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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
- Aug 19, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

54% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We called in here because the sign outside said live music , we weren't disappointed the beer was cheap $14 for a 3 litre pitcher the chicken wings were exceptional but were more like drumsticks then wings and the band was fantastic as soon as they found out we were Brits they played Beatles songs and other English music ,... More

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London, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

When we vacation in Alex Bay, we always check out this local bar. We have some really fun times here dancing and listening to live bands and hanging out with the locals at the bar! See you this summer!

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