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The Pit under the Tunnicliff Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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Tunnicliff Inn, 34-36 Pioneer Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
+1 607-547-9611
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there in the off-season and had a nice Pub-style lunch -- seafood bisque and chicken club sandwich. The burgers looked good and, if you're so inclined, I recommend the local brew, Ommegang. Location is right downtown.

Thank gsilver792
Cooperstown, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are locals who frequent The Pit for their $6.00 Tuesday special dinners. Food is good except for the chicken and biscuits which was basically chicken gravy over biscuits.

Thank traveler2177
Trumansburg, New York
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120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Soups are delicious and homemade. The French onion was rich and savory and my wife enjoyed the chili. The service was fast and friendly and the prices were very reasonable.

Thank Worldsvet
Norwich, Connecticut
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stopped here twice on our trip to Cooperstown. The prices are good and the food is really good. The staff are friendly. We would recommended this place.

Thank Huskies06
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161 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch while visiting the hall of fame. There wasn't anything special about the place. We got a couple of clubs which weren't bad. It's just an average place nothing stuck out to me. Could've had worse for sure. You won't be disappointed if you come but don't get your hopes up. It will fill your stomach.

Thank Andrew A
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing prices even better 2 dinners 2 drinks under $20 before tip. Best place in cooperstown we have been to for a meal well done. Very nice setup something different

Thank Ryan A
Limerick, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you are looking for a dark,cellar dining experience, this is your place. If not, go elsewhere, there are plenty of pleasant light filled choices right on Main St. From the outside you think you are choosing a very nice hotel type restaurant with pretty bay windows and curtains. Then you are directed downstairs. To a very dark and almost... More 

Thank limerickbee
Kingston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Pit has some different items on their menu that catch your eye. I tried the "Elk" Burger which was O.K. Taste just like most "game" ( venison, bison,etc.) burgers. They charge an extra $2.00 for grilled onions -which I think is outrageous. The Cuban sandwich was soggy and not much taste and their fries are nothing special. The service... More 

Thank papajoe323
Williamstown, New York
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We just visited this weekend for Cooptoberfest and found this restaurant. Two are vegetarian so this fit the bill. We were a bit after the lunch crowd so no waiting. Our server was pleasant and attentive. The orders were a hamburger,elk burger, fish, pulled pork, soup and crab cake. Everyone agreed their meal was great except myself. I had the... More 

Thank 528sunshine
Cranford, NJ
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Walk into the basement entrance of The Pit under... and you are immediately have descended into your Dad's man-cave, that is, if your Mom had given him free reign and a generous decorating budget. Some of the walls are pine paneled and some are natural brick. You will of course find several neon beer promo signs. As mentioned in other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tunnicliff Inn, 34-36 Pioneer Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: +1 607-547-9611
  • This restaurant is at Tunnicliff Inn

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?