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Hardball Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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99 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1244
+1 607-547-1273
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Just like the title says. Its a nice atmosphere, and they had great food. Interesting names for the food too. I had some Home Plate Wings, kids all ordered each a "Slider Trio" and we all ordered ourselves some "Ty Cobb Salads".

Thank aqmike97
Cooperstown, New York
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This place is fine for a quick regular meal, not gourmet by any means. But it's reasonable priced and the food is good. The service is great and in the summer (only time it's open, it's all outdoor seating under canvas roof) there is music on Thurs and Sat nights. A good selection of local beers and plenty of room... More 

Thank angus m
Oswego, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went to lunch with a large group and we were a bit later arriving after everyone else. The waitress made up for it very nicely. She took our orders and put them in so that they were brought with everyone else's without holding up theirs in the process. Also I ordered French onion soup which was the best I... More 

Thank Barbara H
Stratford, Canada
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

had a late lunch I had the chicken fajita and my wife had a salad both were amazing. the food was all really good and the service was questionable. This is an open air outside restaruant

Thank DonMcW66
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231 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Located right in front of Doubleday Field. The seating is outdoors, and the food is pretty much your basic pub grub, but it's pretty good pub grub. They have a basket of fish and chips that is huge (great for a share, as you get 4 pieces of fish and a large pile of fries in the basket). Ours was... More 

Thank nyackgirl47
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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 stopped in as our first stop in town for lunch. Great outdoor seating, a little overpriced but the food was pretty good, our salads and sandwiches were a little out of the ordinary. You probably pay a little more for the spot on the main road, but worth a stop in though.

Thank Jmarsh15
Saratoga Springs, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Sandwiches were decent but greasy. Lots of flies at this outdoor venue. Pricey for two people $16 sandwiches. Service was quick but it was not crowded. I'm not sure if I would go back.

Thank NWells513
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped here for lunch one day while in town for a baseball tournament at Dreams Park. No reservation and no wait time. We sat outside under the awning. Great service. The food was really good ... I had the boneless chicken wings, my daughter had the soup of the day, and my husband had a pulled pork sandwich. We... More 

Thank luvvy_22
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The service was excellent but the food was below average. It's good for large groups since there aren't many places to take the whole team to eat but I wish the food was better.

Thank Chris-on-LongIsland
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

they have many different choices to choose from and a very friendley staff you can sit and just have a brew and relax after shopping.

Thank Janice M

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1244
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: +1 607-547-1273

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