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Boatyard Grill

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525 Taughannock Boulevard, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-256-2628
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4:00 pm - 9:00 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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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Visitor rating
  • 192
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 30
    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
Great Food, Service and Views

Very casual restuarant that I wrongly suspected to be a tourist trap. Food was high-quality, fresh and well prepared. I had grilled chicken over sweet potato and other vegetables. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeaable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Margaret W
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Jackson, Mississippi
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

On the Sunday of Cornell's move in weekend, I guess maybe we should have anticipated more crowds! We were seated promptly, happily by the water. Our food was tasty. We shared the triple spread appetizer. It tasted very fresh and well prepared. Our entrees were okay. I had ribs (kind of dry), my husband had pasta with a seafood sauce.... More 

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Ithaca, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A group of friends and I came down the hill from Cornell, and we had a wonderful time eating dinner on the lake. The meals were cooked to perfection, and the desserts were on point. And to finish it off, we were provided with smores on the the newly furnished fire pit area. I definitely recommend this to any Cornell... More 

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to this restaurant twice and both times I was very happy with the food and service. There is a great view of the lake as you eat and the manager is very friendly.

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Utica, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Menu offered a nice selection, from steak and chicken to seafood and even vegetarian options. All of it was delicious. Friendly staff. Scenic view of Cayuga lake and laid-back atmosphere.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very casual restuarant that I wrongly suspected to be a tourist trap. Food was high-quality, fresh and well prepared. I had grilled chicken over sweet potato and other vegetables. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeaable.

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Fairport, New York, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We eat at the Boatyard every time we visit family in Ithaca. As always service and food was excellent.

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Freeville, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great atmosphere, pleasant waitstaff, great food and drink selection and the food is always well prepared.

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Carlsbad, California
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141 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We enjoyed dinner here. The restaurant does not take reservations, but does offer call ahead seating. As we arrived for an early dinner, we were seated immediately. The outdoor area is quite lovely with picturesque views. Service was polite, though I was served wine in a lipstick stained glass. This was a bit of a surprise in an establishment of... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Usa
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Nicely prepared food served quickly. Pleasant atmosphere. Not gracious dining but always OK. No reservation policy can leave you standing a long time and parking is always a challenge

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

First time at the Boatyard Grill. Had a party of 4 ladies with very different tastes. Very busy night so we sat at the bar. Glad we did. Our bartender was friendly and attentive and fun. The food was delicious and inhaled by all! Would love to visit again and sit outside to watch the sunset.

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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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?