I'm sure you have your favorite spots that we don't have in the Utica/Rome area. A place that you wish so desperately would open here. You see all the vacant spots and say "Oh, if ___________ opened here it would be a perfect spot."

For Beth, it's Sonic and she's made that clear a number of times. For Dave, Panda Express tops the list.

If you know me personally, you know what my top three are. It's a no brainer. But for those of you who don't have to listen to me talk about these three spots any time I hear about them, I figured I would lay it out for you.

 3 Restaurants That Should Open In Utica/Rome

1) Tully's

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For the love of everything holy. My heart has been set on this for the past year. Back last summer at the State Fair, I spoke with management who told me they were looking into moving to New Hartford. I just about died. Since then, there's been no word about them opening a location. They were supposed to bring their food truck to a few different locations this summer, but canceled.

2) Chick-Fil-A

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There's something about indulging in Chick-fil-A sauce that makes you a new person. My first time tasting it, I recall how amazed I was and literally put it on EVERYTHING. Sandwiches, fries, nuggets. Luck for me, I found a dupe at Walmart that is very similar so I can go a little bit longer without needing to take a trip. But, it would be worth it.

3) Steak N' Shake

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Listen, their food is pretty great but their milkshakes are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Hands down the best I've ever had. They have so many different amazing flavors and they're a great price. So many great memories have been had in my life at Steak N' Shake it would be amazing to have it around here.

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