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Riley's by the river

Seafood, American, Cafe, 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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Good food / good service

Conveniently located with a nice view, we enjoyed our lunch at Riley's. I had the Fr Onion Soup which was terrific. My husband had the Fish Tacos - he was quite satisfied. Our server was very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Conveniently located with a nice view, we enjoyed our lunch at Riley's. I had the Fr Onion Soup which was terrific. My husband had the Fish Tacos - he was quite satisfied. Our server was very nice.

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Troy, New York
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We went for lunch, atmosphere is nice however had a terrible server which I suspect is not the norm for this restaurant. Food is similar but a little bit better (depending on what you order) to what they serve at Bennigan's or Houlihan's. A little too expensive with so many other options around. I did not eat my entrée, The... More 

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United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Very nice restaurant ; tastefully done with some seats facing the bay. Very accommodating and friendly staff. Had Chowder in the home made bread bowl and it was very flavorful. Excellent bread as well - crusty but chewy. Good quality ingredients were used. Nice selection of wine.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We ate brealfst. lunch and dinner at Rileys. The food was reasonably price and good, the service was excellent.

Thank Betty L
Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Had lunch after visiting the castle - excellent staff and food selection - reasonable priced. We had a large party including a toddler and infant and it was perfect!

Thank Dianatwo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My spouse and I stopped at Riley's for a quick lunch before taking the Uncle Sam's Boat Tour which is right next door. Our waitress was an older lady named Ginny, and she was very sweet and attentive. Our food on the other hand was just average. We ordered the Walleye Appetizer ($9.) which consisted of six very small heavily... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My wife and I went to Riley's or dinner. I had a seafood dish. It was some of the best seafood that I have ever eaten. My wife had a meal with chicken and she said that it was very good as well. We will diffently go back the next time we are in Alexandria Bay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This restaurant was excellent. The food was delicious and that staff was very friendly. Nice relaxing leisurely dinner by the water.

Thank Joanne C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The food was very good. Across the street from Captain Thom's resort. Great view of the St Lawrence River.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

After our boat trip to Singer Castle my wife and I along with son, daughter in-law and active 15 month granddaughter stopped for dinner. I bought the seafood special and received small button size scallops, tough shrimp and so so fish. truly no value. The waitress was great totally understanding how difficult it is to have a busy 15 month... More 

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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, American, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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