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Mother's Cupboard Fish Fry

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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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Utica, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Went for brunch today...everything was delicious. ..portions are huge!!!!!!!! Reasonable money and left stuffed. Very small inside, so plan on waiting outside a bit if there is a crowd....wow...its been 12 hours and im still full!!!

Thank kathy m
Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

If you're looking for a cute and quiet breakfast spot, this isn't the place for you. If you want traditional, well made breakfast food, cheap in price, elbow to elbow with your fellow diners, almost all of whom are friendly and in a mood to talk, and if you want a portion that could feed a small nation, then you've... More 

1 Thank senex401
Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Food was okay, waitress was very rude, hot chocolate was pretty good. Went once and will never return.

Thank hollypriest
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I had seen Mother's Cupboard featured on Man Vs. Food and wanted to go. I am so happy I stopped in. It is a small restaurant but well worth the visit. It's homey! The food is very good, I had breakfast, and the staff is very friendly. The portions are HUGE!! I only had the 1/4 frittata and my friend... More 

Thank QueSays
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The best breakfast at Syracuse. Down and dirty. Huge portions. Amazing pancakes and their version of a frittata is off the chart.

Thank Jane M
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

My wife is a nurse and had just finished a 7pm - 7am shift. After picking her up I told her i would treat her to a breakfast. We are not from this area so I was not very familiar with Mothers Cupboard but had seen it listed in several articles about nice places to have a breakfast in Syracuse.... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Went for breakfast the morning after Christmas. Small place...But seats more people than you would think. HUGE portions, and the food was great. Come prepared to eat! Friendly staff. Well worth it.

Thank Jim B
Syracuse, New York
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Had the haddock sandwich with home fries early this afternoon. Between the sandwich and potatoes, there was little room for anything else. I would have rated Mother's 5 out of 5 but for the nondescript tasteless roll the fish came on. Servings are always large and tasty so bring an appetite. It was previously featured on Adam Richman's "Man VS.... More 

Thank bsasric
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Food and staff are great. This is a must try for both locals and tourists. I would go more often, but this is a true hole in the wall place with very limited seating and absolutely no waiting area. So go at non-peak times if you don't want to be bumping elbows, or have to wait outside for a table.

Thank kjpierce20
Hyde Park
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

A group of nine friends travel to Syracuse each year in early November. Saturday breakfast requires a visit to Mothers Cupboard. Don't let the exterior deter you, once you get inside, you will find a friendly, hard working crew, and a delicious breakfast. Be sure to have some home fries, which you will see mounded high on the grill, and... More 

Thank Thomas G

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?