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“local food”

Kelley's Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #84 of 716 Restaurants in Syracuse
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 6, 2012

food is good can be crowded ihave dined there many times fish on friday usually good

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

We live in the neighborhood and love having a place where the staff is super friendly and the food is interesting and always good. The menu has something for everyone and we
enjoy being able to eat the way we want, be it a week night burger, bar snacks with friends or a family birthday celebration. Let me tell you the meatloaf is probably the best I've ever had but the riggies are a close second. Nice craft beer selection and quality wines by the glass. The only negative is Fridays are just too crowded and I wish they had more bar tables. That said, this place a gem and it's been here for like 30 years!

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Reviewed October 2, 2011

This is a no brainer if you're not looking for great food. Nice building, warm friendly headset, not particularly accessible for special needs (the dining room is up a lot of stairs)......but, good music and sports scene in the homey, friendly tavern. For a neighborhood bar and meeting place Kelley's can't be beat. We love the renovations to the tavern table nook. You can tell the owner is happy to run a place that's inviting and the staff seem happy to be here......that counts for us. We've seen too many places run by greedy owners who don't value the employees and, as consumers, have little desire to line the pockets of careless owners.

We've also attended large group buffet and table service events here - when dining expectations are low you'll leave full and satisfied and not feel price gouged. That said, we would LOVE this place if the food was good. It is, unfortunately, very basic fare without creativity or a point of view. There's no doubt that the pre-packaged, instant gratification stuff is the best this place can do. Example: in our opinion the onion rings and the toll house pie are the BEST things on the menu (and they are great!) but the $14 "steak" burger is ridiculously overpriced for a burger. Priorities here do not include a commitment to great food - and the obvious solution - hire a great chef - has alluded this otherwise well run restaurant/tavern. By all means go for the hospitality..........but eat first.

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Thank Linda B
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Reviewed December 7, 2010

Coming from Boston, and looking for a nice place to host a luncheon after a memorial service for my grandmother, I found Kelley's on google maps. Staff was responsive and great -- food and atmosphere was great and exactly as depicted on their website. Thanks Kelley's for helping me host a nice luncheon!

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Thank brianinbostonBoston
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Reviewed October 5, 2010

A great place for food, a sports game and socializing!! With 6 tv's and a projector screen in a somewhat small area you won't miss any action. Kelley's has superb staff and excellent food!! I love the chicken riggies, house rolls, fish fry, burgers and wings are to die for!! Stop here and you won't be disappointed!! Expect to wait during peak dinner hours!!

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Thank IH8BOSTON
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