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“A great gem of a restaurant”

Hafner's Restaurant & Tavern
Ranked #56 of 683 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Syracuse, New York
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A great gem of a restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

While Hafner's may appear to be just a neighborhood bar, it is actually a great restaurant with fantastic daily specials. Their rissotto is superb, seafood incredible and steaks amazing. The restaurant has a large local clientele and it is often difficult to get a table on Fridays or Saturdays. They also have lunch speicals that are unusual and always top-notch! This place is a real find!

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Syracuse, New York
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Bar great for groups but don't shortcut the food, well done!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

This is not your average bar/restaurant spot although there is bar food to be had. Food is really well done. Great daily specials that work with the seasons. Generous sizes allow for next day lunch. Salads, pastas even steak prepared well.

Visited August 2012
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Kingston, Ontario
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601 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Great steak and value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

The service was good and very friendly. The wine list was solid and well priced. My steak was good. The outdoor patio is very pleasant. I can see why this restaurant has been around for so long.

Visited July 2012
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Syracuse, New York
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

I like hafners, they have a good variety on their menu and everything is always very good. It is a comforting atmosphere inside and the service has always been good.

Visited October 2011
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Syracuse, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Favorite go-to restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I frequent this little gem almost weekly--and we're NEVER disappointed with the food. The specials always feature seafood that's fresh and innovatively prepared--and the chef is always willing to omit or add an ingredient or make a meal from an appetizer. Service is top-notch, the atmosphere is casual but cozy, and we always leave smiling.

Visited April 2012
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