An Unofficial OYC Guide to What's Available In Oswego

Greg Auleta



For a city its size, Oswego offers a surprising breadth of pretty good eating opportunities, with fare running the gamut from a traditional steak and seafood menu, to burgers, pizza, subs and ribs, as well as Mexican, Asian, and Italian cuisine. Many will deliver to either your boat or to the Oswego Yacht Club. Most of the establishments may be reached without a car, though in some cases the walk would be at least thirty minutes from the OYC clubhouse. Stores on the far eastern edge of the city may be reached via CENTRO, our public bus system. The survey follows the general plan of closest to furthest away from the OYC, from the west side of the Oswego River to the east. Streets run parallel to the Oswego River and are numbered in relation to the river, with West and East First being closest to the river respectively. Bridge Street marks the center of town on an east west axis. The attached map locates the place for many venues.                                                                                                                         

We gladly reciprocate with the yacht clubs listed below. Please see the accompanying article on reciprocal policies.

Alexandra Yacht Club
Aquatic Park Sailing Club
Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club
Ashtabula Yacht Club
Bluffers Park Yacht Club
Brockport Yacht Club
Brockville Yacht Club
Bronte Harbor Yacht Club
Buffalo Canoe Club
Buffalo Launch Club
Buffalo Yacht Club
Canandaiqua Yacht Club
Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club
CFB Kingston Yacht Club
CFB Trenton Yacht Club
Cobourg Yacht Club
Collins Bay Yacht Club
Crescent Yacht Club
Dalhousie Yacht Club
Eagle Creek Yacht Club
Etobicoke Yacht Club
Fair Haven Yacht Club
Fifty Point Yacht Club
Frenchman's Bay Yacht Club

Within walking distance or on the water

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 St, 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

Originally built by the British in 1755, Fort Ontario, at the eastern edge of the harbor, has been actively involved in most U.S. conflicts up to and including World War II. It has been restored to its 1860s appearance, and you can take a self-guided tour; the fort is open daily from mid-May to late October. In the adjacent waterfront park, you’ll find picnic facilities, a swimming pool, an ice rink (open October –April), a skateboard park, a youth center with an indoor basketball gym, a playground and baseball diamonds.

Also on the Fort Ontario grounds is the Safe Haven Museum, ( which commemorates the lives of almost 1,000 refugees from the European Holocaust who found sanctuary through the U.S. Department of Interior at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter. A nominal admission is charged and the museum is open Thursday-Sunday: 11:30 AM-4:00 PM except major holidays.