Where to Eat

A.T. Walley & Co. 

(315) 282-7314
119 - 121 Genesee Street

Walley’s serves specialty cocktails, premium whiskey, scotch & fine cigars, plus appetizers, hot/cold sandwiches, Mexican fare & salads. Live music hosted weekly & seasonal street festivals. Reserve the Bowler Room for private events. Visit website.

Angelo’s Pizza

(315) 252-7911
25 East Genesee Street

In addition to their famous 17” pizza with a variety of fresh toppings & calzones, try the jumbo Buffalo & chargrilled wings in 12 flavors; also serving domestic & imported beer. Free delivery, take-out or dine-in until 2AM. Visit Facebook Page.

Burger Theory

(315) 253-4531
Holiday Inn, 75 North Street, Route 34

Open daily, menu offers gourmet build-a-burgers with cheeses, sauces & toppings on certified angus beef chuck, short rib & brisket, plus appetizers, salads & desserts and a full bar with a dozen beers on tap. Visit website.

Domino’s Pizza

(315) 252-4440
19 Dill Street 

Domino's menu includes specialty pizzas, chicken wings, build your own pastas, steak, chicken & veggie sandwiches and fresh breads for delivery & carry-out. Visit website.

Dunkin Donuts

(315) 258-0051
2 East Genesee Street

From early morning until night, serving hot, iced & frozen beverages and coffee, plus donuts, pastries, muffins, croissants, breakfast & bakery sandwiches and Wi-Fi.
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Good Shepherd’s Brewing Co.

(315) 406-6498
132 Genesee Street

Family owned & operated, Shep’s nano-brewery rotating craft selection includes American & English-style IPAs & stouts, and German-inspired ales, lagers & pilsners, plus NY wines and house-created & guest hard cider. First Fridays, view local artwork & enjoy live music. Bring food in, downtown eatery deliveries welcome. Visit website.

Gretchen's Confections

(315) 400-5224  
25 - 27 East Genesee Street

Beverage offerings include coffee, espresso, hot chocolate & tea, plus handcrafted gourmet chocolate line with mint melt-a-ways, dreamboat caramels, peanut butter bliss pralines, crazy popcorn, chocolate nuts & more. Staff will deliver within a ten mile radius.
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Gusto Italiano Bistro & Bakery

(315) 252-8710
105 Genesee Street

Restaurant & bakery serving home-made traditional and Sicilian cuisine such as pasta, lasagna, pizza & fish dishes, plus desserts like tiramisu, cookies & cakes. Lunch buffet & catering, and private back room available for events & parties. Visit website.

Historic Grounds Coffee

(315) 702-4280
83 Genesee Street

We serve Coffee Mania, teas, specialty drinks, New Hope Mills Belgian waffles, soups, deli sandwiches & wraps with Martin's sandwich meat, Just Desserts baked goods & breakfast sandwiches. Visit Facebook Page.

Hunter’s Dinerant

(315) 255-2282
18 Genesee Street

Serving three squares a day, 7 days a week, Friday & Saturday open late. Home-style cooking, very large menu with daily specials, offered in an authentic 1950s diner overlooking Owasco River. Visit Facebook Page.

Little Caesar’s Pizza

(315) 252-6300
61 North Street

From carry-out lunch to late night dinner enjoy our gourmet, custom and deep-dish stuffed crust pizzas, flavored wings, crazy bread sticks, cheese bread & Pepsi products. Visit website.

Mesa Grande Taqueria

(315) 252-6252
100 Genesee Street

Serving up authentic fresh California-Mexican cuisine for lunch & dinner, plus specialty cocktails. Choose from burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salads & desserts. Take-out or dine in/outside, plus catering & online orders. Visit website.

Moondog's Lounge

(315) 253-3339
24 State Street

NYS beverage bar & entertainment venue features gourmet pizzas, nachos, homemade soups & dessert, plus full bar and live music performed in an artful setting. Wednesday is open mic night, plus live music scheduled Thursday - Saturday nights. Visit website.

Moro’s Table

(315) 282-7772
1 East Genesee Street 

For dinner, come experience why Moro’s was voted one of the best US Wine Country Restaurants by Travel & Leisure. Farm fresh menu offers soups, sushi, salads, mussels & fresh seafood, large & small plate entrees & full bar. Visit website.

New China Royal

(315) 258-9888
103 Genesee Street

Order online, for dine-in, take-out or delivery, lunch & dinner menu includes appetizers, soups, rice, chow & lo mien, beef, pork, poultry, seafood & vegetable dishes & children & family meals. Visit website.

Next Chapter Brewpub

(315) 271-2739
100 Genesee Center

Locally owned brew pub serving on-site brewed beer, other local beer, wine, cider & spirits, small plates, salads, soup, paninis & wood fired pizza. Live music Friday & Saturday night and Sunday afternoon jazz. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with family & friends. Visit website.

Octane Social House

(315) 370-9795
53 Genesee Street

Opening soon, Octane offers an espresso bar, 26 self-serve craft beer tap wall, piano & retro vinyl lounge, a library & quiet meeting spaces. Come enjoy poetry nights, ‘date nights’ with children’s activities, live weekend entertainment, Sunday brunch & weekly community-interest events. Visit Facebook Page.

Osteria Salina

(315) 258-9070
16 - 18 State Street

Full bar offers local wines, craft beers & specialty cocktails; fine dining restaurant offers tapas, brick oven pizzas, raw bar, rotisserie meats, soups, salads & homemade pastas. Weekly entertainment & outdoor seating, plus roof top lounge. Bakery & crepiere next door serving baked goods, sweet & savory crepes & pizza slices. Visit website.

Parker’s Grille & Tap House

(315) 252-6884
129 Genesee Street

Kitchen serves lunch, dinner & snacks until midnight; menu includes gourmet burgers, seafood, hot & deli sandwiches, wraps, burritos, nachos, wings, homemade soups, finger foods & salads. Free live music every Thursday, full bar & outdoor seating. Visit website.

Prison City Pub & Brewery

(315) 604-1277
28 State Street

National award-winning brewery & eatery open for lunch, supper & Sunday BEERrunch, serves sandwiches, burgers, brewhouse plates, soup, salads & interesting sides. The brew master creates small-batch craft beer on premise, plus a large selection of local beer & cider on tap. Visit website.

Pure Market & Eatery

(315) 702-8108
10 East Genesee Street

Opening soon, part eatery, part market & retail space offering prepared entrees, pasta, sides, soups & salads, all made with fresh & local raw ingredients. Visit website.

Speedy Cafe

(315) 253-9116
68 North Street

Menu includes baked goods & breakfast sandwiches, pizza, hot & cold sandwiches, burgers, roller grilled favorites, coffee, slushies & desserts, plus beer sales, ATM, gas, kerosene & propane supplies. Open daily, 24 hours. Visit website.


(315) 253-4507
76 North Street

For a breakfast, lunch or dinner stop, enjoy free parking, quick service and made-to-order submarine & breakfast sandwiches, signature wraps, chopped salads, plus chips, coffee, cold beverages & cookies. Visit website.

Swaby’s Tavern

(315) 252-5400
6 South Street

Come in for lunch, dinner & cocktails and be greeted by 500 lb. gorilla and floor to ceiling relics & antiques, plus a display honoring Auburn’s infamous electric chair. Menu offers seafood, steak, pasta, wraps, burgers, wings, soups, salads, hot & deli sandwiches & pizza, serving until midnight. Visit website.

Tailgater's Sports Bar & Grill

(315) 406-0566
One Arterial East, Route 5

Menu features burgers, flat bread pizza, sandwiches, wings & sides, plus daily happy hour specials, dart board, Touch-tunes, indoor smoking area, outdoor deck, live music & OTB.
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Thirsty Pug Tap Room & Bottle Shop

(315) 406-8772
131 Genesee Street

Come shop this independently-owned tap room & craft beer market that serves pints, flights, growlers and bottles to go, plus select wines by the glass. We carry only the best, and our knowledgeable staff is happy to assist with beer selection, food pairings & special tasting events. Visit website.

3Leaf Tea @ Zen Den Studio

(315) 255-1022
16 Genesee Street

Serving house-blended teas, various flavors of matcha, infused lattes, chai, hot chocolate, lemonade and smoothies. For light fare, choose from house-made Belgian waffles, parfaits & salads. Visit website.

The Underground Bottle Shop

(315) 252-5696
29 East Genesee Street

Beverage lines include organic small-batch wines, craft hard cider on tap & spirits from around the world, with specialization in NYS & the Finger Lakes Region. Products are hand-selected, and of the highest quality, in this family-owned neighborhood shop. Join us for free tastings on Fridays with local artwork on display. Visit website. 


(315) 255-2231
1 Loop Road

Offering the best in groceries, produce, prepared & bulk foods, “beer world,” a pharmacy, pizza & sandwich deli, bakery, beverage café & salad bar, plus Wi-Fi, café seating and public restrooms. Visit website.

Wild's Eats & Sweets 

(315) 252-8035  
100 Genesee Street & South Street

Menu specialty is homemade pan pizza; plus smoothies, frozen coffee & various ice-cream options. Enjoy Wild's comedy nights & special events, serving beer & wine. Visit website.

For additional info on downtown Auburn services, events, plus numerous wellness offerings like beauty salons, spas, yoga studios & massage, click this link, or call (315) 252-7874.

Bread pudding at Moro’s Table.

Bread pudding at Moro’s Table.