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Mother's Cupboard Fish Fry

3709 James St, Syracuse, NY 13206-2525
+1 315-432-0942
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“frittata” (41 reviews)
“home fries” (17 reviews)
“pancakes” (29 reviews)
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American, Diner
3709 James St, Syracuse, NY 13206-2525
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

If my foodie friends had not sworn, this was a must visit, I probably would have driven straight by and that would have been a crime, because the food here is outstanding. This is American diner food at its best. The interior is nothing special....More

Thank M Z
Reviewed 16 October 2017

When you drive up to this place it will appear underwhelming from the outside but what you get inside is a classic American breakfast in a cool local atmosphere at a reasonable price. It is "cash only" so make sure you stop at the ATM....More

Thank Trivnewengland
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It's a whole in the wall,dive with great food!! There is nothing fancy at Mother's. You get what you ask for and a lot of it!! Adam from the food network stopped by and could not finish the fritatta. Come hungry leave full and still...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I have eaten here numerous times but only for breakfast. They have enormous portions at low prices. This place is the epitome of hole in the wall. Its a small red building in a dirt lot. Once inside the ambience is around zero and that...More

Thank myl0ginname
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The best hole in the wall on earth! Portions were huge, prices were cheap, staff was friendly and quick, and food was delicious!

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I love a good greasy spoon breakfast so I was looking forward to this place. The atmosphere was great, but the food itself was mediocre at best. I had a pancake. It wasn't very good and the syrup tasted like watered down Aunt Jemima. Yuck....More

Thank AnMSmith123
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This little hole in the wall is a gem! I first seen it on Man vs. Food and then was able to eat here myself. The food is cooked right in front of you and the chef is mesmerizing to watch. I had a half...More

Thank Wichitagurl
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The place is great. Food is absolutely phenomenal and the service is as well. If you are visiting its a must go!!!

Thank Yinette T
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The Best Service Ever, everyone was fantastic. The food was great & you get A LOT for a good price. It's a small place & the food is delicious so it's always packed.

Thank MissLadyK503
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I recently had breakfast here during graduation weekend with my wife and daughter. I'm glad we came. Good and abundant food. Forget the ambiance just good food! A little bit of a wait but worth it as the sign outside says. We waiting for 25...More

Thank Chuck V
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8 December 2016|
Response from Barry D |
Never mind.....I found the answer in some recent reviews - CASH ONLY! Thanks!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
6:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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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