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The 15 Best Lunch Spots Near Utica

Updated: July 27, 2022

With gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups on every corner, there's no reason to skip lunch in Utica. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Utica. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

Find the perfect spot

Toarminas Pizza

Pizza, $, UticaPizza, $Utica
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Savory Grill

American, $, UticaAmerican, $Utica
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Buscemis

Pizza, $, UticaPizza, $Utica
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Paulee's Restaurant

American, $, UticaAmerican, $Utica
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Sam's Sorrento Pizza

Pizza, $$, UticaPizza, $$Utica
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Taco Loco

Mexican, $, UticaMexican, $Utica
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

Jade Tiki Chinese Restaurant

Chinese, $$, UticaChinese, $$Utica
Google: 3.7
Yelp: 3.5

Black Rock Bar & Grill

American, $$, UticaAmerican, $$Utica
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Mangiabevi Urban Italian

Italian, $$, Sterling HeightsItalian, $$Sterling Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

NM Cafe

New American, $$, TroyNew American, $$Troy
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cedar Grille

Mediterranean, $$, TroyMediterranean, $$Troy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Epic Cafe

Tea & Coffee, TroyTea & CoffeeTroy
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Le Choux

Bakery, TroyBakeryTroy
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Friends Cafe

Tea & Coffee, TroyTea & CoffeeTroy
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

House of FusYin

Japanese, $$, WarrenJapanese, $$Warren
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 11294 spots across Utica, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 792 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The spots that made the cut have been featured in . Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Toarminas Pizza, Vinnie's Italian Eatery, and Savory Grill are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for delivery in Utica.

Vinnie's Italian Eatery, Savory Grill, and Thai Tanic & -18 degrees F Tea House are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick up meal in Utica.

The highest-rated restaurants in Utica for boozy lunches are Applebee's Grill + Bar, Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, and National Coney Island.

The highest-rated places in Utica for lunch and cocktails are Applebee's Grill + Bar, Taco Loco, and Dave & Buster's.

Toarminas Pizza, Vinnie's Italian Eatery, and Tivoli's Wood Brick Oven Pizzeria are lunch restaurants with outdoor seating in Utica.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Cilantro Chile Cooler with banh mi

    When considering what goes best with banh mi, we recommend a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • The ideal drink pairing for banh mi

    Knowing what to pair with banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

  • Pair Riesling with banh mi

    Riesling is dry and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

Fun facts

  • Name a more iconic duo: The Arnold Palmer Cocktail & Southern barbecue

    What makes The Arnold Palmer Cocktailunique? They make it by mixing some lemonade into tea, and it makes a great accompaniment to some Southern barbecue.

  • The origin of teriyaki

    1600s gave us something tasty, the teriyaki! This tasty dish was bestowed upon us by Japan.

  • A classic dish

    If you love of hamburger runs deep, why not plan a visit to The United States, the home of the original hamburger? The locals are so proud of their hamburger that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

Parking in the area

Parking has always been a challenge in Utica. SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that lets you pre-book a great parking spot.

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