To me, Alexandria Bay is the heart of upstate NY. It's the best place to be on a hot weekend in the summer, enjoying all that the Thousand Islands has to offer. We go there about 3-4 times over the summer and love it so much. Not only is it a great scenic place, there are boat tours, camping sites, and hiking trails near by that lead to astonishing views of the islands on the Saint Lawrence River.
Every time we visit Alexandria Bay, we like to try restaurants because most are small locally owned businesses and it's fun seeing what each has to offer. However, there is one spot that has become a tradition the last few times we had the chance to visit and the reason might not be what you think. The food isn't anything unique. Basically, it's your basic good old burgers, pizza, wings, wraps, basically any kind of "grub" you can think of. The reason why we love this place is because it's SO close to the heart of Alexandria Bay. It is located on the main intersection, right near the pier with the best view of Boldt Castle.
The restaurant is called Korner Pizzeria & Family Restaurant. Although it is a sit down restaurant, you can certainly get your meal "to-go" and that is what I highly recommend so that you can enjoy fresh air and great views.
What I have tasted...
I can't say that I have tried everything, but there are a few meals that I have tasted and they were great for a picnic style meal. Something that I have tried are their burgers. One that I highly recommend is their Port Wine Burger. This delicious burger has extra creamy and rather sharp, port wine cheese as well as bacon. This was the first time that I had tried port wine cheese and I'm not going to lie, it looked scary because it's a dark red color but the flavor is amazing.vMy husband loves their mushroom Swiss burger and I can confirm that it is also a great tasting burger. All of their burgers come with chips and a pickle or you can add fries for an up-charge of $1.79.
Another item off of their menu that I really enjoy is the buffalo chicken wrap. The wrap consists of diced chicken that is tossed in Buffalo sauce. To that is added lettuce, tomatoes, and creamy blue cheese dressing. The wrap can be on either white or tomato basil. This also comes with chips and a pickle, however fries can be added as well for an up-charge.
While these are basic items, they are really really good every single time. As I had previously said, we love how close they are to the best view in Alexandria Bay, making it a perfect place to pick up food to eat outside with a 5 star view.