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27James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1340
315-482-9805
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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  • 22
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious dinner and good service

Local fried perch for dinner (excellent), salt potatoes, salad, coleslaw, good coffee and a decent piece of apple pie a la mode for dessert (shared between 2). Didn't break the bank either. Would definitely go back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
We_love_CNY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Local fried perch for dinner (excellent), salt potatoes, salad, coleslaw, good coffee and a decent piece of apple pie a la mode for dessert (shared between 2). Didn't break the bank either. Would definitely go back again.

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Ottawa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Being in a tourist area, our expectations were not high. It had a pub feel. We were two people and got a table by the window where we can watch the tourists and the cool bikes and cars. The wine list was great. We found out that the owner/manager enjoys the same type of reds that we do and adds... More 

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Sayre, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

You must try the "funnel fries." They are tasty. I would serve them up with eggs and sausage with some syrup! The atmosphere is terrific, and there was free wifi on top of it.

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our family of 11 walked in last Saturday at 5:00 pm and had the tastiest, most reasonably priced light dinners that we had enjoyed together in quite a while. Our waitress was friendly, efficient, intelligent and fun! Try the fish tacos, made with haddock that was cooked perfectly. The Summer Salad was laden with fresh small spinach leaves and strawberries.... More 

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Nice place on Main Street. Enjoyed the fried seafood basket. Salads were very well done. Has a nightly special. Great fries and onion rings. Pleasant staff. I would recommend for a good meal.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went there wanting to be away from crying kids that were all over the place. Ordered fish and ships and was in for a surprise when it came. More like fish sticks that was deep fried. In any case it tasted alright. Nothing special about this place you would just really go there if you didn't want to wait... More 

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Fayetteville, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Great little bar and grill. The food is fresh and well made and the staff is great. Good selection of beers on tap.

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Kings Mountain, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I were in the area for a family wedding and had one day to explore. We decided on Alexandria Bay where we took the Boldt Castle Tour (definitely need to do if in the area). We checked Yelp and Tripadvisor for suggestions for lunch. I saw a couple of reviews for the reuben sandwich at Brass Tacks.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Service was extremely slow the food tasted like it was frozen and dumped out of the box and into the deep fryer

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Wilmington, Delaware
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

food was good service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry either. I would stop again and try a different option on the menu

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1340
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
  • Phone Number: 315-482-9805

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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