppl @ 6pm we arrived on time. The hostess needs a lesson in hospitality, did not even give us a hello, good evening, nothing she seemed annoyed we had come in and taken her away from writing on the black board menu.... More 

Thank Gina V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I were staying in Cooperstown for my sons baseball camp. We heard from locals to check out The Blue Mingo. We went for lunch and it was outstanding. From the service, to the drinks, to the view and to or food, everything was better than expected! My husband and I then went out to dinner a few... More 

Thank Basbeballmom121
Syracuse, New York, United States
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223 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located at a marina outside of the town center. There is a gift shop at the entrance. The menu is posted to a large chalk board that is carted from table to table (rather awkward). Service was friendly, helpful and quick. At the beginning of the meal we were served a basket of corn bread seasoned with... More 

Thank Warren F
Thomasville, Georgia
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a recent weekend evening and had a very nice table outside overlooking lake. The waitress was very attentive but service coming out of the bar was extremely slow. The food was okay but portions were quite small and everything was ala carte so a 38.00 dollar entrée did not include salad soup or even rolls so it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 years ago my husband and I had an excellent dinner here. When we returned to Cooperstown this year we were looking forward to coming back and brought 2 of our grown children and two grandchildren (teens) with us. It was horrible! After quite a wait, the meals came out barely lukewarm - the steak was 1/2 fat & a... More 

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Delhi, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many times we have had lunch there... I always get the lobster salad. Oh over fresh greens is the best. It over looks the beautiful Otsego lake in Cooperstown NY.. Tip get there early for lunch it is the best..

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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located right on the lake and the outdoor tables are wonderful. We had terrific salads featuring delicious and fresh vegetables. My wife had the crab cakes which were nondescript. I had the chef's special which is haddock served over vegetables. The vegetables were delicious but the haddock was over cooked and very dry. The service was excellent... More 

Thank Glen S
New York City, New York
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232 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great small portion a little expensive but nonetheless worthy. Such a funky althouh sophisticated , nice place great drink, interesting menu and good food. What else do you want on vacation!?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: 607-547-7496

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?