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The Fish Friar

239 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1522
+1 315-468-3474
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (14 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (6 reviews)
Seafood, American
$$ - $$$
239 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1522
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to this restaurant. The last visit was not good but I thought it was a bad night. So we went back and the food was again sub par. My wife’s scallops were over cooked and barely had a seat on...More

Thank chris13209
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there many times and was never disappointed. Every thing I've tried was outstanding and very fresh. the staff was also very pleasant.

Thank annieg1229
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

This is downtown, but we didn't have any problem finding parking. Small resturant, great service super clean and inviting. We opted to eat outside. Daily fresh seafood, scallops were huge and cooked perfectly. My dining partners had different po boy sandwiches, all raved about them.

Thank Debbie B
Derek S, General Manager at The Fish Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Debbie, you hit on the exact things we strive for every day (the cleanliness, the service, etc.). Nothing makes us more proud than see our efforts pay off in an enjoyable customer experience!

Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

The concept of the restaurant is clear: small menu with a good selection of fresh fish. However, once you've visited the place twice you've eaten most of what's good. Choices are mostly broiled or fried so it's a little pricey ($75 for 3) and a...More

Thank thepetitetraveler
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

First time ever having mushy peas and they are delicious and super flavorful. I highly recommend the friend calamari and any specials they have. Love how fresh the seafood is everyday! Go and enjoy!

Thank daniben27
Reviewed 8 May 2018

My family finally had a chance to visit the Fish Friar and was not disappointed. I highly recommend the shrimp po boy and the smashed peas. My kids loved the special, lobster mac and cheese. Convenient parking. Atmosphere was charming, staff very friendly and helpful....More

1  Thank dawnvale
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Fish Friar is the perfect blend of comfortable atmosphere, delicious food, great beer and awesome staff! Their beer tasting events are fun and popular; great ways to make new friends. Their lobster roll is the best I've had outside New England and rocks my world...More

Thank littleladydi09
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Seafood lovers will enjoy this spot! Everything was well prepared, including the sides. My scallop roll was delicious. The house salad was also nicely prepared and the dressing was tasty. The staff was also super friendly! Can't wait to go back and try another option...More

Thank Camille T
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We took our three kids and they loved it. We ordered a bunch of dishes and all shared them. The waiter was great about bringing extra plates and refilling our waters. Kids even got Swedish fish candy as a special treat at the end.

Thank mel99822018
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This place is the entire package! The quality and freshness of the food is unbelievable, paired with a friendly and knowledgeable staff, in the most quaint surroundings. And where do I even start on the beer list?! It’s a craft enthusiasts dream. It’s a great...More

Thank Jacqueline W
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Coral D
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Response from chris13209 | Reviewed this property |
I park on the street. They don’t monitor the meters after 6pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1522
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-468-3474
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Our mission is to bring super-fresh, wild-caught seafood from the coast of Maine to Syracuse, combining culinary flair with thoughtfully curated wines, exclusive craft beer and an inviting New York City-style atmosphere.
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