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Mother's Cupboard Fish Fry

3709 James St, Syracuse, NY 13206-2525
+1 315-432-0942
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“frittata” (39 reviews)
“home fries” (16 reviews)
“pancakes” (30 reviews)
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American, Diner
3709 James St, Syracuse, NY 13206-2525
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ordered the Whole Frittata and split it between 2 of us and it was enough food for 2 more meals. You definitely get what you pay for here. We watched them make their "foot wide" pancake as well. You will not be disappointed.

Thank smdshaazam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried this tiny little breakfast spot over the weekend. The food portions are enormous. The quality of the food is excellent for a greasy spoon. The key to this place is the staff. We had the pleasure of sitting at the counter and got to...More

1  Thank dgouldd
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We had a terrific breakfast here, and if you choose to go, you won’t go away hungry (or broke)! This is just a small place with limited seating, but they really move people in and out. All of the portions are large, with the “whole”...More

Thank BigRick56
Reviewed 27 October 2017

If my foodie friends had not sworn, this was a must visit, I probably would have driven straight by and that would have been a crime, because the food here is outstanding. This is American diner food at its best. The interior is nothing special....More

Thank M Z
Reviewed 15 October 2017

When you drive up to this place it will appear underwhelming from the outside but what you get inside is a classic American breakfast in a cool local atmosphere at a reasonable price. It is "cash only" so make sure you stop at the ATM....More

Thank Trivnewengland
Reviewed 14 October 2017

It's a whole in the wall,dive with great food!! There is nothing fancy at Mother's. You get what you ask for and a lot of it!! Adam from the food network stopped by and could not finish the fritatta. Come hungry leave full and still...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I have eaten here numerous times but only for breakfast. They have enormous portions at low prices. This place is the epitome of hole in the wall. Its a small red building in a dirt lot. Once inside the ambience is around zero and that...More

Thank myl0ginname
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The best hole in the wall on earth! Portions were huge, prices were cheap, staff was friendly and quick, and food was delicious!

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I love a good greasy spoon breakfast so I was looking forward to this place. The atmosphere was great, but the food itself was mediocre at best. I had a pancake. It wasn't very good and the syrup tasted like watered down Aunt Jemima. Yuck....More

Thank AnMSmith123
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This little hole in the wall is a gem! I first seen it on Man vs. Food and then was able to eat here myself. The food is cooked right in front of you and the chef is mesmerizing to watch. I had a half...More

Thank Wichitagurl
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Barry D
8 December 2016|
Response from Barry D |
Never mind.....I found the answer in some recent reviews - CASH ONLY! Thanks!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3709 James St, Syracuse, NY 13206-2525
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-432-0942
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