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“decent pub fare” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bull & Bear Pub

Bull & Bear Pub
125 E Water St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1119
315-701-3064
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Ranked #209 of 546 Restaurants in Syracuse
Cuisines: Pub
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syracuse, ny USA
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28 restaurant reviews
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“decent pub fare”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

i like the casual atmosphere at the bull n bear. we go about once a year, and usually leave pretty full and happy. they have good musical entertainment as well.

Visited November 2011
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English first
syracuse, ny
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Outdoor seating in lovely Hanover Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

I recently enjoyed lunch at Bull & Bear and thought more people should have been there! The food was great, I had a chipotle chicken pita with the best sweet potato fries, maple butter was provided as a dip for the fries, yummy. My friend had a wrap sandwich and some mac and cheese that was also very good. It isn't just your typical bar food, there was more flair put into it. Each plate also came with a homemade chocolate chip cookie that was a perfect finish. Overall a great experience, great food, good price, and a lovely view of the fountain and old architecture in Hanover.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Upstate NY
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31 restaurant reviews
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“Good Burger”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Decent food, decent service, reasonably priced and a good burger. Gets loud after 7pm, and on Friday nights. Some dishes are very good, all are edible. Salads are fresh, colorful and tasty. Service is sometimes very good, other times adequate. Overall, a decent place to eat if you are in the neighborhood.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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“OK lunch place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

In city on biz, colleague recommended due to proximity.

Burger/wrap/chicken place...soup is good (stuffed pepper), "Naked Chicken" needs help. fries were VG, and they didn't screw up the diet coke.

Probably a 20-30 crowd at night in warm weather...but ok for more casual lunch.

Staff very nice...opened doore early for me as it was (shocker) cold in Syracuse that day and I arrived early! Good attitudes, etc

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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“Good Pub, Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Best pub in Hanover Square for sure. It has great food (burgers especially), a great beer selection and in the summer has outdoor seating. It’s small, but cozy. Only a few minutes walk to armory square, where there a lot more bars to choose from. Prices are definitely reasonable, typical pub type menu with lots of wraps, sandwiches, burger selections and appetizers. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good meal, good beer variety in a cozy atmosphere.

Visited June 2011
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