The warmer weather is on the way for Utica, Rome, Central New York, and all of Upstate New York. That means enjoying amazing summertime foods and drinks. Are you ready?

There's nothing like walking outside and hanging by the water at Oneida Lake, or up North in Old Forge. Maybe one of your favorite summer activities is just relaxing on an outdoor patio with food and a beer.

We have plenty of amazing restaurants around Central New York, but sometimes you hear about the same ones over and over again. We aren't saying those popular places aren't amazing, because they are, but there are some that don't get nearly enough credit. That's where this list was inspired.

Also, think of this idea too- County fairs. All of our County Fairs are some of the greatest hallmarks of an Upstate New York summer. It all leads to the big dance of The Great New York State Fair. All of these fairs have one delicious fact in common- They offer amazing fair food. Is the taste of summer fried dough for you? Or, is that taste of summer a candied apple with cotton candy? Perhaps the burger is king for you during summer time.

We took to Facebook and asked several local food pages, restaurant review pages, and general pages of summertime restaurants that deserve a moment in the spotlight. Here are 10 summertime restaurants in Central New York that deserve way more credit. If you have some suggestions, text us on our station app:

10 Summertime Restaurants In The Utica and Rome Area That Deserve Way More Credit

The warmer weather is on the way for the Utica and Rome area of Central New York. That means enjoying amazing summertime foods and drinks. Are you ready? Here are 10 summertime restaurants in Central New York that deserve way more credit:

26 Restaurants In Utica New York You Need To Try At Least Once

This following list is a great resource if you're looking for some new places to try, or if you're just looking for some place to start. This list is strictly restaurants in Utica New York. Not the Utica area or surrounding towns, but Utica New York. We took submissions from all over social media to build this list. We will have other lists for other parts of our region to showcase next. But right now, let's focus on Utica:

Gallery Credit: Dave Wheeler

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