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27James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1340
315-482-9805
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 25
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good prices good food

We stopped in on our first day of vacationing at Alex Bay. The combo bar/grill looked clean and uncrowded and we were greeted immediately by our waitress . Our table was clean and we had a lot of elbow room. My wife ordered a chicken salad and I ordered the fish tacos. We also both ordered the fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
stormduhamel
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Saint Johnsville, New York
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Saint Johnsville, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in on our first day of vacationing at Alex Bay. The combo bar/grill looked clean and uncrowded and we were greeted immediately by our waitress . Our table was clean and we had a lot of elbow room. My wife ordered a chicken salad and I ordered the fish tacos. We also both ordered the fish soup.The soup... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went here after receiving no service at another local place. The waitress whose name was Katina was very helpful and friendly and made us feel welcome. I had the chicken quesadilla which was phenomenal. I will return here for sure for the good food and great welcoming service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place had good food and amazing summer drinks. Although they don't carry a full bar or stay open to late. Worth swinging in to check them out.

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Auburn, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went there for lunch on our visit 8/4/15. We got into town mid afternoon and went to grab a bite. We both had burgers and they were both freshly made and good size, not frozen patties like some places. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed it enough that we went back for lunch the next day.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

food was cheaper than others around, but they did serve a lot of frozen food so ask first. Some types of fish are fresh, some frozen. Our waitress was very honest and helpful about this. We had a large group, so service was a little slow but friendly. There were some great drinks and low prices. They serve "Not Your... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

You would expect when you're on the water to get fresh fish, everything frozen from something like Mrs Paul's. Homemade fish chowder was a soupy liquid with 2 small pieces of fish as big as a finger, you get a whooping 3. There's a reason for the cheap prices, spend a few dollars more and go to Riley's.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Casual atmosphere and good food at a good price. Brass Tacks is a small eatery but I was surprised at the menu choices ranging from burgers and sandwiches to seafood platters and chicken dishes.

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Columbia SC
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stoppedin for lunch and seated ourselves. It took about 5 minutes for a waitress to take our order. We each had a different burger and mine was the 1000 island burger. The restaurant was very busy and we waited about 30 minutes before our burger's arrived. They were big and tasty and we enjoyed them very much. Our waitress... More 

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Oneonta, New York, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were trying to find a great place to have dinner while on vacation and saw good reviews for this restaurant. Let me start by saying the service was great- our waitress was very friendly. But... this food was not the best. Two of us ordered dinner specials- my mom got the "fresh" perch, and it was grey. It had... More 

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Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Over the 4th of July we were in Alexandria Bay. Stopped in for drinks. Great staff - very friendly. Good selection of beers. Reasonably priced.

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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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