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Boatyard Grill

525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
607-256-2628
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Ranked #35 of 237 restaurants in Ithaca
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Ithaca, N.Y.'s premier seafood restaurant on Cayuga Lake, serving you the most flavorful, locally-sourced fare.
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were in Ithaca for a romantic getaway and chose The Boatyard Grill for the lake setting. The place was packed on a Monday night, so we figured this was an indication of its popularity, and we were not disappointed. Although we waited about twenty minutes for a table, the food and service was well worth it. Our waitress, Patty,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Nice view, on the lake. Inside and outside dining. Food was terrific. Also has Sunday brunch available

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Burdett, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable ... Don't be in a hurry and you will enjoy the experience ... Great food always .... Salute !!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

A romantic dinner with a lovely view and amazing food. Dinner at the Boatyard Grill was delicious, I especially appreciated the variety of small plate options. Local ingredients were a plus and the pink sangria and mango margarita topped the meal off! Perfect place for a walk after dinner!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great location. Ok food. Too many mistakes to mention. Staff forgot to bring our salad and bread. Ordered the 'special' and they forgot a key element that was part of the dish. Seemed like a comedy of errors. Not worth the price or the hype. Would not come back or recommend.

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BoatYardGrill, Manager at Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The BoatYard for your most recent visit. I am very saddened to hear that you did not have a positive experience and would like to personally apologize for the lack of attention by the server and the kithcen. I would like to ask that you please email me personally so that I can follow up on... More

Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were a party of eight with a tastes rangING from burgers well done and charred to fish as rare as you dare, large and small appetites, plus a gluten free member. The Boatyard accommodated us all! And the food was yummy. It was a lovely Saturday night so eating outside would have required a long wait, but the beauty... More

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Syracuse, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

On a recent Summer afternoon, we enjoyed a late lunch at the Boatyard Grill in Ithaca. Although there were six of us, we were seated immediately. The service was very attentive and courteous. . We enjoyed the selection of beers, cocktails and lemonade. Some of the dishes we had were the salmon (small but tasty) the steak bomb (pretty great)... More

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Pennsylvaina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised that the restaurant did not seem busy. We were told by the hostess that we could choose our table, party of four, and chose to sit outside. After several minutes a girl came and asked us who told us to sit where we were and asked what she looked like as she apparently was not expecting... More

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BoatYardGrill, Manager at Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback from your dining experience this evening. I appreciate that when you selected us it was based upon your expectations to enjoy a wonderful evening and meal. We fell short of your expectations and I want to apologize for that. I would like to get a little more information from you in order to address all... More

Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We played along with the obstacle course of "we don't take reservations but if you call ahead by half an hour or so and arrive on time we'll list you in the queue". We called at 6:15, requesting a 7:00 PM listing for a table of four; we were seated at 8:10. The bar was very crowded, people standing two... More

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BoatYardGrill, Manager at Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your list recent experience. First I would like to apologize for your extra long wait at the door. I would like to gather a little more information from you in order to follow up with the appropriate people involved. If you would please email me at info@boatyardgrill.com... More

Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My family and I had lunch recently at the Boatyard and were pleasantly surprised. The burgers were a big hit with all that ordered and the fries were great as well as the salads. The service was okay; several, pretty large mistakes but friendly nonetheless. The atmosphere and location were great. Would definitely go back, hoping for better service though... More

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BoatYardGrill, Manager at Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. I'm glad you enjoyed the food, however I would like a little more information about your service. If you would please email me at info@boatyardgrill.com. Thank you for taking the time to review The BoatYard Grill, we... More

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