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Dinner, Lunch
American, Pub, Bar
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Table Service
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Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Cozy Ambiance, Great Dining & Service. Complimentary Sourdough Bread is Delicious. We will be happy to return back to Riley’s soon.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 29, 2020

Were charged a fee for using a credit card. Dumbfounded I told our waitress this was quite unfair to which she replied “everyone is doing that” (missing the point entirely). I told her she has lost us as customers (been coming for 30 years). A...waitress in hearing distance muttered “for $3?”. Wow....didn’t expect that! Never, ever again Riley’s....greedy, greedy...and rude! Let’s all stand up against this.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Stopped for birthday dinner with family. Classic Irish pub setting. Family owned. The Haddock was outstanding. The desserts are home made and outstanding. Awesome night

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Has been several years due to a move but in town for business and Riley’s is always s great spot for a drink and food Had s nice drink with Jackie now at Riley’s over 29 years and am excellent bowl of bean less chili...I have had many wonderful times at this restaurant and I hope it never closedMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 9, 2019

Black and blue burger was fine but for $15 - $16 it wasn't that great. Also the top shelf shots are $7 - $9 each, bottled domestic was $3.50 5 pm 2 burgers, 2 beer and 2 top shelf drinks was $57.00 - too rich...for my blood next time.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Went here for dinner with 3 colleagues from out of town with the intent of trying something local, but not one of my regular places. Sat at the corner of the bar for a pre-dinner beer and enjoyed the setting and bartender, so we decided...to eat dinner at the bar. The menu is handwritten on one side daily and the flip side is typed, listing more of the regular items and sandwich type choices. They featured fresh fish, steak and other dishes that were very different from the typical menu items commonly found everywhere. Riley’s is an old historic neighborhood type bar and restaurant. It has a lot of great character and a warm environment. They have about 8 -10 parking spaces behind the place, as well as street parking. Our bartender was a great host who was very pleasant to interact with and I look forward to trying this place again soon.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

Walked in and felt like regulars even though we weren’t, but plan to be now!! Lunch with the girls, server was fun and didn’t mind that we had late arrivals. Food was great, the walleye was a big hit! Always something new on the menu...and standards for the less adventurous. No rush, great atmosphere. Will be back!!More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I've been eating at Riley's for over 30 years and it has never disappointed. My wife and I ate there at the end of September and I had Arctic char cooked to perfection with mashed potatoes and veggies. The chef is amazing. They have a...wide selection of beers and wines. The staff are friendly and very accommodating. I highly recommend Riley's. It's near the corner of Oak and Park StreetsMore

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Riley's is a wonderful experience of a true old Syracuse establishment. they have remained open and providing great food and refreshments for many - many years. I believe Riley's is one of the oldest establishments in the city. You will certainly enjoy it's charm and...if the walls could talk????More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Recently had dinner at Riley's. The booth was cozy, but so dark we had to hold the menus under the dim light. The food was outstanding. We enjoyed the flank steak with a yummy sauce and mashed sweet potatoes. Also had that nights blue plate...which consisted of a pork burger, French fries and a creamy tomato and cuke salad. All dishes were plentiful and tasty. We shared a walnut pie which was full of nuts and thankfully not as sweet as a pecan pie, which was great. Would recommend this wonderful restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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They have a separate "cozy" room upstairs that could probably be set up for 20
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Yes, Riley's offers takeout services.

Riley's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4