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DePalma’s: All Purpose Eatery

Saturday my unsuccessful mission to find a plastic light up snowman for my front yard (see yesterday’s post) took me to North Utica, and I got hungry. As I headed back to Herkimer on State Route 5, I saw a big sign that said, “Breakfast,” and pulled into DePalma’s, located right next to Mr. McGill’s.

I was soon seated at a booth in the charmingly decorated eatery perusing a menu. DePalma’s does breakfast, lunch and dinner. They bill themselves as a pizzeria, diner, baker and restaurant. Quite the all purpose establishment.

I ordered a breakfast sandwich of sausage, egg and cheese on a hard roll, with coffee, of course. It was quite yummy. I read a tent card on the table describing Wine Ice Cream and contemplated a return in the evening.

The waitress told me they have been open since June, and many people are still unaware of their existence.

“When I tell them where I work, they say, ‘Where?’ I say, ‘Right next to Mr. McGill’s,’ and they say, ‘Oh, OK.'”

I had actually seen a billboard for DePalma’s as I drove down Rt. 5 toward North Utica, but it was the big sign reading “Breakfast” that drew me in. I was glad it did. I had a couple of other places to check for my snowman, and now I had the energy to continue my search.

DePalma’s is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information call 315-797-4500.

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