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Riley's by the river

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Cafe, Seafood, 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Nice Breakfast

Riley's has an adequate breakfast buffet. It's basic but good with eggs, potatoes, nice danish and the usual breakfast meats. FYI, the tray of cream colored fluffy stuff next to the fruits is a wonderful tasting whipped cream, not butter so don't put it on your bread. The staff was wonderful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
kjc1601
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Utica, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

After a boat tour we stopped at a busy Riley's. While we waited for our waitress to take our order, the man at the next table sent back a steak that was over cooked. When our dinner came my Reuben was great...thick and flavorful. My husband's seafood fettuccine was, well, not. The seafood sauce was under the fettuccine, the shrimp... More 

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Rochester, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I had breakfast here before taking our boat tour, it was wonderful. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We can't wait to come and try lunch or dinner.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had dinner and the next day lunch at this restaurant and both times food was good. They have a beautiful view of the harbor from almost anywhere in the dining room. Prices are more than reasonable. Service is good.

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Buffalo, United States
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We just got off the boat tour visiting Bold Castle and walked around the village and ended up here. Our server did suggest two items that we ate and didn't disappoint. She was quite busy as a group of 16 came in the same time we arrived. She did make sure to get our order in a timely manner so... More 

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Corning, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is the best value on the bay ! The food is wonderful and the portions are large. We had the breakfast buffet one morning and the dinner from the menu a day later everything was great. they have a great chef. the staff are very nice . a great place to rest and relax.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Riley's has an adequate breakfast buffet. It's basic but good with eggs, potatoes, nice danish and the usual breakfast meats. FYI, the tray of cream colored fluffy stuff next to the fruits is a wonderful tasting whipped cream, not butter so don't put it on your bread. The staff was wonderful and the watching the action outside made the breakfast... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We dined here our last night in Alexandria Bay. Great food, awesome waitress, and beautiful atmosphere. The food was delicious- pasta dishes, steak, seafood.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had restaurant breakfast and dinner as part of hotel package. I was not expecting a lot but was pleasantly surprised. Breakfast waffles were best ever.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stayed for a weekend visit and ate here on the first night. On the outside the place appeared to be upscale and happening etc... The staff was great and friendly but the food below average. This is a place to have a couple app's and a drink. do not expect a decent dinner....

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Enjoyed the breakfast on the river buffet. Wait staff were friendly & nice. Would recommend Riley's for families while they wait for an Uncle Sam Boat Tour.

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Additional Information about Riley's by the river

Address: 46-48 James St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: (315) 482-7777
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, Diner

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, 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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