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“very good food, not so good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riley's by the river

Riley's by the river
46-48 James St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
(315) 482-7777
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Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Albany, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“very good food, not so good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

the waiter was greedy about tips and kind of a smartass

the food was WONDERFUL but felt maybe a bit too expensive for what you got

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Warrington, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A nice surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Warning: the seafood chowder is a meal, not an appetizer! :). And it was very good!

Our family of 4 stopped in Alexandria Bay for an overnight on the way back from Canada and Riley's was recommended by the hotel. We ordered the cheese fries which came with real bacon, the seafood chowder, 2 kids meals, prime rib and a Reuben. Everything was well prepared and reasonably priced. A nice view if the river topped off the excellent service.

We wouldn't consider it fine dining, but definately above average and well worth the price. We are a but snobby with food, and we chose to come back for lunch the next day. I would recommend it.

The prime rib was a bit over cooked, but good.

Also, had a Bloody Mary, glass was not huge, but it was tasty!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Warren NH USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lunch for 2”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A great place. Fast, Friendly service. The staff was very acomodating when we asked for something special. Would reccomend this place to anyone

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Niskayuna, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delicious food and drink for a good price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We walked up and down all of Alexandria bay and this looked like it had the most Vegan friendly options, along with having the best meat eater options. Our food was both delicious. I had a veggie pasta that had a bit too much oil (what restaurant doesn't do that these days) but had delicious veggies.

The bread they served with dinner had parmesan on it which made it smell amazing, but made it so I couldn't eat it. My boyfriend enjoyed the rolls for me though.

The wine was reasonably priced and delicious.

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Harveys Lake
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had comp tickets due to our package! We're treated wonderfully by the staff who was helpful in making our stay relaxing and stress free.

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