Babe's at Harbor Point

3.8
35 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Babe's at Harbor Point, under new ownership as of January of 2019, has been a staple of the Utica restaurant scene for over 25 years. Babe's at Harbor Point specializes in quality food, affordable prices, and a renovated and relaxing atmosphere for families and friends. Babe's boasts 10 televisions, weekly happy hour specials, and a vast menu inclusive of many cuisines. We rotate seasonal menu items in the summer and winter to keep things fresh, but you can always order one of our staple dishes, such as our famous chicken riggies, chikerina soup, buffalo chicken sandwiches, and more. No matter what you choose, it’ll be made with the freshest, quality ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 35 people are saying
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4.3
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3.9
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3.6
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KayJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ordered a salad which arrived without the chicken that was supposed to be on it. Waitress did bring the chicken fairly quickly after being notified.
Coffee was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner to meet up with friends. The service was excellent and the food was so good. Already making plans to meet again and will probably meet here.

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booboo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night sitting outside with good food and live music once again.

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nedrowh
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service is good, staff is friendly. They seated us in the bar area so it was quite noisy. The food is good, but a touch on the expensive side. Their menu seems to have gotten smaller and pricing has gotten higher. But overall we enjoy coming here once in a while.

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GabrielaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time going to Babes, and the service, food, and ambiance was absolutely amazing. We were sat pretty quickly, and our server was so friendly! I highly recommend the calamari, it was crispy but not too greasy and the peach Bellini was so good.

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MARYP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clean, and inviting. The food and service were phenomenal!

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ReneeS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal reservations were quick and easy on my mobile

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered a chicken Cobb salad. I asked for salad dressing on the side and it was mixed in with the salad and on the side. Also the chicken was not a fresh cooked chicken breast. It was chicken strips similar to Subway. That was very disappointing.

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trvlr
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were greeted immediately and seated at our preferred table. Our server introduced himself and was extremely attentive but not intrusive. He was very professional yet personable throughout the evening. We dined on the German Octoberfest specials which were very good- the chicken schnitzel being especially well prepared. The red cabbage was excellent. Live music was audible in the adjacent tent which was a plus. The portions were more than ample and the value was fabulous.

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BarbaraD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

When we got to the restaurant we were told that they had no record of our reservation. It was very nerve racking because we had 8 people coming. Luckily there was a vacant table.

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DeborahN
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful Greens. And great menu choices. There was a special musical event that night also. Which was awesome!! We loved sitting outside under the tent.

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GailG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We travel from rochester ny to eat at babes It is always a fun place to go and the food is great

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience at Babe’s last weekend. Service and food were wonderful! Would recommend this restaurant to all!

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vipcprsailor
Key West
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Babe's is not a fancy place but the food is good and the service was fine. We were seated immediately and the wait time for our meals was about average. We were on a road trip and stopped here for dinner. It definitely served it's purpose and I would stop here again if I was looking for a good, affordable meal.

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BRomw
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The atmosphere was nice, service was just ok and the food was terrible.

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Bacon238
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was ok- I had the fish fry special, and my wife had the seafood platter. We shared an order of calamari. Let’s start with the calamari- well cooked, but the breading reminded me of that on true southern fried chicken. It didn’t hold to the calamari well, but soaked up the tiny amount of marinara sauce they gave us surprisingly well. Fish fry was ok, fish was good, again back to the breading. Not at all what I was expecting from a fish fry. Seafood platter looked good. My wife said the shrimp and fish were good, but the clams were gross. It appears they used whole belly clams instead of strips, and they looked rubbery, so much so my wife didn’t eat them.
As for service, our waitress didn’t seem to care that she had a section to handle. She was at the hostess counter most of our meal using one of the computers.
What really disappointed me was the fact that we made an open table reservation, and ended up with “lounge” seating. To call the bar area a “lounge” is a joke. It’s a bar. Downsides to the bar- noisy, cold, lots of tvs. If I wanted to watch sports, I could have had a TV dinner and sat on the couch at home.
I realize that Babes isn’t a higher end restaurant, and I shouldn’t expect the world, but for a date night, both my wife and I were overly disappointed.
We will be hard pressed to return.

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BrendaW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was very good. Food was good. Would visit again.

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Jessica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Our dinners did not come out when they should have but the Manager came over and told us that he was going to take something off our bill without us even asking. Noise level was pretty high, I think eating at the bar would have been quieter

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LynnD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was all good. Service was speedy and they regularly asked if we needed anything. Our server was excellent and we were very happy with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for a midweek lunch to catch up with a long time friend, so it was perfect place to meet, quiet, decent food and good service. Love their greens. Their salads and chicken doggies are also very good. Great place to have a great meal, conversation & hear others talk without having to tell.

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JimFlyer2
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, although my salmon was a little dry. Service was great and we would definitely return if we were back in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the Cheese Ravioli, it was great! Hubby had the Utica’s Steak sandwich which was good also!

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Lynnie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere and really liked the way the place was made over. I like the specials all week. We were surprised at the price of the mixed drinks, but you must be in line with a lot of other restaurants in the area. We would come again. Thank you.

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on July 26, 2019

Our pleasure! We're glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you soon!

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StephenL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Because it was Boilermaker weekend and we were in the main dining room it was too loud. Hard to hear even at the same table.

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on July 26, 2019

We're sorry to hear that it was loud in the restaurant. It's a very busy time for us, so stop by another night and enjoy yourselves in a quieter environment!

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Cbond1987
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great but food was not. Cold lasagna, small portions, skin left on fish when deep fried. Not sure what it was before new management. My side salad only had 1 grape tomato. Not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got sat in the bar area and the server told us the specials. A dozen steamed clams for $6.99 and a chicken parmigiana dinner. We both decided to get the clams and can deal which was 2 for $5 Bud Lights. Clams were fantastic! For dinner I got the Utica steak sandwich and my husband got the chicken special. My steak sandwich came with sliced tenderloin, onions, peppers and cheese. One of the best I ever had, the chicken parmigiana was good also. The restaurant is currently having some renovations done, I spoke to the manager Jeff he was a nice guy. We will be back!

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on June 23, 2019

Thank you so much. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to seeing you again and your thoughts once our renovations are completed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for Mother’s Day, first time since the new ownership. The refresh was nice, hope they keep it going. An expanded gluten free menu including options for the classics to be made gluten free would be a huge win.
On a non-food side note, the back driveway needs to be graded and paved. Kinda puts a damper on a great meal and experience as your car bounces through the craters in driveway.

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on May 20, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the new renovations. We are beginning work on the parking lot in the coming weeks, so please bear with us until we can give you the parking lot you deserve! Hope to see you soon!

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JulieS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day 2019. The new place looks great. However I ordered a Mother’s Day special salmon. It was raw in the middle. Had chili that tasted old and like it was sitting on stove all day. I was hoping new owners would make the food a little better.

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on May 20, 2019

Julie, thank you for your feedback. Your response is very important to us and we will pass along the information to the kitchen staff. We hope you enjoyed your visit, otherwise, and hope to see you soon!

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SusanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I'm not sure. First time at your place. Food took too long to come out. It came out in sports and some was only Luke warm.

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on May 20, 2019

Susan, we're so sorry to hear that your food came cold! We will inform our staff to make sure this never happens again. We apologize and hope you visit again soon!

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AmandaT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Our waiter was very nice but very slow. Drinks took over well over 10 minutes to get and he brought 2 at a time(party of 6). The food was tasty but most of the entrees we're cold by the time we received them.

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on May 7, 2019

Oh no! We're so sorry to hear that the service was a bit slow! But your feedback is monumental in helping us make the proper changes! We hope to see you soon!

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JoeC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had a reservation. we were brought to the table right away but waited 10 minutes for a server . After we ordered it took 45-50 minutes to get our food. The server just about disappeared. 3 out of the 5 of us really liked the food. The ribs weren't that good and a steak order was cold and the potato not fully cooked.

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on April 16, 2019

Oh no! We are so sorry to hear this! We appreciate your honest review and will make the necessary changes immediately. Thanks so much for your feedback and we hope you visit us again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was not that good. Fish was not fresh; eggplant and calemeri was very greasy.

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on May 7, 2019

Yikes! We really appreciate your honesty and can only get better with reviews like this one! Thank you for the feedback. Come back soon to give things another try now that we know what adjustments to make?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The food tastes like it was prepared the day before. I got a Chicken Ceasar Salad and the chicken was like rubber. The server had too many tables than she could handle alone

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new Babe’s is looking great, had a fun night with friends.

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on March 1, 2019

Thank you so much for stopping by. We are glad that you had fun with your friends. We look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish fry I’ve had in a long time for only $7.99. With a good portion of french fries and coleslaw

Babe's at Harbor Point
Responded on March 1, 2019

We are so glad that you enjoyed the fish fry. Please come back and bring your friends. We look forward to seeing you.

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FAQs

Babe's at Harbor Point offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 735-0777.

Babe's at Harbor Point is rated 3.8 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.