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Tiny's Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, International, Pub
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1014 State St, Utica, NY 13502-4614
+1 315-732-9497
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent local bar atmosphere. Friendly bartender / waitress. Friendly enough locals. Good selection of beer between draft, bottle, and can. Pretty good bourbon selection ( especially for a local bar ). The food however was horrible. Typical bar food menu. Everyone at the table ordered something different. All the meat on all our plates was dry. Sausage needed a saw... More 

Thank rrelativepilot
Utica, New York
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88 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

It was our first visit as a couple, although I was there some 25 years ago. We loved our large fish fry dinner and very good cold draft beer. Although it isn't in the greatest neighborhood, the atmosphere and service put us both at ease, and it was casual, but romantic. We will definitely return !

Thank maliksmom
jjbt4, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice response....we appreciate that we do sit in a neighborhood that may not seem the greatest but we are surrounded by some great places such as the player's theater and munson williams and the tram right down the street.....and the stanley we are so glad that you enjoyed Tiny's ....we are happy that you will... More 

Utica, NY
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A friend and I were headed to a movie at the arts center across the street, so we were in a bit of a hurry. It took awhile for our server to get our order. Once we did, we were fine. We both ordered Reuben sandwiches and beer, plus an extra helping of french fries. The sandwiches were a good... More 

Thank UpstateNYUtica_NY
jjbt4, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you from our entire staff we appreciate your very nice response....hope to see you again! More 

Satellite Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Tiny's has been serving KIELBASA and beer just about forever. They just do it! Price, quality, neighborly.

Thank vjsantino
jjbt4, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

THANKS! You are a true Tiny's person....we all thank you for the great review More 

Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

If you are in Utica stop in! Well worth it, nice local spot. There is some places to sit outdoors on Mondays and Thursday's they have cans and clams... We missed it being it was a Tuesday but would come back for sure. I don't know the lady's name behind the bar but she was awesome, super friendly. We will... More 

Thank treandtaj
jjbt4, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for your wonderful review...we aim to please and are glad you enjoyed yourself....hope to see you again..... it was a pleasure to serve you! More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We luckily got into Tiny's after trying a few times when they were closed. We ordered a couple plates of steamed clams and everyone at the table loved them. It was hard deciding what to order, but I got the fish fry. It was one of the best fish fries I've ever had. The slaw was very good. One of... More 

1 Thank Je S
jjbt4, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you stopped and had such a good time....that is what we want you to have when you come to Tiny's....hope to see you again! More 

Utica, New York
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I hadn't been in a long time, the dining room was much cleaner than the last time i was there. I had a salad, some of the lettuce was old / mushy, but they did make the effort to offer a mixed greens variety (not just boring iceberg). Friends had clams special and they enjoyed the clams. Burgers looked really... More 

Thank hilwoman
Utica, New York
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I had heard that Tiny's Grill had served very good food, so my wife and I went there last night.The waitress was very attentive and friendly and didn't have to be badgered refilling our drinks. I ordered the Fisherman's Platter which was plentiful in it's offerings,and included macaroni salad. My wife ordered the Cajun Fish Fry. The fried fish was... More 

Thank Ed S
Utica, New York
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

My mother and grandmother use to bring me to Tiny's for Friday fish fries back in the 70's. I fondly remember how much fun it was walking to, and eating in the small bar (prior to their expansion). Fast forward over forty years and OMG they still make the best fish fry!!!Our server, Naomi was attentive and spot on with... More 

2 Thank RunForristRun
jjbt4, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review-myself and my staff thank you also.....we strive very hard to keep up this Utica tradition and we appreciate you coming here----thanks again for your patronage and hope you are always rewarded More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I think the food and people who work r most excellent!will be going back for more the food there is more than enough to eat had a great time there

1 Thank Lucille H
jjbt4, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

thank you for your nice review myself and my staff appreciate it!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1014 State St, Utica, NY 13502-4614
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-732-9497
Located in the heart of Downtown Utica, next to the Player's Theater and Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute/Pratt , the Stanley Theater, Utica Public Libbrary and the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Tiny's is one of Utica's oldest running establishments circa 1931-Tiny's Grill is still an original-family style, full service menu and bar-meeting rooms, business and party rooms , fundraisers, reunions and just about any event can be accommodated here.Plenty of parking -in the heart of Downtown Utica.

PLEASE NOTE: Our 24th Annual Christmas NUTCRACKER Collection is now on display to the public-almost 500 Nutcrackers are in the display-stop in and see them.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?