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The Blue Mingo Grill

6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-2507
+1 607-547-7496
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (44 reviews)
“lobster roll” (15 reviews)
“potstickers” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-2507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of a few lakefront settings near town. Unique menu on a large individual chalkboard. My wife's lobster pasta was but my bar steak was a bit tough to handle. Menu is moderate to pricey but you pay for the ambiance. We would return here.

2  Thank ddow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner lakeside last night was an expensive failure. Crab cakes were tasteless as was the lobster ravioli. Beef was over cooked, beet salad fair. Very disappointed and prices are way out of line. Been here many times before for lunch but most likely will not...More

Thank hesamiba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps the Blue Mingo was unprepared to open its 2018 season. Maybe some of the key members of a veteran staff were succeeded by inexperienced newcomers. Whatever the reason, this formerly consistently reliable, waterfront bistro may be leaning heavily on its location, nestled into the...More

1  Thank Hal L
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A nice location but the food and drinks are overpriced. The only thing positive I can say about the food that it was good but we got very, very little of it. There was no bread and the pice of fish I got was very...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 March 2018

How can it get any better than sitting lakeside on Otsego Lake! Their lunches are so delicious and they always have very creative specials. However, my most absolute favorite, is the Caesar Salad with Lobster! Such a treat! I am not sure what they do,...More

Thank NancyA1958
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Just a lovely place for a meal..seasonal, which is a shame, but worth the visit...always busy, always good food and service..

Thank 193lolly
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our group of friends has been going to Glimmerglass Opera for a number of years and we always plan a dinner at The Blue Mingo on each trip. We love their diverse menu, which features pastas, fish and lots of Asian fusion items. Dinner on...More

Thank janeto260
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This place never disappoints. From the old-fashioned Adirondack-style lake decor/ambiance, to the inventive, yet comfortable menu, to the great drinks and friendly and efficient service, it's a great choice. You can sit on the porch overlooking the lake, or on the lower patio down by...More

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Went here the last night they were opened for the season - 2017. We ordered two dinners from the specials listed on the chalkboard, which the waitress brought right to our table. We both ordered the 1 1/2 lb lobster tail for $22 which came...More

1  Thank Susan F
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Funky, relaxed dining on a big porch overlooking the Lake. Slow service, decent food--but it's all about the view which conjures up memories of Lake Como. Don't miss it!

Thank Kathy H
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4 June 2015|
Response from Frank S | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is fine for dinner. Many guests arrive by boat in shorts.
4 June 2015|
Response from Frank S | Reviewed this property |
Jeans are perfectly acceptable. Many guests arrive by boat in shorts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326-2507
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: +1 607-547-7496
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