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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%
Travellers talk about
“walleye” (16 reviews)
“nuggets” (10 reviews)
“burger” (45 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1309
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love fish&chips, but they are usually terrible at most places. I couldn’t resist the perch platter and walleye app. I took a chance. So glad I got them. They were fantastic! You could actually taste the fish! The breading was crispy and not too...More

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is convenient when going on Uncle Sam’s boat tours. Went for lunch one day, and it was great! Quick service. The Cobb salad was huge and was very good and fresh! The next morning went for breakfast, and it took about 40 minutes...More

Thank Mmfan66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was very conveniently located and the food was very good. Many of us got burgers and all of them were excellent. The Blood Mary’s were also exactly what we were looking for, I would recommend the Pickle. Not the greatest, but pretty damn...More

Thank FrankBarberIV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent stop after Uncle Sam boat cruises. Just be aware that everyone from the cruise will also go there. Service was fast and the waitress was friendly.

Thank KaitiP610
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered burgers and they were great. The sides were confusing though as the menu says ‘burgers served with chips’ then you can add fries or tots for an extra $2.00. But when the meals came out, I only got the burger and fries, no...More

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived about 4:30 after taking a boat tour so there were several other larger parties waiting to be seated. Accommodated everyone fairly quickly and our server, Liz appeared shortly after to take our drink order. She knew what was on tap that day &...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a beverage between boat cruises. The bartender and manager were very friendly. We sampled the Bloody Mary mixture when it was completed, minus the vodka, and knew we were coming back at the end of cruise. The food was awesome. Our...More

1  Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a group of adults and kids, 7 total. We showed up a little after 4 and we were seated in the back of the dining room. It took about 30 seconds to realize there was no AC running on a 90+ degree...More

Thank Lyle P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch before going on a boat tour. The fried pickles were just okay (would not order them again). The waitress was nice and friendly but was not good at the special order. Onions came on the salad despite asking for no...More

Thank Darcy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Windows seats overlook parking lot next to cruise boats. Waitress was new and trying but items were slow out of kitchen. Beers in frosted glasses were nice. My Mediterranean Pasta was full of sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, etc. but was just warm and farfalle pasta...More

Thank ghself
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Questions & Answers
2 June 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?
29 July 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.
Cynthia F
11 October 2015|
Response from RGThomson1000Islands | Property representative |
No. They are owned and operated by the Thomson family of Alexandria Bay.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
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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