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727 S. Crouse Ave.
Syracuse
Komachi Japanese Restaurant is the newest addition to the list of eateries atop The Hill. Originally located downtown, the authentic Japanese restaurant relocated in May, and is now tucked around the corner from the university’s bustling Marshall Street. From sake to teriyaki, sushi to any type of roll you can imagine, Komachi is the place to go for a great Japanese meal. When to go: Komachi is...
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110 Wolf Street
Syracuse
Stella’s Diner is a dying breed. This local favorite is one of the last genuine Syracuse joints. Hardworking waitresses, huge portions, cheap prices, and classic greasy diner food await your arrival. Just hope you can grab a table before the waiting line forms.   When to Go: Stella’s is always hopping so expect a short wait, but peak hours are Saturdays and Sundays until about 1 p.m....
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400 Butternut St.
Syracuse
The Italian flag flying high at full staff makes it clear that the folks at The Italian Chef are serious about serving authentic Italian food. The small eatery, nestled in a North Side neighborhood, stays true to its ethnic roots by offering an assortment of cultural dishes. From the thick calzones to the wide pizza pies, The Italian Chef offers customers a taste of Italy in Syracuse. On Tap: The...
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900 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse
For dinner, Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge is enticingly arranged and delicious-tasting fine dining, just around the corner from Syracuse University on East Genesee Street. Prior to noon, Phoebe’s is a cozy coffee lounge. If you don’t have time to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere, you can order your favorite Phoebe’s specialty to go. A Syracuse tradition, which has been around since...
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304 E. Onondaga St.
Syracuse
The Mission Restaurant sits nestled at a bizarre four-way intersection in downtown Syracuse, as if ensconced on an urban island, commanding attention from around Columbus Circle. The Mission’s unorthodox surroundings are fitting. Its picturesque location highlights what is arguably the prettiest and most historic dining establishment in the city. The building does not resemble a restaurant, for...
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144 Walton Street
Syracuse
At Freedom of Espresso, you have the right to a strong cappuccino and free Internet access. You also have the right to make small talk with the man behind the counter and ask questions about the 27 different flavors of syrup or the artwork on the walls. This Armory Square café (one of four Freedom of Espressos in the area) has everything people love about local joints — coffee named after a town...
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534 Westcott Street
Syracuse
If someone were to tell you that 12 Greek gods resided in a restaurant in Syracuse, you might not believe it. At Dorian’s Gourmet Pizza & Deli, the large variety of fresh, tasty food is a godsend. Dorian's serves Greek, Italian and American food and stays open late for delivery every day. From gyros to calzones, from pizza to wings, Dorian’s is great for a quick bite or a nice sit-down meal....
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135 Marshall Street
Syracuse
The closest Chinatown to Syracuse University may be 246 miles away in New York City, but you can sample a taste of Chinatown with a quick jaunt to Marshall Street At Panda West Chinese Seafood Restaurant, the staff strives to appease the appetites of SU students by bringing the diverse delicacies of Asian cuisine to the outskirts of campus, going as far as strategically placing the slogan “...
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165 Walton St.
Syracuse
In Armory Square, the calm quiet of the day transforms itself into a lively night atmosphere. The same can be said about the Blue Tusk. It’s a dimly lit space with bar stools and booths, seemingly limitless beer choices and refreshingly unique menu options. Early in the day, customers trickle in and out on their lunch hour, returning again to relax and enjoy their surroundings with an ice-cold...
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727 S. Crouse Ave. Suite 8
Syracuse
Located in the alley way of the Marshall Street Mall, Funk N’ Waffles provides a getaway from the hustle and bustle of college life.  With Belgian waffles ranging from the classic blueberry to fried chicken waffles, you can get just about anything put on top of your favorite breakfast meal.  Not in the mood for waffles?  They serve grilled Panini sandwiches and smoothies as well....
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311 S Franklin St.
Syracuse
What two things are guaranteed to make every Syracuse University student drool? Pastabilities’ fresh, warm bread and hot tomato oil dipping sauce. Sold all over Syracuse and Central New York, the restaurant’s famous bread and dipping sauce is the perfect way to start a meal, especially if you’re eating in the warm, inviting, and usually hopping, dining room of Pastabilities. When to Go:...
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1370 Burnet Avenue
Syracuse
Dominick’s Restaurant is a casual, friendly setting for an inexpensive yet enjoyable Italian lunch or dinner. Located on Burnet Avenue in downtown Syracuse, its incredibly extensive selection of food appeals to those who love Italian food and those tagging along for a good meal and conversation. When to Go: The very large dining room area is ready to accommodate you between 11 a.m. and 11 p....
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801 University Avenue
Syracuse
Update: The bar has since been renamed "Sitrus on the Hill."   You know it’s there, but you have never checked it out. After all, you attend Syracuse University, so why would you need to go inside the Sheraton Hotel? Make the two-minute trip from Marshall Street, though, and you’ll find out what you’ve been missing. The hotel’s bar and grill, Sitrus on the Hill, and restaurant, Rachel’...
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2529 James Street
Syracuse
Situated next to A Taste of Philadelphia and a few blocks away from The Palace Theater, Chadwicks is your resident James Street sports bar. In addition to booze and screens to watch the game, it offers customers all the grilled food staples, prepared right in front of your eyes at a window across from the bar. There’s plenty of room inside to mingle during half time, and the drink specials will...
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100 South Lowell Ave.
Syracuse
Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub stays true to its name, appropriately tucked away on Tipperary Hill in Syracuse. For visitors and locals alike, the traditional pub has served as a hallmark for the historic Irish neighborhood since 1933. The miniature telephone booth for leprechauns just outside the main entrance ensures diners that Coleman’s leaves out no details when it comes to being...
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331 Nottingham Road
Syracuse
Walking into A La Mode Café and Catering, you’ll find it hard to ignore the sweet bacon aroma that fills every corner of the room. But don’t let the fried fragrance fool you – this South Campus sandwich shop caters to the health-conscious as well as the hearty eater. Tucked away in Nottingham Plaza, A La Mode serves wraps, salads, and sandwiches with fresh Boar’s Head meat and a choice of bread...
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103 Marshall Street
Syracuse
If you are craving a sandwich like mom used to make, or want to indulge in a sandwich fit for a Super Bowl party, Jimmy John’s has it. From Italian clubs to vegetarian specials, this sandwich shop has it all. Jimmy John's offers a friendly atmosphere, reasonable prices, and delicious subs. When to Go: Jimmy John’s is open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-3 a.m., which allows customers to enjoy lunch,...
Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
3106 James Street
Syracuse
If you’re tired of calling a jaunt to Sbarro in Schine an authentic Italian meal, then look no further than Siciliano’s Italian Eatery for a quality spaghetti fix. Located less than five miles from campus at 6380 Thompson Road, Siciliano’s is nestled between East Wok and Jreck Subs in a small strip mall. The Carrier towers are next door, and the bustle of Carrier Circle is close enough to be...
Your rating: None Average: 3.4 (5 votes)
727 South Crouse Street Suite 6 Campus Plaza
Syracuse
On the small street behind Marshall, hidden in the shadow of Chuck’s, is a healthy gem of sandwiches, soups and salads. Roly Poly’s relaxing, refreshing, and quaint atmosphere makes the restaurant an ideal place for someone who is searching for a healthy option, one different from your average Freshman-15 pizza for lunch, booze for dinner diet. This restaurant offers decent prices - you can find...
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713 South Crouse Ave.
Syracuse
Escaping the frenzied scene of Marshall Street and into Oishi Sushi feels like you’ve taken a flight across the world – but with better food, more comfortable seating and no jet lag. Oishi Sushi serves up a refreshing menu of Asian (specifically Japanese) dishes, and is particularly known for its sushi, teriyaki and special rolls from the sushi bar. Black-legged maroon chairs line the venue’s...