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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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New York
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208 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Thrilled that we discovered this little joint just south of Cooperstown. They mix your favorite toppings into your preferred ice cream flavor -- like the chocolate with snickers and peanut butter or the vanilla with almond joy and pecans that we loved.

Thank W.H. D
Chesapeake, Virginia
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We visited Cooperstown, NY for a baseball tournament which lasted a week. We lived directly across the street from the Penguin. We went there 3 times and were not disappointed at all. Homemade ice cream and all the trimmings - priced comparable to Ben and Jerry's and Cold Stone - BUT the homey atmoshere made it a great place to... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a recent visit to Cooperstown. Was taken by the "custom" adjective before Ice Cream. Not just the run-of-the-mill trucked in same four flavored you can get almost anywhere. Oh, all the flavor options. The unique consistency, not quite hard ice cream, definitely not soft serve, adds to the "custom" label. One of my favorite is black raspberry and... More 

Thank Bob O
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My son was at Cooperstown Dreams Park, so we went for ice cream. There was a long line, but it moved quickly. My order was ready before I even paid, and we had six in our party! You pick a flavor, about 50 choices of Hard ice cream and they make it right there! From a vanilla or chocolate base.... More 

Thank wheels2015
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. We stopped here everyday we were here to get ice cream. My favorite ice cream was blueberry butter pecan. A must go to place!!!!

Thank Frank M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My friends and I visited this place. Staff are welcoming and good. We had a great time. Recomending this place. Thank you!

Thank rosamle
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Right on the main road into Coop, Penguin always has a gathering of ice cream lovers at the window. Service is super fast and the selection of mixable flavors (I had cappuccino with a tiny mix of cinnamon- yum!) is awesome. Kids loved it and staff was super friendly. A++

Thank lilred65
Long Island NY
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Its ice cream. But its also home made with about a zillion different ways to customize it. We highly reccomend.

Thank magpul8888
lawton, MI
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

A fun little take out ice cream place along the road to Dreams Park, They have over 40 flavors of soft serve.

Thank sanders s
Northville, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I visited the Penguin in search of a refreshing treat. I was delightfully surprised on how many options for custom ice cream there was. You pick a base and then pick up to 3 mix-ins. There was a lot of unique flavors and combinations you can make. Our ice cream was ready very fast and the staff was friendly. However,... More 

Thank Alyssa C

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?