The Rise-N-Shine offers familiar diner cuisine along with familiar sounds of original Syracuse musicians.

Rise-N-Shine Diner

By Michael Morse

The sun peaks over the horizon in the distance. A sheet of gold washes across the buildings, roads and trees. You turn around and see a plume of smoke rising near a tan-colored wooden frame building. The sign above the door reads, “Rise-N-Shine Diner.”

Rise-N-Shine is located off Thompson Road near Carrier Circle and across from the Carrier factory. Out front sits a grill, which occasionally is fired up to prepare specials for the lunch hour. The smell from the grill is wonderfully overpowering, while the meats themselves look all the more delicious. And you aren’t even inside the diner yet.

You enter the diner and immediately notice the number of vintage photos and posters on the walls. Some of the acts look vaguely familiar, and a true Syracuse native who grew up during the ’50s, ’60s or ’70s would recognize these musical acts almost immediately. Artists such as The Seven and Jimmy Cavallo all got their start in Syracuse and would go on to be nationally recognized artists. Rise-N-Shine immortalizes them not only with pictures, but with a jukebox featuring 45 rpm records of the local legends.

As expected, the eatery is a favorite for many involved with the Syracuse music scene. On any given day, the diner plays host to the artists whose pictures grace the diner’s walls as well as music buffs, record collectors and producers.

Rise-N-Shine is a place of historical intrigue that serves standard breakfast fare and weather pending, various specials off the grill. It features a friendly and welcoming staff and always has a good crowd willing to recall favorite memories of Syracuse’s storied musical legacy.

Location

6393 Thompson Road
Syracuse, NY 13206-1407
(315) 432-5510
website: http://www.sweetsoundsofsyracuse.com/

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4 Responses to “Rise-N-Shine Diner”

  1. Carmen says:

    Too bad that place seened nice but the wait staff was unfriendly, table was dirty, waitress was slow took a lot to get a refill or even her attention, her hair was over her sholder and went in someones plate of food when she leaned over to fill coffee, found pubic hair in the food I had ordered and saw a few bad habbits going on with the cook behind the counter. Not to mention that the cook was outside smoking when we first walked in and didn’t bother to wash his hands before going to cook. (Didn’t know at the time I placed the order that that was the cook). The place smells like grease when you walk in also. Would not reccomend this place to anyone. VERY DIRTY PLACE WITH LOST OF BAD HABBITS

  2. peg says:

    GEE CARMEN, I HOPE NOBODY TAKES YOUR COMMENTS AS THE TRUTH…I THOUGHT THEY WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND THE PLACE WAS CLEAN…YOU KNOW MAYBE YOU HAD A BAD ATTITUDE..SOMETHING OR SOMEONE TICKED YOU OFF THAT DAY AND YOU TOOK IT OUT ON THE DINER. ALL I CAN SAY IS FOR THOSE READING THE COMMENTS IS TO TRY THE PLACE OUT FOR YOURSELVES..YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED..

  3. FoodLover says:

    Have been here several times. I really enjoy the food – they have some different choices than a normal diner would serve up including sweet potato fries, and excellent salads. They also always have good daily specials. Most entrees are around $6.95 per plate. Not overpriced for what you receive in my opinion. The service is always great and they serve you free chocolate chip cookies hot and fresh out of the oven before you leave. So fresh the chocolate is still warm and gooey!

  4. Missy says:

    Just thoroughly enjoyed my first time ever at this diner. Beautiful morning so we had our breakfast outside in their very nice and ample outdoor seating area. Food was absolutely delicious with beautiful fresh ingredients and fresh bakery bread. Service was very very friendly. This was a real treat and a great value. We will definitely be back!

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