Best of Syracuse

Best of Syracuse 2016.

The readers have spoken. Thousands voted in the Syracuse New Times’ reader-generated poll, first nominating the top five in each category, then selecting the winners. Here Family Times announces the top vote getters in 40 family-friendly categories of our sister publication’s competition.

Best Birthday Cakes


Best Cupcakes


Best Children’s


Jeff the Magic Man

Best Doughnuts

Just Donuts

Best family



Best Kids Eat Free

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Best Frozen Treats

Gannon’s Isle

Best Hot Dogs


Best Kids Party Place


Best Parent’s Escape

Turning Stone Casino

Best Pizza

Twin Trees

Best Apple Picking

Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard

Best Bowling Alley

Flamingo Bowl

Best CNY Playground

Wegmans Playground

Best Corn Maze

Critz Farms

Best Go-Carts

Pole Position Raceway

Best local amusement/ water park

Enchanted Forest Water Safari

Best Movie Drive-In

Midway Drive In

Best Museum

Museum of Science

& Technology (The MOST)

Best Outdoor Trails

Green Lakes State Park

Best Park

Onondaga Lake Park

Best Pumpkin Patch

Tim’s Pumpkin Patch

Best rainy day


Destiny USA

Best Comics Shop

Comix Zone

Best thrift/


Thrifty Shopper/Rescue Mission

Best Dentist

Dr. Margaret Madonian

Best Doctor

CNY Family Care

Best Pediatrician

Pediatric Associates

Best preschool

Gingerbread House

Best Spa

Mirbeau Inn & Spa

Best Summer Camp

Lourdes Camp

Best Not for Profit

Helping Hounds

Best organized 
walk / run

Paige’s Butterfly Run

Best after school


Best Dance Program

Syracuse School of Dance

Best gymnastics

CNY Gym Centre

Best radio personality

Ted Long and Amy Robbins, WNTQ-FM 93Q

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