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“releif from the crowds”

The Pit under the Tunnicliff Inn
Ranked #21 of 63 Restaurants in Cooperstown
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Off the beaten path and deceiving (down the stairs) this was close to BHOF, but hidden gem from the crowds. Local beers on tap, baseball on TV, great sandwiches and gaspacho!

Thank Donna D
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We were in Cooperstown for a baseball tournament that my grandson was in. As we walked around Cooperstown, a nice little town, we were looking at various menus trying to decide where we should eat. At the above location a family of four locals, who identified themselves as such, indicated to us that this establishment was the best. It was okay. Not anything to write home about. It's a small attractive eatery in the basement of the inn. The service was very good, but the food was just average.

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Thank MadMaxie40667
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Follow the steps beneath the Tunnicliff Inn to this quirky little pub/restaurant. At first it seems a bit strange as you are clearly in a basement area of a really old building which means uneven floors and two levels with low ceilings. Parts of the walls are paneled in what appears to be 1960's pine walls, and others are white washed brick. A few TVS are hanging with various sporting activities displayed. There is not really a cozy or welcoming atmosphere, it's just best described as quirky. The service was friendly as the manager and a waitstaff move among the patrons making sure everything is okay. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. For dinner we ordered a smoke sausage with cabbage (fantastic!) and chili with pasta, basically chili mac (yummy!). In the end, our stomachs were happy. The place could just use an adjustment with the decorating to add an appealing, welcoming atmosphere. It would be easy to add some early Americana touches to boost this place to a very good.

Thank Babu2773
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was a very enjoyable restaurant to eat at for lunch. The service was fantastic and the food was great.

Thank ScottKuhlman
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We were a group of fourteen, 8 adults and 6 children/teenagers. The burgers were fine although not everyone got them cooked as they had requested. I had the chicken Marsala which was okay, but didn't stand out. The waiter wasn't particularly friendly. They started turning off the lights in the restaurant as we were finishing our meals which seemed a bit rude. I wouldn't tell people to stay away from this restaurant but wouldn't recommend it either. It was just okay.

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Thank bridgetnh
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