Great Places to Grab a Bite in Central New York

Burgers, wings and brews: There’s nothing like some good, old-fashioned comfort food. Central New York has innumerable places to grab these pub staples, but we collected a few of our favorite spots in this list of suggestions.

Burger Mondays, Binghamton

The name says it all. Burger Mondays in Binghamton prides itself on outstanding scratch-made creations served up in a trendy atmosphere. The burgers are made with a special blend of fresh ground meat that is formed into patties by hand. The house-made sauces add a unique flavor. In addition to super-creative burgers, Co-Owner and Executive Chef Matt Jones is always cooking some innovative daily specials you’ll want to capture for your social media feeds.

Rooster’s, Utica

Burger fans traveling to and through Utica have to make a stop at Rooster’s, where they serve up the iconic Chopped Cheese Sandwich. A delicacy imported from Harlem, the burger-based delight includes minced onion and American cheese in a hero roll with mayo, hot sauce, ketchup, lettuce and tomato. Add in the unique Figgy (grilled onions and fig jam) and exceptional fries, and you’ve got quite a meal.

Huff Brau, Earlville

This small town offers big flavor and fun as you pair your outstanding burgers and wings with some tasty beverages and a side of live music at this tavern in Earlville. Hand-cut fries come with legendary gravy for dipping at Huff Brau.

Upstate Bar and Grill, Cooperstown

The partnership of a chef, an entrepreneur and a brewer, Upstate Bar and Grill offers exceptional gastropub fare with an expansive selection of craft beer. They dedicate themselves to crafting rich and savory dishes built using local ingredients to give guests a true taste of Central New York.

The Farmers Beef and Brew, Schoharie

This is “where fresh meets delicious” in the form of farm-to-table burgers, sandwiches and more. The Farmers Beef and Brew is dedicated to sourcing fresh ingredients from local farms as often as possible so guests get to experience the flavors of the region.

Fulton Chain Craft Brewery, Old Forge

Grab some classic pub fare with a local brew at Fulton Chain Craft Brewery in the vacation destination of Old Forge. Located in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains and near the Fulton Chain of Lakes, this laid-back brewery includes a cabin-like atmosphere complete with the region’s signature Adirondack chairs around the bar.

Park Place Sports Bar & Grill, Norwich

Norwich’s preferred venue for burgers, wings and sports is Park Place. The Park Place Sports Bar & Grill includes over a dozen of flat screens for games as well as a lovely view of East Park at the center of town.

Rustic Loft Pub and Grill, Amsterdam

This is the place to load up on renowned half-pound burgers in a relaxed and, well, rustic atmosphere that gives off the get-away-from-it-all vibe in the small city of Amsterdam. If you’re looking to grab a drink and a bite, the Rustic Loft Pub and Grill is the perfect place to do it.

So, next time you travel to Central New York, live like a local by stopping into one of these popular spots or hidden gems.