Cooperstown Restaurants: Find The Best Places To Eat
Cooperstown is for foodie lovers! From Italian fine dining to cute and classic bistros, it's a place that every one of our guests will have no problem finding a place they'll love. We've made up a complete list of the top-rated and most popular Cooperstown NY restaurants with information on their menu, atmosphere, and location. Find your perfect foodie match and enjoy the plethora of amazing cuisine that Cooperstown has to offer!
Vegetarian Options, Sports Bar Location: 93 Main Street Just a couple blocks away from the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Doubleday Cafe is a great place to stop for any meal if you like good old fashioned comfort food and more upscale diner food including filet mignon when it's on special. For lunch and dinner they have burgers (both meat and veggie), wings, nachos, french onion soup, soft pretzels, and grilled sandwiches. They also have daily specials that often include seafood, steak and vegetarian entrees. If you go for breakfast, you'll see the traditional morning foods on the menu like eggs and bacon, omelettes, and french toast. The cafe has a laid back setting with a sports bar where customers can watch the games.
Mel's at 22
Live Music, Upscale Dining Location: 22 Chestnut Street If you want to get a little fancy, check out Mel's at 22. They do upscale American-inspired cuisine right and have a full bar with specialty cocktails. For lunch, you can get grilled sandwiches like prime rib french dip, reuben and tots, burgers, lobster rolls, salads, paninis or wraps. When dinner rolls around, they start cooking up steaks, scallops, pork chops, duck, lobster risotto, and other flavorful dishes. For Sunday brunch, they serve benedicts, french toast, quiche, waffles, skillets, and burgers. Though there are a few vegetarian options, it's mostly a place for meat and fish eaters unless you go for brunch. On Friday nights, they have live music performances.
New York Pizzeria
Gluten Free Options, Casual Atmosphere Location: 75 Chestnut Street At some point, you're going to want pizza and this is the place to go for it. They're open everyday for lunch and dinner. Their pizzas are some of the best around upstate New York with regular or thin crust (or gluten free). If you don't want a whole pie, they also have pizza by the slice (though no gluten free pizza by the slice). More than just a great pizza spot, they also have dinner entrees served with garlic knots, subs, wraps, calzones, wings, burgers, and grilled sandwiches. The atmosphere is very casual. They have soda pop options, but you won't find any alcohol. If you're just looking for a place to snag some takeout, they do that, too.
Italian Upscale Dining, Gluten Free Options Location: 5438 State Highway 28 For some homemade Italian food (prepared by an authentic Italian mother), dine at the family-owned Bocca Osteria. You can get homemade fettuccine and gnocchi made by the owner's mother. They are best known for their Neapolitan pizzas though. Topped with figs, truffles, and prosciutto, their pizzas are prepared in a custom-built wood-fired oven that was shipped to them from Italy. Grilled paninis, pasta dishes, and desserts are also available. There are lots of gluten free options on their menu including gluten free pasta. The dining room here has a casual fine dining vibe.
The Cooperstown Diner
Homemade Meals, Burgers Location: 136 1/2 Main Street A little place with a big heart, The Cooperstown Diner is famous for serving up large portions of food at a tiny location. They are best known for their jumbo burgers (you can order 1/2 pound patty!) In addition to burgers, they have grilled sandwiches, wraps, fried chicken, and nightly dinner specials. They serve up breakfast all day, too. The menu has classic diner breakfast foods like eggs, hash browns, corned beef hash, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and the like. There is a dining room area with seating, but don't expect your whole family to fit (without a wait). Locals run the diner so you can gather a lot of knowledge about the region from the staff here. They also do takeout if you are in the mood for a picnic.
Upscale Dining, Italian Location:64 Main Street The atmosphere here is more upscale than most restaurants in Cooperstown. They do Italian fine dining with a stylish plating. Each dish has an artful and nice presentation. Only open for dinner service, they have all of the best Italian meals. For appetizers, they do bruschetta, meatballs, mozzarella sticks, and more (escargot snails for the adventurous palettes). Entrees include a mix of pasta dishes, seafood, eggplant parmesan, grilled pork shanks, veal, chicken. The space is nice but it is a little narrow so call ahead of time if you need more space to sit.
Unique Menu, Gluten Free and Vegetarian Options Location 149 Main Street You'll be excited to find this place if you like a mix of American and international cuisine. The atmosphere is casual and fun. Describing their menu is a little difficult because they have such a wide variety of options. For sandwiches, you can get a Vietnamese bahn mi, a caprese panini, pork belly steamed buns, tacos, falafel sandwich, and burgers (including veggie options). You'll also be able to get homemade mac n' cheese, Thai flavored chicken wings, fish and chips, pork belly ramen, beef pho, goat curry, and the list goes on. They also have house specials and specialty cocktails. It's quite a diverse place! You'll be sure to satisfy everyone in your family here.
Cooperstown Farmers Market
Local Produce, Live Music Location: 101 Main Street It's always good to support the local farmers in a town. Cooperstown has a farmer's market on Saturday mornings that you don't want to miss out on if it's the season. Local honey, fresh baked bread and cinnamon buns, maple candies, homemade pesto, and fresh produce can all be found here. Plus, you'll get to meet the amazing people that make up this town. They typically have live music entertainment at the market as well. The vendors definitely appreciate the tourist traffic and are happy to give suggestions on places to go in Cooperstown. Plus, you'll learn about what grows locally and may even get to see some craft vendors. They are open year round but the times vary depending on the months. In the summer months, they tend to be open earlier around 8 am and go until 2 pm.