Cooperstown goood eats
August 11, 2008 11:03 AM   Subscribe

Recommendations for non-touristy restaurants in or near Cooperstown, NY?

I'll be in Cooperstown from Thursday to Sunday this week and I'm looking for reasonably-priced, good food in the town or within a 30 minute drive. I'm open to diners, bars--any place that has food worth eating. Chowhound couldn't help me. Can you, askme?
posted by lagreen to Travel & Transportation around Cooperstown, NY (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I went to college up near there and used to love Brooks BBQ. The place has been around forever and is a bit of an institution up there. Google maps says it's a 35 minute drive from Coopertown to Oneonta.
posted by gfrobe at 11:57 AM on August 11, 2008

Did you ask on Chowhound or just search for Cooperstown? I ask because I see a number of recommendations for places in this thread (with the caveat that this question was from last year).
posted by stefnet at 12:18 PM on August 11, 2008

I used to teach at SUNY Oneonta, and YES! BROOKS BBQ! Try the chicken -- it's done with a very different barbecue sauce than you might think. It's a clear sauce, not red. When I first lived up there and ordered the chicken, I looked at my non-red chicken with skepticism. But it's great!

I miss the stuff, *sniff*....
posted by lleachie at 5:56 PM on August 11, 2008

My friend's mom owns an organic food store there! I don't know if they prepare meals or not, but they are super cool folks, and I'm sure they've got some local goodies if you're into that.
posted by theRussian at 7:15 PM on August 11, 2008

Response by poster: Well, I thought I searched chowhound, but I didn't see that question. Thanks for pointing that out. Brooks BBQ sounds like a must, and I was thinking of checking out the organic store and I'm glad to hear that they're good people there. Thanks for your help!
posted by lagreen at 5:31 AM on August 12, 2008

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