Welcome To The Gem Diner Syracuse

Welcome to the Gem Diner, a Syracuse landmark for over 60 years. Founded in 1950 our diner is a throwback to a time when stainless steel dining cars were serving up great American food all over the northeast.

We’ve expanded to accommodate the generations of Syracusans that make The Gem Diner their destination for a warm welcome, great service and our famous omelets, burgers and classic diner food. Check out our menu and we’re sure you will find something you love and will keep coming back for again and again.

If you are looking for a first-class diner experience including an endless cup of coffee, drive minutes past Destiny USA and look for the neon sign and the classic car out front. You won’t leave hungry.

Thank you to our sponsors for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund tabletops. They just went up this week and we’re thrilled to be a part of the most amazing business community that supports cancer research. Check out the tabletops here!

We are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep checking Facebook for when we will reopen!


832 Spencer St.
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 314-7380


Thank you to all of our friends, families and customers for supporting our restaurant during these uncertain times.

Tonite we made the difficult decision to temporarily close down The Gem while we await the arrival of our newest addition to the LaLone family. It was a hard choice but we need to assure the health and safety of our family.

We look forward to seeing everyone again once our daughter/granddaughter is safe and sound at home. The Gem is a Syracuse landmark restaurant and we know we will return serving coffee, good conversation and burgers to the most loyal customers in the world.

We wish you and your family health and happiness. Keep checking Facebook for the announcement of our reopening.

-Anthony, Doug, and Tammy LaLone

You can still see Doug and Tammy at The Preserve which will remain open for take-out. #thegemdiner #wereallinthistogether