• 6 tastes and sips that represent Utica's culinary and spirits scene

  • This tour will take place rain or shine and is less than a 1.5 mile walk through historical Downtown Utica.

  • Our tour will meet at the historical Landmark Building.

  • We select the venues & menus, you have a delicious adventure on foot.

Must be 21+ in order to consume alcohol on our tour


  • This tour will highlight the beauty and uniqueness of Utica's Bar and Brunch scene in our very own Brewery District.

  • Sampling the best-of-the best and enjoying unique cocktails paired with the perfect bar-bite.

Must be 21+ in order to consume alcohol on our tour.


Due to COVID-19 we are on pause until Spring 2021.  We are carefully planning safety measures for our guest and tour guides to provide a safe environment for our future tours.


Food tastings

One bottled water

A charming tour guide

An insiders guide to the City of Utica




Tours take place every Saturday, Spring-October

  • Tours start at 2pm

  • If tour books up, an additional tour will be added at 11am



3 delicious hours



16 person capacity

(unless special event is requested)



Tours take place rain or shine and great anytime!




Contact us directly


Downtown Utica Tours will meet at the Landmarc Building 

118 Columbia Street

Utica, NY 13502



Tips for our tour guides are never expected, but are ALWAYS appreciated! 



We also offer private tours for visiting families, wedding parties and corporate businesses, to name a few.  Please feel free to contact us with any special requests and we will do our best to accommodate you.


The Deck Family has been active in the Food Service Industry since 1979. Mike and Kelly both meeting at a popular Greek restaurant, Symeon's.  From there, Mike attended and graduated from the  Culinary Institute of America.  In 1992, Mike and Kelly opened up their own restaurant in New Hartford called Olivia's Cafe.  Their daughters, Olivia and Mikelle also have been working in different food establishments, in and out of the area, supporting themselves while attending college and beyond. 


While visiting other major cities we noticed all of them had Food Tours.  We took our first tour in Boston and we were hooked!  Although the food was delicious, we soon realized that the uniqueness of food in Utica is second to none. There is not another area that can compare to our culinary diversity and  outstanding dishes. We soon decided to bring the Food Tour business to Utica and hope you will  share in our excitement as we bring our culinary venture home.

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