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Riley's by the river

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Seafood, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner
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46-48 James St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
(315) 482-7777
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great menu reasonably priced

My husband an I stayed overnight in Alexandria Bay and had supper and breakfast at Riley's. For supper we had crab cakes that were to die for and huge shrimp cocktail that was very well presented - not in the usual cup. And the homemade cocktail sauce was amazing. We both had the flat iron steak in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ottawa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband an I stayed overnight in Alexandria Bay and had supper and breakfast at Riley's. For supper we had crab cakes that were to die for and huge shrimp cocktail that was very well presented - not in the usual cup. And the homemade cocktail sauce was amazing. We both had the flat iron steak in the bourbon sauce... More 

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Durham, England
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Managed to get a seat by the window in a booth and really enjoyed the whole experience. Good menu choice, all tasted great and service was excellent.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I were touring the area and came across this restaurant by chance. Located on a street adjacent to a landing area for tour boats, the restaurant has a view of the marina and the St Lawrence seaway. Within easy walking distance are views of the many islands and residences including one of the many castles that reside... More 

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Friendly service, Large portion and a good selection of food, Just outside Uncle Sam boats. Perfect for Cpt Thomson hotel residents

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Plattsburgh, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited Alexandria Bay on the weekend of October 10th through October 12th. We had the privilege of eating dinner Saturday night at Riley's on the River. Let me tell you, this place is excellent! The Burgers are gourmet and you get a very generous portion for your meal. Another member of our group ordered the Chicken Parmesan and it... More 

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Candor, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We ate dinner here. The service was a bit slow, our food was mixed ...some was good others were okay. The burger I had and the homemade chips were good. The Rueben my daughters had lacked enough 1000 island dressing and could have had more meat for the price. The sweet potato portion my friend had was $2 extra and... More 

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Thompson s Station, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

After the boat ride, this was a good place to rest and have a good meal. Nice people and just as good views. Food was very good and reasonable.

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Brockville, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I ordered Perch for dinner and received a huge portion but it was heavily coated and deep fried. Not what I expected. My husband ordered ribs and said they were very good. Friendly attentive service.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stopped in for a snack before we went on a boat tour of thousand islands.The barmaid was very friendly,felt right at home. they had a nice menu but we just had a snack. nice relaxed place .we were there on a friday early afternoon.

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Dunkirk, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Loved this restaurant. First it was affiliated with the hotel we stayed at. But mostly, we had breakfast and dinner there and both were excellent, and the service was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46-48 James St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
  • Phone Number: (315) 482-7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?