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Riley's by the River

48 James Street, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1309
+1 315-482-7777
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
48 James Street, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1309
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We ate at Riley's twice while staying in Alexandria Bay, NY. Our first experience was for dinner and we found it lacking. The server seemed to not want to be there and gave us minimal service. The food was acceptable but nothing great. The server...More

Thank lizslay
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Right next to the Docks,this little (big) gem was busy and ready to serve. We had a lovely host Kim B, who assisted with our order, looked after us and answered our questions about the surrounding area. We had an extra added bonus this night...More

Thank JJUk2011
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We had breakfast twice at Riley's. The french toast is wonderful and the portion is HUGE! The staff is also friendly, looking to make sure your experience is pleasant. The dinner was not quite as good but still high enough quality that I would go...More

Thank Tami J
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This was a nice little place with good eats! We had a limited menu because it was the end of season, but the food was still delicious, the wait staff was still amazing, and Riley's did not disappoint!! I recommend the French onion soup and...More

Thank Gyspy R
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We stopped in here for some drinks and appeitizers to hold us over til a late dinner. All 7 of us ordered a different appeitizer and there was more than enough for all of us. Food was so tasty and service was excellent

Thank emcginn1
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My husband and I ordered a lunch there. My husband's club sandwich came with no mayo. Not a problem. I ordered a vegetable Panini. ? What Panini and what vegetabls? A very thin layer of veggies. Maybe a half a mushroom, a half a pepper....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Have to admit up front - we arrived here on the last night they were open for the season, and close to closing time to boot. The hostess was an incredibly friendly young woman who really bent over backwards to accommodate us, even though she...More

Thank wmorey
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The food was great and the ambiance was fun but because they are about to close for the season, their menu options were a bit restricted. Some of the staff seemed very stressed and didn't want to be there.

Thank chrisamywed
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I have Celiacs disease and my restaurant options were questionable at Alexandria Bay. Kevin came out of the kitchen at Riley's and discussed options with me. He was very kind and gave me choices that he was comfortable preparing. I appreciate someone that asks questions...More

Thank Wendie P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Stopped in for a quick lunch before doing the boat tour. Restaurant was clean, service was quick but most importantly the food was good and reasonably priced.

Thank Lori D
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Questions & Answers
29 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 James Street, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1309
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 315-482-7777
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