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Blue Tusk Pub & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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165 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1224
+1 315-472-1934
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11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My favorite bar in Syracuse hands down. Chris the bar tender was great and very friendly. They have 69 beers on tap so anyone can find something they like! I got a sandwich to go and it was amazing as well. Cant wait to go back.

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Thank ryan9687
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The food here was much better than the typical bar food that you find and the beer variety is substantial as well. It's definitely one of your better options in Syracuse. There are some bars that have more drink variety but I think the food here is worth that tradeoff

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Thank Erl1580
Syracuse, New York, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Mac & Cheese is the best in Syracuse and the sandwiches are delicious but lunchtime service is atrociously slow. Expect a 30-40 minute wait for your food.

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Thank James W
Kansas
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Spent a weekend in Syracuse visiting our son. Since he's lived there for a year, he was our tour guide. Blue Tusk was his choice for lunch on the first day. Excellent call. Lack of table service aside, the sandwiches and soup were the best food we had all weekend. Beer selection was fantastic. A great place to enjoy a... More 

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Thank ksjdc
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Huge beer selection. The food was just OK. Fun to sit outside. We needed a place for lunch close to our hotel. The staff was good.

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Thank Jim C
Warwick
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184 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Blue 'Tusk is a pub first and restaurant next. Lots of seating inside and out, wide range of beers. I had a sour Belgian bar, and on tap, which is usual in a college bar. Sandwiches were well done. I also had a soup and liked that too. On street parking and near the university. I will return next visit... More 

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Thank 3142013
Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

120 beers on tap and great sandwiches mark this staple of Armory Square District of downtown Syracuse. Convenient to Syracuse University and the bustle of the District social and night-time bar scene, it never disappoints

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Thank dayseezr
Las Vegas, Nevada
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We came here for lunch and had an okay experience. Obviously this place was made for its bar experience, and we just came here for lunch. It is a seat yourself and order at the counter establishment. The staff was super friendly so no complaints there. The other three members of my family all got salads and they were a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic selection of beers. I didn't eat so I can't comment on the food. But the bartender was helpful and knowledgeable and this is worth a stop if you like a good beer.

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Thank RobnAleks
Grenada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

What a delight it has been to bask in the transformed Armory Square area Syracuse NY. Whether solo or catching up with old friends the perfect location. Starting with a little minestrone and a Guiness at Kitty Hoynes then moving on to Pastas to pick up some delightfully freshly baked Italian bread (Franklyn St ) for a late night snack... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1224
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-472-1934

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?