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The Blue Mingo Grill

6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-7496
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (39 reviews)
“shrimp wrap” (5 reviews)
“trout” (5 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was really disappointed here, especially after all the good things said before. Over an hour wait from seating til we got our food. Waiter did not apologize for any of the delay. Then none of the six entrees were hot. Some were warm. One swore...More

Thank I5915NYthomasm
Reviewed yesterday

We were a party of 8 and had a nice view of the lake. Our waitress was very nice and professional. I ordered the appetizer of 2 crab cakes and grilled asparagus. The crab cakes were flat like a pancake and too much filler for...More

Thank Ladybug849
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the course of a week in Cooperstown my wife and I visited this place on three separate days. We arrived on Friday before our house was available so we took a ride to BMG for lunch, and were charmed by the rustic atmosphere, the...More

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would never have found this without gps, didn't know it was there. Very nice lake side atmosphere. Service was prompt and professional the coconut shrimp were very tasty as our appetizer. My wife had the BLT and I had the buffalo chicken club and we...More

Thank whipfire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is just out of town, 5-7 minutes of driving away, but that feels great, contributing to the refreshing experience of dining on the lake. We were not disturbed by any boats, we were sitting on a large porch, enjoying a good bottle of...More

Thank LeopoldsFriend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting (right on a lake) is amazing but the service was exceedingly slow. It took 2 1/2 hours for dinner for 5 people on a Thursday evening. One ordered salmon (for $34) and got a small, thin end cut, particularly unsatisfactory! Three of us...More

Thank Pat3510
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This upscale restaurant (with upscale prices) is 10 minutes from the Baseball Hall of Fame. Nice view of the lake. Great service and well prepared food. We enjoyed our dinners, but felt the prices are to similar to those in NYC!

Thank damg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the atmosphere is outstanding the lunch and dinner menus have always been great service is top notch

Thank tjod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the Blue Mingo is in a perfect setting for a summer dinner in Cooperstown, the food just isn't what it used to be. I recently ordered the shrimp and grits, something I have loved in the past. They have made it spicier and stickier,...More

Thank 46hazel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Under pressure from my wife we tried The Blue Mingo one more time and as usual the worst service ever. The owners continue to utilize the lake as an opportunity to prey on the tourist for the sake of making money with no idea of...More

Thank Poorotis
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Questions & Answers
3 June 2015|
Response from Frank S | Reviewed this property |
Casual attire is fine for dinner. Many guests arrive by boat in shorts.
3 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
US$ 10 - US$ 35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 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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