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Riley's by the river

46-48 James St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
(315) 482-7777
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Riley's is very affordable and a good place to eat. It's located on Main St right next to Uncle Sam Tours and Capt. Thomson's Resort which makes it very convenient. The breakfast buffet is fantastic for the price. The buffet consist of scramble eggs, French toast, bacon, sausage, bread, danish, cereal etc....all you can eat. Plus there is also a... More

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Fayetteville, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The stuffed French toast is HUGE, but is delish. My husband and I have eaten here every trip and the food is always good and the service is great.

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Utica, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The food and prices are excellent. I ordered a vegetable and goat cheese pita sandwich that was so good I had it again the next day. Hubby had a Rueben sandwich on homemade rye bread that was thick with meat and the best he's ever had.

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Watertown, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The service was ok but the rest of the experience was sub-par. The dinners were small bland offerings and were overpriced. The atmosphere was lacking. I understand Riley's replaced Capt Thompsons Floating Restaurant. What a huge mistake. Save your money and walk on by.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

After taking the two hour Uncle Sam boat tour we decided to eat at Riley's by the river and thank goodness we did. What a great restaurant right on the water. We were seated quickly to our booth overlooking the water and our waiter arrived quickly to take our drink order. I had a Reuben Sandwich with fries and the... More

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Webster, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Although I didn't care for dinner that much, our breakfasts were wonderful. I ate part of an omelet, took the rest home for lunch and still had enough left to share with a friend the day after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Such a nice place... I love the place, with a nice view around... This place surrounded with lovely people, warm hospitality... Totally recommended...

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Hazelhurst, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Wonderful experience with nice wait staff and great food! Don't miss the Mediterranean pasta; I added shrimp. Flavor in every bite.

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Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had a buffet breakfast here every morning of our trip, and Dinner the first night, food was allways good, staff was very cutious.

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Rochester, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My wife took me on a romantic weekend package to the Thousand Islands. We ate at Riley's by the river as part of the package along with Captain Thompson's Motel / Uncle Sam Boat Tours. The dinner and breakfast were great and the service was great. Would do again.

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