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37 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1303
315-482-7543
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A OK, get there early!

We just stopped in here to buy some sweet treats! They also have bagels, and they also offer muffins, sandwiches, pastries, gelato and chocolates, but we had eaten already. The lady was friendly who answered our questions. They had cold drinks to go. Only open 7-2 or so, flexible hours like... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
cmchristensen
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Milford, OH
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Milford, OH
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254 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We just stopped in here to buy some sweet treats! They also have bagels, and they also offer muffins, sandwiches, pastries, gelato and chocolates, but we had eaten already. The lady was friendly who answered our questions. They had cold drinks to go. Only open 7-2 or so, flexible hours like other places here.

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Thank cmchristensen
Isla Mujeres
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142 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After visiting family at the River Hospital, we decided to stop at Skiffs for a cocktail before heading home. It was a Monday night so it wasn't too crowded or noisy. We enjoyed a cocktail and some peanuts.

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Thank Tiffany-WolrabRoil
Morrisburg, Canada
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We have gone to Skiff's on biker weekend every year to see the one-man band play, dance and have some drinks on the Sunday night. Unfortunately there was no entertainment there this year but we did have fun anyways.

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Thank Lori_AnneVM
Canton, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have continued to have an awesome time here year after year during bike weekend! they have super bands and cold beer!!! never go to alexandria bay without stopping here for at least one!

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Thank shelz20152015
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fun little bar, spacious and laid back. Peanut shells on the floor kind of place.. Be sure to play the Keno like NYS lottery game. Live entertainment

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Thank Marci C
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Open year round, very busy bar in the summer. Live bands on weekends. Most people don't know, but you can order wings and finger foods.

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Thank 1Robinsnest
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great place for a cocktail and some popcorn entertainment ( we were there on the weekends) . friendly bartenders and good service. front windows slide open so just like being outside.Had a great time every time we have been there through the years.

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1 Thank Wdman1
oswego
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in A Bay and decided to go downtown for a bite to eat and a few drinks. It's hard to explain how uncomfortable we felt when we went in to Skiffs. You could tell who the regulars were and while there were plenty of empty stools at the tables that you could have pulled up to... More 

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Sodus, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Peanuts galore, on the floor, but never on the bar, just ask for some while you are having a drink. the music is good and never too loud, great view of the Main St activity.

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Thank NYSP618
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Skiff's is one of our favorite bars in A-Bay. We always pop in for a drink even if we are not hanging out there for the evening. But I have to say I was extremely disappointed with the door staff on Friday night. It was the Pirate Block Party. We purchased fundraiser light up skull glasses came in and bought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
  • Phone Number: 315-482-7543

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?