Neighborhood vibes

Dubbed "The Neighborhood Within the City," Eastwood is a charming residential district with lots of things to do, places to eat, parks to stroll and streets to walk. Walkable and charming, spend a day exploring this distinct suburban gem of Syracuse and you'll find everything from books to brews to coffee beans and dogs (lots and lots of dogs).

 

Eat

Best breakfasts + brunch spots

 

Best afternoon eats
  • Swing by Goal Tenders on James Street for a grilled chicken sandwich or burgers and fries.

  • Grab a cheese steak or sammy at A Taste of Philadelphia.

  • The famous Brooklyn Pickle is the place to go for any and all kinds of sandwiches. This top-rated deli serves up loaded sammys like the Brooklyn Pickle Special Sandwich, Cajun Turkey Breast, Reubens and more. Stop in to see why it's Syracuse's favorite sandwich shop.

 

Best place for bites + beverages
  • Another Café Kubal is located in Eastwood. Order up your favorite cup of caffeine and munch on some light snacks at this quaint coffee shop.

  • The Palace Commons Cafe & Lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, hearty soups, in-house roasted sandwiches, salads and more. 

 

Best place for pizza + pints
  • Sample some of Syracuse's top-rated pizza at Original Italian Pizza (OIP). Grab a slice or a whole pie, and don't forget to try their famous chargrilled wings.

  • NY Gianni's Bronx Style Pizza has some of the best pizza in the city. If you're looking to slice your way through Syracuse, definitely add this pizza parlor to your list.

 

Best supper spots
  • Sample flavors of the Mediterranean at Goodie's. This quaint grill serves up tasty hummus and pita, gyros, chawirma and even burgers.

  • In the mood for Italian? Head to Dominick's for homemade, family-style pasta dishes and tasty desserts.

 

Best late night lounges
  • Home of the best live music, pub food and beer, Shifty's Bar & Grill is a must-see spot while visiting Eastwood. Oh, and the wings — voted the best in the city and even featured in the documentary The Great Chicken Wing Hunt (no big deal), be sure to try the Frankenstein Wings and F-Bombs, but only if you're in the mood to not feel your lips for a full day.

Shop

Best boutiques
  • Walk through the rich interior of Dalton's American Decorative Arts and you'll find a beautiful collection of mission oak furniture, arts and crafts furnishings and decorative accessories. Housing a unique collection of Gustav Stickley, L&JG Stickley, Roycroft, Limbert and other famous producers, this shop is a great place to check out the finest examples of the American arts and crafts movement.

 

Best market
  • Check out the Global African & Caribbean Market on James Street for everything from spices and herbs to clothing, fabric, jewelry and more.

  • We know you're looking for it, and luckily there is an Eastwood Wegmans at the corner of James Street and Thompson Road. Grab your groceries or a quick midday snack, and make sure to stock up on your favorites at everyone's favorite grocery store.

Best vintage
  • Book shops galore in Eastwood — check out the massive Books & Melodies on James Street for tons of vintage vinyl, books, movies and much more.

  • Another charming book store on James is Books End. Explore this neighborhood favorite and browse their library of rare, used and out-of-print books.

 

Play

Best way to get outdoors
  • Enjoy all the outdoor activities at Sunnycrest Park and athletic complex, a 45-acre park with a nine-hole golf course, ski trails, two turf football fields, Olympic running track, tennis and basketball courts and an indoor ice rink.

 

Best places for family fun
  • Skate over to the East Woods Skate Plaza in Huntington Park for a dusk to dawn park fit for skateboarders and BMX bikers.

  • Lincoln Park is a great place to spend the afternoon. A six-lane pool is on the property, as are athletic fields and courts, and a playground with swings, slides, seesaws and climbing bars. Also at the top of the park is an elliptical observation drive with excellent views of Downtown Syracuse and surrounding areas.

 

Best places for a pint
  • A place for hop heads and craft beer lovers, Eastwood Brewing Company serves up a variety of craft brew styles in their large tasting room.

  • Chadwicks Sports Bar & Grill is a fun neighborhood joint to grab a quick bite and a beer. And Steel City visitors rejoice — Chadwick's is the ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers bar and a great place to catch the game on one of their 16 high-def TVs.

 

Best entertainment spot
  • Check out the historic Palace Theater on James Street for live music, movies, and entertainment. 

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