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“over-rated”
Review of Syd's place

Syd's place
Ranked #37 of 416 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: Near Presque Ise and Waldameer Park.
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Description: Near Presque Ise and Waldameer Park.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We went to Syd's Place in May, 2013. We were not impressed at all with the food. I specifically asked for Pan Fried Lake Perch and was told that this is how the kitchen prepares perch. No, it was deep fried and not pan fried, like how fresh lake perch should be prepared. It was crunchy and tasted like a fast food seafood place. The prime rib was tough and had no flavor.
Service was mediocre,erratic, and unattentive and the older lady server seemed inexperienced and did not seem to know the entire menu.
Definitely will not return or recommend. Go only if you have to have seafood but don't care if it is not prepared well or want to be ignored and not served attentively.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We waited for a table for 45 minutes. Finally, we left and found another place. There is not nearly enough space to wait and no place to sit while waiting. The tables are too close together and everyone is packed in. This was our 2nd time there and we will not go back.

Thank Cindy F
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

If you are in the mood for a cozy hometown restaurant Syd's is the place. I like it because the inside is decorated in a nautical theme. During the different times of year (Fall, Christmas, etc...) it is so wonderfully decorated, you can't help but be "Happy" while your eating one of Syd's delicious home cooked meals. I'm also big on the "pre dinner salad" wherever I go. Syd's is the best one around. The serving is generous (love the chi chi beans) and the french dressing with dry blue cheese....YUM!! We have ordered a wide variety of menu items and have not been dissapointed. The bar at Syd's is somewhat separate from the actual restaurant seating. It is inviting and has a good selection to choose from. A great place to sit and wait for a seat on one of the busier nights. Our dept. where I work has also gathered there for our Christmas party. I think it is a favorite for all. Thanks Syd's for the great atmosphere!!

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Thank Laura T
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is our go-to restaurant when we want to go out for a few drinks and a nice dinner without having to dress up. It's also our go-to restaurant when the family WANTS to dress up and meet for the holidays or a special occasion. It's always comfortable; they have lots of booths and NO LOUD ANNOYING MUSIC. You can actually have a conversation there!!! There's a small but pleasant bar where you can wait for a table (they take no reservations). There's a big menu with something for everyone, not particularly inventive or haute cuisine, but well-cooked seafood, steaks, veal parmesan, and so on. They serve a very basic salad that's always delicious; I recommend the french dressing with blue cheese crumbles on top (some places call this Pittsburgh dressing). Great perch dinners, great prime rib. What more does one need???

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Thank terpcchor
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Great food - Best Fish dinner I had in a long tim, many items on the menu, ate there twice during my six day visit. Family owned and operated. Very home style restaurant !

Thank Mario T
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