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“Just Right”
Review of Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Tully
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Almost the only choice in this area, for a sit down meal.
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just Right”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Have been to Sweet Basil's several times now, and it's becoming a regular for us. Tonight we just ate light...a Sweet Basil burger for my husband and a strawberry chicken salad for me. The meal hit the spot. We find we keep wanting to return!

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Eastern US
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Tully”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

I love this restaurant, especially the signature sandwich "The Sweet Basil", and have never had a bad meal here. Recently a group of friends stopped by for lunch and we all had a great meal. Highly recommend this restaurant over the others in town.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We arrived into this tiny town looking for a place to meet up with old friends and family( and this happens to be my familys favorite place to eat.) We were so impressed. The food was outstanding and the wait staff was amazing. Given how busy this little place was ,our waitress more more than attentive.As well as being busy in house they were mobed with take out! This place seems to do very well and we could see why. The food was great and incredibly priced. Everyone in the place was very comfortable and very happy. The beer and wine selection was so suprising for such a little town and we overall really enjoyed the expriance. Thank you to sweet basil for a great experiance! Little town of tully is so lucky to have you!

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Chesterville, Ontario, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“abundant food, friendly & welcoming service”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We rolled into Tully much past supper tonight, starving and tired, and stumbled into Basil's 20 minutes away from closing time, which could well have earned us rushed service. Not the case at all. We were warmly welcomed, service was attentive and friendly. The food is a twist on classic dishes and tasty, and the portions are very, very generous. In fact, that is my only criticism of the place, portions were far more food than any of us could finish, though in line with was is usual in the States so I really can't fault the restaurant for this, it's simply a case of us not being used to that much food in a single sitting. I really liked the fact that the owners were in the place. And what truly made our visit memorable is that when they found out it was my daughter's 8th birthday, they sent over a piece of cake for her. This was a kind and caring gesture on their part, and one both she and I really appreciated. So if you're travelling through Tully NY, don't miss stopping in at Sweet Basil and meeting the wonderful folks who work there.

Visited December 2012
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Murphy, NC
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Although our wait person was friendly and our food arrived quickly, both my partner's food (fried shrimp and clam basket) and my food (spaghetti and meatballs) were severely overcooked. Hard to overcook spaghetti and meatballs. To this, add the noise level which approached the threshold of pain and you can see why it was not a good experience for us. Yes, it was crowded and yes, there were people waiting for tables and yes, people were complaining about the speed of service but this was 4:30 on a Monday afternoon so what would it be like on a Saturday night? To complete the experience, there was a birth-control device laying in the street right in front of the restaurant as we left to get our car. No more visits for us.

Visited November 2012
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