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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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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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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...
Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (5 votes)
143 Marshall Street
Syracuse
Cosmos, a kitschy '50s diner, is a Marshall Street gem hidden behind a pizzeria facade. While most eateries on The Hill cater to a specific taste, Cosmos serves everything from loaded cheesesteak sandwiches to mocha-flavored malts to pizza omelets. They open early for breakfast and crank out diner classics and hybrids until the early hours of the morning. Cosmos opened in the late 1950s, and...
Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
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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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....
Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (6 votes)
107 Marshall Street
Syracuse
Think of this: You’re hungry at midnight. You want to eat, but it seems difficult to find something light, healthy, and with low calories. Guess what? Pita Pit absolutely meets your need! When to Go: Basically, you are welcome to go to Pita Pit anytime, either for brunch, lunch, dinner, or even late night snack. But if you don’t want to be surprised by a super long line, you might want to be...
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731 S. Crouse Ave.
Syracuse
Hours: Monday—Friday: 5:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. • Saturday, Sunday: 6:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. At the heart of Bruegger's Bagel Bakery is the atmosphere of a small-town restaurant with the affordability of a fast-food conglomerate. Bruegger's genius is specializing in one basic breakfast item. It's like Krispy Kreme, but for bagels. The bakery offers dozens of freshly baked bagels and home-made...
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719 East Genesee St
Syracuse
Strong Hearts Cafe offers earth-friendly comfort food that’s kind to animals and humans alike. The 100 percent vegan menu satisfies the strictest diet, without disappointing a hearty appetite or ravenous sweet tooth. Carnivores are likely to lick their plates clean before realizing what’s “missing” from their meal (animal products of any kind). The hip, relaxed atmosphere inspires fruitful...
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802 S. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse
Whether it's game day or Wednesday afternoon, it seems like there is someone always in Varsity chowing down on a slice of cheese pizza or a famous steak sandwich. Everything from chicken wings to salads, the Hill would not be the same without the famous Varsity restaurant. Game day for basketball or football is always a popular choice (especially on the recently rare occasion when the SU football...
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501 Westcott St.
Syracuse
If you are searching for mouthwatering food, cheap prices and a cozy place to eat, look no further than Mom's Diner. Almost hidden in plain view on Westcott Street, Mom's Diner serves traditional diner grub, while mixing in some Middle Eastern flair. When to Go: Mom's Diner isn't exactly your 24-hour diner dive. During the week, you can eat at Mom's Diner from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and on the...