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Top 50 places to eat in Syracuse



Photo of Apizza Regionale by Jordan W

Syracuse loves good eats almost as much as it loves the color orange. The Salt City food scene is surprisingly diverse and growing fast. From regional staples like chicken riggies to worldly fare like Indian street food, upscale hor d’oeuvres to basic burgers, experimental donuts to classic pasta, there are restaurants in Syracuse to please every palate, wallet, and diet. 

With the help of Yelp data, we rounded up a list of the best places to eat in Syracuse. 

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Methodology: This is a list of the top places to eat in Syracuse according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurant and food categories, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. We removed national chains, and if a local chain appeared on the list more than once, we only included the highest rated location. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of January 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of January 2022

The Top 50 places to eat in Syracuse

  1. Eva’s European Sweets
  2. Darwin
  3. Habiba’s Ethiopian Kitchen
  4. Apizza Regionale
  5. Gannon’s Ice Cream*
  6. Salt City Coffee
  7. Eden
  8. Glazed & Confused
  9. Pita Dream
  10. Columbus Baking
Photo of Eden by Cindy W
  1. Water Street Bagel
  2. Recess Coffee House & Roastery
  3. Thanos Import Market
  4. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
  5. Lombardi’s Imports
  6. Pastabilities
  7. The Ice Cream Stand*
  8. Peaks Coffee
  9. The Fish Friar
  10. Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant
  11. Di Lauro’s Bakery & Pizza
  12. Sweet on Chocolate
  13. Spoon & Chopsticks Korean Cuisine
  14. Liehs & Steigerwald
  15. Strong Hearts Cafe
  16. Esquina Habanera
  17. Soup R Salads
  18. Saint Urban
  19. The Sweet Praxis
  20. Mr. Bigg’s Restaurant
Photo of Peaks Coffee by Julia F
  1. Mello Velo Cafe
  2. Gangnam Style Korean Kitchen
  3. Ky Duyen Cafe
  4. Aloha Japanese Bento Express
  5. Arctic Island & Cafe*
  6. Yeti Frozen Yogurt & Cafe
  7. Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge
  8. Cafe Kubal
  9. Blarney Stone
  10. Talking Cursive Brewing Company
  11. Riley’s
  12. Pavone’s Pizza
  13. New Century
  14. The Evergreen
  15. Wolf’s Den
  16. A Mano
  17. The Preserve At 405
  18. Shifty’s
  19. Brooklyn Pickle
  20. The Hops Spot

*These businesses close seasonally during winter months. Be sure to check that the business is open before planning a visit.

Photo of The Ice Cream Stand by Sebastian C
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