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Hafner's Restaurant & Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5224 W Taft Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212-2735
+1 315-458-5108
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Syracuse NY
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I always walk away hungry when having lunch at Hafners. Today was no different. I ordered the quiche. Small piece, no crust, comes with nothing but a single strawberry. Price including tax and 20% tip was $9. Their lunches do not come with soup, salad, sides, or even bread. Portion sizes are often small. A few sandwiches come with sides.... More 

Thank Bridgplayer
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The hotel recommended this restaurant, and I am so glad we listened. It seems to be a little hidden gem. The service was everything you could hope for, the food was great! We did not sit on the bar "side" but both areas seemed very relaxed and a very pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Mary S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stopped overnight in North Syracuse on our way upstate. Luckily, the hotel's website mentioned this nearby restaurant as a good place to have dinner. When you first enter, it looks like a decent sports bar. But then you are taken into the separate dining area, which is rustic and cozy. The dinner menu has a wide range of choices,... More 

1 Thank CharlesEliot
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Onion soup was very good. Beef on weck was awesome but they did put horseradish on plate boo. Cuban was bland. WARNING My credit card was not returned could have been a mistake but I don't think so

1 Thank maddyrealtor
Fulton, NY
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My only negative is that I've lived in CNY mega years & that I've not been to Hafner's before. Dinner with family (including baby granddaughter) & wonderful meal & service. Will definitely plan a return visit. Menu has various options to please all tastes. My husband chose prime rib, & other pasta dishes with generous amounts for take home to... More 

3 Thank jaafha
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I love their food. It is always hot and appealing. The wait staff is excellent, always smiling and courteous. You will love it.

2 Thank kathy p
Las Vegas, Nevada
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We used to live in Syracuse and recently went back for a family wedding. I made time to have lunch with friends and landed at Hafner's for one Sunday lunch. Great place to linger, chat and eat. I especially enjoyed the chicken and biscuits! If you find yourself in the North Syr or Liverpool area this is a nice local... More 

2 Thank Barbara K
Syracuse, New York
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We wanted to sit outside tonight and have dinner. Went to hafners because we haven't been there in a while. We asked the hostess for a table for two outside. She said go to the deck area and sit at any table that is empty. There were 3 empty tables and they all had dishes on them. So we sat... More 

Thank chris13209
Liverpool, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Always a great dinner! The chicken dishes here are all good but the chicken Suzanne is my favorite. Warm, comfortable neighborhood atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable.

1 Thank Lorencolbu
Liverpool, New York
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This evening for Mothers Day my family took me out to dinner and my daughters overpriced prime rib was 98% FAT! Totally inedible. Our server apologized and after 3 times asking the Women "in charge" did absolutely nothing about my child not eating. She said it was not there policy. Our server felt awful and didn't charge for a drink.... More 

Thank jfharvest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5224 W Taft Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212-2735
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-458-5108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?