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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
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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Barneveld, New York
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Tiny's is a Utica Mainstay. In one form or another, it has existed since 1881. It has changed location and ownership through the years, but its essence has remained the same. I've been coming here sporadically since 1980. Why? Well, it's comfortable and consistent. I can go for the bar atmosphere, I can go for the restaurant section and in... More 

Thank bryan377
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

what a wonderful review---I cannot tell you how much it means to me personally, as the owner for 25 years, and to my staff----thank you for your review and for being such a loyal customer and friend of Tiny's Grill More 

New Hartford, New York
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244 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Good food and good drinks and very convenient for dinner before you attend a play across the street at the Players Theatre.

Thank Ann K
Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

My Girlfriend and I live in the Bronx and are both from Syracuse, so traveling home happens to be convenient. While traveling home this past August, we decided we were going to stop in Utica to get some dinner. We started looking up spots and came across Tiny's. It was reviewed pretty well and said it was open until 11PM.... More 

Thank Dan H
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for your wonderful response----I printed it out to show people thank you, thank you so very much More 

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Love the fish fry at Tinys. You get a nice fresh piece of fish, fries, slaw and mac salad. I usually get the original coating but decided to try the coconut which was absolutely amazing! Great meal!

Thank Carol1444
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of TINY'S...we try to keep the neighborhood grill tradition going and that includes the Utica Fish Fry and our variations of it..hope to see you soon. More 

Utica, New York
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146 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Loved the festive atmosphere,nutcracker s EVERYWHERE! Great place for holiday get togethers! Many had fish fry s, the eggplant Roselle, and baked fish were superb! We did have a bit of a wait, all agreed it was worth it!

Thank Kathleen C
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you all for your very nice review--we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again! More 

Ithaca, New York
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We were taking a ride on the Polar Express at 6:30pm so we wanted to eat early. I found info about Tiny's online and wrote to them asking about an early reservation. Naomi was waiting for us and she is wonderful ~ so friendly and cheerful. Delicious spaghetti ~ HUGE portion so Naomi packaged up the left-overs for us. She... More 

Thank nytonj
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting us---there are so many places you could have gone to----Naomi really enjoyed waiting on you! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

CLAMS ARE $2:00 a dozen - excellent. Also $2:00 beer. Locally brewed Utica Club is our favorite. My husband's favorite is Limberger Cheese sandwich with onions and mustard. I like it too,

1 Thank UticaGloria
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

We are so very glad that you like our stuff! We appreciate the great review you gave us-thank you! More 

New London CT
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, served by Naomi who is charming and funny. Wife liked the large salad with fried chicken on top and I was intrigued by my deep fried cod in spicy Cajun sauce - definitely a new experience for me but the fish was perfectly cooked. We shared an excellent ice cream sundae. The place is charming with... More 

2 Thank dbarms
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Tiny's--it is greatly appreiated! More 

Greenfield Center, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I have never been to Tinys before my boyfriend said I was in for a real treat and he was so right! We called at 4pm and we were able to reserve a table right up front next to the band Carmen Carmonicia trio! We arrived at 8pm for dinner and the waitress was super sweet to us and Carmens... More 

Thank 20Ann4444
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

We here at Tiny's thank you for youor review! We appreciate what you said and we enjoyed having you here and hope to see you again soon. More 

St. Augustine
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175 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

I grew up going to Tiny's in the 80's. I was recently visiting my hometown of Utica and Tiny's was a MUST on my list. It did not disappoint! We had the haddock fish fry- my favorite and one I cannot get in Florida where I live. Tiny's fish fry is outstanding! A large filet with the perfect light breading,... More 

Thank Jillbus
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

thank you so very much for your wonderful review=if you should stop in again, please let us know who you are so we can meet you! Thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?