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Utica Street, Hamilton, NY
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
MAGRO'S RESTAURANT (Formerly VJ's) w/ so

This is a very nice (a" workingman's" type of place) eatery - serves Breakfast, Lunches, Dinners. A varied menu that suits all palates; food is well prepared and presented by courteous wait staff who will strive to meet your specific tastes. Prices are very reasonable. There is a large private... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
cefzil401
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Hamilton, New York
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English first
Hamilton, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a very nice (a" workingman's" type of place) eatery - serves Breakfast, Lunches, Dinners. A varied menu that suits all palates; food is well prepared and presented by courteous wait staff who will strive to meet your specific tastes. Prices are very reasonable. There is a large private banquet room in the lower level and a separate dining... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We eat here regularly. Sometimes for the special but also enjoy the stromboli, hot turkey sandwich, lasagna (huge portion and excellent sauce), and the reuben just to name a few favorites. Always pleasant waitstaff as well.

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Homestead, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We made the mistake of choosing VJs for dinner tonight. Our expirience was HORRIBLE!!! Let's begin with the nasty table display of the "specials" a bunch of congealed stuff in bowls, yuck! Our friend ordered the turkey dinner, it came out cold. My roast beef dinner was total mush, the consistency of baby food. The mashed potatoes were a rock... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Recently ate here for the first time while visiting family. Have eaten at all nearby restaurants in the past. This is a great casual restaurant with a very extensive menu, all good at low prices. It is both kid and adult-friendly; our waitress was wonderful. We sat in the lower level, which was quieter. It is a favorite with the... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

For the past three years or so we have visited VJ's while in Hamilton NY. We always go on a Friday night, and if you get there early, there's no wait, but it seems like a popular local establishment. There are posted daily specials and a full menu ranging from sandwiches and burgers to full dinners. There is even a... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We live about 4 miles from VJ's and use it as our go to place on a night out of the kitchen. Standard diner fare, hot turkey sandwich, burgers, meatloaf, all with decent prices. Service is good and friendly. Pizza to go is best in town. We always leave full and smiling. If you are in the area of Colgate... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Our son, who lives in Hamilton, recommended we try this when we came to visit him. He loves their garlic knots and their cheese steak sandwiches. My husband and I ordered the same dishes. Everything was good, and our sandwiches were too big for any of us to finish! We had hoped to try their peanut butter pie, but they... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Food selection was ok, most of the menu is pizza, or sandwiches with potato chips as a side. Prices seemed fair. Ordered a western sandwich, described as average. I had a calzone, it was packed with pepperoni, not really mixed in, just a stack of pepperoni in the middle of a calzone. Portions were large.

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Hamilton, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I have eaten at VJ's a number of times. Breakfast is good, Lunch OK . I would not choose them for dinner. They have a good selection on Offer for breakfast from the light to the hearty. Their sandwiches and soups are fine for lunch. The food and the service are not up to par for dinner. On one visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

The food is great with big portions I recommend the eggplant parmisan :) waiting service was great I would most definatly go there again :)

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  • Address: Utica Street, Hamilton, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hamilton

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