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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 - 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view
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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  • 192
    Very good
  • 86
    Average
  • 31
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  • 24
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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
Great dinner

On a Monday night, it wasn't really busy. Had a perfect table down near the fireplace. In the summer there would be fabulous views. Drinks and appetizer were great. Garlic Burger and Georgia Peach Chicken (my absolute favorite) were outstanding. Your crab cakes though need work. Over-fried and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lizecca
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Ithaca, NY
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Ithaca, NY
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a Monday night, it wasn't really busy. Had a perfect table down near the fireplace. In the summer there would be fabulous views. Drinks and appetizer were great. Garlic Burger and Georgia Peach Chicken (my absolute favorite) were outstanding. Your crab cakes though need work. Over-fried and next-to-no lump crab even in them. Come on BY, you need to... More 

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San Deigo, CA
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food has always been excellent on all the times I have been there. Worth the trip. Nice view out the windows of the river with the rowers paddling on the water.

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Thank Donna S
Ithaca
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated my Birthday at BoatYard Grill last night! We ordered "Cowboy Steak for Two". Shared a delicious, perfectly grilled 2lb ribeye topped with a lobster tail. HIGHLY recommend! You won't be disappointed. Gina was a superb server! Thanks, BoatYard for an awesome evening!

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Somerville, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've gone to the Boatyard about 8 times so far. Food is consistent and generally fairly good. The atmosphere is warm and inviting although invariably it is crowded and if you don't call ahead you will wait longer when you arrive. While there are many restaurants in town, and some even better, there is ample parking here and the location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally amazing food and staff. I have never had a bad experience while eating at the BY grill. They are one of a kind.

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Scott Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The luncheon swordfish is just the right portion size for lunch. It is served on a bed of black beans and rice. The black bean burger is also very well done, the condiments are not overwhelming. We usually stop here when we visit our son at Ithaca College.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We had an event for our students and as usual, the Boatyard did not disappoint!!! Food, service, and location right on the water under the tent!!! It was wonderful!!

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Somers, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner while visiting our daughter at college and so glad we did!! Everything we ordered from appetizer to dessert was outstanding!! The decor was great and I would imagine in the warm weather, sitting outside would make the experience even better!! Highly recommend!!'

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The views are only the beginning with attentive service as well as a broad menu of well prepared dishes.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We had dinner on a busy Saturday night and without a reservation waited about 40 minute to seat a party of 4. The atmosphere of the place is average and it is a little bit loud. However, the food was quite tasty. I enjoyed their wedge salad. I wish more scallops had come with the scallop dish. Their Chocolate dessert... 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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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

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