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Coleman's Dock of the Bay

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2 James Street, Alexandria Bay, NY
(315) 482-7630
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Meh!

Just an average joint with plain old food that you can get anywhere. These region of the country is not really known for its culinary prowess. But the area has a ton to offer otherwise.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Thomas K
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North Scituate, Rhode Island
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  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Just an average joint with plain old food that you can get anywhere. These region of the country is not really known for its culinary prowess. But the area has a ton to offer otherwise.

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Wellesley Island
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Casual, waterside dining at the James Street Dock. What better way to experience waterfront dining than to sit amongst the docks in this bustling resort community. The menu offers something for everyone, although when the smoker is fired up, it's hard to resist ordering some BBQ. A favorite with boaters and locals alike.

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Lacona, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While in Alex Bay recently for the Boldt Castle Wine/Farmers Market festival we made our way off the boat to find a lunch spot to eat outside in Alex Bay. We found this cute little place at the end of the road/pier area. It looked good and had quite a bit of people so figured this would be a good... More 

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erie, pa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great meal, casual atmosphere, friendly service. Love view of bay from outside deck and later from inside restaurant. Plan to come back soon.

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Rincon, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had several dishes while here and I enjoyed the roast beef on Kimmelwich, delicious & tender & plentiful. The server was very attentive , great place to eat,.

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews 116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Awful. In a word... Location does not compensate for poor food. If you consider an angled view of the municiple dock a view, .... Menu is unimaginative and mundane...at best. BBQm the "specialty"...mushy...steamed?????? Sauce poor...seasoned fries...better to use as bait for a catfish.. Haddock...a "filet" was three chunks...obviously running low on a busy night. The "yellow rice" looked like sushi... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First time back to Alex Bay in 20 years. Quality BBQ joint. Try the Chicken BBQ egg rolls. They look funny, but they're a winner. Friendly staff too.

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Welland, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I wish I listened to my husband when I ordered the calamari, he said " it will probably be from a frozen box" well it was too salty & over fried, next we both ordered the Great lake perch, when it came I could tell it was cut up ocean perch (Huge difference in taste) took one bit it was... More 

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Medford, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We walked around the corner from our hotel to have what we hoped would be a yummy BBQ dinner. Since I rarely finish a meal we split a full rack of ribs. I ordered a salad with Thousand Island dressing of course, hubby had the roasted corn chowder which could have been hotter (temperature not spice). The ribs came out... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place has a limited menu, very carnivore oriented. However the smoked ribs were better than the dinosaur. Loved the Coleman barbecue sauce. The fresh caught blackened perch was good as well. The bar disappointed a bit as the server didn't know what a daquiri was and that was a craving. View from deck made up for any faults.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 James Street, Alexandria Bay, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
  • Phone Number: (315) 482-7630

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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