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Hafner's Restaurant & Tavern


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Italian Pitas
Crisp pita chips smothered with asiago & mozzarella cheese and Gianelli sausage, topped with a Tuscany salsa of tomato, black olives & capers
Crab Cakes
Alaskan snow crab cakes served with our homemade asiago cheese sauce
Buffalo Style 11.99
Fried Calamari
Flash-fried and served with our choice of house-made marinara or zesty cocktail sauce
Hot Spinach & Cheese Dip
Spinach, garlic, spices and a mixture of cheeses served bubbly hot with tortilla chips
Nachos Hafner
Homemade tortilla chips smothered with our house chili, onions, tomatoes, black olives, jalapenos and melted jack & cheddar cheese, served with salsa and sour cream
Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo gulf shrimp served with our chef's special cocktail sauce
Snack Attack
Enough for two! Homemade mozzarella sticks, shrimp jammers, jalapeno poppers, onion rings & chicken fingers, served with our zesty marinara & ranch dressing
Mozzarella Planks
Hand cut, coated with seasoned bread crumbs, lightly deep fried & served with zesty marinara sauce
Clams Casino
Broiled little necks topped with bacon, garlic, roasted bell peppers, chopped clams & bread crumbs
Little Neck Steamers
A dozen of Syracuse's finest!
All Our Soups Are Made Fresh Daily with Only The Freshest Ingredients
Cup 4.29
Crock 5.29
French Onion Soup
The French classic topped with Swiss cheese and baked in its own crock
Cup 3.79
Crock 4.79
House Chicken Vegetable Soup
Cup 4.29
Crock 5.29
Homemade Chili
Topped with melted jack & cheddar
Cup 3.79
Crock 4.79
Prime Rib Vegetable Soup
Market Price
Soup of the Day
Add Any Below Item To Salad of Your Choice. Chargrilled Chicken $3.99 | Chargrilled Shrimp $4.99 | Chargrilled Sirloin $6.99 | Chargrilled Salmon $6.99 | Chargrilled Portobellos $2.99 | Crumbly Bleu $1.50
Steak Fritte Salad
Grilled filet mignon served on a bed of mixed greens & spinach tossed with red onions, tomatoes, crumbly bleu cheese and our mustard parmesan vinaigrette topped with crispy fried potatoes
Mother Earth Salad
A house favorite! Fresh spinach, walnuts, grapes, chopped apples and raisins tossed with our special sweet, creamy poppyseed dressing
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine tossed with our special Caesar dressing & homemade croutons
Twin Iceberg Wedges
Two iceberg lettuce wedges topped with our buttermilk bleu cheese dressing, grape tomatoes, bacon, red onions and candied pecans
The Cobb
Chopped grilled chicken tossed with romaine hearts, iceberg lettuce, boiled eggs, croutons, cucumbers, chickpeas, tomatoes, onions and corn. Served with our own invention: crumbly bleu honey French dressing
Strawberry Fields
Baby greens, almonds, feta cheese and fresh strawberries tossed with our strawberry balsamic dressing
The Greek
Romaine lettuce, kalamata olives, tomatoes, Bermuda onion, cucumbers and feta cheese with our house Greek dressing and pita toasts
The Crunch
Crispy, crunchy chicken tenders over mixed greens with cucumber, tomato, red onion, house croutons, lemon pepper and served with sweet-tangy honey mustard dressing
Our Burgers Are One-Half Pound of Black Angus. The Best Burger Money Can Buy! French Fries Add $1.99, Side Salad or Sweet Potato Fries Add $2.49, Onion Rings $2.99
Try It Naked without Cheese 8.99
Jake's Cheesy Burger
One-half pound of Black Angus beef burger topped with your choice of cheese and grilled to your liking
Big Bad Jake
Half-pound chargrilled Black Angus burger, topped with caramelized onion, Applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese and topped with a fried egg and dijon horseradish sauce on a kaiser roll
Cajun Blackened Burger
Cajun seasoned, blackened in a cast-iron pan, topped with jack & cheddar, served with Cajun mayo
The Blacksmith
Pure Angus deliciousness topped with thick-cut smoked bacon smothered with melted jack & cheddar cheese. Try it with zesty BBQ sauce!
Add Bacon for Only (More) 1.99
The Bleus Burger
The naked Jake topped with melted crumbly bleu cheese
Portobello Veggie Burger
A portobello mushroom cap served on a grilled, garlic-kissed Kaiser roll with roasted red peppers, fresh spinach, melted provolone and sun-dried tomato mayo
The Haystack
Our half-pound Black Angus beef burger smothered with sauteed onions, green peppers and mushrooms
Turkey Burger
House-made, freshly ground turkey burger, seasoned and served with crispy lettuce, vine-ripe tomato, red onion and cranberry relish
Our Cheddar Melt
Our angus burger topped with grilled onion and melted horseradish cheddar cheese on grilled dark rye
Served on Your Choice of Bread or Kaiser Roll with Chips Unless Otherwise Noted. Fries Add $1.99, Side Salad or Sweet Potato Fries Add $2.49, Onion Rings Add $2.99
The Steak Bomb
Our shaved rib eye topped with button mushrooms, caramelized onions, melted horseradish cheddar cheese and roasted garlic aioli mayo on a toasted roll
Shaved Steakoritto
Just the right spice with chopped jalapeno, yellow banana peppers and grilled onions over shaved rib-eye, finished with melted jack and cheddar cheese, all on a grilled roll with a slather of cajun mayo
Shaved Steak BBQ
A Southern take on our shaved steak with tangy BBQ sauce, sharp cheddar cheese and creamy coleslaw on a toasted roll
Shaved Steak
A house favorite! Shaved rib eye steak grilled with peppers and onions and topped with cheddar cheese on a grilled garlic-kissed roll
Chicago's Hot Dipped Italian
Hold out your arms when you eat this one! We take our sauteed shaved rib eye, pile it on our grilled garlic roll, ladle on the juice, top it all with Giardiniera, melted provolone and more juice. Comes with extra napkins!
All Paninis are Served on Grilled Flatbread and with Chips Unless Otherwise Noted. French Fries Add $1.99, Side Salad or Sweet Potato Fries Add $2.49, Onion Rings Add $2.99
Alberto's Cuban
Grilled pork tenderloin, baked ham, dill pickles, Swiss cheese and garlic mayo on grilled flatbread
Chipotle Turkey
Sliced turkey breast with tomatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese and chipotle mayo
Chicken Bacon Ranch
Grilled chicken topped with Applewood bacon, melted provolone, ranch dressing and spicy mustard
All Fresh-Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwiches are Served with Chips Unless Otherwise Noted. French Fries Add $1.99, Side Salad or Sweet Potato Fries Add $2.49, Onion Rings Add $2.99
Chicken Buffalo
Dipped in our own wing sauce and topped with chopped celery & bleu cheese
Chicken Breast
Served with lettuce, tomato & mayo or sun-dried tomato mayo
Chicken Witz
Grilled chicken with tomato, baby spinach, Applewood bacon and finished with a slather of our house made spicy avocado spread
Chicken Emilia
Topped with sliced ham, bacon and melted jack & cheddar cheese
Chicken Elden
Seasoned with Cajun spices & topped with sauteed mushrooms, peppers & onions, served with Cajun mayo
Traditional Chicken Parm
Breaded and baked with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and marinara sauce
All Grilled Sandwiches are Served with Kettle Chips Unless Otherwise Noted. French Fries Add $1.99, Side Salad or Sweet Potato Fries Add $2.49, Onion Rings Add $2.99
Hafner's Club
Oven roasted turkey, country ham or slow roasted beef on your choice of bread with Applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato and choice of mayo or cajun mayo
Add Cheese 1
Fried Haddock Sandwich
Fresh haddock on a Kaiser roll topped with tartar sauce, served with your choice of coleslaw or farm fries
Thinly sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and melted Swiss on grilled dark rye
Roast Turkey Florentine
Fresh roasted turkey served open-face on grilled dark rye with spinach, melted Swiss & cranberry relish or honey mustard
Short Fat Guys Sandwich
Hot pastrami, corned beef, Bermuda onion, pepperoncinis, three cheeses & Russian dressing on grilled dark rye
Turkey Reuben
Fresh roasted turkey breast, coleslaw, Russian dressing & melted Swiss on grilled dark rye
Hot Pastrami
Served warm with melted provolone, Russian dressing, topped with our housemade coleslaw, served on dark rye
Tuna Melt
White albacore tuna served open-face on your choice of grilled bread topped with sliced tomato & melted cheddar
Turkey Special
Sliced turkey with cranberry mayo, spinach, sliced apple and swiss on a kaiser roll
Pasta Dinners Include: Dinner Salad & Garlic Toast. Trade up dinner salad for Caesar $1 more. To Any of The Below Add: Grilled or Cajun Chicken $3.99 | Shrimp $4.99 | Sirloin $6.99
Buffalo Chicken Penne
Grilled chicken, penne pasta and parmesan cheese tossed in our Buffalo cream sauce, finished with diced celery and bleu cheese crumbles
Rigatoni DeLucca
Baby rigatoni tossed with our chef's special vodka cream sauce. You'll come back for this one!
Pasta Jennifer
Baby rigatoni tossed with sauteed yellow bell peppers, mushrooms, fresh spinach and sundried tomatoes, finished with a creamy gorgonzola sauce, then topped with your choice of grilled or blackened chicken
Vegetable Alfredo
House-made, creamy Alfredo sauce with sauteed fresh broccoli, button mushrooms, scallions and fresh garlic over linguine pasta
Double the Clams for Only 4.99
Linguine with Clam Sauce
A half dozen steamed littleneck clams in your choice of red or white clam sauce
Lobster Mac & Cheese
Cavatappi pasta with fresh lobster meat, New York Yancey's Fancy cheddar and havarti creamy cheese sauce finished with a butter-crumb topping
Tenderloin Marsala
Braised beef tenderloin tips with caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce. Served over fettucine noodles
Our Steaks Are Aged, USDA Choice. All Steak Dinners Include House Salad and Choice of Potato, Rice Pilaf, Pasta or Vegetable. Trade up Dinner Salad for Caesar $1 more. To Any of The Below Add: Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp $8.99 | Sauteed Mushrooms $3.49 | Sea Scallops $8.99 | Lobster Tail $10.99 | Caramelized Onions $2.99 | Mushrooms & Onions $3.49
House Cut (10 Oz.) 27.99
Petite Cut (8 Oz.) 23.99
Filet Mignon
Top Sirloin
Sirloin has a unique beef flavor that is unsurpassed and offers a firm texture, seasoned, grilled to order and rested, 10-ounce
New York Strip
A 14-ounce short loin cut of beef perfectly prepared to your liking. Or try it Blackened!
Filet Madilyn
A perfectly cooked and seasoned filet served on a bed of lobster and shallot cream sauce and finished with fire-grilled asparagus and potato frittes
Steak Delmonico
Our Delmonico steak is a thick, well-marbled, 20-ounce steak, perfectly seasoned and cooked to order
Petite Cut (12 Oz.) 19.99
House Cut (16 Oz.) 26.99
King Cut (20-Ounce) 32.99
Jake's Prime Rib
Served Thursday, Friday & Saturday After 4:00pm. The secret to Jake's Prime Rib is we season and slow roast it in a sealed oven and then serve it with it's own au jus
Double Tails 37.99
Everyday Surf & Turf
The perfect combination of a 6-ounce Filet Mignon cooked to order partnered with a 4-ounce cold-water lobster tail
$9 - $29
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Met a friend on a Friday for lunch, and the place was packed! It's a dark, slightly shabby place, I believe more of a tavern, I haven't been there in the evening. We were seated quickly, and the service was very good indeed, even so...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sally B
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Hafners restaurant has been open since 1970. Old barn wood and beams were used as was donated field stone to make the interior a one of a kind experience. The menu us great with something for everyone. My wife likes the beef on a wick...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 542jerryz
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We went to Hafners on Thursday night. The place was really busy. We got there at about 6:30 and put our name in for a table for 2. We went to the bar which was packed and ordered drinks. The bartenders were really busy so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chris13209
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Two of us stopped in for lunch after checking out the menu online. We were so excited to try a new place and the menu looked great. We were seated quickly, order was taken quickly, and then we waited. We swatted flies the entire time,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Scoopsntootskie
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

My sister made reservations. We were waited on immediately. Several of us tried the fried perch. Excellent choice! Lightly battered fish, would order again. One person had the lobster ravioli, I tasted it and also excellent. Drinks and salads arrive quickly, as did the entrees....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ncat2016
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Great place to eat or just have a few beers and watch a game. Went there based on a recommendation from a local and was not disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We went to Hafners on Thursday night. The place was really busy. We got there at about 6:30 and put our name in for a table for 2. We went to the bar which was packed and ordered drinks. The bartenders were really busy so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank chris13209
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

I have to admit I was slightly disappointed in my first ever experience here. From the drinks to the food, it was all just a little bit off. Having ordered a Diet Coke, the flavor was not quite right. When it was brought to the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Excellent comfort food and service!!!!! From beginning to end it was great!!!! Especially great was the chicken and biscuits and tenderloin marcella.Lava cake super yummy too!!,

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jamie Q
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food at reasonable prices. I had the portebella mushroom sandwich/burger. It was the most amazing portebella mushroom sandwich I’ve ever had!

Date of visit: August 2018
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