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Places to eat

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Places to eat

My 10 year old son and I will be in Cooperstown for a few days in early August. We are staying at the Landmark Inn (hopefully the good reviews on TripAdvisor are correct).

We plan to hit the HOF for two days before heading to Lake Placid for two days.

Any suggestions for lunch and dinner while we are in Cooperstown?

Also - would we be able to get on Doubleday Field to play some catch? Or is access restricted?

Thanks

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11. Re: Places to eat

Danny's Market on Main Street is great for bagels and sandwiches, hot or cold. The Reuben sandwich was a little different from a standard Reuben, but it was tasty, toasty and good. Also try their "breakfast burrito" -- it's not really a burrito, but more like a wrap-style sandwich filled with scrambled eggs, potatoes, and a little salsa. Yum. It hits the spot. Coffee's good too.

Schneider's bakery on the corner of Chestnut and Main is like Norman Rockwell's America (well, the whole town is pretty much like that too).

Doubleday Cafe is usually good, sometimes just OK. We love their curly fries. But burgers are small. And the cafe is small and tends to get very crowded.

The tiny Cooperstown Diner (so small you might miss it on Main Street) oozes retro charm-- but, on the morning we were there, they were terribly understaffed...only one guy cooking, and one very young woman handling everything else (taking orders, serving, refilling coffee mugs, bussing tables, AND doing cash register --whew). We had a long wait for breakfast and the food arrived cold. But, the coffee was good and the ambiance ... well, more Norman Rockwell.

Cooley's Tavern (on Pioneer Street, about a block off Main) had really really good homemade New England clam chowder on the rainy night we were there.

Foo Kin John Chinese take-out (across Pioneer Street from Cooley's) had lo mein that made my teenaged son happy when he got the hungries late at night.

And yes, do go to the Fly Creek Cider mill a few miles to the west of Cooperstown. Lots of goodies to eat there, and the cider is fresh from the apple press and out of this world.

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12. Re: Places to eat

We were only in Cooperstown for one night and ate at the Hoffman Lane Bistro.

It was one of the best meals we've had and the waitress was very friendly :o)

One of the best things about the place was what they did with the tables. They were set up in usual restaurant style - white table cloth with a paper cloth on the top but there was also a glass of crayons. At first we were surprised and acted very English about writing on the table but after a bottle of wine and 3 courses, there was not a inch of paper left blank. Really good fun! :o)

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13. Re: Places to eat

how close are most of these places to the park? Also, what is the ball park food like- any other ball park or better/worse??

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14. Re: Places to eat

All of the places mentioned are walking distance in the village of Cooperstown. The Dreams Park is about a 10 min drive. to Cooperstown. (longer in the summer)

I wish Brooks was closer there food is great! No beer though.

As for the food at the Dreams Park I really could not say.

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15. Re: Places to eat

Ball park food - your basic concession stand with water, sports drinks, peanuts, etc. You can also order pizzas for your team...comes in handy when you have a late night game. We did that one eveningwhen our team had a 1am game (not kidding, it was a rain delay). Overall, we tried to eat as much as possible out of the park.

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16. Re: Places to eat

OK- anything healthy at the ball park- salads or grilled chicken

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