Syracuse diners serve up comfort food, colorful characters

Affordable food and friendly locals both have a place at Central New York's neighborhood restaurants.

You now can explore the world of diner culture with videos and profiles on more than a dozen of these favorite local eateries at The extensive and informative website includes:

Featured diner videos

Get to know the characters, directions and menus of these places:

Syracuse Diners MapMap of more than 50 CNY diners

Find the locations and contact information for nearly every local diner in the region.





Syracuse Diners HistoryDiner history and legacy

Learn about when diners first opened in Syracuse, as well as how these joints inspired popular songs such as Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner."
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Little Gem Diner

So sad that Doc's little gem is gone


A great reference for places to go when you can't get near the Dinosaur. All Night Eggplant opened when I was a student at the 'Cuse in the early 1970s. It was on Genesee St. then in a strip mall in DeWitt. The other all-night eatery we'd frequent was the Toddle House, located in some hotel on James Street. Burgers and eggs served with hash browns at 3 am.

Ellis Simon, '75 NEW

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