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Best of CNY Winners 2023


1. Best Diner: Stella’s Diner

2. Best Chef: Inn Between Restaurant

3. Best Restaurant for Seafood: Blue Water Grill

4. Best Deli/Sandwich Shop: Brooklyn Pickle

5. Best Italian Restaurant: Francesca’s Downtown

6. Best Asian Restaurant: Lemon Grass

7. Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Munjed’s

8. Best Mexican Restaurant: Azteca

9. Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant: Strong Hearts

10. Best Food Truck: Lady Bug Lunch Box

11. Best Fresh Bread: Di Lauro’s Bakery

12. Best Dinner Cruise: Mid-Lakes Navigation

13. Best Place for Wings: Change of Pace

14. Best Place for Ribs: Dinosaur Bar-B Que

15. Best Place for Pizza: Twin Trees

16. Best Restaurant for Steak: Scotch-N-Sirloin

17. Best Restaurant for Sushi: Yamasho

18. Best Place for Ice Cream: Gannon’s

19. Best Place for Lunch: Francesca’s

20. Best Outdoor Patio:  The Preserve

21. Best Outdoor Dining: The Retreat

22. Best Dining on the Water: The Waterfront

23. Best Place for Breakfast: Gem Diner

24. Best Place For Burger: Ale ‘N’ Angus

25. Best Place For a Fish Fry: Fish Cove

26. Best Place for a Hot Dog: Heid’s of Liverpool

27. Best Place For a Burrito: Ponchito’s Taqueria

28. Best Bakery/Pastry Shop: Biscotti Cafe

29. Best Place for Coffee: Cafe Kubal

30. Best Place for Soup: Salt City Soup Co.

31. Best Family Restaurant: Tully’s Good Times

32. Best Buffet Restaurant: New Ling Ling

33. Best Take-Out Restaurant:  Avicolli’s

34. Best Caterer: Carnegie’s Cafe

35. Best Winery:  Dr. Konstantin Frank

36. Best Neighborhood Bar:  Blarney Stone

37. Best Biker Bar: Dinosaur Bar-B Que

38. Best Place for Happy Hour: The Retreat

39. Best Sports Bar: Tully’s Good Times

40. Best Irish Pub:  Coleman’s

41. Best Place for Draft Beer: The Hops Spot

42. Best Craft Brewery: Middle Ages Brewing

43. Best Place for a Margarita: Azteca

44. Best Place for Glass of Wine: The Brewster Inn

45. Best Polish Restaurant: Eva’s

46. Best Indian Restaurant: Sahota Palace


47. Best Jewelry Store: Egon Erhlinspiel

48. Best Bridal Shop/Boutique:  New York Bride

49. Best Place for Wedding Reception:  Belhurst Castle

50. Best Romantic Getaway: Mirbeau Inn & Spa

51. Best Romantic Restaurant: Inn Between

52. Best Limo Service: North East Limo

53. Best Pickup Joint:  Trexx

54. Best Adult Sex Toy Shop: Adult World

55. Best Gay/Lesbian Bar:  Trexx

56. Best Adult Entertainment Club: Alpine


57. Best Place For Chocolate: Speach’s Candy

58. Best Book Store:  Books End

59. Best Health Food Store: Natur-Tyme

60. Best Body Art Shop: Carmelo’s Ink City

61. Best Hair Salon:  Industry

62. Best Nail Salon:  Cosmopolitan Salon & Spa

63. Best Tanning Salon: Hakuna Matata Tanning

64. Best Day Spa: Mirbeau Inn & Spa

65. Best Inn: Mirbeau Inn & Spa

66. Best Florist: Sam RAO Florist

67. Best Place for Martial Arts: Impact Martial Arts

68. Best Place for Massage: Body Works Massage

69. Best Dance Studio:  Syracuse School of Dance

70. Best Music Store: Sound Garden

71. Best Smoke Shop:  Rocky’s Smoke Shop

72. Best Liquor Store: Pascale’s

73. Best New Car Dealership: Burdick Chevy

74. Best Pre-Owned Car Dealership: Burdick


75. Best Local Band:  Hard Promises

76. Best Live Music Venue: Turning Stone

77. Best Dance Club:  Lava Night Club

78. Best Place for Karaoke: Singer’s Karaoke

79. Best Museum: The MOST

80. Best DJ Service: Black Tie Entertainment

81. Best Wedding Band: Prime Time

82. Best Festival: Festa Italiana

83. Best Car Show:  Syracuse Nationals

84. Best Haunted House: Fright Nights


85. Best Local Sports Team: Syracuse Orange

86. Best Raceway: Watkins Glen

87. Best Local Gym: Aspen Athletic Club

88. Best Local Place to Ski/Snowboard: Labrador

89. Best Public Golf Course: Turning Stone Resort

90. Best Miniature Golf: Big Don’s Wild River

91. Best Country Club: Bellevue Country Club

92. Best Place for Horseback Riding: Tanglewood

93. Best Place For Zumba: Pulse Fitness

94. Best Place For Yoga: Syracuse Yoga

95. Best Bowling Alley: Flamingo Bowl


96. Best Local TV News: WSYR News Channel 9

97. Best Weathercaster: Jim Teske

98. Best Local Radio Station: B 104.7

99. Best Local Radio Personality/ies:  Ted & Amy, 93Q

NOTE: This Reader’s choice is a prestigious award for LOCAL VENUES native to Central New York. 

Nationally-franchised did not qualify