Best of Syracuse – Food and Drink

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Best of Food and Drink

Blarney Stone - Red white and Blue Burger, Katy Grant

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Best Burger

Bestof2014Ribbon[7]The Blarney Burger

The star of this neighborhood pub is not the beer, but the “Blarney Burger.” A multiple ‘Best of Syracuse’ winner, the Blarney Stone is a favorite spot, with outside dining in the warmer months. 314 Avery Ave., Syracuse. 487-9675.


2803 Brewerton Road, Mattydale. 455-5131.

Empire Brewing Company
120 Walton St., Syracuse. 475-2337.

Ale n’ Angus
238 Harrison St., Syracuse. 426-9672.

Village Burger
920 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool. 565-5324.

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Twin Trees Too
1029 Milton Ave., Syracuse. 488-6066.


OIP (Original Italian Pizza)
489 James St., Syracuse. 448-3280.

Gas Station Pizza

Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes


Dinosaur BBQ
246 W. Willow St., Syracuse. 476-4937.

Sandwich Shop

Brooklyn Pickle
1600 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. 487-8000.

Fair Food

Fried Dough

Family Restaurant

Coppertop Tavern
3380 Milton Avenue Syracuse or 7777 Brewerton Road, N. Syracuse. 458-1999. 448-1222.


Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse
302 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool. 457-0000.

Fish Fry / Seafood

Doug’s Fish Fry (Skaneateles)
8 Jordan St., Skaneateles. 685-3288.

Frozen Treat

Gannon’s Isle
1525 Valley Drive, Syracuse. 469-8647.


Bacon Bandits - Chris Doubock (l) & Gary Wurster

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Best Food Truck / Food Stand

Bacon Bandits

The food truck craze is hitting its stride in CNY, and there’s nothing like the smell of fresh bacon … except maybe the taste. Every item on the Bacon Bandits’ menu includes this crispy meat of the heavens. 436-8654.


Lady Bug Lunch Box

Street Eats
989 James St., Syracuse. 476-3287.


PB&J’s Lunchbox

Breakfast Spot

Mother’s Cupboard
3709 James St., Syracuse. 432-0942

Restaurant to get a Veggie/Vegan Dish

Strong Hearts Cafe
719 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. 478-0000.


Columbus Bakery
502 Pearl St., Syracuse. 422-2913.


Dinosaur BBQ
246 W. Willow Street, Syracuse. 476-4937.


Dunkin Donuts

Italian Restaurant

311 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. 474-1153.

Indian Restaurant

Taj Mahal
3138 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. 446-2229.

Thai restaurant

Lemon Grass
238 W. Jefferson St., Syracuse. 475-1111.

Middle Eastern Restaurant

King David’s (Fayetteville)
317 Towne Drive, Fayetteville. 637-0485.

Mexican Restaurant

Alto Cinco
526 Westcott St., Syracuse. 422-6399.


Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse
2950 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. 445-1111.

Asian Restaurant

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse
302 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool. 457-0000.

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Best Bar

Empire Brewing Company

Established in 1994, Empire Brewing Company is not just a contemporary downtown bar but a brewery and restaurant focused on sustainability. Using local ingredients from more than 60 CNY farmers, Empire serves award-winning beers.  120 Walton St., Syracuse. 475-2337.


Kitty Hoynes
301 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. 424-1974.

Blue Tusk
165 Walton St., Syracuse. 472-1934.

Blarney Stone
314 Avery Ave., Syracuse. 487-9675.

Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge
321 S. Clinton St., Syracuse. 703-4773.


Alicia Maurer (J. Ryan’s and Cobblestone)
253 E. Water St., Syracuse. 399-5533. 400 First St., Liverpool. 461-8806.

Local Brew

Syracuse Pale Ale (Middle Ages)
120 Wilkinson St., Syracuse. 476-4250.

New York State Wine

Red Cat Hazlitt
1852 Vineyard. 5712 Route 414, Hector. (607) 546-9463.

LGBT Friendly Bar and LGBT Friendly Eatery

Laci’s Tapas Bar
304 Hawley Ave. Syracuse. 218-5903.

Sports Bar

Sharkey’s Bar & Grill
7240 Oswego Road, Liverpool. 214-4116.

Beer Selection

World of Beer
10347 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. 422-2330.

Late Night Munchies Spot

Mama Nancy’s
512 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. 701-4994.


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