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Firekeepers Restaurant

Nothing beats a home cooked meal, except for having that home cooked meal and not having to do the dishes! If you are looking for a delicious meal and a friendly comfortable atmosphere then look no further than Firekeepers Restaurant. This not so hidden gem is located right off of the Nedrow exit of 81, on 3879 Frontage rd. road in Nedrow.

Firekeepers-logo They are open seven days a week: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 7 pm, Thursday and Friday from 6 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm.

The Onondaga Nation has recently acquired, remodeled, and reopened Firekeepers Restaurant. The knowledgeable and talented Wanda, a member of the Eel Clan, has worked diligently with the Nation Elders to complete the renovations and turn Firekeepers into a place that they can all be very proud of. If you’ve never been to Firekeepers, or you haven’t been their recently I would like to tell you that the restaurant is not only serves fantastic food but it is also beautiful on the inside. The ceilings are covered in natural knotty pine that compliments the light wood floor with accents of purple on the benches and chairs and lots of bright recessed lights. They also proudly display their Haudenosaunee heritage with beautiful wood carvings on the walls representing each of the clans. The dining room and kitchen are kept immaculately clean. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable; you can tell by the staff’s happy demeanor that Firekeepers is an excellent place to work and this shines through with their service. The entire atmosphere is warm and inviting.IMG_20160126_115140

Firekeepers Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer daily specials as well as delicious buffets on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Come in Fridays starting at 5 for their Prime Rib buffet served from 5 to 8 for just $16.95. On Saturday and Sunday they offer a breakfast buffet from 8 am to 1 pm for just $8.50. They have a tasty breakfast menu that is served until 2 pm with all of your favorites like fluffy pancakes, skillets, breakfast pizza, breakfast burrito, and omelets. Their lunch and dinner menu has something for everyone. They offer everything from fresh made soups, crisp salads and sandwiches to entrees including classic comfort food such as turkey dinner, chicken & biscuits, southern fried chicken and sizzling rib eye. It should also be noted the desserts are out of this world. They are made right in the kitchens pie room by expert bakers using family recipes. You can taste the love baked into each bite!

IMG_20160126_115845We went to Firekeepers on a mild January Friday for dinner. We were immediately greeted by our friendly waitress and sat in a comfy booth. We decided to start with the Firekeepers Sampler with chicken tenders, onion rings, and cheese sticks. The batter that was used was light and wonderful. For our entires I had the fresh haddock dinner, it was fried with a cracker crumb topping and lots of flavor. My entrée was served with a huge portion of fries and freshly cooked broccoli. Keri decided on the NY Strip steak, a generous 12 oz portion cooked to perfection and topped with crispy onion rings, served with fries and broccoli. We definitely had to go containers but upon the suggestion of our server we decided we had a little room for dessert. I had a heaping slice of the banana cream pie with a light and flack crust topped with banana and cream goodness. Keri had a slice of the raspberry pie that was the perfect mixture of sweet and tart and a fantastic way to end a meal. The entrees were very good but the pie is something to write home about!

In short, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the food is nothing short of scrumptious. Be sure to save room for dessert because it is unbeatable. Check them out on Facebook or better yet, stop in to Firekeepers Restaurant today and you can thank me later!

Nadine Vandewalker