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211 N Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1003
(315) 373-0484
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Syracuse, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Darwin. Inside the restaurant is small so I would recommend take out or getting there early. The buffalo mac and cheese was lovely a well as the pot pie soup which came with a generous serving of bread. The prices were very reasonable particularly considering the food was fresh and healthy. Parking can be... More 

Thank Afurcinito
Charlotte, North Carolina
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418 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in about an hour before closing. Business was still pretty steady. I ordered the Cubano: Virginia ham, shredded pork, swiss, dijon, mayo and pickles on a sesame seed roll. It was excellent! Not a huge sandwich, but filling. As a side I had the sour cream and onion potato salad. It was rich and creamy, the potatoes were perfectly... More 

Thank JetBlueDriver
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was average, and prices were on the higher side. Food tastes excellent though. Lots of variety, great for families, co-workers and friends. The biggest con is the small location- not much room-if any for a sit down and eat ordeal.

Thank Cari B
Syracuse, New York
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Hands down, this is the best sandwich place in all of Syracuse. They are very inventive. The Staff is very friendly. They don't do gluten free, but they will and I am sure it would be great,

Thank Dean O
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I have only ever had catered sandwiches from here, but they are always excellent and well made! I really like the food, and the creativity of their fare. Well Done!

Thank Bassmd22
Syracuse, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

For several years I worked a block away from this place. The sandwich menu changes weekly. All are large portions and very tasty combinations, using quality ingredients. When they offer lobster roll it is outstanding. It is a very busy place for lunch, mostly take out, but the staff is very efficient and the wait time is minimal. Darryl, the... More 

Thank Hyfly1
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! I had the Vesuvio Chicken Sandwich. It may not be the biggest sandwich in the world but it was very fresh and tasty. That being said, the absolute winner was the Buffalo Mac! I am not a mac and cheese fanatic. It has to be good for me to like or recommend it, and boy was... More 

Thank sulkyracer
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick business lunch during the week and was pleasantly surprised! Ordered quickly and the food came very fast. Friendly staff too!

Thank Deanna L
Syracuse, New York
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248 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

My adult son who is a lover of anything served between two slices of good bread, raves about this place. Today he took me there for lunch. Very busy place, only open M-F 10:30-2:30. The line moves very quickly. All sandwiches are made to order and the selection changes all the time I am told. I had a cuban today.... More 

Thank jtreby
Marietta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This little hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop was one of the highlights of our trip to Syracuse. The staff was friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic about their food and restaurant. The sandwiches were amazingly good.

Thank barrysuttle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 N Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: (315) 373-0484

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?