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Boatyard Grill

525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
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Ranked #35 of 239 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Poor parking to start off with yet they have a golf card service mobile but since it was sprinkling, the rear seat was wet with no dryness by the driver or concern! We were seated on the rear deck of the restaurant but we passed by several empty booth's and tables but once we asked we were escorted and seated... More

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Hollywood, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We decided to eat here based on the reviews. We were not disappointed. Had the beef stew. It was served over lumpy mashed potatoes and garnished with a dollop of sour cream. Could not have picked a better meal to end a crisp fall day. The decor was chic and the whole atmosphere felt up to date and we'll tended.... More

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Syracuse, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The food at the Boatyard is still delicious - go for the buffalo chicken egg rolls and the pasta w/ white sauce & veggies. My go to. Anyways, we love the Boatyard but I was sad when they "updated" the decor/restaurant. The whole place used to be dark shiny wood like you'd see on a high end boat, to the... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I recently went to the Boatyard Grill for a quick dinner after a friend recommended it highly. Overall, the interior appears to have been recently renovated and my dinner (I ordered the Filet Mignon) was perfectly fine. Why the one-star review? The service was appalling. When I arrived, a gentleman greeted me and told the host where to seat me... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went to the Boatyard Grill based on others reviews and we were not disappointed. Based on others input we got there early for Saturday dinner after a day of wine tastings in the area. Our server was great and it appeared that every server in that restaurant was hustling! We started with a coconut shrimp appetizer and then I had... More

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Harrisburg, PA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Good food; walked right in with out a reservation on Friday night! We then attended an after rehearsal dinner in the tent by the water

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Penfield, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with family currently in Ithaca. Wonder location and view, good service, nice menu and drinks. What more can you ask for?

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Endicott, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was with a group that called this place far ahead of time and told it would be no trouble for our group on a weekend trip. We even called ahead that day and were told to arrive at a certain time. We even were told we could arrive 15 minutes earlier. There were more than three calls made to... More

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Elmira, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Ok....ok. I just think a restaurant called the Boatyard should have a boat in it! I must confess that the remodeled entrance and lounge area are more spacious without the wooden boat reception area. Dinner tonight began with the potato chip starter. My personal favorite. Ordered the Waldorf filet done to a medium rare perfection. Never have had poor service... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Excellent food, great atmosphere, great service... quick and friendly. Can't go wrong with almnost anything on the menu, from their burgers, to the steaks and seafood. Their "Chowdah" is the best around.

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