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!


Tuesday – Sunday:  8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday — Closed

Fourth of July – Closed

Thanksgiving – Closed

Christmas Eve – Closed
Christmas Day – Closed
Thursday 12/26 – Regular Hours

New Year’s Eve – Regular Hours
New Year’s Day – Regular Hours

Located on the west side of Syracuse, just five minutes from Destiny USA.

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


To help keep our customers, employees and family safe our restaurant is closed for in house dining during the COVID-19 regulations from the Governor and the State of New York.  Please support our business by ordering take out.  We are open from 8am-2pm - Tuesday - Sunday.  Please call ahead  - (315) 314-7380. We hope you stay safe and healthy during this time of uncertainty and we look forward to opening our restaurant back up as soon as we can.