Betty Stelakis

January 8, 2010 - 11:25am
Eat Here: The sounds of home fries sizzling. The aroma of bacon and cheesy omelets frying. The constant commotion of people laughing and chatting. This is what you get at Stella’s Diner in Syracuse: An atmosphere of at-home dining outside of the home.

When to Go: Breakfast time. Stella’s is open for all meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner, but breakfast is where it’s at. It doesn’t matter if it’s 5 a.m. on a weekday or 11 a.m. on a weekend, Stella’s is always hopping. People from near and far travel to this diner for their mouth-watering hot cakes, eggs and homefries and its at-home atmosphere. The line is guaranteed to be out the door on weekends, so if you plan to come, be prepared to wait. Bottom Line: Be ready to stand in line.