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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
“Affiliated with Pratt Institute for their School of Art, MWPAI is world class. Fountain Elms, located next day, is a historic home built in the Renaissance Revival archetecture.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Check out Sarnac Brewery for great local beers, their IPAs are our fav! Plus, they offer brewery tours... and they have tons of live concerts and events. Check out their schedule!”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“1. This spot is my top favorite spot in Utica, I have never had a bad anything here. Every meal, appetizer, dessert they make is done to perfection. It's also a super classy but chill environment for comfortable dining. They have been on the top 100 for Restaurants in America on Open Table two years in a row now. Best to make a reservation as they do fill up fast. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and ambiance. Restaurant on top of a building in Utica. Great views ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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  • 7 locals recommend
Zoo
“Utica Zoo is a regional zoo in Utica, New York, situated in a section of Roscoe Conkling Park. The zoo has both captive animal exhibits, including several endangered species, and a children's petting zoo.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Recently renovated Baroque style movie palace. Gold leaf, grand staircase and Meyda stained glass chandelier. Concerts, plays, movies, & special performances. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Simple Italian-American spot with live music on weekends, an all-season patio bar & a cigar lounge.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Home to the Utica Comets. UC Pioneers, Syracuse Stars, Skating Club of Utica, & Utica City FC. They also host concerts and other events.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Food is top-notch, bar has all the craft beers you could ask for, and the nightlife is mellow with a great outdoor deck.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ Polar Express, Halloween rides, fall foliage, beer and wine train rides. Did I say Beer and Wine Train Rides”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“"Georgio’s is a village of New Hartford restaurant famous for great quality food and a nice price. Owned and operated by the same family for over 20 years. Come experience Georgio’s greens and Italian specialties. We can’t wait to meet you."”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Wow! What a cool and unique cafe! Love this spot - tons of vegetarian and vegan options, really unique, fun events like music, open mic, poetry. Perfect for a light lunch before or after the Munson-Williams museum!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Home of Saranac Brews, Utica Club, Schultz & Dooley, Brewery Tours $5!!!! Souvenir & Gift Shop. Quick & Fun!!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“1. This spot is my top favorite spot in Utica, I have never had a bad anything here. Every meal, appetizer, dessert they make is done to perfection. It's also a super classy but chill environment for comfortable dining. They have been on the top 100 for Restaurants in America on Open Table two years in a row now. Best to make a reservation as they do fill up fast. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and ambiance. Restaurant on top of a building in Utica. Great views ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Simple Italian-American spot with live music on weekends, an all-season patio bar & a cigar lounge.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Brewery
“Food is top-notch, bar has all the craft beers you could ask for, and the nightlife is mellow with a great outdoor deck.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Truly "Utica" pizza, known as upside down pizza. Our favorite. If you like sausage pizza, check out the #8. Subs are amazing as well as the antipasto's.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“I'm a sucker for a good bagel and this place serves up my favorite New York bagel! Toasted with butter, flavored bagel with cream cheese, their breakfast sandwich or the cheddar cheese melt (my absolute fav) you will not regret popping in for a quick meal here or grab a dozen bagels to go and pop them in the toaster throughout your stay here. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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