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37 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1303
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Happened upon this quaint throwback bar the day before our visit to Boldt Castle. Really neat to peel peanuts and throw the shells on the floor. It was unusual to order sandwiches in Skiffs and have them delivered from a waitress who came in from the pizza shop next door.

Thank Ebes1320
Kingston, Canada
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Right on the corner in downtown A Bay. Cold beer, good selection and decent service. They still serve real peanuts and through the shells on the floor. Works for me! If you order food, it literally comes from next door. (Really next door, whom brings the takeout menu in to the bar).

Thank Daryl W
Milford, OH
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263 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We just stopped in here to buy some sweet treats! They also have bagels, and they also offer muffins, sandwiches, pastries, gelato and chocolates, but we had eaten already. The lady was friendly who answered our questions. They had cold drinks to go. Only open 7-2 or so, flexible hours like other places here.

Thank cmchristensen
Isla Mujeres
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124 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After visiting family at the River Hospital, we decided to stop at Skiffs for a cocktail before heading home. It was a Monday night so it wasn't too crowded or noisy. We enjoyed a cocktail and some peanuts.

Thank Tiffany-WolrabRoil
Morrisburg, Canada
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We have gone to Skiff's on biker weekend every year to see the one-man band play, dance and have some drinks on the Sunday night. Unfortunately there was no entertainment there this year but we did have fun anyways.

Thank Lori_AnneVM
Canton, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have continued to have an awesome time here year after year during bike weekend! they have super bands and cold beer!!! never go to alexandria bay without stopping here for at least one!

1 Thank shelz20152015
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fun little bar, spacious and laid back. Peanut shells on the floor kind of place.. Be sure to play the Keno like NYS lottery game. Live entertainment

1 Thank Marci C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Open year round, very busy bar in the summer. Live bands on weekends. Most people don't know, but you can order wings and finger foods.

1 Thank 1Robinsnest
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great place for a cocktail and some popcorn entertainment ( we were there on the weekends) . friendly bartenders and good service. front windows slide open so just like being outside.Had a great time every time we have been there through the years.

1 Thank Wdman1
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in A Bay and decided to go downtown for a bite to eat and a few drinks. It's hard to explain how uncomfortable we felt when we went in to Skiffs. You could tell who the regulars were and while there were plenty of empty stools at the tables that you could have pulled up to... More 

3 Thank mskayjay727

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
  • Phone Number: 315-482-7543

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?