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Riley's by the River

48 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1309
+1 315-482-7777
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“walleye” (17 reviews)
“burger” (49 reviews)
“cobb salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1309
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in for just coffee and we were treated well. Wait staff was very attentive and coffee was good. I’d go back for a meal next time we are in the area.

Thank Snowbirdny
Reviewed yesterday

Our hosts at the motel where we were staying recommended Riley's for breakfast. It was a very good suggestion. Everything was delicious except the bacon which was like chewing leather. I was impressed that my order of eggs over medium was perfectly prepared. The hash...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the few places open on Monday. Had dinner there. Food was good but not overwhelming. Perfect place for a quick bite. Next to Uncle Sam boat tours.

Thank Natlparkfan7
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were here about a year and a half ago and had some abysmal service and I submitted a less than stellar review here. We were up to the Bay again a few times this summer and our friends at the Dark Island Distillery convinced...More

Thank tapper54
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant is tied in with Captain Thompson's Resort, which is located across the street. Food was good with extremely generous portions. We ate there for dinner and breakfast. The omelette was so large I could not even finish it. Service was very good on...More

Thank dmwvols
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went back to Riley’s again on a recent visit, and were much less impressed by the food than our last visit. My husband ordered a sandwich and fries. Why do restaurants insist on serving coated fries? The coating is usually too salty or tastes...More

Thank nlsathome
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family of 7 adults visited Riley’s for dinner while in Alex Bay. We were seated immediately with no wait. Everything is slightly overpriced. Nothing really sets this restaurant apart from any other restaurant but the food was good. The tater tots were soggy and...More

Thank Heidi L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was good, Our server Liz was great. Large amount of selections to choose from. Large portions. The only issue was that wife ordered chips and got fries. But other then that all was very good.

Thank Loouis S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After 26 minutes waiting for our sandwiches, with empty cups of coffee on our table for a good ten minutes, the waitress came to apologize for our long wait. Riley’s chef was apparently busy making lunches for the lunch cruise. At 33 minutes our very...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place close to the water. Our wait staff, although very busy was very attentive to our needs. I had walleye bites and they were excellent. Love the burgers dressers.

Thank JoAnne B
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Questions & Answers
Lisa M
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Kathy H |
No we don't used peanut oil in our fryers.
June 1, 2018|
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Response from peachy0154 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I don't remember. We knew ahead of time what we wanted to order so I really didn't check out the menu too closely. Did you go online to check out their menu?
July 29, 2016|
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Response from RGThomson1000Islands | Property representative |
The breakfast buffet is offered every day thru Labor Day. After Labor Day it is offered on Saturdays and Sundays thru Columbus Day Weekend.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1309
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 315-482-7777
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