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“Best Fish Fry in Utica”
Review of Tiny's Grill

Tiny's Grill
Ranked #40 of 184 Restaurants in Utica
Price range: $4 - $16
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Downtown Utica, next to the Player's Theater and Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute/Pratt , the Stanley Theater, Utica Public Libbrary and the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Tiny's is one of Utica's oldest running establishments circa 1931-Tiny's Grill is still an original-family style, full service menu and bar-meeting rooms, business and party rooms , fundraisers, reunions and just about any event can be accommodated here.Plenty of parking -in the heart of Downtown Utica. PLEASE NOTE: Our 24th Annual Christmas NUTCRACKER Collection is now on display to the public-almost 500 Nutcrackers are in the display-stop in and see them.
Utica, New York
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Fish Fry in Utica”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

Try the beer battered fish. The food is great and the prices are very reasonable. Say hi to JoJo when you go there.

Visited February 2012
2 Thank Peter M
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Syracuse NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“WOW--What a place!”
Reviewed April 18, 2010

On my recent trip to Utica I stopped by to Tiny's after a delightful afternoon at the much under rated Munson Williams museum--that was a fabulous treat with so much wonderful exhibits and knowledgeable staff. We were warm welcomed into Tiny's and were immediately impressed by the cleanliness of the establishment as well as many happy faces--this was truly a fun place! The place was almost full at 5:15 and everyone seemed to be having a great time at the bar as well as in the largely accomodating dining room. We had the fish fry special and it was out of this world good! It was served fast, friendly and was the best I have ever had! Great selection of food, huge beer selection, fabulous prices, fast service and happy people all in one spot--what else could you ask for? We will definitly be back to check out some live music there over the summer.

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1 Thank nofeer7
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“This is an excellent, comfortable place for a weekday lunch.”
Reviewed February 19, 2010

Tiny's was recommended to us by people at the Munson-Williams- Proctor Museum down the street. It was quiet, friendly, and the food was delicious! The server was lots of fun, telling us the history behind the collection of the thousands of Nutcrackers which decorate the dining room. The food, mostly hot and cold sandwiches, was very good - try the homemade fries! The prices were very reasonable.

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Utica, N.Y.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“My favorite place”
Reviewed February 3, 2009

My dad used go to TINY'S every weekend and bring home keilbasa sandwhiches. Oh i just loved them so much me and my sisters. I have a sister who lives in Albany, N.Y., everyime she comes to visit when she goes home she has her sandwhich AND their mushroom stew. You have to stop by and try their mushroom stew and don't forget the keilbasa sandwhich. Keep up the good work and food ! Thanks PTPIERCE

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not what I thought”
Reviewed October 19, 2008

We went in there to have a nice dinner and I was charged $5 to even enter (yes there was a jazz night going on -but it was more than 1 hour away- we didn't even get to see it). Then I was told to seat myself -that anywhere would be fine. So I did - at a high top table with 4 seats (we were a party of 2) Well then we were told to move because if it got busy those tables would be needed. So we were moved to a small table that would not even fit ONE meal on it. I mean, we are paying customers looking for a nice dinner and to be treated like that is wrong. The food was alright, but honestly I've had better. I guess if you like the band it would be a nice place to go and watch the music but just for a nice romantic dinner - your better off at olive garden.

2 Thank rxchicka346
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jobug, Owner at Tiny's Grill, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
this was written in 2008
i know that when we did have jazz, we were very sure to tell anyone that there was a cover if they stayed . in the review they say they were then seated at a high top table-we do not or ever had high top tables and being noisy comes with a crowd and they do not make any sound when the music is playing
people are seated and listen to the jazz
the poor rating is taking us down
we have been so,so proud of our ratings on trip advisor, as a matter of fact, we were one of the FIRST places on your site and we are really enjoying the comments from the quests
this is a small place old tim bar and grill that is of of only a few left...we are always trying to keep the customer happy
thank you! joanne gerace
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