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312 Park St, Syracuse, NY 13203-1521
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Ranked #12 of 598 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price range: $0 - $12
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

you would never find this place if someone didn't tell you how to get here, but it's always worth the trip. menu changes daily, and if you actually have room for dessert, you have to get the raspberry pie. the bar has a great neighborhood feel.

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Syracuse, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I come here so often that I don't think of it as a restaurant but more like a neighborhood Cheers! The food here is very eclectic as the menu changes daily, except for Friday when it is seafood entrees. Don't go on a Friday if you want their huge, delicious burgers with Irish fries as they will not be available.... More

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loudon tn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We,ve been to rileys several times and always had good food. Fish and burgers are excellant. It,sa great neighborhood restaurant. Can be crowded as it,s not that big.

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New York City, New York
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275 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The same host on our trip who ordered from Darwins for lunch (yum), sent us out to Riley's for dinner. Could not have found better on our own. We walked in the back into the bar and our jaws dropped just from the beauty of the place. We did not realize there was another room- that was amazing also. Was... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I have no idea where they came up with the chefs for this small, elegant, out of the way bar and restaurant--much more than bar food! The chefs sure know what they are doing. We go on Thursday nights after our community band rehearsal and the staff is always friendly and glad to see us. Sometimes there are 5 of... More

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Syracuse, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Riley' has an ever-changing menu featuring the freshest local specialties, and unique flavor combinations. We have been going there for 20 years, and heave never been disappointed. Great food, wonderful wines, and friendly, attentive staff. The best restaurant in Syracuse for a mid-week dinner, or special evening.

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Newtown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I don't usually like desserts, but their raspberry pie is made with 3 lbs of fresh raspberries. It is amazing. The crust is flaky yet substantial enough to soak up all that raspberry goodness without being soggy! The dinner paled in comparison to dessert! I told the waiter the chef overcooked the fish. The sauce on the fish was pretty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I was looking for a nice place to eat before heading to an Orangemen game. I had a very finicky eater and a vegetarian with me so I had quite a task catering to both needs. Well Riley's delivered. We went on a Friday night which features a fish based menu, but also had plenty of choices for meat eaters.... More

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Upstate New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Our first experience at Riley's was a few weeks ago and we recently went the other day. This place is truly out of ordinary for Syracuse, but in a positive way. The environment is cozy and intimate with a homey yet sophisticated feel. I was a little put off by our waitress the first time. She rushed us through the... More

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Toronto, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Found this charming place on TA for a late dinner. Good thing we had a GPS to find it buried in a quiet neighborhood. Very warm and inviting and not busy when we were there on a Monday evening. The other patrons were obviously regulars sitting at the bar and were a lively friendly group. Limited menu and stuck to... More

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