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Symeons

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Rt 5a West, Utica, NY
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Woodgate, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My wife and I ALWAYS stop at Symeons! We've done so for over 30 years! We even had our Wedding Rehearsal Dinner here back then... BEST Souvlaki Platter ever! With your choice of Chicken, Pork or Lamb... Grilled to perfection, with a side of delicious Greek salad... Great Desserts too! If you pass this up, you've missed out on a... More 

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Thank ADKTraveler121
Manlius, New York
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife and I visited Symeons for an early dinner on a Saturday night. We were seated immediately and the server appeared quickly to take out drink orders. We chose a carafe of the house Pinot Grigio which was okay. My wife chose the Chicken Avgolemono soup which was a basic chicken soup with no hint of lemon. I ordered... More 

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Thank OldGuyManlius
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Always a fantastic experience. From the minute you walk in until the time you leave you are always well taken care of. Not only is the food outstanding so is the staff and the atmosphere. Never a bad experience.

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Thank Calamity_2Annie
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204 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Many of the restaurants in this area are closed on Sunday. We decided to eat here because we wanted something a bit different. We both started with the chicken soup. I've had this several times at Greek restaurants at home and it has been a creamy soup. Here it it a clear broth which is nicely flavored with bits of... More 

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Thank DMMcGW
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

A local recommended to us as her go to spot for Mediterranean food. There's ample parking and the restaurant is fairly large inside. We were seated quickly and our server placed our order for drinks and appetizers. The taramosalata was a bit saltier than other versions we've had, the Symeon's feta fries were coated with their signature seasoning & feta... More 

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Thank Kim8125
Oregon
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

During our stay in Utica, we wanted to try something different for lunch. We checked Trip Advisor and went to Symeons. The restaurant is fairly large and even for lunch on a Sunday it was very busy, but we were seated promptly. We had the lamb gyro and lamb souvlaki (shish kabobs) on a lettuce salad. The food was good... More 

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Thank GraceyOregon
Liverpool, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My family (and friends) have been going here for 15+ years. They have delicious Greek food and non-traditional like their fish fry (my extremely picky brother always gets). They have one of the best calamari's I've ever eaten, which my family now orders to-go every year for Christmas Eve dinner. The seasoning mix they use for their dressing and marinates... More 

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Thank brendatabes
Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Every time we travel to Utica, we always stop at Symeons for lunch. The owner always is present. Great food especially the lamb skewers.

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Thank Kathie M
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We moved out of the area and this was our first visit in 5 years or so. We had cold dolmades with feta and flat bread. Hubs and I had the souvlaki platter (lamb kabobs). We like to remove all the lamb from the kabob, cut it up in smaller chunks and mix it into the salad. Order an extra... More 

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Thank RoamingFam87
New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

It's a mystery why this restaurant is wildly popular. It certainly can't be for the food. Or the, at best, lackadaisical we-could-care-less-if-you-return service. Calamari had the consistency of rubber and was breaded within an inch of its life, i.e. a tiny piece of fish surrounded by a gob of breading. Gyro was tasty, but served as a large, unappetizing lump... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rt 5a West, Utica, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?