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) #12 of 152 Restaurants in Utica $$ - $$$ American, Irish,
257 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
+1 315-733-6611
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
257 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Shepard's Pie was savory and rib sticking. Chili hit the spot. Server Jody sweet and friendly even on this busy Saturday night. Didn't have reservations- highly recommend - but only 1/2 hour wait for table of two. Right next door to Stanley Theater so convenient...More

Thank Lucy1963
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Fun place. Surprisingly busy on Wednesday night. Downtown location next to the Stanley Theatre. Park on the street. Good atmosphere with MANY TV's throughout. Menu is varied pub food with welcome additions like prime rib. Good draught beer selection. (Get the sampler flight of four...More

Thank Chester329
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Interesting appetizers so we tried potato skins, Rueben egg rolls and bacon wrapped scallops. Burgers and salads were good. Service a little slow. Maybe the kitchen gets overwhelmed quickly.

Thank suzyd43
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Have never been disappointed with any meal I have ordered. Good service, friendly wait staff, fun place to eat!

Thank Upstater53
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Grateful food service steaks awsome good eicals close to Stanley theater outdoor sitting in good weather

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

With scarce options in downtown Utica, Swifty's is solid, with a diverse menu (something for everyone -- pastrami "egg rolls" to burgers to a huge Cobb salad.) Service is also solid, and one of our waitresses was hysterically cheeky. ("Is the apple sangria good?" "Well,...More

Thank BanannieNYC
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Right in downtownUtica, Swifty is convenient to the Stanley Performing Arts Center, in fact, right next door! Nice bar, friendly servers, and good bar food makes Swifty's great for before and after the performance.

Thank SpyderP45
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Clean Bar and Restaurant. Bartender working diligently and keeping contact with patrons. A good variety of food and we hit the Happy Hour between 5:00PM-7:00pm A really great price for the beers. > 2 for 1.

Thank 13gaf13katie
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This place is always crowded with a typical sports bar crowd. You can eat at the bar or choose the (relatively) quieter dining areas. TVs are visible throughout, and the staff seems happy to get your game on a nearby set. The burgers here are...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Had a large party with varied tastes due to a varied menu everyone found something they wanted. Another plus that even though the menu is so varied everything came out delicious.

Thank jekjek246
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501-3402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-733-6611
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