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Hafner's Restaurant & Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
5224 W Taft Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212-2735
+1 315-458-5108
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
5224 W Taft Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212-2735
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat. The server was efficient and friendly although quiet. The burgers were delicious I must say - really one of the best I've had. The fries were tasty but there really weren't a lot for the size...More

1  Thank Jacquie D
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Reading several uncomplementary reviews and I just don't get it. Our experience with Hafner's was very good and has been consistant over many years. Greeted very well and our server Deb was great. Excellent menu and our meal was superb. We had a rubin and...More

Thank Jerry Z
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I don't know if it is Hafner's would rather cut portion size than raise prices but I was disappointed during my recent visit. I ordered what is basically a French Dip Sandwich and while tasty the roll was twice the size of the beef portion....More

Thank fourwaystreet
mhafner333, General Manager at Hafner's Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for your polite and constructive review. We are sorry we disappointed you and appreciate you giving us another chance. We want to keep doing what we've been doing all these years and that is making our customers happy and keeping our prices and...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

No reservation so we sat in the area behind the bar. Big mistake. Between the blaring music from the speakers and the animated conversations of the patrons any conversation at your table was impossible. All ordered fish. Fried fish came with mashed potatoes but unfortunately...More

Thank pocotango
mhafner333, General Manager at Hafner's Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We are very sorry you had a poor experience. We strive for happy customers and we will learn from your review. On our busy nights, there are many reservations for the dining room and the tavern/bar gets busy, louder and is a lot of fun...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

We dined at Jake Hafner's the nite before our Mopar Madness car show in Liverpool. We both selected salads. I had the mother earth salad with the grilled chicken and my wife had the crunch salad. Both were good but a little on the pricey...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a real home town place. Nice menu with some awesome salads. Good service, great beer selection. My only complaint is that the place is small and tables are crammed together. Enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back.

Thank MoodyBluesFan
mhafner333, Manager at Hafner's Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post this positive review! As a family-owned business, we've always wanted to keep that cozy, "home town feel" and we are happy you felt this way! Hope you come back soon. -The Hafner Family

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner. Waitress was not very attentive. It wasn't that busy either. Food was good, nothing spectacular.

Thank Lisa2365
Reviewed 5 May 2017

As previously mentioned, the staff was lovely and we felt welcomed. Food was meh. Wine was inexpensive. We started with the calamari which was ok, but they served red-colored water to dip it in; sure didn't look like tomato sauce. My stuffed halibut was tasteless....More

Thank fkcaz
mhafner333, General Manager at Hafner's Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Being a family owned business since 1970, we strive to be "extra" ordinary, not just ordinary. We serve our calamari with homemade cocktail sauce, not tomato sauce. We are proud of our handpicked wines for the wine list and are happy to offer lower prices...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Jake Hafner's is one of our very favorite haunts. It combines a bar on one side and a rustic tavern restaurant on the other. Atmosphere is always friendly, and the food is excellent. We often go for their unique sandwiches, and when we try the...More

Thank joansW5957UN
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The place is good but small and the lighting a bit dark. I recommend having a reservation. The food was delicious and large, I got two more meals out of my entree

Thank Lois6201
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5224 W Taft Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212-2735
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-458-5108
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