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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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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149 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
New York
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Six of us went here for lunch on a Saturday mostly because we were in between tours and we have a few finicky eaters. The food wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't outstanding. The sandwiches we had lacked flavor and were over and undercooked to various degrees. The french fries were very good and the portions were quite large on... More

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Syracuse, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I came into Rileys for a nice dinner, we each had steak, which was cook perfectly. The staff was helpful, attentive and friendly. There was a bit of a wait but we expected that on a Saturday night. We had a great time.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to dinner for a much needed break together. The best part about the whole resteraunt was the view of the river. Both of our entrees were way over cooked and when the waitress finally (yes this was the first time since we got our dinner) made it to our table to check in at the... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went one night for dinner and wasn't expecting anything great according to the reviews which were all over the place from great to really bad. First stopped at the small bar for a drink and it only has about 6 bar stools, two other people were there and it was a bit tight. So we moved on to the dining... More

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stopped by on an unplanned day trip to Alex Bay. Pretty nice dining area, some of the booths have a view of Boldt Castle when the Uncle Sams Boat's are out from the docks. Nice service and the food was good. Bar area seemed lively as well. Nice to have an alternate place to grab some dinner besides the usual... More

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San Diego
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very casual bar, nice cup of seafood chowder and a glass of wine. Our server was very friendly and service was pretty prompt. Nice way to spend an hour while were waiting for our tour boat.

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northern new york
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Where to start...well we placed our order..a chicken quesadilla and fish sandwich...almost 40 minutes later our food arrived...way to long and no explination as to why so long...a garnish is supposed to make your meal look appetizing...well yellow garnish should have tipped us off..the quesadilla's chicken tasted day old as from the refrigerator all the meat was on one spot... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went here for lunch on the advertising and look of the restaurant. Outside it looks like about the best that Alex Bay has to offer and draws you in. Once inside you immediately notice it could use a good cleaning and a definite makeover. We were seated right away and noticed the table was sticky and asked for it... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

On an over night visit to the 1000 islands, we ate here for dinner and breakfast the next morning. We were not disappointed. The wait staff was very friendly and we enjoyed the food on both visits. The breakfast in particular was quite good. The portions were large and the maple butter that came with our meals really added that... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ate lunch with my parents after the castle tour and had a wonderful time. There was a large group there at the time, so we were concerned about service and food-waits, and we were pleasantly surprised. Justin M. was fun and attentive without hovering. He said the Caprese Flatbread appetizer I ordered would be enough for lunch and it was... More

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