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Wilson Boat House Restaurant

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57 Harbor St, Wilson, NY 14172-9749
(716) 751-6060
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
View and Quality

Having gone here a number of times, we're always happy with the food and service, but the main attraction is the location and ambiance. Whenever we're in the area, we make it a point to go here for lunch and we're never disappointed. The outdoor bar looks like a lot of fun with a quality... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
Rick K
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Having gone here a number of times, we're always happy with the food and service, but the main attraction is the location and ambiance. Whenever we're in the area, we make it a point to go here for lunch and we're never disappointed. The outdoor bar looks like a lot of fun with a quality clientele in attendance, and the... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We attended a wedding @ the Wilson Boat House on 9/27/14. The guests, most of whom were from NYC, were completely impressed with the beautiful setting on Wilson harbor. The bartenders, Chad and Shannon, were completely attentive to all the guests - both at the inside and outside bars. The passed appretizers were a work of art!!! Brian, the chef,... More 

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Youngstown, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The cocktails, the staff, the food, the view! This is summer in WNY!! The Boathouse has some of the most attentive and festive bartenders: Shannon, Chad, Lacey, and Doug just to name a few will keep you glass full and always make you feel special! The rest of the waitstaff, Bethany and Jamie just to name a couple are fantastic!... More 

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CONNECTICUT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What you pay for at the Boathouse is not the food, which is overpriced and unremarkable. It's not the service, which was slow for my son and me in the first week of August even when only a few tables had customers. It is the setting on the harbor in Wilson, N.Y. Honestly? It isn't worth it. It isn't worth... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I think my experience was probably the exception to the rule, but I had a horrible experience at the Wilson Boat House. We came for the surf and turf while on vacation. The first problem was they brought out the food in shifts, not all at the same time. The lobster wasn't even warm at all. My medium rare steak... More 

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Lewiston, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great food, Beautiful harbor views of boats floating by, the best live entertainment, dancing, friendly, courteous staff, zany, happy people having the time of their lives eating,dancing and imbibing, WBH DOES have it all!

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Amherst
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I took a wonderful ride to the shores of Lake Ontario. Much to my surprise I spent a wonderful at the Wilson boathouse. It started out at 4 pm, where I had a light meal and took a boat ride around the harbor. After returning I lost all sense of time me and my boyfriend had dinner, I had the... More 

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Wilson, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When my husband and I go on a date night, we love to choose the Boathouse in the summer. In fact, for the past couple of years we've made it a tradition to go on the second night they open (its a little quieter than opening night!) and sit at the bar and try some of the new menu items!... More 

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Harmony, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Wife and I, not being big eaters, ordered surf and turf, and a caeser salad to share. Great bread and oil dip to start, caeser ( we had them add cherry tomatoes ) salad was very good. Main course consisted of two 4 ounce tenderloins, one pound of king crab, asparagus, and garlic mashed potatoes. The steaks were ordered Pittsburgh... More 

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Lewiston, New York
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I've been going to the Boat House my entire life. My most recent trip was "OK" but a bit disappointing. Bought three dinners, three drinks and spent over $100. Food was "OK", service was "OK" - simply didn't feel like a hundred-dollar event if you know what I mean. Tables are kind of jammed in all together to fit as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Harbor St, Wilson, NY 14172-9749
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: (716) 751-6060

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 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?