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The Blue Mingo Grill

6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-7496
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pad thai” (7 reviews)
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6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great spot for eats in the summer just outside downtown Cooperstown. Gift shop and on water eatery worth the pit stop. Tying up your boat can be a bit challenging because there is limited space. Food is good and service is usually good from college...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The grill has a lovely view of the southern end of Otsego lake. Food is okay, not spectacular, especially with the prices. Service is okay, but not quite up to the expectations of past reviews. Drive in and out, and parking areas need attention

Thank rpl170192016
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place is a fun dinning experience, right in the middle of a boat yard. The only dining right on the lake. It's crowded with summer Dreams Park folks so you need reservations. Meals are pricey and the bar has a bit of a scene...More

Thank angus m
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Right on Orders Lake shore, the venue can't be beaten. Great for a drink or a light meal. Food is pricey and a little variable.

Thank Chantzi
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were taken to the Blue Mingo by a friend who knew about it. What a treat! Right on the water. Bar food and a bit more. Jolly group of people at the bar. Drinks were good...nice kids menu. A great way to spend a...More

Thank Q. C
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The food was good but not the best I have had . The service was great but the flies were horrible. Loved the view so didn't mind swatting a few flies.

Thank Carolyn J
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Located down a dirt drive, and not visible from the road (don't miss the sign), lies this gem of a waterfront restaurant. The local wisdom says to go here for lunch, when the selection is much wider, and the prices are more reasonable. I would...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The food here is out of this world. We met the chef and he was so nice. Told us where he was from and he cook us a special meal. A little pricy but worth it. The menu is a chalk board the waiter brings...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We had a very relaxing lunch at Blue Mingo after renting kayaks on the same campus. We did not have dinner here and that menu was quite pricey. The lunch menu was priced better. Food was very good with excellent presentation. We ordered a salad...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Do reserve ahead to be sure to get a table at the most scenic dining in Cooperstown. Blue Mingo is at the very edge of Lake Otsego, with the waves lapping below its roofed verandah and sailboats gliding past. The food is a nice mix...More

Thank Michele H
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Attire for dinner? Jeans?
4 June 2015|
Response from Frank S | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is fine for dinner. Many guests arrive by boat in shorts.
Jeans for dinner?
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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: +1 607-547-7496
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