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916 Riverside

Sometimes when the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day it is just too nice to cook and certainly too nice to stay inside. Make the most of these moments by heading over to 916 Riverside (formerly Castaways) located on the beautiful Oneida River at 916 County Rt. 37 in Brewerton. At 916 Riverside you will always find great food, friendly service and the best views around! dine-916riversidedine-916fish-tacos-2dine-916Chicken916 Riverside is open Tuesday through Friday at 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday at noon. Come over by land or by sea with plenty of parking and dockage available.With lots of seating and great views whether you are sitting inside in the dining room or outside at the tiki bar and deck you will always have the best seat in the house.

Whether you are looking for a snack or a full dinner 916 Riverside has something for everyone and their menu is served inside and on the deck! Start you meal off with a dozen steamed little necks clams with drawn butter, soft pretzel sticks fresh from the oven, or the always favorite Utica greens. If you are in the mood for a quick meal try the Cajun catfish fish tacos, the 916 Riverside Melt (8oz Angus, caramelized onions, baby bellas, and smothered in provolone cheese) or the Asian steak wrap (steak, carrots, zucchini, peppers, in a spicy Asian marinade). If you have worked up an appetite then you should definitely check out the awesome entrees freshly prepared at 916 Riverside. Beef lovers can have their choice of Sirloin, NY Strip, Filet Mignon topped with anything you’d like (mushrooms, onions, or even shrimp!). They do a fabulous job with their unique chicken entrees such as Chicken Asiago (sautéed chicken, baby portabella mushrooms, grape tomatoes, topped with an asiago cream sauce) and their Chicken Herb Panko served over Utica greens. If looking out at the water puts you in the mood for seafood then you are in luck. Be sure to try their Haddock Castaways with fresh haddock, spinach and grape tomatoes or the Cajun Catfish, fried or broiled to perfection! One of the best things about 916 Riverside is that they offer a constantly changing menu with daily specials so you never know exactly what else they will have, you just know that it will be delicious!


Sara and I arrived at 916 Riverside on a perfect summer evening. The weather was just right, with sunshine and a slight breeze so we decided to sit outside overlooking the water. Our view was fantastic. It was a Thursday night, so 916 Riverside had a band playing at the outdoor stage, near the tiki bar, as part of their Budweiser Thursday Night Series. The music was rocking and we were having a blast! We decided to start our meal with some appetizers. We had to try the potato skins that were loaded with cheese, bacon and green onions and perfectly topped with sour cream! For an entrée I decided to try the seafood platter with fried haddock, giant shrimp and jumbo clam strips. The seafood with fresh and delicious and you could tell it was made to order!


Sara decided to try another one of the mouthwatering specials, the Cajun Potato and Parm Haddock dinner. This dish was a new Cajun twist on a long time favorite and the result was nothing short of extraordinary. We finished listening to the band play as we watched the sun go down on another beautiful day. We decided that this is the perfect place to watch the warm summer day fade into a calm summer night and we would definitely be back soon.

dine-916utica-greens-2With great food and great atmosphere 916 Riverside is the perfect place to hold your upcoming event. It is ideal for weddings, showers, and all parties, graduations and clambakes. 916 Riverside has been renovated so the inside is as beautiful as the outside. They have reasonable prices and packages that can surely accommodate all budgets and parties of all sizes. For more information contact them at (315) 668-3434.dine-916riverside2

916 Riverside is the perfect place to enjoy an ice cold cocktail, and grab a bite to eat, all while enjoying the beautiful view of the Oneida River. Be sure to like them on Facebook to keep up with all of the great events they have as well as a sneak peek of their daily specials. Be sure to check out their awesome summer lineup of live music. Whether you drive, ride a bike or a motorcycle, paddle or motor around the river, you should definitely make it a point to spend a wonderful evening at 916 Riverside!

Nadine Vandewalker