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Hardball Cafe

99 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1244
+1 607-282-4014
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“burger” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
99 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1244
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We had an excellent experience at this restaurant the week we stayed in Cooperstown. They were able to accommodate our large group (20) with ease! Food was fantastic!

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Food was cold. Manager was heartless glorified McDonald's! Everything come out of the freezer. Taste tells everything. Very rude server and bar tender needs couciling . Would never recommend this place.

Thank Jamie J
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Went for lunch with family. Service was excellent and we were seated immediately even with 12 in our group. The menu was simple but took quite a long time for the food to arrive. Pricey for lunch.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Went for lunch with party of 5. It's a cool place-all outside seating-lots of TV's-kind of a sports bar vibe-waitress was very nice-but we had the slowest service ever. Food is overpriced and mediocre at best. Our groups had burgers, chicken panini, and turkey paninis,...More

Thank mkkirk1
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I really enjoyed the food here but I thought it was a bit pricey for what you get. But I did appreciate fresh sides like grilled zucchini and squash. I ordered an entree salad that was very good. Boys got sanwiches and fries with a...More

Thank CoffeeMate32
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Family of 6 ate here first day in Cooperstown. Very friendly and attentive server. Large portions. Food very good. A bit pricey, but ok.

Thank Charlene S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

good place to grab a quick bite, our waitress was very good, nice variety, good lively atmosphere, very casual

Thank Chloe J
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Stopped in for drinks on a weekend evening, the place wasn't crowded at all. We ordered drinks from a surly bartender who then took over 20 minutes to deliver them. To say she had a bad attitude is an understatement. The drinks were terrible (we...More

Thank LovesToTravelSue
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by the Hard Ball"s seemingly full-service bar for a quick drink, and on a cool summer evening Irish coffee seemed like a great idea. Restaurant more than three-quarters empty at 7:00, and the bartender could not care less that we were there. After informing...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Service was good, but the food here is just average. One of the kids with us did enjoy one of the biggest hot dogs I have ever seen. We also had Caesar salad with grilled chicken; the romaine wasn't picked through very carefully and the...More

Thank Kleefrog57
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know Kelly! I only ate there once.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1244
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: +1 607-282-4014
We are Cooperstown's only entirely outdoor dining restaurant. Our goal is to provide a friendly atmosphere in a comfortable environment. We feature top quality ingredients at a great value. Please come and visit us while you are enjoying Cooperstown! We take parties of any size, please call ahead for reservations!
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