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The Fish Friar

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Seafood, American,
239 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1522
+1 315-468-3474
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster roll” (15 reviews)
“fried haddock” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Bar, Pub
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
239 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1522
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for late lunch and we had fried haddock and fried shrimp plate. Sides were unique and delicious. Prices are a little high for atmosphere and amount of food that you get but service was excellent - we were only ones there for awhile. Have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ron D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fish Friar is amazing we went for dinner on Monday which was a great time to sample all their great flavors of food because it’s half price “Snacks and $5.00 drafts and wine pours. The food was so good and this reggae music playing was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kool A
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Was super excited to order something new here in Syracuse. That all went down in the dumps when I ate it. I knew it wasn’t going to be fresh. We are in upstate NY after all in the beginning of December. That part didn’t bother...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ravenbabygreen25
Derek S, General Manager at The Fish Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Hi! We're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience! Good or bad, feedback is necessary and negative feedback is inevitable. The only thing we take issue with is the accusation about the freshness of the haddock. Our haddock is available to the public within 24 hours...More

Reviewed 4 December 2018

We were, near here and I wanted to try a new place. We are glad we tried this place. We were surprised when we entered at lunch time and it wasn't busy. The menu is a bit limited but we both got sandwiches which came...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dese2
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

My wife, daughter, and I were in town for a night and decided to try this restaurant based on the great reviews. We were thoroughly impressed! The staff was courteous and attentive. The restaurant was cozy. The food was absolutely amazing. Simple and perfect. Great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 207robf
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The best local fish fry in Syracuse hands down. Large portions, reasonably priced and if you're eating in, a well lit and cozy dining area. What more could you ask for?

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BlairF27
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been frequenting Fish Friar since their first location in Solvay. The lobster rolls are amazing and the calamari is the best ever tasted. The seafood is from Maine and absolutely can taste the saltwater. Amazing small spot great for lunch...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bridgetscholl
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

My husband & I have been here many times for dinner so we brought the family. We had great time with friendly service and good food. My favorite is the lobster roll and, once again, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and left happy. My husband...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank laurelowens
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The Fish Friar is hands down the best seafood restaurant in Downtown Syracuse! The location is perfect, nestled in Hanover Square's quaint historic neighborhood. The calm atmosphere inside the restaurant makes it a great retreat on your lunch hour, and even better for a nice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Sat outside on a great summer day. Delicious Haddock dinner & great beers. Sides of mushy peas and fries were very good. Prices fair. Def will return

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wisia
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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
Seafood, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 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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