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“Great food and fun atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nail Creek Pub

Nail Creek Pub
Ranked #6 of 181 Restaurants in Utica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Hello and welcome to Nail Creek Pub & Brewery. We opened our doors in March of 2008 with the intent of bringing craft beer to the Mohawk Valley. At that time, most people said that the areas citizens didn't want craft beer. They told us that nobody would buy it. Luckily we proved them wrong! Its been a fun ride and only getting better. Although we are mostly known for our large beer selection, we take out food VERY seriously. Our menu has evolved over the years from basic pub food to a perfect mix of comfort and contemporary foods. We decided to go with a smaller menu that we could perfect and keep absolutely fresh. If you haven't had our burger you are in for surprise. We use locally pastured grass fed beef and Utica Bread Brioche to deliver the freshest and highest quality burger possible. Be sure to check out our mussels and frittes available Thursday night through Saturday. The Prince Edward Island Mussels are steamed and served in a white wine, garlic, butter sauce. They are served with grilled bread, frites and two homemade aoili's. On Wednesday nights we offer a gourmet dinner. The weekly dish is always a surprise! Regular Menu also available. Every Sunday we offer Utica's best brunch. Our brunch menu is ever evolving and will always excite and please. Sunday's in Utica are alive and well, and we would be honored to have you spend yours with us.
Waterville, Washington
1 review
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“Great food and fun atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Ive been to the pub many times. Our friends choose to meet here when we are all in town for drinks and to reminisce. My last visit to the pub I had not eaten and decided to order. I figured it would taste fine, but the sandwich ended up being phenomenal!!! ......and the price was great too. It made me think I should go there for lunch during work sometimes too.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank cspat81
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English first
Rome, New York
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good Brunch, Great Beer Selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

The Sunday brunch menu changes monthly. There are about 8 or 9 options on the brunch menu, all of them looked very appetizing. The food and service was very good. It is a small place, with two servers plus a bartender working. There was always a server around if we needed anything. The beer selection here has gotta be one of the best a round. There is a variety of beer for every taste.

One word of advice: They open at 11:30 on Sunday for brunch. If you plan on eating around then, get there early. There was a line at the door at 11:15.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank XTim
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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

excellent food in this little bar. one large drawback is very few tables(4) inside. still worth it. chef is gifted.

Visited July 2013
Thank lori c
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Utica NY
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32 restaurant reviews
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“Food is always good for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lunch food is fresh and prepared well -- always has good specials - - the atmosphere is English pub - -highly recommended -

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Darlene R
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“A must visit pub when you are in Utica- GREAT craft beers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I stop in to visit Nail Creek Pub whenever I am in the area visiting family. Great location near the Saranac Brewery and on Varick Street which has undergone some serious revitalization in the past decade. They have been craft brewing for a couple of years now and their beers are really very good. I sampled the Belgian Strong, the Belgian Double, and the Breakfast Stout. The Belgian Strong is my favorite- very reminiscent of a good abbey ale. I have not tried their food but have heard great things.
The atmosphere is very welcoming and warm, a true pub spirit. They have live music and are busy on the weekends. Great selection of bottled beers, local brews, and a rotation of quality beers on tap. Outdoor seating available when the weather is nice. This is a great place to go after the Saranac Thursday parties.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Cody H
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