Category Archives: Dining

Taj Indian Palace

Taj Indian Palace is a family run Indian restaurant located on Erie Blvd. East. They are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. They also cater.


TajIndianPalace specializes in North Indian style cuisine. Their menu contains a wide variety of appetizers, breads, seafood dishes, chicken curries, tandoori specials, lamb & goat curries, biryani, and desserts. Their prices start as low as $2.95 for vegetarian appetizers up to $7.95 for chicken tikka appetizer. Their prices are affordable and the portions are very large.Vegetable platters are all $8.95. Seafood dishes are all $12.95. Lamb/goat curries are $10.95. The chicken curries are all $9.95. They now serve beer and wine to accompany your meal.

They offer an optional lunch buffet seven days a week from 11am until 3pm for around $10.00.

For a full menu please see


The atmosphere in TajIndianPalace is simple and humble. The building was a former Quiznos before the now owners bought and converted it into their own business. They have added a little flair of their own with sheer draperies and hanging lighting. If you’re looking for that certain ambiance while you dine, go at night for the full effect! But if you don’t mind a simple surrounding then give this place a try anytime.

Hours and Contact Information

3138 Erie Blvd
Dewitt, NY13214

They are open from 11am until 10pm Monday – Sunday

Their lunch buffet begins at 11am and runs until 3pm seven days a week.

Phone: 315-446-2229
Fax: 315-446-2275

Email: [email protected]

Sparky Town Restaurant

Sparky Town Restaurant is a self proclaimed, “Funky place to meet and eat.” They specialize in fresh healthy comfort food with options suitable for all your friends: vegan, vegetarian, and meat lovers alike! Sparky Town is located on the corner of Catherine Street and Burnet Avenue in the historic Hawley Green District. They feature a calendar of events promoting community engagement with things like ArtExpo displays, weekly live music events, songwriter’s workshops, and much more! It really is “A place where everyone fits in!”

Calendar events can be found at


Fresh healthy comfort food is on the menu at Sparky Town Restaurant. Soups range from $2.75 to $8.00 and can come vegan or not. There are nine different salads ranging from $3.50 for a house salad to $8.50 or $8.75 for the Anti-Oxidant Salad, The Mexicali Blue Salad, The Trail Mix Salad, and others. For those who like variety in their meals, Sparky Town has combination plates allowing customers to choose from a quiche or soup along with a salad for $7.75 to $8.75, black beans and rice for $8.75, and Anti-Oxidant pasta, Burger Deluxe, or the Mediterranean platter for $9.50.

 Sparky Town also serves fresh coffee and barista specials. They serve Coffee Mania coffee and have their own trademarked “Sparky’s Blend” coffee beans in ½ and 1 pound bags available for purchase. Beer and wine options are also on the menu.

 For a more extensive menu, visit


Sparky Town offers their guests a creative ambiance. It’s an intimate, friendly, hippie-chic kind of place. There’s a bar on one side of the restaurant and less than a dozen tables on the other. The walls are decorated with local artwork, priced to sell. They utilize high and low tables creating intimate dining situations in a relatively small area. It’s a fun place to hang out and “go local!”

Hours and Contact Information

Sparky Town is located at 324 Burnet Avenue.

There hours are:

Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm

Fri 11am-9pm

Sat 10am-9pm

 They can be reached on the phone at (315) 422-8401 or the fax at (315) 422-8403

The Ice Museum

Picture from Wikimedia Commons

The Ice Museum at DestinyUSA is a facility that displays a variety of ice sculptures that will leave you in awe with their elegance, detail and beauty. The ice sculptures were created by Stan Koloco of Auburn, NY. Koloco is an expert in ice sculpting, as he is the owner of The Ice Farm and has won a variety of awards for his craft.

The Ice Museum at Destiny USA not only provide patrons with the unique spectacle of ice, but also gives them an experience of lights and sound. In fact, The Ice Museum is so unique that there is only one other of its kind in the United States, located all the way in Aurora, Alaska.

In addition to the sight and sound experience, The Ice Museum also has an all-ice bar. This all-ice bar has a variety of drinks and cocktails, some that are even served in an all-ice cup! So visit the Ice Museum in DestinyUSA, for a unique experience and a chance to relax!

For more information about The Ice Museum, visit


Funny Bone Comedy Club

Picture of a Funny Bone Comedy Club from Flickr, lobstar28


Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Mitch Kutash and Gerald Kubach where it started serving delicious dinners and laughter. Over 30 years later, Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant has expanded over 25 markets in clubs all over the country. Renowned comedians including Jerry Seinfeld, Rosanne Barr, Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Jim Breuer, Kathleen Madigan, John Pinette, DL Hughley, Gabriel Iglesias, Josh Blue, Ellen Degeneres and Dave Chappelle have made appearances at these clubs along with other developing humorists.

You can experience Funny Bone Comedy Club in Syracuse at DestinyUSA, where there are regular comedy shows. Also, while attending the shows, patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the full bar that serves both drinks and meals.

Ages 21 and older: $10
Food and drinks are an additional charge to the cost of admission.
For more information regarding tickets to the shows visit




Aja (pronounced “asia”) is a premiere nightclub in DestinyUSA! Aja is currently based in Tampa, Fla. where it caters to upscale dining, drinks and nightlife. Its expansion in DestinyUSA is approximately 9,000-square and modeled after the scene in Tampa.

Aja’s sleek, modern and clean design will resonate with a variety of people including both young and business crowds. The nightclub will offer lunch and dinner during the day and during late night hours Aja will serve appetizers and drinks. The club will stay open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Besides cocktails and food, Aja also provides the perfect setting for relaxing, unwinding and hanging out with friends and coworkers. Throughout the club there will be community spaces and VIP lounges where guests can interact. Also, Aja will have live music performances so guests can dance the night away.


Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge

Phoebe’s front door. Photo cred Jorden Meltz.


Originally known as Phoebe’s Garden Cafe, the restaurant has been around for quite some time. In the past, local lore claims the location to once be a brothel, and Phoebe was its Madam. William Eberhardt opened the Cafe in December of 1976. The design was ornate, with deep colors as its theme and carved wood for accents. The cafe has had two makeovers; one in 1985, opening the space, and one in 2004, in which renovations and a coat of fresh paint brightened the cafe. With these changes, the name changed too, to Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge.

Location and Hours:

There is only one location, the original, found across from Syracuse Stage, on 900 East Genesee Street.

Specific hours for this cafe can be found

Phoebe’s in not open on Sundays, but Private Parties can reserve the space.


Phoebe’s menu changes seasonally, with a few staple favorite always available, such as their famous Phoebe’s Salad, or their Chai Tea Lattes. They offer coffee, tea, and other morning beverages.  There is a coffee lounge, full dining, or a take-out window to serve all of your dining needs. you can find a complete, and updated list of all that Phoebe’s offers.


900 East Genesse Street, Syracuse, NY 13210


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The Inn Complete

The Inn Complete is a graduate student run bar and restaurant located in South Campus and caters mostly to upperclassmen, graduate students, staff and faculty.

Upper Level Inn Complete, photo credit Gabrielle Beaudry, Creative Commons licensed.

Contact Information


Skytop Road

South Campus

Syracuse, NY 13210

Business Hours:

Hours can be found at and are subject to change (Note: In the evening you must be 21 and older).


The Inn Complete started in 1987 in sky barn before it was moved to its current location. The Inn was previously known as Ski Lodge, because this building was the former location for the Syracuse University owned .The former ski lodge is made out of red wood resembling a barn. The majority of patrons used to be graduate students, staff, and faculty, however because South Campus no longer houses graduate students this has begun to change. The establishment offers a variety of pub foods that are able to be paid for by cash, or on your SUper Card money. Wireless access is also available at the Inn.


The Inn offers a variety of pub foods including quesadillas, grill burgers, salads, wraps, fajitas, and vegetarian options. All food is priced reasonably. The Inn also offers both alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. The Inn offers some of the cheapest prices for alcohol on the Hill. For a complete look at the menu got to The Inn Complete website or click here: .


The bar’s opts to create a relaxed and fun environment for students and faculty to unwind. The bar has a variety of games and entertainment including flat screen TVs, pool, foosball, Wii, ping pong tables, darts, among many others. The bar gets especially crowded on  Trivia Night which different groups compete against each other, to see who knows the most facts about different categories.

Cover Charge

The Inn Complete usually does charge for entrance but since the bar is owned and operated by the university, they are really strict about the 21 and older policy and have never gotten in trouble for serving minors.


Salisbury, Katherine. “Cheers: Inn Complete Serves Students, Faculty as Part of Decades-old Tradition.” Daily Orange. 9 Mar. 2009. Print.

“Syracuse University Food Services – The Inn Complete.” Syracuse University Food Services. Web.



Goldstein Student Center

This is Goldstein Student Center, photo credit Gabrielle Beaudry, Creative Commons licensed.

Goldstein Student Center is the central location on south campus. It is a 3700 square foot building. Goldstein provides students and faculty with many vital services, which includes South Campus Express grocery store, Fitness Center, Laundry Services, Dining Center, conference rooms, an ATM, and a quiet study lounge. Office of Residence Life as well as the Department of Public Safety have offices in this center.  Although the Goldstein Student Center is primarily used by students, it is also open to the public. Visitors are welcome at the student center to eat, shop, or just check out student life on campus. Hours for Goldstein Student Center can be found at

South Campus Express

South Campus Express is a grocery store that takes SUper Food money, cash, debit, and credit. The food available in this grocery store include frozen dinners, frozen desserts, snack foods, fresh produce and seasonal local produce, dairy products, and convince food. Non-food products include shampoo, conditioner, and other health products, over the counter medicine, school supplies, cleaning supplies, laundry products, and cleaning products. The hours of South Campus Express can be found at .

Fitness Center

Only open to Syracuse University students and faculty, the Goldstein Fitness Center has cardio and weight lifting machines. The fitness center has treadmills, stair masters, elliptical, stationary bikes, and a rowing machine. While the equipment in the Fitness Center is not as new as other campus locations, there are a several weight lifting machines and the added convenience of being adjacent to the Laundry Services.

Laundry Services

The Laundry Service in Goldstein accepts both SUper Card Food Plus and quarters. Prices are $1.50 for washing machines and $1.25 for dryers. Laundry Service hours are the same as the hours for Goldstein Student Center, however the last load of laundry must be in two hours before close of facility. You must bring your own laundry basket and detergent is available for sale in South Campus Express. The Laundry room includes 35 washers, 44 dryers, and two change machines. The availability of open washers and dryers can be seen online at

Dining Center

This dining facility is located on South Campus in the downstairs part of the Goldstein Student Center. This clean and comfortable dining center offers Freshens Smoothie Company, Jump Asian Express Cuisine, Burger King, Sal’s Bird Land, a hot food line, a deli, and a salad soup bar. This facility accepts cash, SUper Food, and Skyhall residents can use their meal plans.


Freshens is a smoothie and ice cream vender that uses yogurt in the vast majority of their products. Some of the available smoothies include Berry Breeze, Caribbean Craze, Citrus Mango and Orange Sunrise. All smoothies come with the option of adding protein supplements. Freshens also sells vanilla and chocolate ice cream made with yogurt instead of milk.  Freshens does make all peanut butter shakes in separate blenders; however Goldstein is unable to subtract or substitute any ingredients because of allergies.

Jump Asian Express:

Jump Asian Express has a stir fry line where you have your choice of sauce, vegetables, chicken, pork, or beef. There is also the option of white rice, brown rice, or noodles. ‘Jump’ also has two daily specials and ready to order egg rolls.

Sal’s Bird Land

Sal’s offers breaded chicken wings, potato wedges, steak, and chicken . To order from Sal’s you put your order in on a computer located between the salad bar and Sbarro. When the order is finished the kitchen staff bring it to the cashier, who will bring it to you in the main dining room. Sal’s Bird Land is open during the dinner serving time.


Sbarro is an Italian fast food chain with pizza, pasta, vegetables, strombolis, bread sticks, and meatball sandwiches. Pizza type includes cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, spinach and mushroom, supreme, Hawaiian, spinach and broccoli and many more.  The strombolis include peperoni and cheese and spinach and cheese. Goldstein serves the pastas on a rotation, which includes lasagna, baked ziti, and spaghetti.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts offers an abbreviated menu from the original fast food chain. Drink items include hot coffee, cappuccino, espresso, hot chocolate, hot tea, iced coffee, ice tea, ice latte, coolattas and decaf. Bakery items include a selection of donuts, munchkins, brownies, croissant, hash browns, muffins, and danishes. There are also breakfast sandwiches including bacon/ ham/ turkey with egg and cheese, Angus stake, and big n’ toasted.

Burger King

Burger King also has a limited menu. Available in Goldstein are chicken, fish, and beef burgers, wraps, chicken nuggets, chicken strips, French fries, onion rings, and combo meals. Burger King is opens at the lunch serving time every day. For combo meals, the fries and burger are ordered at the counter and fountain drinks from the counter in the front of the cafeteria.

Goldstein Student Center’s official website:

Important Goldstein Student Center Phone Numbers:

443-1514 Goldstein Dining

443-1990 Goldstein Information Center

443-2224 Public Safety

443-3893 Residence Life

443-2567 South Campus Housing


“Goldstein Student Center”. Student Centers and Program Service. December, 9 2009