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Sweet Sue’s in Phoenicia NY “Best pancakes ever!” Founded in 1984 by Suzanne Taylor, Sweet Sue’s restaurant in Phoenicia NY has been a staple in Catskills cuisine ever since. If you’re paying a visit to the Catskills, Phoenicia or Kingston, make sure you add Sweet Sue’s to your list of “must do’s.”
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service
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Reviewed December 14, 2019

The Food was overpriced, it tasted strange, and the owner here is very flighty. The coffee was also very weak.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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974suzannet, Owner at Sweet Sue's, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2020

Hello Jessie. I see from your reviews of establishments in our area that you are less than pleased as we all received a 1 star review from you. I am not sure how you qualify to critique pricing and your reviews are rather insipid as...More

Reviewed October 24, 2019

Delicious in both service and food! Wow! This place came highly recommended and did not disappoint! What an awesome little place with great service and quality food. The art on the walls and menus is a warm welcome and promises enjoyment of what's to come....We ordered basically everything on the menu, had people with dietary restrictions, and with a large group of coffee and tea drinks, so it's safe to say we aren't the easiest customers! However the staff handled us with kindness and made us feel like we were lifelong members of this quant community. This place is a can't miss! So definitely make sure you budget enough time in your visit to stop for some yummy pancakes!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2019

Went here for breakfast had an amazing selection of different pancakes I had the pineapple coconut ones with real maple syrup they were great my husband had the pecan crusted French toast equally as good we also tried the breakfast taco it was really good...it had bacon and eggs and cheese and avacado on a crispy tortilla and best home fries ever the cook is a character from Brooklyn he was so friendly and had some good stories the town of Phoenicia was really nice with its shops and flea market definitely go there if your in that areaMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

We were in town August 5-8 and didn’t see any action at Sweet Sue’s on any day at any time. I can’t say that it isn’t open, we just didn’t see anything anybody there.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Suzanne T, Owner at Sweet Sue's, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Hello. We are open although our hours are different than they were years ago. Friday thru Monday 8am-1 pm. So sorry you missed us. Sue

Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

This lovely pancakerie was charming and served up amazing service with delicious food! And real local maple syrup! Two pancakes bested my hearty-appetited husband!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

Went up to visit my GF that recently purchased home in the area. This spot was PERFECT for breakfast!!! Get there early b/c it will be packed- long wait the last time she had been there so she warned us but we were seated immediately...at 9am on a Sunday. I wasn't that hungry so initially I just ordered a fruit bowl; I am thrilled my GF talked me into getting something. No omelettes on menu so I requested a cheddar omelette and it was INSANELY delicious!!!!! It was just the creamiest sharp cheddar that went so well with the fluffy omelette and generous plate loaded also with cubed potatoes (home fries/hash browns some call them) as well as a hearty slice of 12 grain bread that looked and tasted fresh made! My daughter had the famous fluffy buttermilk pancakes and simply LOVED them (they had on the table syrup) her best friend had breakfast tacos and my GF had ranchos hueveres (basically a western omelette) we all tasted one anothers' food and it was phenomenal...also it was my GF daughter birthday and they brought out a cup of fruit with a candle, singing Happy Birthday :) I loved that... it was just a PERFECT way to end a lovely weekend with friends- DO NOT MISS this spot when in town (or the area of woodstock really) !More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

So glad that we found Sweet Sue's on our way home from Belleayre. There is a great variety of pancakes - not your usual diner. The waitress patiently explained the different portions available. I highly recommend the Ricotta Pancakes, which were smooth and fluffy. The...lemon sauce was lemony and not too sweet, just perfect for the pancakes. The Red Monkeys, Mixed Berry Pancakes and French Toast were also very delicious. We'll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

We stopped at Sweet Sue's with a group of 8, I called ahead of time and they told us we could have 2 tables of 4 which was perfect. We were greeted at the door and sat down quickly. Our waitress was excellent - very...nice & helpful the entire time. From breakfast burritos to omelets to pancakes (great with real maple syrup), the menu is huge actually they have tons of different flavored pancakes.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

My family has been coming to Sweet Sue’s for years. Love their food, especially their homemade muffins. We were recently back in the area, and got up early to get here and were not disappointed. Their pancakes are not to be missed, but honestly anything...you try here will be delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

down the street on main street Phoenicia is Sweet Sue's, nice quaint litlle place to savor their home made huge pancakes with tons of calories, you will burn hiking in the mountains, gulped down with coffee, nice extensive menu, friendly service, come early to avoid...waiting in line.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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