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Boatyard Grill

525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
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Ranked #24 of 241 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price range: $10 - $30
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
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I have been a regular customer since they opened 16 years ago. The last year or two, the quality has gone from very good to Boatyard, we quit going. We thought we'd try it one more time, but didn't dare order off the expensive entree menu and went with a couple of appetizers and "hand held" meals plus the asian... More 

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Cortland, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at The Boatyard Grill several times. On a recent Friday we ate lunch there. Disappointing that they are only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for lunch and not during the week. It was pretty crowded, but no one was waiting for tables. The restaurant was very tastefully decorated for the holidays. We were seated at a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My family and I have been going to the Boatyard Grill for four years when we visited our daughter at nearby Ithaca College. She graduated recently and we went to celebrate. I was surprised to see that the boat that used to greet patrons as they entered the restaurant was gone along with many of the items that were used... More 

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Ithaca NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The restaurant is situated beautifully on the water. The service is generally excellent, and shows the effect of their careful training (we have happened to be there once or twice when a new person was being mentored). The two of us eat there quite often, and sometimes take visiting friends, as we did yesterday. The menu covers a number of... More 

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Elmira, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The food bad service is some of the best in the area. I have never had a bad meal. I actually just referred my employer there for his daughter rehearsal dinner. On the lake with a great view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went with large group of friends. Our waitress was on top of everything.. didn't wait long for our table.. for was amazing started with appetizers and drinks before dinner I highly recommend the buffalo chicken egg rolls and the prime rib was fantastic. The entire staff at Boatyard Grill was very friendly and management didn't hide in the back they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

My first time being here I was amazed as how beautiful the view was. My waitress was very delightful and the food was absolutely delicious I can not wait to visit The Boatyard Grill again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went to the Boatyard with the family and had the best experience. Staff was great with kids. Food was amazing... would recommend to all to stop by for great food great service and great view of lake.. planning on another trip soon. ..

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Boatyard Grill may seem like they have a limited menu, but everything is great! The dishes are large and worth the amount of money you spend. It is a great date place and has timely service. I would recommend it to anyone. I took my mom and dad to this restaurant for parents' weekend, and they loved it.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After being unable to get into where we wanted to go for dinner, I remembered a friend had mentioned the Boatyard restaurant. She told me it was on a lake and had really good food. So off we went. We did not wait too long and was seated pretty quickly for a Saturday night. My husband asked the server if... More 

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Additional Information about Boatyard Grill

Address: 525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
Phone Number: 607-256-2628
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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