Known for its breakfast meals and its iconic Betty Boop decor, Stella’s Diner is almost always busy. Going for breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday morning means waiting in line, but patrons insist that it is worth the wait.
Whether choosing from one of 15 omelet options or ordering up the fretta, customers rave about the affordability and hefty size of the meals at Stella’s, as well as the friendly waitresses, who will often call them “honey“ or “hon.”
Owned and managed by three sisters — Betty and Judy Stellakis and Mary Martin — Stella’s has been serving meals for 11 years including the past six years at the Wolf Street location that overlooks the Carousel Center shopping mall.
Stella’s atmosphere is what many envision of when you say “diner” with customers seated in the silver-rimmed red seats along the counter and several coffeemakers running at once.
Stella’s regular Terry Gollinger is responsible for beginning the Betty Boop theme years ago when he purchased a wooden Betty Boop statue on a trip to Orlando, Fla., as a gift for Betty Stellakis. From then on, diner patrons have began bringing in their own Betty Boop figurines and chachkas that adorn the restaurant.
Stella’s is open seven days a week, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The diner is wheelchair accessible, kid-friendly, offers take-out and has gift cards available for purchase. Also, alcohol is served.
Stella’s accepts Visa and MasterCard for payment and is part of the Off Campus Meal Plan for college students.
110 Wolf Street
Syracuse, NY 13208-1027