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525 Taughannock Boulevard, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-256-2628
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
FIREPLACE

My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful time at The Boatyard Grill. It was freezing outside and we were seated right by the roaring fireplace. So cozy. Food and service were great. Thank you Eddie! Love the restaurant and the ambiance all year round.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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389 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful time at The Boatyard Grill. It was freezing outside and we were seated right by the roaring fireplace. So cozy. Food and service were great. Thank you Eddie! Love the restaurant and the ambiance all year round.

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Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food and service. Beautiful lake views. Parking is a problem. There are not enough spaces close to the restaurant to park. You need to park down the road and walk at times.

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Ithaca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was a long time coming but when The Boatyard finally came to Ithaca, this one horse town finall caught up with the rest of the world. Having grown up here, I always wondered why Ithaca was voted "best little town" or "most enlightened" or whatever some granola magazine was touting that month. I didn't see anything but a depressing,... More 

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Ithaca, New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This location is outstanding right on water great day or night views HOWEVER the menu service and food don't measure up. Menu is upscale McDonalds and not well done. Drinks are weak and expensive just don't understand how they could let the reason for their business slip to such a poor level!

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BoatYardGrill, Owner at Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As the owner of Boatyard it can be difficult to hear critical feedback, since we care so much about our customers and want to provide value and satisfaction for every one of them. However, I believe we can always improve, so I will share your thoughts with our team to see how we can enhance... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They recently completed a redesign of the interior. It is a great place to take visitors and in the summer, the location is ideal. It is located right on the water, so if you are arriving by boat, you can pull right up. Parking can get tricky especially on busy days so be prepared to walk a little. Food is... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Boatyard has a nice mix of sandwiches, entrees, and salads. Food and service are always good. We can go as a family of four and spend <$70.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

You cannot beat the lake view here. Food was excellent! And the service couldn't have been any better. Thank you to Nicole W for the great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I went to the Boatyard Grill and it was the best meal I've had in awhile! I got the filet mignon and it was perfect! The atmosphere, view, food, and staff was amazing! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a good variety of food and a beautiful atmosphere to eat it in! I can't wait to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We recently visited the Boatyard Grill in Ithaca, NY and it was wonderful. The food, the service and the atmosphere, everything was great. We've been to the Boatyard in the past but always in the summer. I have to say, I wasn't sure about a winter visit because I thought it would be too cold and wouldn't be as enjoyable.... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There is nothing on this menu that doesn't tantalize the taste buds. Seafood is the way to go, unless the beef, chicken or veggie specials are your preference. Nothing is risky because every plate is prepared with appreciation of tasteful combinations. Then know that your time preference with your companions takes precedence. Do relax and enjoy the indoor or outdoor... 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?