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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 - 23:00
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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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Clark Mills, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

This place has been Around many years the food is great. It is the old school local bar, good times can be had by all!

1 Thank Edward W
Old Forge, New York
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

This is a grill and bar. Not pretentious in any way. The folks at the bar are sheet rock hangers, lawyers, business owners and music lovers. The food, especially the daily specials is great. The owner (JoAnne) is a sports buff, a character, and the former General Manager of the Utica Blue Sox professional baseball team. The only female General... More 

Thank 90Miler
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review-we try hard to make sure people are happy-thank you again More 

new jersey
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

Loved the Yankee pictures on the walls and the insignia TiNY's. Wattress was fun taking care of our group of 14. Food was good. I had a coconut crusted haddock. It was a bit overcooked but inside the haddock was good. Others enjoyed their food. Cost with tip was around $20

Thank gambler1NJ
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate that you gave us such a good review and hope to see you again. jo and staff. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

I love this grill.The food is great, the waitress was great, the drink and food prices are excellent. I definitely recommend Tinys to all!!!!

Thank ctdork3
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again----its really nice to see that you had a good time!! Thanks again. More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

My husband and I were passing through on business when we stopped at Tiny's for a quick bite. We immediately loved the cozy decor of the place - you can feel the history. The bar is rustic and comfortable and the staff is super friendly. Since we were from out of town, they graciously spent time getting to know us... More 

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

Thank you for your review...we remember you guys and i am so glad you liked our food! I hope you visit us again and when you do, i will give you my recipe for the Riggies! More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

$48.85 and not sure for what. Lunch menu with kids meals and four sodas. Hardly saw the waitress and never got an itemized bill. So not even sure the bill was correct. Sat outside as the inside smelled like bar rag. Food was subpar.

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

hello- after rearding your review, i had a meeting with my staff . your server , who has been with us for over 20 years, saw her mistake.You handed her your credit card while you were eating and she ran your bill as you requested. I only wished that you had brought the question of the amount of the bill... More 

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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

We all had the fish fry, it was very good. Hand cut French fries, friendly service and plenty of interesting conversation pieces at the restaurant.

Thank laurpat71
jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review-we are a local place -in utica since 1931 and try to kep up with the times and keep a n old time atmosphere, food and service-thanks for stopping in , myself and my staff appreciate your comments! More 

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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Tiny's Grill is a staple of Utica and a true hidden gem. It's a small restaurant and bar with a Jazz music flair. Close to the city center, Tiny's offers a small but good selection of local Utica cuisine and traditional ethnic food. Try the kielbasa sandwich, a remarkable deal that will fill you up. Tiny's also carries local beer... More 

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

thank you for your review! we are so happy you enjoyed you visit with us! More 

Utica, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

One of the best fish fries in town! The breaded haddock was well cooked and tender. I ordered a side of macaroni salad and cole slaw: both were delicious. The friendly atmosphere and service were great. Check out the extensive the nutcracker collection during the holiday season!

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal and time at Tiny's We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Richfield Springs, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We went there for the first time this weekend. Drinks were good! Everyone had something different - chicken Marcella, burger and fries, riggies and baked fish . All were quite delicious. The Hamilton college jazz trio played while we ate. Nice treat!! We will be back! Only c/o was bread with meal was sliced bread fresh from the a grocery... More 

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

Thank you for your very nice review of Tiny's--we greatly appreciate that you enjoyed yourselves! 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?