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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 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...More

1  Thank Heather F
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...More

1  Thank Pete A
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...More

1  Thank CameraEye
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"

1  Thank Sammysamoyed
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We waited at 30 minutes to get seats at the counter,however this place is worth the wait!!! Our family had chocolate chip pancakes, omelettes and home-fries - exceeded our expectations. Our waitress was wonderful, service was outstanding!!! We will be back again our son has...More

Thank kimhockenbury
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Mother's Cupboard has the standard breakfast fare on its menu with a speciality in huge pancakes and frittatas. The food is extremely fresh and flavorful. The frittata is more like a mix of ingredients, rather than ingredients baked into eggs, but is still delicious. The...More

Thank leef1512
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The staff in this tiny place produces some really good food with generous portions at reasonable price,but are only open for breakfast and lunch. We arrived early on a weekday for breakfast and there was no wait at that moment, although guests continued to come...More

Thank redcatcec
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We moved out of Syracuse two years ago but stopped by on our way through the area. The food is just as good as ever with the same great wait staff. You can't go wrong with any food but I highly recommend the frittata and...More

Thank 333kmg333
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I first heard of mothers cupboard because of the show man vrs food and the legendary size frittata and HUGE plate overflowing pancakes. I was not man enough to try the challenge but i did have the cinnamon sugar french toast that was amazing and...More

Thank bwood13
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Go hungry .. You can not go wrong with anything you order. The food is hot and quick. The plates are overfilled with more then you can eat. Great family place they make you feel like you are in there home.The prices are really good...More

Thank rene w
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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!!
22 October 2016|
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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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