Who makes the best food? See the 2018 Best of Syracuse finalists

Central New York foodies flocked to our Best of Syracuse nominations to submit their favorite food and drink eateries. Below, you will find the category broken down by title and a list of the top finalists in each category. Most list the Top 5, but an extra nominee was included in instances of a tied vote.

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Best Burger

  • Ale ‘n’ Angus
  • Blarney Stone
  • Bull & Bear Roadhouse
  • Five Guys
  • Village Burger

Best BBQ

  • Big Awesome BBQ
  • Bob’s Barbecue
  • Bull & Bear Roadhouse
  • Dinosaur BBQ
  • Limp Lizard

Best Fish Fry/Seafood

  • Atlantic Seafood
  • Doug’s Fish Fry
  • Fish Cove
  • The Fish Friar
  • Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In

Best Wings

  • The Blarney Stone
  • Change of Pace Sports Bar
  • OIP
  • Shifty’s
  • Twin Trees

Best Hot Dogs

  • Big Awesome BBQ
  • The Distillery
  • Heid’s of Liverpool
  • Liehs & Steigerwald
  • Salt City Dogs

Best Pizza

  • Apizza Regionale
  • Paladino’s Pizza
  • Pavone’s Pizza
  • Toss ‘N’ Fire
  • Twin Trees

Best Sushi

  • Mitsuba
  • Ocean Sushi
  • Sakana-Ya
  • Sake Bomb
  • Wegmans

Best Birthday Cake

  • Biscotti Café
  • Cupcakers
  • Gingersnap
  • Sweet Praxis
  • Wegmans

Best Cupcakes

  • Crave Dessert Studio
  • Cupcakers
  • Gingersnap
  • Jessie’s Cakes
  • Wegmans

Best Doughnuts

  • Glazed and Confused
  • Green Hills Farms
  • Harrison Bakery
  • Lyncourt Bakery
  • Sweet Praxis

Best Frozen Treats

  • Big Dip
  • Gannon’s Ice Cream
  • The Ice Cream Stand
  • Rick’s Polar Pops
  • Vicky’s Tasty Treats

Best Bagel

  • Bagelicious
  • Bruegger’s Bagels
  • Cazenovia Bagel Co.
  • Sweet Praxis
  • Wegmans

Best Local Coffee

  • Café Kubal
  • Carriage Creek Gift and Coffee Shop
  • Freedom of Espresso
  • Recess Coffee
  • Salt City Coffee
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