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Borio's Restaurant

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American, Pizza, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta
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8891 McDonnell's Parkway, Cicero, NY 13039
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great tasty buffet

Attended a party here last night and was actually not expecting much for a buffet-what a surprise! Great selection, outstanding fish, hit and tasty. Good choice. I bet the menu items are great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Syracuse, New York
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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English first
Syracuse, New York, United States
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since Borios is on Oneida Lake, it is best over the summer for appetizers, drinks, and music. We have been several times for dinner and the food is very average but have always had great service. Can't recommend the fish but it's not bad. Shrimp chicken and burgers are good though. Great atmosphere in the warmer months and the outdoor... More 

Thank Syracuse_12
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My bride and I were pleased with Marty and the rest of the Borios staff with how professional and skillful they were on the night of our wedding. July 25th, 2015 was a special day for us. Everyone knows that there is a high probability that your wedding day could be stressful, but ours was not that at all. We... More 

Thank hue h
Clay, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is on Oneida Lake....has indoor and outdoor seating The atmosphere is pleasant, great variety on the menu and we have never had a bad meal....consistently good with prices reasonable for the dish and the portions served. This place has the best frozen margaritas I have ever had!! Nice salad bar.

Thank BAShannon1
Brewerton, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Was there for a wedding reception recently. Wedding was by the lake and the reception was in the restaurant. A beautiful time. Weather was nice, grounds are well maintained. Very scenic with the lake and islands in the background. The reception was super and the food Borios provided was outstanding. All the guests marveled about the quality of the food.... More 

Thank David C
Syracuse, New York
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194 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Attended a party here last night and was actually not expecting much for a buffet-what a surprise! Great selection, outstanding fish, hit and tasty. Good choice. I bet the menu items are great.

Thank AlamosJude
Level Contributor
82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Evidently this restaurant is a local favorite and it certainly has a great view of the lake. The food was nothing out of the ordinary but the location made the meal worthwhile. I will return if back in the area because of the relaxing atmosphere. Service was a little slow but I was on vacation and didn't mind.

Thank Goodtwo
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This place is awesome for pictures. You can get some beautiful pictures by the water and in their gazebo. The food is average and prices are comparable to other restaurants that have banquet rooms and special buffets.

Thank KrisGu
Louisville, KY
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We have a place like this along the Ohio River where I reside; this Oneida Lake location is a lot more picturesque but a little smaller in scale. It was pretty laid back and casual American all around. All six in our party ordered different menu items and they came out from the kitchen together and presented well. I was... More 

Thank MwSons
Walworth, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Borios has been our once or twice a year dinner destination for getting together with college friends. We've had our Borios dinners for about 10 years now and it just isn't what it used to be. Everyone at our table was totally underwhelmed with our meals. It feels like they hired cheap help in the kitchen and cheapened out in... More 

Thank Luckyfindiver
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Dined here while visiting family back east. We use to come here all the time for the friday night Fish fry. However this place is gone downhill, food was over priced and not too tasty. Had to send back a steak that was spoiled. Salad bar is a joke 4 feet long with no croutons. Sad to see it going... More 

Thank tjg986

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8891 McDonnell's Parkway, Cicero, NY 13039
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cicero
  • Phone Number: 3156992249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 23
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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