Within walking distance or on the water:
Alex's, 24 East First St. Casual dining and cocktails on the river with beautiful views of the Oswego sunset. 315-343-7700
Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 53 East Bridge Street. Open for lunch and dinner offering authentic Mexican cuisine Monday through Saturday. 315-341-7045
Bistro197, 197 W. First Street, Oswego. Trendy, upscale, and yet casual, bistro197 is an American Take on great European Bistro food. 315-343-2930.
Bridge Street Pizza, 45 West Bridge Street. Pizza, Calzones, and much more. . 315-343-6600
Cam’s New York Pizzeria, 31 West Bridge Street. Pizza, salads and desserts. 315-342-4255
Coffee Connection, 148 Water Street. Various coffees, teas and pastries. 315-342-3153
The Cutting Board, 35 West Bridge Street. Deli with breakfast, soups, wraps, sandwiches,fresh salads, paninis, smoothies and grain bowls. 315-343-1008
Dino's House of Burgers, 7 West Bridge Street. Famous for our many unique specialty Burgers and judges choice winner of CNY's Best Burger. One of Oswego's newest restaurants. 315-216-6536
Food Chow City, 45 East Bridge Street, Chinese food for eating in, take out or delivery. 315-343-3202
Franco’s Pizza, 21 West Bridge Street, Pizza and more in the heart of downtown. 315-343-9999
Global Buffet, 189 West First Street, offering a full buffet with Chinese menu items and many more entrees to choose from. 315-343-5388
G. S. Steamers located in the Quality Inn Hotel overlooking the Oswego Harbour with views of Downtown Oswego and Lake Ontario. Open seven days a week, Steamers offers a full menu featuring creative appetizers, soups, salads, specialty pizzas and much more. Steamers has private meeting/dining rooms and banquet facilities that can accommodate large groups. 315-342-0000
Hershey’s Ice Cream, 21 East Bridge Street, Offering quality Hershey ice cream and novelty products. Open seasonally. 315-216-4794
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant, 41 W. Bridge Street, Chinese menu for take out or delivery. 315-342-8553
La Parilla is Mediterranean style bistro offering appetizers, soups, salads and a wide variety of entrees. Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner and open at 4 PM on Saturday for dinner only. 315-216-4179.
Lombardo’s Bridie Manor, 1830 Bridie Square, serving lunch and dinner, fully licensed bar, overlooking the Oswego River just south of West Utica Street, 315-343-1830
Maria's Family Restaurant, 111 West 2nd Street. A good old-fashioned diner serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Delicious, homemade food at affordable prices. 315-216-4562
Mom & Pops Restaurant & Soda Fountain, 23 East Utica Street. Home cooking with daily special and an old fashion soda fountain with many ice cream favorites. 315-207-2002
Off-Bridge Street Bagelry & Deli, 205 West First Street. Open seven days a week with fresh baked bagels, coffee and sandwiches. 315-342-6070
Office Tavern provides breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu offers a wide variety and you are likely to find something that suits your appetite. Well known for their fish fry and hearty breakfast offerings. 315-343-5856
Press Box two-tier restaurant with a sports-bar atmosphere located on East First St. Serving casual fare such as burgers, sandwiches, salads and munchies. Takeout is available. Open for lunch and dinner daily, breakfast on Sat. and Sun; licensed; deck; 315-343-0308.
Port City Café and Bakery, 209 West First, is popular with locals for its variety of panini and wrap sandwiches and homemade breakfast pastries, plus its pastas, quesadillas and large selection of salads and coffees. Indoors is exclusively no smoking; there is also some outdoor seating. Open daily for breakfast and lunch; open for dinner Mon. to Fri.; no reservations but notification of large parties (10 or more) appreciated; 315-343-2412.
Red Sun Fire Roasting Company, located next door to the Port City Café and Bakery, offers a very eclectic menu for both lunch and dinner. Open Monday through Saturday. Well-known for its wood fired oven and specialty pizzas, Red Sun offers a menu that will appeal to almost any palate; 315-343-2412
Ritz Dinner, 359 West First Street, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Home cooking with daily specials. 315-342-0947
Skip's Fish Fry, 42 West Second St. Authentic New England style fish fry, serving fresh haddock, scallops, shrimp and a host of other salt-water treasures. 315-216-4781
Subway, 21 East Bridge Street, specialty sandwiches, salads and more. Two more locations in Oswego, one each on the east and west sides of the city. 315-342-7837
Taste of the World, Canal Commons, 193 West First Street. Coffee ground on site and to order. Pastries, gourmet cheeses and much more. 315-216-4625
Water Street Café and Old City Hall Tavern, 159 Water Street; serving salads, sandwiches and a full dinner menu with fully licensed bar. Live musical entertainment every weekend. 315-207-1550
Dining Spots a bit further afield:
Vona’s Restaurant, West 10th and Utica St. Since 1946, a family owned restaurant serving homemade Italian dishes with only the finest ingredients. 343-8710.
Rudy’s Stand, family-owned and operated for more than 60 years, is right on Lake Ontario about 1 1⁄4 miles west of the marinas. It boasts great food and a famous Texas Hot Sauce, and serves a variety of fish-and-chips plates, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and the like, as well as hard and soft ice cream. Open daily for lunch and dinner; licensed for beer only; counter service, then eat at any of 120 picnic tables indoors or out; 315- 343-2671.
Canale’s Restaurant, 156 W. Utica St. A family tradition since 1954, Canale’s offers homemade pasta and other Italian cuisine. 343-3540.
Wade's Diner, 176 East 9th Street. One of Oswego's most famous diners serving breakfast. Open 6am-12pm Mon-Fri. 6am-1pm Sat. and 7-1 Sun. 315-343-6429
Information provided courtesy of the City of Oswego Community Development Office.