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In Oswego for a week, and a girl's gotta eat

lclarknj Jan 10, 2010 01:28 PM

So, help. Looking for well-prepared, decent food. Place doesn't have to be fancy as long as it meets the other criteria. Also, headed back to Syracuse on Friday. My work partner loves a good microbrewery. Suggestions for these requests? THANKS!

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    LorenV RE: lclarknj Jan 11, 2010 06:15 AM

    King Arthur's in Oswego. Steakhouse/brewpub. Not bad...not terribly impressive though.

    Empire Brewing in 'Cuse kicks ass however.

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      lclarknj RE: LorenV Jan 12, 2010 04:20 PM

      Thanks! We were looking for a place to go before the airport on Friday. My friend loves a good brew pub. We'll give it a try.

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      martyl9 RE: lclarknj Jan 11, 2010 11:30 AM

      if you want to drive up to Cooperstown, The Ostesaga Hotel has decent food.

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        lclarknj RE: martyl9 Jan 12, 2010 04:21 PM

        Thanks, Marty. We;ll think about that, depending on the weather. I appreciate the response!

      2. abijah RE: lclarknj Jan 12, 2010 06:34 PM

        I grew up not far away, and the Eis House in Mexico (that's Mexico, NY, about 15 miles from Oswego) always had a very good reputation.
        However, looking at their web site now, I see that it's called "Arena's Eis House," which probably means it has new owners, and who know how the food is.
        Wish I could help more!

        (Cooperstown, by the way, is long ways off from Oswego...)

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          mrsx RE: lclarknj Jan 19, 2010 06:43 AM

          My sister went to school in Oswego and still talks about breakfast at Wade's Diner. No website but here's the yelp link --


          Too bad you're there in winter (for obvious reasons) but also because you can't get to Rudy's -- old fashioned fish fry joint.

          I also highly recommend a quick stop at Heid's of Liverpool if you're a hot dog lover -- just a few miles north of Syracuse.

          Rudy's Stand
          78 County Route 89, Oswego, NY 13126

          Heid's of Liverpool
          305 Oswego St, Liverpool, NY 13088

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            jmoryl RE: lclarknj Jan 19, 2010 10:33 AM

            If you go to Empire in Syracuse (the food is supposed to be tasty too) you could do a mini-beercrawl by stopping in a Clark's and the Blue Tusk, all Armory Square locations with great microbrews.

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