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Gerber's 1933 Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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16 Liberty St, Utica, NY 13502-3524
+1 315-534-4835
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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New York City
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I absolutely LOVE historic properties, and this renovated historic tavern in downtown Utica is definitely worth a visit. It is very small (see photos), and the food was honestly mediocre, but it has the right "spirit" for a city that is trying to revitalize, and if they can improve the menu and the food, this could be excellent place. The... More 

Thank VicEdee
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether it's before/after a Comets game or just any other night of the week, Gerber's is a great location to meet up for drinks. I love the authenticity of the decor, structure, etc. Holds a lot of history. Can't go wrong here!

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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Although I was happy this place was open on a Sunday I was not overly impressed with their "brunch menu" options. I was very happy to hear about the history of the tavern and the Gerber daisies on the tables were a neat touch, there was not a lot of choice for brunch and the portions were extremely small for... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

The Utica-Rome area has long lacked decent places to eat & drink. Now there is a mini revival in the Baggs Square of Utica. Gerber's is an important component to that. The menu is original but not contrived & includes standards (burger, pastrami) in addition to the fried Bologna, meatballs & other dishes you will see in other reviews. It... More 

Thank FiftyFeisty
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Had the fried bologna sandwich with the coconut carrot soup. Both were great. My wife had the French dip with the bread pudding for dessert. The waitress/ bartender was extremely nice and shared information about the restaurant. The restaurant had a rich history from before prohibition. Highly recommend a visit if you are in the Utica area.

Thank John F
Cold Brook, New York
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Great food and fun atmosphere great staff also. Some of us had the shrimp scampi and others beef sandwich and burgers. Awesome dill soup too. Really enjoyed the fast service.

Thank JohnS1026
New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

We've eaten here on several occasions during our visit to the area and have never been disappointed. The staff is always friendly and the owner always makes sure he stops by the table for a chat. The meatballs with long hots are our favorite.. fried bologna sandwich with long hots are even better.

Thank BellaNewYork
Upstate New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Nice bar/ restaurant. Everyone i our party loved their meal. Meatloaf on Tuesdays is great. We will be back again before the Comet hockey games.

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Belleville, Ontario
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We had a fantastic lunch at Gerber's. Wandered in during our walk and thoroughly enjoyed the service and history talk with the owner and our sever. Great draft beer selection and The Tavern Special Fried Bologna Sandwich was wonderful.

Thank Leforge
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the way across the state. We wanted something other than fast food at the roadside stops. It was just about 5 minutes off the 90. We had the roast beef sandwich which was the absolute best I've ever had. Thick, slow roasted and tender.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Liberty St, Utica, NY 13502-3524
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-534-4835

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