Food & Drink in Syracuse

Up to 50% Off at Tonini's Pizzeria

Cicero, North Syracuse

$20 $11

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Chefs use family recipes to make from-scratch sauce, dough, and mozzarella used in gourmet pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches

50% Off American Food at Kellie's No Name Diner

Lyncourt

$15 $7.50

Triple-decker roast-beef clubs with lettuce and tomato, chicken-finger and blue-cheese wraps, and stacks of fluffy pancakes

50% Off American Food at Sophistications by Mahogani Hills

Downtown

$30 $15

Diners' meals are punctuated by live jazz performances in a contemporary candlelit restaurant

Up to 52% Off at Arby's

Westside

$10.48 $5

BLTs and corned beef and swiss sandwiches match with sides such as cookies and chips

Half Off Ice Cream at Carvel DeWitt

Carvel DeWitt

$10 $5

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Ice-cream cakes, novelties, sundaes, and ice-cream cones at the country's oldest still-operating Carvel franchise

Up to 52% Off Standup Comedy

Wise Guys Comedy Club

$30 $15

Comedy club hosts nationally touring comedians on Friday and Saturday nights

46% Off Themed Four-Course Dinner at Mohegan Manor

Baldwinsville

$316 $179

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Chefs prepare four courses of Italian, game, seafood, or regionally inspired fare; sommeliers curate wine-pairings for each

Up to 50% Off at Kawa Japanese Cuisine

Liverpool

$30 $15

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Traditionally prepared sushi and cooked entrees showcase fresh fish and creative ingredients such as jalapeño, mango, and fried banana

Half Off Italian Food at Carnegie Cafe & Catering at Maplewood Inn

Liverpool

$40 $20

Housemade pasta dishes, pan-seared jumbo scallops, and 18 oz. cowboy steak with garlic butter served amid regular live-music performances

50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Mitsuba

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

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Delectable sushi such as Crazy Eel rolls and Sunshine rolls, with spicy crabmeat and avocado, as well as hibachi salmon, shrimp, and steak

Up to 50% Off Tasting Experiences

Lodi

$39.95 $20

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Family-run winery; tastings held in a restored church with a cozy beer garden

50% Off New American Food at Upstairs Bistro

Canandaigua

$30 $15

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Overlook Canandaigua Lake while dining on upscale bistro food sourced locally as well as exclusive New York State beers and wines

52% Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Lemongrass Kitchen

Vestal

$25 $12

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New twists on Malaysian, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Thai culinary traditions; elegant plating

Up to 50% Off Italian Food and Wine at Vino Lounge

Webster

$25 $15

More than 15 wines by the glass and 30 by the bottle, paired with pizza, pasta, gourmet hoagies, and rich desserts

Half Off American Food at The Garden Grille & Bar

Pittsford

$30 $15

Smorgasbord of classic American grill food, including new york strip steaks and burgers

Half Off at Pub Food at The Landing Bar and Grille

Fairport

$20 $10

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Giant wings in one of five kinds of sauces, a dozen specialty sandwiches, wraps, and burgers served at casual bar with NFL Sunday Ticket

50% Off at Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale

Fairport

$30 $15

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Diners stop by after a day of golf or to watch a game on one of the grill's 10 TVs, choosing from salads, burgers, wraps, and pasta dishes

50% Off at Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

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Gourmet bakery creates fresh mini cupcakes with flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, and peanut butter

Up to 47% Off at Olive's Greek Taverna

Pittsford

$15 $8

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Stewed lamb with kasseri cheese, seasoned beef and eggplant, and a dozen kinds of gyros served amid murals of Mediterranean waves

50% Off Casual American Food at Greece/Penfield Hots

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

All-American dishes such as cheeseburgers, pulled pork, fried fish dinners, and hot dogs topped with the house hot sauce

Up to 50% Off Homemade Meals at Kirkland's King Eagle Diner

Carthage

$20 $11

Diners can dig into homemade diner classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, finishing off meals with freshly made desserts

Up to 52% Off Entertainment Package at 3D Sports

Lowville

$52 $25

OptiGolf simulator with 73 course options; shooting simulator with virtual hunting and target-practice settings

Up to 53% Off a Two-Hour Winemaking Class

Multiple Locations

$154 $75

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Visitors learn to make wine and get a kit to take home; the class also includes wine tasting and gourmet pizza

45% Off Seafood and Steaks at Castaways

Webster

$30 $16.50

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Huge variety of fresh seafood and cuts of steak served indoors or outdoors on a heated, two-tier patio along Lake Ontario

Up to 51% Off Italian Food at Marvin Mozzeronis

Greece Location

$15 $8

The emphasis here is on the numerous specialty pizzas, baked in a brick oven and made fresh daily with hand-tossed dough

50% Off at Ludwig's Center Stage Cafe

Central Business District

$10 $5

Sandwiches such as the Gibbs Street Grill with roast beef and sautéed onions, with sides that include housemade pickles and gingered carrots

Half Off American Food at Legends Sports Bar & Grille

Central Business District

$30 $15

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Watch the Sabres and Bills while feasting on pizzas, deviled eggs, and other sports-bar staples

Up to 43% Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Papaya Restaurant

Henrietta

$35 $20

Menu includes a range of Asian cuisines with dishes such as pad thai, Vietnamese-style fried rice, wok-seared duck, and spicy crab rolls

50% Off Family Dining at Ridgeview Family Restaurant

Irondequoit

$40 $20

Huge menu of American fare includes breakfast options like omelets and eggs benedict, a variety of melts, steaks, and Greek-inspired dinners

$6 for Comfort Food at Abbott's Downtown

Central Business District

$12 $6

Spaghetti with meatballs, turkey club sandwiches, blue-cheese burgers, and more

50% Off at Very Berry Frozen Yogurt

Henrietta

$6 $3

Personalize your frozen concoction with yogurt flavors such as white chocolate mousse and Zeusberries and a toppings bar stocked fresh daily

50% Off Italian Food at Golden Ponds

Greece

$20 $10

Guests can choose from a menu of Italian specialties, including veal parmigiana and baked lasagna

50% Off Indian Food at Raj Mahal

Henrietta

$30 $15

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Owner and executive chef crafts authentic Indian cuisine, including vindaloo, biryani, curry, and masala dishes

Half Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Wok With You

Rochester

$30 $15

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Local restaurateur Wayne Luong combines the dishes of China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan at this casual eatery close to the RIT campus

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Yog N Go

Gates

$10 $5

Mango creamsicle, cinnamon bun, and pumpkin frappe fro-yo can be complemented by dozens of toppings, from flavored bobas to cheesecake bites

50% Off American Cuisine at Bad Apples Bistro

Spencerport

$30 $15

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Steaks, chicken, burgers, and seafood mingle on the menu of this American bistro that utilizes seasonal ingredients

Up to 56% Off Winery Tasting and Tour

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery & Vineyard

C$56 C$28

Specializing in grapes that thrive in cool climate, wines crafted onsite include lively, mineral-forward riesling and dry chenin blanc

Up to 54% Off Burger Lunch at Bailey's Casual Dining

Picton

C$26 C$12

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Burgers and appetizers such as poutine and chicken wings made with local ingredients

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting

Wellington

C$20 C$10

Each participant can sip on five 1-oz. pours

Select Local Merchants

Liehs & Steigerwald has been handcrafting sausages and meats in Syracuse since 1936, when its German-immigrant founders first began sharing their traditional recipes and culinary methods. Current owner Chuck Madonna, who began working at the shop at age 15, and co-owner Jeff Steigerwald now run an expanded operation that keeps butchery simple. Butchers custom-cut top-grade meats on request, grind chuck fresh several times a day, and craft sausages of all sorts, from traditional kielbasa to specialty cheddar and chicken-wing bratwurst.

Savory sausages reside in all-natural casings, free of additives and fillers, and acquire a smoky flavor and a husky timbre in an old-fashioned smokehouse. At-home delivery service ferries the shop’s meats directly to customers’ abodes, though some specialties, such as corned beef, take a little extra time to prepare. Profiled by the Post-Standard, the Irish-American staple takes three weeks to perfect, and Liehs & Steigerwald’s butchers carefully marinate the corned beef in brine, spices, and fresh four-leaf clovers, creating succulent slices that require no extra seasoning before cooking.

1857 Grant Blvd
Syracuse,
NY
US

Shortly after Cherian Abraham moved to the United States from his Indian homeland, he opened the small video store that would blossom into Kashmir Groceries and Imports, a vibrant crossroads of South Asian sundries. Cherian’s son and the store’s present owner, Bijo, continues his father’s tradition of supplying local households with imported South Asian fare, Bollywood video rentals, and other knickknacks seized from Marco Polo’s suitcase at customs. Heavy sacks of basmati rice, cans of pickles and chutney, and rows of exotic spices line the grocer's shelves alongside fresh produce and certified halal meats. Phone cards keep loved ones up-to-date on juicy gossip and local monsoon reports, and a DVD-conversion service digitizes the essences of Indian cinema for at-home enjoyment.

2646 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse,
NY
US

Every week, one of Broadway Café’s baristas scrawls the weekly coffee special on the pastel chalkboard menu, eking out space alongside specialty pizzas, deli-style sandwiches, and salads. In addition to classic pies, such as meat lovers or margarita, cooks bake inventive iterations that include the buffalo chicken and the Rueben pizza, topped with shredded corn beef, swiss cheese, and kraut with a russian dressing sauce. Guests can also saunter in for breakfast sandwiches and wraps, all of which are available for catered events, such as birthdays, bat mitzvahs, and upscale bee attacks.

Outside, under a mammoth ice-cream cone, Arctic Island stands at the ready to sate sweet teeth and cool down overheated palates. Broadway Cafe's sister business slings soft-serve cones, scoops Premium Homemade Ice Cream flavors such as peppermint patty, and sprays whipped cream onto banana splits.

210 W Seneca Tpke
Syracuse,
NY
US

Nestled in Syracuse’s historic Armory Square district, PJ’s Pub and Grill’s unpretentious atmosphere belies the filet mignon sizzling in its kitchen. Patrons can slice into gourmet beef cuts and other upscale dinner entrees, such as a sesame-crusted tuna and portobello-stuffed ravioli, as games unfold on the eatery’s big-screen TVs. Alternatively, diners can opt for bar-style eats, which complement a bar-sized selection of wine, beer and shots. Dishes range from shepherd’s pie and grilled paninis to burgers, such as the Southwestern, crowned in pepper jack cheese and onion straws. A daily rotation of lunch and happy-hour specials adds an element of surprise to the dining experience, much like finding a winning lottery ticket in your date's wallet, and groups can retire to a choice of two brick-walled banquet halls for private celebrations.

116 Walton St
Syracuse,
NY
US

Sam Mondello Jr. operates a family grocery of his own where he peddles fine Italian imports. The cozy neighborhood spot is a treasure trove of treats, with glass display cases packed with specialty meats and cheeses, produce coolers full of housemade sauces, and shelves loaded with espresso makers and Italian ceramics. The shop offers a sweeping variety of pastas made from premium ingredients, such as fettuccine made from whole wheat and rotini made from melted-down ancient Roman coins.

Sam and his staff extend their culinary expertise to preparing a wide variety of premade meals, whipping up Italian-style subs in the deli and freezing freshly made trays of lasagna and pizza. The skilled chefs provide hot Italian specialties to cater a wide-variety of special events, from large office functions to intimate football-game gatherings.

440 S Main St
Syracuse,
NY
US

The 2,000-square-foot laser-tag arena at Shotz Lazer Tag & Billiards swallows up to 24 players in its black-lit barricades, spitting them out for tests of manual dexterity in the arcade and at pool tables. During games of tag, laser beams slice though a shroud of fog and hearts race in time to pumping music. The staff not only explains the rules of laser tag and equips players with gear, but periodically reconfigures the terrain to prevent frequent visitors from gaining a home-field advantage. Marksmen receive scorecards documenting the number of shots fired, their accuracy, and the location of any stains on their shirt after emerging from the black light. Nearby, the arcade rings with electronic yelps emitted by the gaming machines, and the crack of cue balls echoes over the felt of 9-foot Gold Crown pool tables.

2222 Burnet Ave
Syracuse,
NY
US