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Mother's Cupboard Fish Fry

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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3709 James St, Syracuse, NY 13206-2525
+1 315-432-0942
06:00 - 13:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 13:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I told my fella that we were coming here for breakfast and that he would love it, but that he should be prepared! When we arrived and he laid eyes on the place, he laughed, shook his head and in we went. It was Sunday morning at 10 am, and there were two seats at the counter which was great... More 

Thank Temptationgirl
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your about quantity over quality...then this is your place. Home fries were "ok", eggs were to watery for my taste, no fluff. Very basic

Thank linda m
Syracuse, New York
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a shack on a hill... that was my first impression. I walked in, very small dining area, kinda scary. I looked at the menu and was told the frittata (spelling) was their specialty. I got it and let me tell you... Sweet Buttery Jesus could not have asked for a better breakfast!!!! It was amazing... I got a 1/2... More 

Thank PorkDiddy98
Syracuse, New York
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

OMG this Frittata is huge! I only ate about 30% of it. Heaped with potatoes and vegetables, this covered a very large plate and was four inches high. It's a small building that's not very impressive from the outside (or inside), but who cares? Very friendly staff and they were fast and efficient. Check the hours before heading over there... More 

Thank Scott C
Chestertown, Maryland
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The Frittata is no joke!!! A "whole" weighs in at 6 lbs. I choose a 1/4 and could only eat half of it. Great food and service. Limited seating but wasn't an issue for us. Something to note though- no credit cards, CASH ONLY!! We WILL be back!

Thank Jeff N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Food is the best I've ever had at beyond reasonable prices! Plus,fast friendliest service.can't lose

Thank thsisme
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I got the quarter frittata and still only finished about half of it. It's a cute, small, homey diner. The staff were super attentive with refilling coffee. They even offer an option of mozzarella cheese which I found to be unique. Overall delicious and should be on your syracuse bucket list!

Thank Heather F
Baldwinsville, New York
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a different place to eat, no frills just good food the people that come here know the deal! The only place I have ever ate where you can order a 1/4 order of something CASH ONLY and no ATM so be prepared and be prepared to wait and people don't mind at all. You may share table space... More 

Thank Pete A
New York
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The staff are incredibly friendly and attentive. Don't let the 'local' feel turn you off to the best breakfast ever. That's what makes this place authentic and special. They don't take reservations and don't take credit cards. The 1/4 frittata with veggie/meat is incredible!! The chef overheard my daughter comment about how she'd like to try the sausage gravy, and... More 

Thank CameraEye
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The atmosphere, the people, the food and the service combine together to make this a 'must stop' while in the 'Cuse... It's small inside, so you could end up waiting a while for a table, but as their sign says "It's definitely worth the wait"

Thank Sammysamoyed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?