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Riley's by the River

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American, Bar
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48 James Street, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1309
+1 315-482-7777
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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New York
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332 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great views of the harbor. I had an Uncle Sam burger that was $14 and my brother had a chicken sandwich that was $13. Food was good. Fifty yards from Uncle Sam's boat tours.

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Medina, New York
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and a drink before our boat tour. The food was great and the drink we got came out in this big fish bowl looking glass. Servers where very polite and fast.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here before touring the town and taking a boat cruise. Service was excellent as was the food. We were given a booth with a view of the bay. We would certainly eat here again if we are in the area.

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Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Closet restaurant to the docks in Alexandria Bay. We arrived about 9:30 so after the big breakfast rush. The decor in the restaurant is great with many different types of memorabilia. The food is more expensive than fast food obviously but it was very good. I truly enjoyed visiting with the waitress who is a local and told us a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Wait staff was helpful. Food was hot. Just had sandwiches but well made and tasted good. Good came quickly. Prices were reasonable for the area. Only complaint is the mixed drink tasted a little "off" and we did not finish it.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was their last weekend open for season so a lot of food was out. Ordered a sandwich it was ok. Looked like it was in the fryer too long, thinking old oil. Only ate 1/4 of it, sweet potatoe fries were good. Drinks were good. Service was good and fast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Exactly the meal I was looking for. Perfect salmon, great salad, yummy veggies and a sweetheart of a waitress. We all went back for breakfast the next day. Highly recommended!

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Southport, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Decent selection of draft beer, varied menu. We were both sick, so some soup was all we had, but it was good and the other food coming from the kitchen looked good. I had a frahitta for breakfast that was very generous, could easily be slit for two and still be ample.

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Youngstown, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Like many we ate here after our cruise of the Thousand Islands on Uncle Sam's boats. Nice atmosphere with great views of the harbor. Food was quite good. My wife had fettuchini (sp) with chicken while I went for perch and fries. Good size portions. Super tartar sauce. Service was good. Place was busy but no waiting for a table.

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Dowagiac, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Visited 1000 Island for a trip to Boldt Castle. My wife and I had dinner at Riley's by the River. She ordered the Chicken Bruschetta with wine and I had the Rueben sandwich along with a couple Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porters. Our server, Marsha, was absolutely fantastic. Good atmosphere on a Friday night, not to busy, which made it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 James Street, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1309
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 315-482-7777

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