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We were actually looking for a Ruby Tuesday's for lunch on our drive down the Interstate. The one we passed near Syracuse was too far off the highway and the next one was too far along, so we looked for something else. A quick check...of TripAdvisor suggested Reilly's might be the place. It didn't look like much when we went in, kind of a tacky but comfortable Irish decor. But we were hungry so decided to give it a try. We made a good choice.
My wife had the special of the day which was listed as a tuna casserole but was actually a tuna casserole sandwich. She pronounced it very good, but we had forgotten how large the portions are in the United States, so she only ate half. We could have easily shared. Our daughter had the chicken fajita wrap which was also large, but she did finish it.
I opted for the soup of the day and a side of steak cut fries. The soup was chicken rosemary potato. It had large chunks of chicken, lots but not overwhelming rosemary and boiled potatoes. Very good. I did add a shot of Frank's hot sauce, but I add hot sauce and Sriracha to many things. The steak cut fries were very good. My number one peeve is cold fries; I send them back frequently. At fast food outlets I order them without salt so they have to cook them fresh.These were very hot, in fact, when I gave some to my wife, she had to let them cool before she could eat. And they had obviously been cooked in oil that is being changed according to a proper schedule and kept at the correct frying temperature. They were not a bit oily and there was no oily taste.
You have to pull off the Interstate and go down in the valley to find this place but you are not wasting much time since you climb out of the opposite end of the town back to the Interstate and it looks like a very pleasant town. Next time will plan to wander a bit.More
I'm stumped by all the great reviews which convinced me to stop in for breakfast. The corned beef hash must have been straight from a can from the dollar store made in China. The texture, taste and smell were appalling. Couldn't eat it! Pros: friendly...service. Cons: restaurant was dirty, food bad, decorations cheezy. Would not go back or recommend. I am not by any means a food snob but the food I was served was inedible.More
I like my corned beef hash crispy on the outside. It was. I like my bacon crisp but not burnt and actual bacon . It was. I like my home fries browned. They were. Not seasoned much but not horrible. 2 eggs over easy. Not...a bit of the whites were loose. Just the yolk. Perfect. I need my toast buttered. Each piece. There was plenty of butter. Coffee was better than most places. Hot and bottomless. Service was excellent.
Why not a perfect rating? Cheesy paper Irish themed cutouts from the dollar store adorned some walls. Seemly placed in 1988. The facade nearly turned me away. The outside looks like every Irish Pub I’ve ever seen. I wasn’t going to a bar for breakfast at 7:30 am. And those home fries. A little onion or garlic powder. Some kind of flavoring.
This place serves up great breakfast for the locals. Locals know best. Prices are reasonable. Folks are friendly. Customers and staff alike. I’d go every morning if it weren’t 3 hrs from home.More
While on a road trip we left the interstate for a quick lunch in Marathon. Reilly's seemed like a good choice. The service was painfully slow. The cafe was not crowded and it appeared that there was one server/cashier and one person in the kitchen....We did enjoy our lunch when it finally came. Our party of four had chicken Philly cheese steaks, chili, a chili crock and French onion soup. The fries were delicious. Everything was tasty and nicely seasoned. Reilly's is a cafe, not a pub so no alcohol is sold. What do they do on St. Patrick's Day?More
I have a lot of visitors from out of town: NYC, New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island,California. Riley's is a place that makes them understand how it feels to be welcome and put a smile in your day. Riley's is a rare find. A small cafe...that aims to please and enjoys and cares about its customers. Whether you are looking for that great burger, great chowder, loaded breakfast, meatballs and spaghetti or any other delicious menu choice come make yourself at home. I love to be sitting at the window when the horse and carriages go by or a band is playing on the green. ... and don't miss St. Paddy's Day at Rileys.More
We went for breakfast the first visit there. Coffee was best I've had in 6 states the last couple of months. Eggs, bacon, home fries and toast were cooked to our specifications. We enjoyed it so much we knew we'd be back.
Next meal there...was the all day fish dinner. I had fried and he had broiled haddock served with coke slaw and mac n cheese. He had a cup of clam chowder to begin with and I'm just sorry I didn't order my own after a taste of his. Fish was great,
cole slaw and mac was good and we are every bite. If you're in or going thru Marathon, stop and eat. You wont regret it!More
Granddaughter felt ill; we decided to pull off I-81 to get a bite to eat. I had the dog and kraut. Hubby had the tuna melt, granddaughter had grilled cheese. Everything was delicious. Great service. Homemade desserts looked awesome but we were full. Looks like...all locals including Amish frequent the place. Even saw a horse and buggy passing by. Will definitely stop again on our travels. Wish we had time to explore the history in the center of town.More