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Boatyard Grill

525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
607-256-2628
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Ranked #36 of 240 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
Westbury, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went here and had a double birthday celebration…we were not alone in this, it seemed that every other table was celebrating an occasion. Beautiful decor, the Boatyard jut out into the water and is the perfect place for outdoor dining weather permitting. Coconut shrimp was excellent, as was buffalo egg rolls Very nice salads…only a few dollars. Highlight of... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I recently ate dinner here with my daughter, who attends Ithaca College and some friends.The restaurant is located right on the banks of beautiful Lake Cayuga. There is also outdoor seating but we ate inside because it was very late. The staff is very friendly and attentive. There is a large bar and several different rooms. There is also a... More

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Ithaca, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

OK, this is not Julia Child's restaurant. But the food is good, the staff are wonderful, and the atmosphere is inlet+homey. I really like this place, in spite of the snob in me who wants to say, "It's not gourmet!" Seriously, they have nice seafood. The tuna tend to be very fresh and not over-cooked. Nice wine selection. Staff is... More

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Horseheads, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The BoatYard Grill is a great place for date night or to gather with friends! The atmosphere is both romantic and inviting. The food is ALWAYS excellent and the service is prompt and friendly. I love this restaurant!

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Weston, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We sat outdoors and got to see boat traffic on Lake Cayuga. We were pleasantly surprised by the food and the number of options. I had the short rib special of the day and it was like homemade. They have a number of healthy choices and also small plate options. Serve was good and the atmosphere was relaxed. I will... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

After a full day of hiking around waterfalls I was hungry but someone should warn you about how HUGE the plates are at this place! I started with the Skillet Potato Chips and holy cow, talk about delicious! The blue cheese bechamel sauce and bacon was so tasty together I almost forgot the chips were even there. Crispy, not soggy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fun restaurant with beautiful view. The food and service are consistently good. The environment indoors in open and loud with fun energy. So, if you are looking for a quiet evening, this may not be the spot.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The setting looking out at Cayuga Lake is quite nice but the food is very ordinary . If you like style over substance this could be the place for you.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The boatyard is one of the few restaurants that you can boat to in Ithaca. We just love our visits there in the summer by boat and enjoy an outdoor dining experience right at the water's edge. The food is consistently very good each visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The filet & shrimp borderlaise was fantastic and the caesar salad was super fresh & tasty; my meal's quality was amazing. Dave, the waiter, was super helpful and caring, he made sure our table was clean, he filled up our soda cups frequently he really outdid himself and my food arrive promptly, I waited a reasonable amount of time for... More

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