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Aug 26, 2011 01:30 PM


Have to go to Syracuse this Saturday and all day Sunday for business. I have my girlfriend tagging along as well. We're looking for nice places we can dress nice to satisfy her.

To satisfy me on the other hand I'm looking for places where I can get my eat on. i don't care if it's a sandwich, burger, diner, cart, stand or sit down. I want good food.

Also, a good breakfast spot would be helpful.

I know I'm asking a lot but I'll take whatever I can get.

Appreciate it!

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  1. Dinosaur BBQ for you.
    I haven't been but this reads well on paper and has decent yelp:

    Maybe someone else can add to the list.

    3 Replies
    1. re: mrsdebdav

      Not exactly a place to dress up for...others might chime in here.

      1. re: jmoryl

        Stella's Diner is a great place for Breakfast. Located at 110 Wolf St.
        It is only 2 blocks from the Carousel Center. When we visit family in the area we always stop
        for Breakfast. Try one of the many omelette choices. They come with a huge portion of very good Hash Browns.

        Stella's Diner
        110 Wolf St, Syracuse, NY 13208

        1. re: tonyv

          Both places are good food. Neither one would you dress for...

    2. My son goes to the University and we went to Dinosaur BBQ in May before he came back home-I did not dislike the place and it was fun to finally go-but we both did not think it lived up to the hype-We had wings and ribs-We had heard that they had the best wings and you read that a lot-frankly the wings were better at Faegans Pub by the Syracuse campus(we once had garlic parmesan wings at Faegan)-That being said I dont have any great recommendations as I have not experienced much-We went to Justins Grill the other night by the Carrier Circle as we took my son back-second time there-OK but not great either-3 people in the family had pasta-my son really liked the penne/vodka/chicken special-my steak was ok

      1. Saratoga Steaks, Scotch and Sirloin and Arad Evans House for nice upscale, but not super expensive restaurants with good food. For ethnic try Danzer's for German food, China Road or Great wall for Chinese, Pascal's near Armory Square for Continental and Thai Lemon Grass.

        Inexpensive steaks at Delmonico's on Erie Blvd.


        China Road
        2204 Brewerton Rd Ste 1, Syracuse, NY 13211

        Lemon Grass
        238 W Jefferson St Stop 1, Syracuse, NY 13202

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        1. re: Fred19

          Add me for Danzers. My sister has taken me bye several times and no disappointment there. Not fancy by any means, just good German/German style food.

          1. re: feelinpeckish

            New Century Vietnamese. Casual and authentic.

        2. WOW scotch and sirloin is still open? I used to love going there when I was a student many years ago.

          When I was a student there back in the late eighties, THE go to spots were Pascale's and the darkroom. And of course Aunt Josies for red sauce Italian. I think Pascales is still there but that the darkroom reopened as the dark horse tavern

          Perhaps a local can chime in. And +1 for faegans on the hill-but if you want wings, acropolis or varisty are the spots IMHO.

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          1. re: AdamD

            Scotch & Sirloin is there and I still like it. They have an extensive selection of single malts at the bar. The prime rib and salad bar are still excellent. I prefer the atmosphere there to Saratoga Steaks which has great steaks, but is more crowded and gets smokey when the fire pit is running.

            I forgot to mention two breakfast places, Haller's in Fayettville and the EggPlant. The EggPlant has fantastic home fries and is a great place for a delicious, reasonably priced breakfast and is a good alternative to Denny's.