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The Blue Mingo Grill

) #16 of 42 Restaurants in Cooperstown ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
+1 607-547-7496
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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6098 State Route 80, Cooperstown, NY
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tucked behind a boat yard, you will find the Blue Mingo Grill. It is very popular with locals and visitors alike, so reservations are a must. There are both indoor and outdoor seatings, and the outdoor has both open and covered seating. We were there...More

Thank daylilly50
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been wanting to eat here for the past few years, especially after my daughter moved here to Cooperstown. It was with great anticipation that we were finally going. Maybe too much anticipation as I was disappointed...we all were to some extent. The location...More

Thank SirVayR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the lobster salad on fresh greens... Although, this year had it twice the greens are in smaller portions and the lobster salad is smaller also. I did complain and got a reduction on my bill.... If you want to to continue having a...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to blue mingo in Cooperstown, located on the lake, up route 80, hidden away, but well worth finding it. It's located at Sam Smiths boatyard, where you can rent boats, or dock your boat for an amazing lunch with an incredible view. Our waiter...More

2  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for an impromptu lunch and were quickly seated. Our waiter was attentive and the cocktails and food were delicious. The covered porch offered protection from the weather, while allowing for a lovely view of the lake. We will definitely be back.

Thank Speechymom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

100% this place is worth a visit just for the view and waterfront dining. This feast is for the eyes, absolutely gorgeous surroundings!! We visited for lunch, we sat outside by the water. I ordered a fruity drink, which was delicious! I ordered the Mingo...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going around the Lake outside of Cooperstown we saw a sign for the Blue Mingo Grill. Since it was lunch we decided to try it out. You drive between boat buildings, including one where a 1920's boat was being restored to match one already done...More

Thank SrTravelerTampa
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant! Excellent food service and environment as it located on the lake. It's a must for anyone visiting Cooperstown!!!!

Thank greendragon63
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is one of my favorite places to go when I am in Cooperstown. I rated it 3 stars because this time the food was just ok, the service was super slow, and they kept messing up our orders. In saying that I am hoping...More

Thank CindynBama
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The best part of the Blue Mingo was the atmosphere. Relaxed lakeside tables with boats pulling i. For lunch. The food was good I had a shrimp special and it was fantastic. My husband loved the fish tacos. The service was a little slow but...More

Thank Nicole D
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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