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Dave's Diner

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2251 State Route 5, Utica, NY 13502-7513
+1 315-735-4332
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 06:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Upstate, NY
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

To wait 40 min (approx) for food in a diner that is not even full is rediculous. It borders on angering when tables that arrived after we did were served and left before we were even served. When our sandwices arrived they were average diner grill sandwiches, nothing special. Certainly not worth a wait. We spent most of lunch shooing... More 

Thank 5turtles
Coventry, Connecticut
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218 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

On our brief overnight stay in Utica, and on our way to Herkimer, we stopped by Dave's Diner for breakfast! We had pancakes and eggs, home fries, cornbeef hash and coffee! The portions were large, very filling and also delicious! The diner was very airy and so "hometown" like feeling. The ambience was just super to say the least! There... More 

Thank Felixberto E
Parrish, Florida
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372 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Our new "go to" place when we are visiting our daughter in Marcy! We kept passing by and finally decided to have breakfast there on the day we were leaving - our bad - we should have come here way earlier in our 4 week visit. The place is "real" and the food is home cooked. We shared a grilled/buttered... More 

Thank Ellesor826
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

When you are visiting a city and find a lot of local cars in front of a small restaurant, it is a good sign. We stopped here for lunch. The menu had a variety of options at a very reasonable price. The server was friendly and attentive, food was served quickly, and was very good.

Thank HasCT
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We love to go to Dave's diner for breakfast. The garbage plate is especially delicious. Carli and Kelly are our favorite waitresses. Save is a great guy and comes around tip the tables tip get everyone when he is there. Great ice cream and also fun to attend the car shows and motorcycle shows during the summer.

Thank Amanda A
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were peddling on the Erie Canalway and wanted breakfast and Daves came up over the hill. We asked someone in the parking lot and he said he would not go anywhere else nad after we ate we agree. The staff was very friendly nad accommodating of our bikes and gear and gave us time to rest and eat. They... More 

Thank David G
Whitesboro, New York
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of people go to Dave's Diner for food or ice cream. I'll let them cover that information. I go there for the awesome CAR SHOWS! All summer long, every sunny Tuesday night, you will find 100 or more really cool cars - and tons more people - at Dave's. As the DJ plays '50s and '60s rock tunes, crowds... More 

Thank Rick S
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great food and service , they treat you like family , and there prices are very reasonable .Also a great place for ice cream in the summer .Don't forget Tuesday is car cruise in night , starting soon.

Thank christopher k
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Breakfast menu was large and very well priced. My son had the sausage melt and I had a garbage plate. They were both very tasty as was the coffee. I would recommend this place when you need a filling breakfast. Service was also very quick and friendly.

1 Thank Zelco53
Westchester County, NY
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

My husband and I were staying in Herkimer, NY over Labor Day weekend and decided to stop here for some dinner on the way back from a drive into downtown Utica, NY. I ordered the Dave's Cruise-in Burger and my husband had a Grilled Chicken Cesar Salad. My burger was very tasty and filling. My husband said his salad was... More 

Thank ALtravelingNY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2251 State Route 5, Utica, NY 13502-7513
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-735-4332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?