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Cooperstown Back Alley Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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8 Hoffman Ln, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1014
+1 607-322-4048
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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East Wenatchee, Washington
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We made a reservation and were promptly seated on arrival. I ordered the French Onion Soup, and a salad to go with my New York Steak, and my wife ordered the Shrimp Amore' which included artichokes, red peppers, spinach and garlic in a cream sauce with pasta. The soup was tasty and cleary homemade. My wife loved her entree, and... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

12 of us went for dinner; kids and adults....ate upstairs; service was great for handling a large group. All the food was very good; a great place for unwinding after an afternoon in Cooperstown. Larger sitting area that it looks like from the outside.

Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We ate here on our last day during our Hall of Fame Weekend trip. Considering how small the town is and how many people are drawn to the are for this event I was pleasantly surprised by how fast we sat and how attentive our server was. I highly suggest you order the Jumbo Hot Dog. I did not anticipate... More 

Thank JessApel
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is the sister restaurant to the Cooperstown Diner. We figured the food would be just as food but learned that it's probably pretty hard to mess up breakfast (Diner), the Back Alley Grille was another story. The service was good but the food left me wishing I had cooked at home. We ordered the ribeye and it left much... More 

Thank everythingbeachy
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We came here with my sons baseball team before visiting the Hall of Fame. The location is convenient, and the food was decent. My daughter had the chili and really liked it. My son and other daughter had chicken tenders, and they both liked them. My husband and I had sandwiches, grilled chicken and grilled cheese. Both of which were... More 

Thank Cara K
Zachary, Louisiana
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We had walked by this after lunch, so we decided to try it for dinner. We were a party of 7. The hostess was very nice. We were seated quickly upstairs in the main bar area. Our server was also the bartender. She was more interested in talking with the men at the bar than waiting on us. When we... More 

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Magnolia, Delaware
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Food was okay. My husband enjoyed his hot dog with Mac and cheese. My taco salad was fine but nothing special. Each fountain soda is charged for separately which we didn't know when the waitress offered my husband a refill. For $2.95 a piece I'd say the sodas are overpriced in the first place. He could have had a couple... More 

Thank Molley C
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This restaurant is tucked away on an alley, just across from the Baseball Hall of Fame. Its convenient location surely brings it a ton of business, and they don't need to try too hard to please. As a result, it seems, both the food and the service is mediocre. Our meal, nothing more than hot dogs and sandwiches, took way... More 

Thank PabloMaxNJ
Carrollton, Tx
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Very close to Hall of Fame. Ribeye steak was a little tough, but burgers were great. Fun place to visit after spending time at The HOF.

Thank jfosters6
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had a family group of five and requested bread( one of our group was getting hypoglycemic). Our waitress reported they had none and took a while to get crackers.we even offered to pay for it while we waited-no luck. I was puzzled when my French onion soup arrived with the usual bread in the crock! Entrees were mediocre. There... More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Hoffman Ln, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1014
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: +1 607-322-4048

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?