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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Yes. Ooperstown is about half hour away and not to be missed, if you have a large party and not everyone want to go to the hall of fame ,that’s ok, Cooperstown has a day of fun for everyone in the family. Go visit the lake ,the other two museums,or just shop and sit Nd people watch ,pretend your a local enjoying the day go by. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brewery Ommegang is a must see if you are a beer lover and want to try a world renowned beer. Along with their mainstay beers, they are always experimenting with seasonal flavors...I've never had one I didn't like. In addition to great beer, they have a very small but very tasty menu. A favorite eatery of my kids for their birthdays. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Museum
“Step back in time at the Farmer's Museum! Worth a trip just to ride the Empire State Carousel.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“World-famous restaurant (Conde Nast Traveler, Bon Apetit, Martha Stewart Living, Travel + Leisure, NYTimes, and more) open Thursday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch from 9-2 and Friday and Saturday for wood-fired pizza from 5-9. Don't miss their pizza!!!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A warm rustic restaurant. It requires reservations and worth it for cocktails alone. 20 minutes away in Hobart 760 Main St, Hobart, NY 13788”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the premier collections of Native American Art, 18th &19th Century Fine & Folk Art - particularly New York State Art. New exhibits all the time.”
  • 26 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“This is a MUST. Infamous, "largest charcoal pit" in the east... More importantly, the chicken is delish!! Easy dinner with all the fixins. This picture does NOT do Brooks the justice it deserves, a much nicer place to have dinner. Call ahead for take out. Or eat in. Finger lickin' chickin'.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Buffet
“This is a must see,if you are an opera fan go on over and see what is available , the opera grounds are fun to see as well. Great little cafe and ask for Liz tell her Alice and Sergio sent you,she can tell you everything there is to know about where to find info for everything at the Glimmerglass opera house,she is one of the few that has been there since the doors opened and have evolved into this amazing gem along the lake. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Mel's is another top four restaurant of ours in Cooperstown. Mel's is a staple for locals for great food, special event meals (new year's etc), and has a very strong following locally. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Nothing like it in the area! Mention your staying at Calhoun Place. Hannah works there a few days a week during the summer and would love to see you! www. celebrateorigins.com”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“A brewery that has no frills, but amazing beer, this is another stop I highly recommend. Additionally, they have a great menu with wonderful food. Friday nights can be very busy with the fish fry (a local favorite). ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Route
“At the top of the lake, this park offers swimming, picnicking and grilling, hiking trails, and scenic views for relaxing!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Simple, delicious cafe food & beverages. Sandwiches, soups, salads, and a ton of drink options. This place is a good meeting spot, or for pulling out your laptop and getting productive. It's an interestingly decorated place that is attached to the Green Toad Bookstore. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“How about a meal right on the shores of Otsego Lake? Don't pass up a chance to see our Grand Old Dame of a resort hotel, The Otesaga. 2 restaurants, one of the oldest & most beautiful golf courses in New York State. Oh yeah, and postcard views...”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee, they roast their own beans, light lunches ,take out and eat in. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Glimmerglass is a quiet park for swimming, picnicking, hiking, and lounging at the northern end of 9-mile long Otsego Lake. Cooperstown is at the southern end. There's a beach, an historic covered bridge, and an historic mansion at the park called Hyde Hall.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“World-famous restaurant (Conde Nast Traveler, Bon Apetit, Martha Stewart Living, Travel + Leisure, NYTimes, and more) open Thursday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch from 9-2 and Friday and Saturday for wood-fired pizza from 5-9. Don't miss their pizza!!!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A warm rustic restaurant. It requires reservations and worth it for cocktails alone. 20 minutes away in Hobart 760 Main St, Hobart, NY 13788”
  • 19 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“This is a MUST. Infamous, "largest charcoal pit" in the east... More importantly, the chicken is delish!! Easy dinner with all the fixins. This picture does NOT do Brooks the justice it deserves, a much nicer place to have dinner. Call ahead for take out. Or eat in. Finger lickin' chickin'.”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Mel's is another top four restaurant of ours in Cooperstown. Mel's is a staple for locals for great food, special event meals (new year's etc), and has a very strong following locally. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“A brewery that has no frills, but amazing beer, this is another stop I highly recommend. Additionally, they have a great menu with wonderful food. Friday nights can be very busy with the fish fry (a local favorite). ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ The best Pizza west of the Hudson River Friday and Saturday until 9 pm. Nice green salads. Pie and ice cream for dessert. Wine and beer. Local Hip. Open most days for breakfast and lunch.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is our most expensive place in town. Very nice place to eat, but you could still wear your jeans. Reservations might be a good idea, but not required.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend

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