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525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
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Ranked #25 of 243 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
Ithaca, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We're sometimes up for The Boatyard Grill, as we like its stepped-up pub fare; even more, we love the restaurant's stunning lakeside view, which can be enjoyed from any location in the restaurant. I like their bib or roasted beet salad paired with a small plate of maybe chicken pasta, while my husband typically goes for a reliably good burger.... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The four of us went to dinner for my husband's birthday. We went on a Friday night and although the restaurant was busy, we had great service, were seated as soon as we were all there thanks to call ahead seating, and enjoyed our meals. The appetizer which was several kinds of seafood- was fresh and the perfect temperature. We... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

During road trip last sept. in the Finger Lakes area, After taking a nice walk in Watkin Glen we drove east and the first city to stop was Ithaca. We were looking for a restaurant with a nice view to the lake, we found this place at the entrance of the city. It was very nice to get a table... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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137 reviews 137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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
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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
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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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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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