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Hardball Cafe

) #22 of 43 Restaurants in Cooperstown ££ - £££ American,
99 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1244
+1 607-282-4014
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“burger” (32 reviews)
“hot pretzels” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
££ - £££
99 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1244
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Chloe J
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outdoor restaurant with great food and friendly employees. I recommend the bambino burger and their bistro sauce.

Thank 02eloc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is your run of the mill sports bar, nothing more nothing less. Decent food, quick service and cold beer. Prices were average with nothing appearing overpriced.

Thank tcap53
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in for the week at Cooperstown Dream Park. Got in early on Friday and walked around town with my boys. The Harball Café looked inviting and so we decided to go there for lunch. We sat at the front table - it seemed...More

Thank Jgifas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch there before a visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It's very close to the Hall so if you are hungry, this is a good place for a bite to eat. The menu is pretty standard for a sports bar but there...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waitress was friendly and efficient. The place was really busy and the food came within a reasonable time. I ordered the fish tacos which were pretty good. Good for pub food. The outdoor patio was really nice to sit at on a sunny day...More

Thank YandRgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in town for Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, we made two separate visits to the Hardball Cafe. Being such a busy weekend, along with the location of the restaurant, we simply assumed that we'd be in for low quality food, poor service, and absurd...More

Thank Justin H
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27 July 2015|
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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 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1244
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cooperstown
  • Phone Number: +1 607-282-4014
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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