• “Lovely Spot for River Watching”

    "The service was very good and the food was excellent. It's a great place to have lunch in Clayton." ...Trip Advisor Review, August 2013

    “Lovely Spot for River Watching”
  • “Great Food Variety and Excellent Service!”

    "This is definitely a great spot for date nights or even girls night outs. The service is always excellent and the view by the way is gorgeous! Always a pleasure every time." ...TripAdvisor Review, September 2014

    “Great Food Variety and Excellent Service!”
  • “A Nice Atmosphere and Spectacular View.”

    "Everything is made fresh in house and the quality shows. Do try to fried cheese curd...it was great!! We had a variety of sandwiches and salads and everyone was happy and full." ... Trip Advisor Review June 2013

    “A Nice Atmosphere and Spectacular View.”
  • “Best Food and Atmosphere in Clayton”

    "We had a great all around experience at the Channelside. The food was great, the service was great and as a bonus we had dinner on the deck which is right on the water." ...Trip Advisor Review July 2013

    “Best Food and Atmosphere in Clayton”
  • Try A Delicious “Shoalfinder” Cocktail

    "We always have a great time during Happy Hour!!! They have appetizers and drink specials at the bar, where Paul will always help with a recommendation." ... Trip Advisor Review June 2014

    Try A Delicious “Shoalfinder” Cocktail
  • “Riverfront Dining with Romantic Sunsets”

    "Love visiting Channelside when we are in the Clayton area. The patio has the best view of the most beautiful river sunsets ever!" ... Trip Advisor Review July 2014

    “Riverfront Dining with Romantic Sunsets”
  • “Beautiful Waterfront View”

    "We enjoyed a peaceful lunch on the outside deck overlooking the St Lawrence River. The server was gracious, the food was good, and the view was priceless! A Great Lakes ship sailed past while we ate, too."

    “Beautiful Waterfront View”


Tucked into an early 19th century building on Riverside Drive in the historic town of Clayton, New York, the cozy Channelside offers a tasty choice of menu items.

The waterfront seating provides a fantastic view of the St.Lawrence River and the many ocean-going ships transiting the Seaway enroute to Great Lakes and Canadian ports. A short stroll from the renowned Antique Boat Museum and the popular Clayton Opera House, Channelside's bright red awning is an inviting landmark that will guide you to the entrance.

Whether stopping for cocktails and appetizers, meeting friends for lunch or dinner, or just dropping in to spend some time watching the many watercraft ply the river you will find that the cordial staff and owners provide a pleasant welcome.

The extensive menu is supplemented with daily specials and the full service bar provides an exceptional wine selection and a variety of ice cold beer on tap.