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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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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

Thank kimhockenbury
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 recommended portion is half a frittata for two people. The pancake is also enough for... More 

Thank leef1512
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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 

Thank redcatcec
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the the chocolate chip pancake (not on the same visit because you'd hurt yourself trying... More 

Thank 333kmg333
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 scrambled eggs and bacon and home fries. My daughters pancake was so large she could... More 

Thank bwood13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 .

Thank rene w
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Bring your A game. These guys give you value for money! Massive portions, classics American choices. Delicious, very local setting, folksy ambiance....where everybody knows your name.

Thank Thai_Traveler4
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Not known to many except locals unless you saw this place featured on man vs food. They have a legendary size frittata and foot long pancakes, but that's only the half of it. They sell reasonable good food at large portions. You'll never leave hungry. The place is small but the food is huge. Serves a mean breakfast but you... More 

Thank Jeffrey P
Syracuse, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I've been looking for the best eggs benedict around Syracuse for a while and we'd heard good things about this place. Make no mistake, it was AWFUL. Everything, and especially the home fries, had an awful aftertaste of rancid grease. I couldn't eat half of what I was served. It's also really small and seemed dirty - or maybe just... More 

Thank tatoland
Liverpool, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

While eating breakfast with my daughter this morning, I had the displeasure of seeing a cook throw a coffee pot at the waitress . This happened after he used the F bomb in front of families . He's very lucky none of the customers got hurt . This man is a liability to your business. This was my first and... More 

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?