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The Tailor and the Cook 94 Genesee St, Utica
The Tailor and the Cook
American • $$$

The Tailor and the Cook

94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

This was a true dining experience. All of the small details were attended to. The service and the food preparation were superb. If you are going to splurge...

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  • Superb325 Reviews4.7
Zeina's Cafe and Catering 607 Varick St, Utica
Zeina's Cafe and Catering
Middle Eastern • $

Zeina's Cafe and Catering

607 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502

This place is super delicious and the staff (all family) are so friendly. We got the dinner for two, falafel, and a gyro. All were amazing. We finished it off...

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  • Superb218 Reviews4.9
mōtus 234 Genesee St, Utica
mōtus
Gastropubs • $$

mōtus

234 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

The food is very fresh and tasty. Good portions. It is a small venue, so most diners are relatively close to other tables. The staff are very attentive without...

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  • Superb217 Reviews4.7
Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse 147 N Genesee St, Utica
Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse

147 N Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

It was good. I wish we were seated at a table instead in a booth but it is what it is. Had a great time regardless. Definitely recommend their fillet mignon...

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  • Good315 Reviews4.2
Ancora! 261 Genesee St, Utica
Ancora!
Tapas Bar • $$

Ancora!

261 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501

Nice service. I ordered the gnocchi and was disappointed. It needed some meat I think to pull it together. My husband’s chicken riggis was so much better!...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.4
Craylee's 237 Bleecker St, Utica
Craylee's
Breakfast • $

Craylee's

237 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501

A wide selection of breakfast choices. The serving portions are large. The service is great and the prices are reasonable. This place is a gem of a place to...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.7
Nail Creek Pub & Brewery 720 Varick St, Utica
Nail Creek Pub & Brewery
Pubs • $$

Nail Creek Pub & Brewery

720 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502

I was a little suspect when we walked in. I was also a little disappointed not see a lot of English pub food on the menu....BUT OMG the food was so good....

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.5
Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar 118 Columbia St Landmarc Building, Utica
Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar
American • $$$

Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar

118 Columbia St Landmarc Building, Utica, NY 13502

Our first visit was October 1st 2021 and it was a wonderful visit! The staff was so organized and attentive. We started out at a table with a beautiful view...

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  • Good279 Reviews4
Joe's Resturant 927 Jay St, Utica
Joe's Resturant
Italian • $$

Joe's Resturant

927 Jay St, Utica, NY 13501

What a great place. A true neighborhood restaurant. The food is outstanding. We ordered the Sinatra Chicken and lasagna. Also had the Joes greens ang stuffed...

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  • Superb97 Reviews4.8
Ventura's 787 Lansing St, Utica
Ventura's
Italian • $$

Ventura's

787 Lansing St, Utica, NY 13501

One less star is for our waitress, not attentive at all... slow to order, never asked how our meal was, didn't refill waters and/ or soda, slow to get...

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.5
Chesterfield’s TAVOLO Italian Restaurant 131 N Genesee St, Utica
Chesterfield’s TAVOLO Italian Restaurant
Pizza • $$

Chesterfield’s TAVOLO Italian Restaurant

131 N Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

Tavolo is a favorite when I am in the Utica area. There are so many options for dinner. I enjoyed the Hats and Broccoli along with a Sicilian appetizer. The...

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  • Good291 Reviews3.9
Jonny's Pizza 100 Genesee St, Utica
Jonny's Pizza
Pizza • $

Jonny's Pizza

100 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

Absolutely fantastic! This place is great the food, atmosphere everything. We stopped in for dinner and was given so much more. We were treated like family not...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.5
Stathis Greek Restaurant & Gyro 1900 Genesee St, Utica
Stathis Greek Restaurant & Gyro
Greek • $$

Stathis Greek Restaurant & Gyro

1900 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

Purchased gyros and grape leaves from the food truck at What the truck!! Staff was friendly and helpful and it was all delicious! My family will be back to...

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  • Superb134 Reviews4.5
Aqua Vino Restaurant 16 Harbor Lock Rd, Utica
Aqua Vino Restaurant
American • $$

Aqua Vino Restaurant

16 Harbor Lock Rd, Utica, NY 13502

Dont miss this restaurant. Great food, good wine list, friendly and efficient servers(TRISH is a delight) the atmosphere on the canal sets the mood for a...

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  • Superb170 Reviews4.3
Mi Casa Restaurant 1315 Genesee St, Utica
Mi Casa Restaurant
Dominican • $$

Mi Casa Restaurant

1315 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501

Lovely little spot for an excellent meal. The interior is vibrant and inviting. The staff were pleasant. And the food, the food was incredible. I'm very...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.6
Willows of Utica 900 Culver Ave, Utica
Willows of Utica
Italian • $$

Willows of Utica

900 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501

The cocktails were delicious, especially the blueberry mule! The food was delicious and the serving staff were all very helpful and quick despite it being very...

  • Superb111 Reviews4.6
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub 257 Genesee St, Utica
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
Bar & Grill • $$

Swifty's Restaurant & Pub

257 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501

Ordered dinner for pickup. Swifty's sirloin was fabulous. Great taste, cooked as requested. My son got the fish and chips. HUGE serving. Staff was...

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  • Good180 Reviews4.2
Heart of Cambodia 32 Bank Pl, Utica
Heart of Cambodia
Cambodian

Heart of Cambodia

32 Bank Pl, Utica, NY 13501

Had seen all the good reviews and wanted to try this place out while traveling through Utica! Tried the following: Fresh Summer Rolls with shrimp: wish they...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.8
Napoli's Italian Bakery & Deli 412 Culver Ave, Utica
Napoli's Italian Bakery & Deli
Italian • $

Napoli's Italian Bakery & Deli

412 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501

What's not to love about this bakery. From the moment you walk through the door, you are greeted by name and treated like family, to me it the best tomato...

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  • Superb96 Reviews4.8
Babe's 80 N Genesee St, Utica
Babe's
American • $$

Babe's

80 N Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

Great food! Gluten free menu! All ai can say is the environment was great, the people were nice, and the good was excellent. I ordered the gluten free penne...

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  • Good245 Reviews3.7
Mello's Subs 242 Genesee St, Utica
Mello's Subs
Sandwich Shop • $

Mello's Subs

242 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

First time customer. Ham and cheese sub was awesome. Ham and veggies were fresh and very tasty. The sub roll was the star, bread was soft in the middle and...

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.8
Acropolis Greek Restaurant 621 James St, Utica
Acropolis Greek Restaurant
Greek • $$

Acropolis Greek Restaurant

621 James St, Utica, NY 13501

My wife and I recently returned to The Acropolis for a Friday Fish Fry take out...we had not been back since moving away a number of years ago. We were not...

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Marr-Logg House 1130 Culver Ave, Utica
Marr-Logg House
Breakfast • $$

Marr-Logg House

1130 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501

Went for breakfast this morning and it was super, I am so full I will not have to eat the rest of the day. IT is everything that everyone has said about it....

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Bone Yard BBQ 244 Roosevelt Dr, Utica
Bone Yard BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Bone Yard BBQ

244 Roosevelt Dr, Utica, NY 13502

Boneyard catered and did our bar this past weekend at Orchard Grove Farms and it was absolutely amazing. Pat and his staff were amazing from the beginning. The...

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  • Good151 Reviews4.1
O'Scugnizzo Pizzeria 614 Bleecker St, Utica
O'Scugnizzo Pizzeria
Pizza • $

O'Scugnizzo Pizzeria

614 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501

Visited a friend and was told the pizza was great here. IT IS! I've never had pizza with the sauce on top of the cheese, it's messy but I definitely...

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  • Superb166 Reviews4.3
Trattoria Calabria 706 Culver Ave, Utica
Trattoria Calabria
Italian

Trattoria Calabria

706 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501

Went there for the 1st time we had heard great things about It... We weren't disappointed fun With delicious food that just kept coming course after...

  • Superb89 Reviews4.8
Pho Mekong House of Noodles 601 John St, Utica
Pho Mekong House of Noodles
Vietnamese • $

Pho Mekong House of Noodles

601 John St, Utica, NY 13501

One of the best noodle soups in the whole World. Real cuisine, Big portions! Highly recommend. Be aware of the restaurant working hours because they are closed...

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  • Superb140 Reviews4.4
Sheri's Eastside Diner 2199 Bleecker St, Utica
Sheri's Eastside Diner
Diner

Sheri's Eastside Diner

2199 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501

When I search for places to eat breakfast, the hours is first thing I look for. My folks and I are early birds so we like to go out early. Sheri's...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.6
Castlewood Cafe 1307 Champlin Ave, Utica
Castlewood Cafe
American • $$

Castlewood Cafe

1307 Champlin Ave, Utica, NY 13502

Met a friend in Utica to catch up. We had lunch at the Castlewood Cafe & it was delicious! I had a turkey club - it was great, fresh meat! My friend...

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BELLA REGINA 239 Genesee St, Utica
BELLA REGINA
Italian • $$

BELLA REGINA

239 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501

The first time I had a very nice impressionThe place is like a museum, service excellentThe waitresses so polite, my only complaint is the rice is not...

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  • Good155 Reviews4

American Restaurants

American in Utica
Golden's 244 Genesee St, Utica
Golden's
American • $

Golden's

244 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

Amazing food and wonderful service! The chef cooks all your food right there in front of you. He is very friendly and talkative. If you’re looking to have a...

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  • Superb90 Reviews4.7
Trackside Restaurant 321 Main St, Utica
Trackside Restaurant
American • $$

Trackside Restaurant

321 Main St, Utica, NY 13501

Had our wedding reception here. Great to work with! Excellent waitstaff! Fantastic food! Amber and her staff created an event that ran seamlessly and smoothly...

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  • Superb103 Reviews4.3
THE HUB EATERY 222 Bleecker St, Utica
THE HUB EATERY
American

THE HUB EATERY

222 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501

The Warming Center staff had our staff dinner here tonight. The meals were excellent we obviously love what Frank does for our community we wanted to show our...

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  • Superb101 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Utica
Two Brothers Cafe and Pizzeria 1264 Hilton Ave #4119, Utica
Two Brothers Cafe and Pizzeria
Pizza

Two Brothers Cafe and Pizzeria

1264 Hilton Ave #4119, Utica, NY 13501

Two Brothers Cafe and Pizzeria-what a gem right here in East Utica!!! The Pizza is outstanding and the place is exceptionally clean!!! Will definitely frequent...

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Lukins Brick Oven Pizza 640 Varick St, Utica
Lukins Brick Oven Pizza
Pizza • $

Lukins Brick Oven Pizza

640 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502

Not a bad bar, outstanding chicken panini sandwiches and pizza, and that one bartender was so cute! Oh my goodness that short brunette that kicked me out years...

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  • Good143 Reviews4.1
Charlie's Pizza Parking lot, 350 Leland Ave, Utica
Charlie's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Charlie's Pizza

Parking lot, 350 Leland Ave, Utica, NY 13502

Consistently great pizza and Italian foods. The pizza has more Italian herbs than what many other places use. Currently, Charlie's only does takeout, but...

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  • Good108 Reviews3.9

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Utica
Beijing House Restaurant 1506 Genesee St, Utica
Beijing House Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Beijing House Restaurant

1506 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

I ordered fries and paid 2$ for soggy fries by the time I got home, a 15min walk, the rest of my food was perfect temperature ???? food was prepared within...

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  • Good93 Reviews3.9
Mayflower Chinese Restaurant 350 Leland Ave, Utica
Mayflower Chinese Restaurant
Chinese

Mayflower Chinese Restaurant

350 Leland Ave, Utica, NY 13502

If you are looking for five-star Chinese food, then this is your ideal choice. They are such a wonderful family and have very good food at a reasonable price....

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  • Superb50 Reviews4.3
Good Friend Chinese Restaurant 50 Auert Ave, Utica
Good Friend Chinese Restaurant
Chinese

Good Friend Chinese Restaurant

50 Auert Ave, Utica, NY 13502

It's been our go-to Chinese food place for the last 6 years. Consistent food, quick service, never had a problem. I have tried the other similar...

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  • Good69 Reviews3.7

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Utica
Arby's 1801 Genesee St, Utica
Arby's
Fast Food • $

Arby's

1801 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501

tonight I had a prime rib filly cheese stake at Arby's and it was the best I have ever had .. totally hats off on this one.every body needs to get one...

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  • Good107 Reviews3.8
McDonald's 1700 Genesee St, Utica
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

1700 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501

Our son loves his chicken nugget happy meal. We're here every other day. The line in drive thru moves quick. Service is excellent. They always never...

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  • Average119 Reviews2.6
McDonald's 1124 Mohawk St, Utica
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

1124 Mohawk St, Utica, NY 13503

Went in to the mohawk St location tonight & was highly impressed with the older gentleman who served me, I believe his name was Larry. He was extremely...

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  • Average92 Reviews2.7

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Utica
Five Guys 756 Horatio St, Utica
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs

Five Guys

756 Horatio St, Utica, NY 13502

You know what you're getting when you go here. The product is quality. Prices are fair. They have a wide variety of toppings and drinks to choose from....

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.3
Burger King 300 Herkimer Rd, Utica
Burger King
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Burger King

300 Herkimer Rd, Utica, NY 13502

go to this bk if u have the option. When I got there I went to the drive-thru and I was greeted by the speaker "welcome to burger king how can I serve you...

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  • Good102 Reviews3.8
Ricks Famous Juicy Burgers 421 Broad St, Utica
Ricks Famous Juicy Burgers
Hamburger

Ricks Famous Juicy Burgers

421 Broad St, Utica, NY 13501

I've been wanting to try them for a while, and was absolutley not disappointed. The burgers were fantastic, down to the perfectly sliced tomato &...

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  • Superb44 Reviews4.5

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Utica
Ambasador Restaurant 537 Albany St, Utica
Ambasador Restaurant
Italian • $$

Ambasador Restaurant

537 Albany St, Utica, NY 13501

We don't go out to dinner that often, but when we do, we often choose The Ambasador. It's simply one of my favorites. The variety of food is...

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  • Superb65 Reviews4.7
Daniele Imports 1556 Mohawk St, Utica
Daniele Imports
Italian • $

Daniele Imports

1556 Mohawk St, Utica, NY 13501

outstanding as always! have something for everyone....fried meatballs, incredible tomato pie, filet mignon, homemade pasta dishes with their trademark famous...

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  • Superb89 Reviews4.6
Old School Bar & Grill 600 Culver Ave, Utica
Old School Bar & Grill
Italian • $$

Old School Bar & Grill

600 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501

Friendly Atmosphere, Clean Environment, Welcoming Staff. My Wife and I just happened to see this place randomly while driving by, decided to check it out, so...

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  • Good105 Reviews4.2
Jimmy John's 167 Genesee St, Utica
Jimmy John's
Sandwich Shop • $$

Jimmy John's

167 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501

Called and ordered delivery to my work and jokingly mentioned that I was pregnant and starving and when I opened the bag he added extra pickles to bag. He...

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  • Superb25 Reviews4.5
Subway 184-186 N Genesee St, Utica
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

184-186 N Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

Ty, Dianne and others staffs are nice and polite, sandwiches always good and fresh, one thing I don't like is the Internet order seems too often down and...

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Subway 1154 Mohawk St, Utica
Subway
Sandwich Shop

Subway

1154 Mohawk St, Utica, NY 13501

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Wingstop 90 N Genesee St, Utica
Wingstop
Chicken Wings • $

Wingstop

90 N Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

I love Wingstop! The Cajun seasoning is my favorite. Not too spicy but the right amount of kick and dip it into their ranch and heaven for your taste buds. The...

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  • Good87 Reviews4.1
KFC 138 N Genesee St, Utica
KFC
Chicken Wings

KFC

138 N Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

They are a lot better then the Rome KFC and infact we have stopped going to the Rome KFC because poor service. The only thing we miss is the wedges please...

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  • Good79 Reviews3.8
Thighstop 90 N Genesee St, Utica
Thighstop
Chicken Wings

Thighstop

90 N Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502

I love Wingstop! The Cajun seasoning is my favorite. Not too spicy but the right amount of kick and dip it into their ranch and heaven for your taste buds. The...

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  • Superb3 Reviews5
Tiny's Grill 1014 State St, Utica
Tiny's Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Tiny's Grill

1014 State St, Utica, NY 13502

DONT LISTEN TO YELP! Food was great and homemade, atmosphere was very relaxed. I like that it has family staff. It was a little bit pricey but I believe this...

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  • Good69 Reviews4.2
The Auburn 14 Auburn Ave, Utica
The Auburn
Bar & Grill • $

The Auburn

14 Auburn Ave, Utica, NY 13501

Full service bar, a long-time stop on the bar circuit in Utica. Good fish fry for Fridays, better than average grille offerings. The kind of place where you...

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  • Good29 Reviews3.8
Franklin's Tower 58 Franklin Square, Utica
Franklin's Tower
Bar & Grill

Franklin's Tower

58 Franklin Square, Utica, NY 13502

Great atmosphere but sorry to see they painted the brick walls white. We went at lunch time and ordered breakfast. Everything we ordered came fast and tasted...

  • Good11 Reviews3.8
Dave's Diner 2251 NY-5, Utica
Dave's Diner
Diner • $

Dave's Diner

2251 NY-5, Utica, NY 13502

Wonderful meal , Great service, Great patriots. Any of the reviews that are negative and mention the Trump rally are purely political in nature and are meant...

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  • Good121 Reviews3.8
Lenox 1402 Lenox Ave, Utica
Lenox
Diner

Lenox

1402 Lenox Ave, Utica, NY 13502

This is D Hayes Home Cooking and the food is amazing! The staff is always friendly and take all of the necessary precautions to help keep all of us safe and...

  • Superb9 Reviews4.8
Joey’s Diner 400 James St, Utica
Joey’s Diner
Diner

Joey’s Diner

400 James St, Utica, NY 13501

First of all, I would like to clarify that this is not a pizzeria, it is a breakfast joint. I would argue that this establishment serves one of the best...

  • Good13 Reviews4