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Riley's by the river

46-48 James St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
(315) 482-7777
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Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Syracuse, NY
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Our waitress wasn't horrible but she wasn't the friendliest either. Service was pretty quick. Food was good but nothing special. I ordered a salad that promised rolls but never got them.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch after going to the Castle. Great wait staff and the food was some of the best we had during our week long trip. The prices were very reasonable. They have a large variety of options from the menu. I would recommend going here for any meal.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a half hour wait I was really expecting something special. Soggy French fries, a burned burger that I asked to be medium and was told that nys law required medium well. A bun that disintegrated from staleness ...apparently they exist on unaware tourists...shame on them!

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Himrod, New York, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Food was good, service good. We had a nice table overlooking the water...and the parking lot. That was the only downside.

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New York City, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Children's meals for those under 10 are a good deal. It includes an entree, side, drink, and ice cream sandwich. The downside is nothing tasted very good. Kid meal was not eaten, Cobb salad was ok and calamari was heavily breaded and chewy. There were a lot of people waiting so perhaps our meal was not the norm.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Service very slow. My burger was burned black and had to be sent back. When the new burger came it had the wrong side. My wife's slaw came after the meal was over. We were told the cook was to busy to make it.

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Oswego, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

very good breakfast, clean very nice restaurant, right across from our hotel. nice staff. worth the wait on a Sunday morning.

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Brockport, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Used hotel voucher for $1 off. Food was good and waitstaff were friendly and accomodating. The decor was trendy and nautical themed.

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Horseheads, New York
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69 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Get a window booth. The crab bites are a great appetizer. We tried the chicken and a pasta dish. Both were very good. We went back for breakfast and that was fine too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Today was my first time visiting Alexandria Bay and after doing to the Boldt Castle thing my husband and I were pretty hungry. We decided to try Riley's as it looked spacious, the menu sounded good, and there were tables next to a large window overlooking the water. We walked in and asked for a table and were shuffled to... More

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