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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
Today
06:00 - 13:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 13:30
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Syracuse, New York
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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Thank Scott C
Chestertown, Maryland
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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!

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Thank Jeff N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

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

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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!

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Thank Heather F
Baldwinsville, New York
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

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Thank Pete A
New York
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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Thank CameraEye
Ottawa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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"

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Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 4 years of college. Oh they only take cash but very reasonable

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Thank kimhockenbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 recommended portion is half a frittata for two people. The pancake is also enough for... More 

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baltimore
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 in and had a delay in getting a table or a seat at the bar.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 13:30
Monday
06:00 - 13:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 13:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 13:30
Thursday
06:00 - 13:30
Friday
06:00 - 13:30
Saturday
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?