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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 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 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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86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

Thank ItinerantLoafer
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We happened upon this place after visiting the Hall of Fame. We ended up eating here twice on our vacation, once for dinner and once for lunch. The seafood bisque can not be beat, so delicious! I also had the avocado BLT and it was fabulous. Prices are very reasonable. Atmosphere is actually really inviting considering it is essentially a... More 

Thank Lisa B
Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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122 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The night we went the specials were lobster and prime rib. The food was average but filing. The bread is hot and really good though and the bisque was delicious. All and all a good value in an otherwise pricey town.

Thank Nina H
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My first choice was closed for the season and I'm glad because I went here instead. I ordered a burger with fixin's and boy was it good. Cooked to order with fresh cut fries. Service equally good. Owner on-hand and very personable. Place could use new carpeting.

Thank Rich1028
long island
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Good variety of choices and beverages. Minimal ambience. Very attentive service. Not a destination, but good enough if you're staying in the Inn above.

Thank universityvisitor
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were looking for a spot for lunch and stumbled on this place. It is like walking back into time, the place is dated, paneled, old tables and chairs and uncomfortable booths. But that is what makes it great. Menu is diverse with just enough options for lunch. Our friend had the pulled pork and loved it, I had the... More 

Thank Jmarsh15

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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
US$6 - US$24
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?