Local Restaurants to Try from a Native Syracusan

Pastabilities in Downtown Syracuse [Pastabilities Management]

Pastabilities in Downtown Syracuse [Pastabilities Management]

Macy Missigman, Staff Writer

1 Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Downtown Syracuse

This restaurant opened its doors in 1988 and has been a Syracuse staple ever since. This place is so good that when celebs (including Post Malone & Machine Gun Kelly) stop into town they grab a bite to eat here. Recommended Meal: Original BBQ Pork Sandwich

2 Heid’s – Liverpool, NY

Since 1917 Heid’s has been serving up American classics. Heid’s serves popular Syracuse favorites such as Hofmann and Gianelli, and in the warm weather even has ice cream. Recommended Meal: Hofmann Frank with Onion Rings

3 Pastabilities – Downtown Syracuse

Located in Historic Armory Square, Pastabilities has been making delicious Italian food for over 35 years. Their “Spicy Hot Tomato Oil” is so good that it is sold in grocery stores and has been on the Food Network. Recommended Meal: Wicky-Wicky Chicken Riggies

4 Original Grain – Downtown Syracuse Original Grain is a newer restaurant to the Syracuse Community. With delicious healthy (even some vegan and vegetarian) options such as açaí bowls, nori wraps, and grain bowls it’s definitely the place to check out. Recommended Meal: Chicken + Spice Sandwich with an immune boost smoothie

5 XO Taco – Downtown Syracuse XO Taco is also a newer restaurant. The owners put a fun and tasty spin on popular Mexican Cuisine. In addition to the great food, they also have a cool backdrop to take great pics with your friends. Recommended Meal: Hot Chix Tacos with Churros for dessert.