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Canal Port

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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148 Mill St, Utica, IL 61373-9450
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Lansing, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place, great food and great conversation with Jason. Be sure to check it out when in Utica. Will be back!

Thank LAM1956
Level Contributor
64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canal Port could be described as the "Cheers" of Utica. It seemed while we were there for dinner everyone knew everyone else. We went early and thus had a great visit with the owner. To my way of thinking this simply makes for a great dining experience. The food was simply out of this world. The deep fried cauliflower as... More 

Thank duke-duchess
Abingdon, Illinois
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean, well kept place. The menu was varied. The crab cake appetizer is excellent! The side order of grilled asparagus was also excellent. Their homemade chips are seasoned and very good. I had a steak sandwich with sauteed mushrooms and onions with cheese. The steak was a little disappointing. It had too much gristle and very fatty. Beautiful back... More 

Thank David C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After several times at this restaurant several times and have made it a must stop every year during the Illinois Wine Festival. Good is always excellent and they have the best bar chips. Friendly staff as well.

Thank Constance R
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I came her previously with my boyfriend and it was great. I tried coming here with my mom, and it was terrible!! We tried to go in 15 minutes after it opened and the doors were locked. I tried calling them, no answer. I looked in the windows and the staff was just sitting at the bar talking. I tried... More 

Thank Cecily D
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

After hours of hiking in Starved Rock State Park, we were ready for some good food. Just about 5 minutes from the Park, we found downtown Utica and decided to give Canal Port a try. I was pleasantly surprised to see some good options on the Kids Menu. My son opted for the Cod Fingers. If your kids love Kraft... More 

Thank Kristopher P
Clinton, Iowa
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

On the way to Starved Rock and found this little place on Trip Advisor. Seated quick by a very nice waitress. She mentioned the special was a fried cod Po Boy...that sounded great. She was back in a few minutes with a fresh roll with two large, crisp pieces of fried cod topped with three pieces of bacon and American... More 

Thank Mike C
Pleasant Plains
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Love the appetizers! Huge portions of the cauliflower and mushrooms! I've had their sandwiches, salads and steak dinner and all we excellent. The wait staff was friendly and helpful and the food was timed perfectly.

Thank Jill S
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Our food was out in no time and was yummy. It was fresh and cooked well. There was plenty of good choices to pick from.

Thank littletraveler2015
SW new york
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Made us some nice cocktails and brought our salads and bread right out. We sat by the window at a seat for 2 and the main part of the dining area is super dark. We enjoyed watching people pass by and the evening light coming in. Entrees were... ribeye with broccoli spears. Meat was under seasoned and veggie was slightly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Mill St, Utica, IL 61373-9450
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 815-667-3010

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