A Dream Come True


Est. 1983​

Barbara and Ivan Rickard had a dream of opening a small mom and pop coffee shop in the little town of Cobleskill NY. They decided to build their dream and started construction in 1981. Opening for business in 1983. Barbara's demand for perfection and her awesome recipes for homestyle cooking, fresh baked desserts, homemade soups and fresh ground hamburg, are the key to success and they soon found themselves adding onto the building and employing more than 40 people. Mom and Pop's coffee shop was now a full blown diner. The place where friends and families met to eat, chat, and reminisce. 

As Barbara and Ivan's family worked at the diner the quality and demand for perfection was apparent everywhere to everybody and the diner continued to thrive. Although Barbara and Ivan are relaxing and enjoying a simpler life, they still remain a big part of the diner while their daughter Denene McLaughlin continues the tradition of quality while striving for perfection. Denene, as was her mother, is supported by her loving husband Ray and family. 

In 2012 Ray decided he wanted to start a little soft serve ice cream shop as his "retirement gig", quickly taking off into the Largest Cone in Schoharie County!

The COBLESKILL DINER takes great pride in itself for the way it has always given back to the community by supporting local business, school functions, non-profit organizations and so much more. 


Customers that frequently visit the Diner refer to it as the LOCAL's BEST KEPT SECRET. Still thriving after 30+ years, Denene is keeping up with changing times, accepts all credit cards, continues to support the community, has a senior's menu, a children's menu, and still offering the food and quality that their customer's want and love at a price they can afford. 

Proud to have a wonderful staff of over 27 people, and being a rather large job supplier for the community, the Cobleskill Diner is still the place to meet and eat with friends. 


Open 7 days a week, serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, the Cobleskill Diner is glad to be serving you and your family for years to come!  

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Sunday

7:00am - 8:00pm

Ice cream is CLOSED for the season

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