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Wilson Boat House Restaurant

57 Harbor St, Wilson, NY 14172-9749
(716) 751-6060
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Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Wilson
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Youngstown, New York
2 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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6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

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
3 reviews 3 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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I am so glad that I spent time seeking a nice food, great waterfront view and live music venue during our recent stay in Niagara Falls. Wilson Boat House is a bit from the tourist center, which is exactly what I wanted. This is a "locals" venue. I love that. We sat on the deck, enjoyed the view of the... More

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Buffalo, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Amazing view and great atmosphere both inside and outside. Friendly and quick service. Food is tasty but limited menu selection. Prices were reasonable but approaching the high side of reasonable. It's a fun place to go in the summer. I'd definitely visit again.

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