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525 Taughannock Boulevard, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-256-2628
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Today
4:00 pm - 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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  • 152
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  • 69
    Average
  • 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
A pleasant evening

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Mark G
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Maplewood, New Jersey, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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399 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Maplewood, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were in from out to town and picked this restaurant off of trip advisor. Our hotel manager gave us a five dollar coupon and we made a reservation. The food was wonderful. Our server was friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful. We each ate a full three course meal and left the restaurant fully satisfied. If you have a... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

wonderful lunch menu, which is quite reasonable. the black bean burger is under appreciated, superb! the fish was fresh and chef did a superb job.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Enjoyed the food. Had lobster and shrimp. Came with a vegetable. Was very good. Service was quick. Tried the clam chowder which looked great but tasted burnt. No problem they took it off bill. Menu had nice choices at a fair price.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Always good food Many tasty choices and good prices Beautifully situated on Cayuga lake shore Nice outside dining in good weather Interior newly redecorated and very nice

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Oakton, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Despite a trek through the mud and gravel (weather was awful) the restaurant was well worth it. Both the land and sea foods were done very well, and the wait staff was there when needed, and absent when not. Definitely on the "Will Return To" list.

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Elmira, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants in the area. We've never left disappointed - or hungry! They cook a great steak, and usually have a good selection of specials coinciding with the season. I actually proposed to my wife in the middle of the restaurant, and the staff (particularly manager Greg) was incredibly helpful. He even made special arrangements to reserve... More 

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Newfield, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I always enjoy my meals at the Boatyard. It's has an enjoyable lively ambiance..I always try something different and am always happy with what I get.. mmm Tuna T Sometimes I am even thrilled. I feel relaxed and taken care of. It's a hit with out of town guest, Get there early if you can.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went on a very cold Saturday for 6:30 dinner. I had called ahead for seating, and discovered when we got there that seating means jumping ahead in the line, so we waited 35 instead of 50 minutes. We had a drink at the very crowded bar and eventually were seated. The service was terrific. The bread out of the... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Nice location on the water, even in winter it is a nice view. Our server was very attentive and efficient. A couple items listed on the menu were not available, which was disappointing since one of them was what we wanted. However, we all had great meals, my salmon was delicious and the seafood fra diavolo for the others was... 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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?