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Eddie’s Restaurant

The sun is shining, the beach is calling and for the last 90 years (yes you read that right, 90 Years!) there has been no better place to eat in the summer than the family owned and operated Eddie’s in Sylvan Beach. Eddie’s Restaurant is located at 901 Main Street. Celebrating its remarkable 90th anniversary, Eddie’s has been an integral part of the community, and it’s easy to see why it has stood the test of time. With its warm, inviting atmosphere and an extensive menu that has something for everyone, Eddie’s is a culinary haven. Eddie’s Restaurant welcomes guests with open arms every day of the week. From Sunday to Thursday, you can savor their delectable offerings of snacks, meals, and sweet treats from 11am to 8:30pm, while on Friday and Saturday, they stay open a bit later, until 9:30pm, ensuring you have ample time to enjoy a leisurely meal. You can also place an order by phone at 315-762-5430 or website at www.eddies1934.com

Kyle, the kids and I visited Eddie’s on a perfect spring evening, filled with warmth and sunshine. As expected, this recent visit to Eddie’s was nothing short of extraordinary. After we were seated in a cozy booth and greeted by our amazing server Hannah, we started our culinary journey with two tantalizing appetizers. The Italian Greens were a standout, featuring a delightful blend of flavors with Eddie’s famous hot ham adding a unique twist to this classic Utica dish. The greens were perfectly seasoned, offering a pleasant hint of heat that was both satisfying and memorable. The Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese were equally impressive. Three generously sized meatballs, tender and flavorful, were smothered in Eddie’s famous meat sauce and accompanied by a creamy ricotta and fresh basil that elevated the dish to new heights. For the main course, I opted for the Open Prime Rib Sandwich. An 8 oz. prime rib served open-faced on garlic bread was a carnivore’s dream. The meat was cooked to perfection, tender and juicy, with just the right amount of seasoning. The garlic bread added a delightful crunch, while the accompanying Caesar salad provided a refreshing contrast.

We all agreed that the garlic parmesan French fries were a revelation, crispy and addictive, making it impossible to stop at just one. Kyle chose the Shrimp Scampi, and it was a seafood lover’s delight. Succulent shrimp sautéed in a rich parmesan-garlic butter sauce were elegantly draped over a bed of perfectly cooked spaghetti. Each bite was a harmonious blend of garlic and buttery goodness. The side salad with ranch dressing was fresh and crisp, providing a perfect counterbalance to the richness of the scampi. The kiddos were thrilled with their Chicken Fingers. Five crispy, golden tenders were served with their choice of dipping sauce, satisfying even the pickiest of eaters. Each tender was juicy on the inside and wonderfully crispy on the outside, making them an instant hit. Dessert at Eddie’s is an event in itself!  We indulged in a gigantic mint chocolate cookie sundae, which was the perfect sweet ending to our meal. The combination of mint and chocolate, along with the creamy ice cream, was divine. We also took home a slice of Eddie’s famous banana cream pie (because I’m pretty sure it’s a law that you have to take a slice home), which proved to be just as delightful the next day.

Eddie’s isn’t just about lunch and dinner; they offer breakfast all day, with mouth-watering options like Specialty Pancakes. Choose from toppings like warm cinnamon apples, raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries. For a more indulgent treat, try the Oreo pancakes or Reese’s peanut butter cup pancakes. The Sausage and Gravy Train, featuring house-made sausage gravy over buttermilk biscuits and corned beef hash, is a hearty choice that will start your day off right. One must-try is The Original “Hot Ham” BBQ, where spicy ham is simmered slow for a flavor-packed experience. Don’t forget to take a piece of Eddie’s home with you. Whether it’s a whole pie, Papa’s Famous Spaghetti Sauce, or 1 lb. of Eddie’s Hot Ham, these take-home options ensure you can enjoy a taste of Eddie’s anytime.

Summer truly doesn’t start until you’ve made a trip to Eddie’s Restaurant. From its humble beginnings 90 years ago as a hot dog stand that would one day run out of hot dogs to serve and flipped the game  by serving the Original Hot ham on a toast bun to becoming a staple in Sylvan Beach, Eddie’s continues to delight patrons with its impeccable service, timeless dishes, and a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. Make sure to add Eddie’s to your must-visit list – it’s a culinary experience you won’t soon forget. For more information or to order online please visit their website at www.eddies1934.com or follow them on Facebook to be sure not to miss a thing! Start your summer off right with a visit to Eddie’s and maybe we will even see you there!

Kerilyn Micale
Kerilyn E. Micale is a Cicero native.