Where to Eat in Hamilton: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Hamilton is a town in Madison County, New York, United States. The population was 6,690 at the 2010 census. The town is named after American patriot Alexander Hamilton.
Things to do in Hamilton

1. Colgate Inn

1 Payne St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1111 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 315-824-2300
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 161 reviews

Colgate Inn

The Colgate Inn offers fine American cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. No matter what you are in the mood for, the Colgate Inn has the atmosphere and fare to suit.

Reviewed By palma1958 - Hubbardsville, New York

Have gone there for many years. It's a beautiful place, nice bar room with a very inviting fireplace. The biggest complaint, and I have heard it from many other people over the years, is the service. The food is good, sometimes average but mostly good. Breakfast is very good but pancakes or eggs should not take 20-30 minutes to get, especially when there are only a few tables there. The overall service issue has been one they have had for years but is never dealt with.

2. Maxwells Chocolates & Ice Cream

14 Utica St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1147 Takeout American +1 315-824-1280
Excellent
79%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Maxwells Chocolates & Ice Cream

Reviewed By SRQwanderer - Bradenton, Florida

Visiting Colgate University my wife and I browsed our way through downtown Hamilton and stumbled onto Maxwells. A thoroughly enjoyable experience… visually interesting and a wonderful taste and service experience. The interior is set up as an old-fashioned ice-cream shop with the addition of a full wall of assorted chocolates, truffles and assorted candies. The kind of establishment where I joke to my wife that I can put on 2 full pounds just breathing the air while she agonizes over her choices and decisions.

A wall chalk board displayed a wide range of inventively tempting “Premiun Sundaes”, Shakes, Smoothies, Fizzes etc… as well as good selection various sized of cones and bowls of various ice cream flavors and twenty-plus toppings. My wife eventually settled on a “small” Turtle Sundae ($5.50)…. vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, pecans, whipped cream and a pecan caramel patty. (Small in quotes because this was a seriously larger creation; possibly college students can handle the “large” ($6.50) version.)

Knowing from experience that I would later finish off the remainder of my wife’s sundae I opted for a strong cup of coffee to prep me for the next four hours on the road. Maxwells features fojo beans roasted in Norwich NY, with a menu of twelve different roasts and beans sourced from Central & South America, East Africa and Indonesia. Each cup of coffee is hand-pressed!!! The result was a truly memorable coffee experience.

Before we left my wife spent another fifteen minutes buying a selection of chocolates as gifts to various friends (and a pound or so for ourselves.)

Helpful, patient, friendly service throughout. Very reasonable prices.

Recommendation…. When in Hamilton be sure to stop in.

3. Dunkin' Donuts

34 Utica St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1108 +1 315-824-0974
Excellent
12%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
25%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By EvanMJC - Boston, Massachusetts

Nothing out of the usual with this DD. Friendly staff, with two outdoor picnic tables. Attached Subway restaurant, drive thru, and parking lot.

4. Flour and Salt Bakery

7 Maple Ave, Hamilton, NY 13346-1241 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch SGD 4 - SGD 12 +1 315-825-9311
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Flour and Salt Bakery

Flour and Salt Bakery is a bakery/cafe right in the heart of Hamilton that serves classic NY style bagel sandwiches as well as homemade, fresh baked goods every day. Sandwiches are great for both breakfast and lunch. We serve local coffee from Peaks and also have many NY state food products for sale in the shop.

Reviewed By Rogukulele - New York

My wife and I have eaten several times at Flour and Salt. All I have to say is in the title of this post. My personal favorite. The HAL...Bagel, lox, tomato, onion and capers with a cup of rich local coffee....heavenThe Hal and a cup of coffee is my go to breakfast! Thanks so much for the kind review, and thanks for visiting. We hope to see you again soon!

5. Oliveri's Pizza

14 Lebanon St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1104 Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Greek, Italian, Pizza, American Lunch, Dinner +1 315-824-4444
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Oliveri's Pizza

Reviewed By Michael S

I ordered a pizza here last week (pepp/sausage). For a small pizzeria, the place was charming and clean and had 'atmosphere'. I liked the nostalgic flavor. Didn't eat here, but will/would some other time. The staff (I think it was the owner) was very friendly...MoreThank You!! We are so glad you enjoyed!!

6. Rusch's Bar and Grill

22 Lebanon St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1104 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 315-228-2122
Excellent
24%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Rusch's Bar and Grill

Reviewed By rmeade88 - East Lansing, Michigan

Stopped in here with the family for a couple of drinks while visiting Hamilton. Good beer selection on draft and the bartender was able to point us in the right direction. Comfortable seats at the bar. Good TV's for watching a game. We did not try the food, so cannot comment on that. Overall an enjoyable experience and I would come back in the future.

7. Good Nature Tap Room

8 Broad St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1346 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pub, American, Brew Pub Drinks +1 315-824-2337
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Good Nature Tap Room

Reviewed By Rogukulele - New York

If you are a fan of local craft beers, this is the place you want to visit. They brew beers made with New York State ingredients,and include a wide range of types. Locally owned and run by friendly folks.

8. Magro's VJ's Restaurant & Catering

169 Utica St, Hamilton, NY 13346-2001 Takeout, Highchairs Available, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American, Diner Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 315-824-0303
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Magro's VJ's Restaurant & Catering

Our Restaurant in Hamilton is dedicated to bringing great service to all. We deliver to any local business, as well as for Colgate University. Our lunch and dinner menus are vast and available anytime. It includes pizza and wings, salads, hot and cold subs, wraps, pasta, and much more. Please view our full menu, and don't forget to come in for our fresh Haddock every Friday!

Reviewed By Edward R - Hamilton, New York

I have been there for breakfast/ lunch/dinner. Very good specials everyday. Menu is extensive. Staff very friendly.

9. No. 10 Tavern

10 Utica St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1108 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 315-824-2222
Excellent
30%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

No. 10 Tavern

Reviewed By C W

No. 10 is a great dining option in Hamilton, NY. The atmosphere is bar/pub like, but clean and welcoming and they often have live music. They have plenty of diverse menu options and consistently good food and drinks. The perfect place for a beer and filling meal in town.

10. Royal India Grill

6 Broad St, Hamilton, NY 13346-1321 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 315-825-3555
Excellent
47%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Reviewed By Rogukulele - New York

My wife and I really enjoy the food here.For the best value and for the most diversity, try their lunch buffet. If you are a vegetarian (which I'm not) there is a wide selection.
Additionally, the staff is friendly and the service very good. I highly recommend Royal India Grill.

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