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Skiffs

37 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1303
315-482-7543
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Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 5, 2014
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oswego
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Sanborn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

High prices and cover charge when there is no band. I was inside for hours decided to leave and realized I forgot my jacket inside. They wouldnt let me go back and get in untill I payed the 5 bucks. Heartless!

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Alexandria Bay, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Skiffs used to be a fantastic place to go and spend the entire evening but the management continues to raise prices for drinks and cover charges. I am a local and I am disgusted with the way I am treated by some of their staff - especially the gentleman who works the door. Critter, please put someone more personable at... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Stopped at Skiffs several times to stop for a drink- actually left my husband there while I did a little shopping. A local place which welcomes tourists- nice to see. Good atmosphere, drinks, prices and music. Didn't order food- no need to- there are plenty of other places in town to eat.

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Potsdam, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stopped in mid day for lunch, bar tender was very friendly and personable advised us there was no restaurant in the bar itself but the korner is owned by the same individual. Ordered a few drinks and food the Korner brought the food over very timely. However we found the beer price was a little high 4.50 drafts but the... More

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

The place is filthy, food was greasy. They have live music but that's about all it has going for it. Wouldn't recommend wasting time or money. Its defiantly the local dive.

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a bar where you can get a good drink and eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor. Met some real nice vacationers there.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We just got back from a terrible experience at Skiffs. When we arrived ~ 7.30pm for dinner, there were only 2 people at the bar. We took a table and asked for the menu. There was a nice lady working at the bar who brought us the menus and peanuts, and recommended a few items. She did not mention to... More

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