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525 Taughannock Boulevard, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-256-2628
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Ithaca's premier seafood restaurant on Cayuga Lake, serving you the most...
Ithaca's premier seafood restaurant on Cayuga Lake, serving you the most flavorful, locally-sourced fare.
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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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    Very good
  • 69
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  • 26
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice

First time visit. We called ahead and had a window, corner table (perfect) ready for four on our arrival. The waterfront location is great, and we enjoyed watching Cornell crew practice. The blazing fireplace was welcoming on this cool evening. Overall ambiance was terrific and barmaid, hostess... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Randy C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

First time visit. We called ahead and had a window, corner table (perfect) ready for four on our arrival. The waterfront location is great, and we enjoyed watching Cornell crew practice. The blazing fireplace was welcoming on this cool evening. Overall ambiance was terrific and barmaid, hostess, and server were all competent and very friendly. 3 had surf and turf... More 

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Piermont, New York, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took my son (who attends I.C.) & his girlfriend to dinner before going to see a show at The Haunt. The food and drinks were great, the waitstaff was friendly, prompt and courteous, and the location and view can't be beat! The prices were very reasonable. They were training a new waiter for our table that night. He was great!... More 

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Greene, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband and I tried this restaurant on a whim after google searching Ithaca Restaurants. We did the call ahead seating because we were not sure how busy they would be. We arrived about 6:30, were seated immediately at a nice table for two in the area overlooking the inlet. What a wonderful view!! Our waitress was excellent from start... More 

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Lockwood, New York, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had a party of six arrived at restaurant at 6pm . Restaurant fairly busy. We were escorted to a great table by the window right away. Our waitress,MEAGAN, was wonderful. Had our drinks right away, she was attentive but not overbearing, our meals were delivered fast and hot. And the food was great.we had assortment of coconut shrimp, scallops,... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Visiting our son at Ithaca College as well as attending accepted students' day with our daughter, we decided to treat all of us to a special meal. Everything about the dinner was delicious. Steaks were cooked perfectly, fish prepared to specification. Just a wonderful meal.

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Scott Township, Pennsylvania
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29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stopped here while visiting our son at Ithaca College. The lunch menu is very extensive, but not to the point of being overwhelming. Burgers, fish sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, pasta, swordfish, salads, soup. The dining room is tastefully decorated and spotless. The wait staff is attentive. We visited at noon on a Saturday, there was no wait for a... More 

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Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The menu at this restaurant provides variety and originality. The atmosphere is excellent for romantic couples as well as families or business. It provides fantastic views, located on Cayuga Lake. I've had both dinner and lunch here and have never been disappointed. Excellent food for excellent prices!

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Hartwick
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

They do not take reservations. They have call ahead seating and even with that the wait can be very long.

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Farmingdale, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stayed at Ithaca for a week for a conference. This place was my favorite food place. It has a great location and, although the food is a little pricey, it was worth it. Waitstaff was very nice and attentive.

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Maplewood, New Jersey, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We used the call ahead option for a 7:30 reservation on a Friday night. On arrival we had a reasonable wait for a table. We found the service to be attentive and knowledgeable. Our waiter, Sean, ensured that my wife's gluten-free needs were met. The food was delicious and served in generous portions. They have a full bar - our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 Taughannock Boulevard, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-256-2628

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

Ithaca's premier seafood restaurant on Cayuga Lake, serving you the most flavorful, locally-sourced fare.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?