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802 S Crouse Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210-1715
+1 315-478-1235
09:00 - 21:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Grabbed a pizza to go and the place was packed. The pizza is worth the wait and the crowd was friendly. Worth a second trip

Thank 4ElevenTechs
Maui, Hawaii
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185 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Good thing this place caters to college students who are not too picky. The food is just ok. The pizza tasted like cardboard but the sandwiches were edible. The place, however, was very busy so maybe we missed something.

Thank Eve G
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Yummy pizza Very cool place Not expensive Fan of sport than its the place for you Right next to Syracuse U

Thank Karen S
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Has a variety of menu items to choose from. The seating is open and large but they do have smaller booths too. Can walk back to the school.

Thank Kumikoo
New York
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

If you are looking for collegiate atmosphere then The Varsity is the place for you. This restaurant has been around since the 1920s and is Syracuse University themed - the chairs and booths are blue and orange and there is SU memorabilia all over the walls as well as pennants from other universities and colleges. The food is served cafeteria... More 

Thank SJL369
Syracuse, New York
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337 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Pizza, burgers, wraps, salads, hot sandwiches. Place is packed on Dome events or on game day. On-street parking can be limited.

Thank FamilyExplorer4
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

While traveling through the area we stopped over night near my Alma matter. In the morning we toured the campus and found - to my pleasure- one of my all time favorite places to hang and eat and drink was still there. And thankfully, it hadn't changed much. Except for the veggie rice bowls, a nice addition. We had great... More 

Thank careerguyn
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345 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I've been going to The Varsity for over 40 years. The pizza is basic, good and CHEAP -- under two bucks a slice. The beer is inexpensive, too. Always worth a stop!

Thank KommissarKen
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stepping into the Varsity is like stepping into a time machine. The place looks, sounds, and tastes the same as it did 40 years ago. The pizza is good, the wings are good. If we want upscale dining this is NOT the place for you, but if you want an authentic campus eatery I recommend stepping back in time and... More 

Thank BobJ645
River Vale, New Jersey
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197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This was the place to be after a night out my 4 years at Syracuse many moons ago. This is not crispy NY pizza but it’s the closest you’ll get in central NY. The wings are the best and the guy with the hat is still taking orders – 30 years later. Yes every college has one of these but... More 

Thank Marc K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 S Crouse Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210-1715
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-478-1235

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