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The Cooperstown Penguin Ice Cream

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4833 State Hwy 28, Hartwick, NY 13326
+1 607-435-3993
12:01 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This place serves incredible ice cream. I loved how they could make ice cream of any flavor you request. The service was speedy quick and overall I had a fantastic experience. Definitely stop by if you are looking for something sweet to eat.

Thank Sam E
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I was only here once, but once was enough. They serve ice cream, that can be mixed most any way you want it flavored. I thought mine was awful and the prices are very high (tourist trap). There is no indoor seating, a small outdoor eating area, or eat in your car.

Thank Debi C
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We wish we'd gone here our first night in town, so we could have gone more than once. The ice cream selection is amazing, and all of us found a favorite. They say if they don't have your flavor, they'll make it for you. There was a long line when we stopped, but the service was efficient. They have a... More 

Thank tazmok
Cooperstown, New York
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great selection of ice cream flavors, fast service, and a ok place to hand out. Drive right up to the windows and order. Give the girls a tip, they are all going to college:)

Thank angus m
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

we stopped after lunch at Council Brewery and it was perfect for an after lunch treat. ice cream is delicious!

Thank anniealpine
Washington DC
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214 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Cake batter ice cream - just the best thing ever. 3 flavors in one! Staffed by nice kids who are working very hard! Worth a stop (maybe two or three stops.)

Thank NotALostWanderer
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

I had the chocolate almond ice cream in a waffle cone! Amazing crunchy almonds in a very chocolate ice cream! Definitely the best in the village! The outside seating is very cute and spacious. I enjoyed sitting outside with my puppy. Very friendly service. They have a huge selection of ice cream flavors and other specialty desserts!

Thank Christine C
Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Very good ice cream, cookie dough an butter pecan great. Soft serve solid. Mint original. Worth stopping by. A Cooperstown original.

Thank Alverstone5
Nassau, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

They have the best custom ice cream. All the seating is outdoors. We had Penguin almost everyday we were at Dreams Park.

Thank Rick R
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

After a warm summer day there isn't much better than a good ice cream on the way back to the campground. The Penguin does it just right with delightful flavors to choose from as well.

Thank Doug W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:01 - 22:00
12:01 - 22:00
12:01 - 22:00
12:01 - 22:00
12:01 - 22:00
12:01 - 22:00
12:01 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4833 State Hwy 28, Hartwick, NY 13326
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hartwick
  • Phone Number: +1 607-435-3993

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?