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Wilson Boat House Restaurant

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57 Harbor St, Wilson, NY 14172-9749
(716) 751-6060
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grew up in nearby Niagara Falls, and have returned for annual visits for over 30 years, with family in nearby Youngstown, NY. This was our first visit to the Wilson Boathouse, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was great, salads were well prepared and fresh. Fried fish was light and crisp. Will return again!

Thank Brian L
Appleton, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We waited 20 minutes for our Waiter, John to come over to take our order. He was "busy" on cell phone and talking to other employees. There were only 5 other tables seated in the entire restaurant. It wasn't busy at all. Really looked forward to a nice evening with my wife. We left after 20 minutes and went to... More 

Thank beefy1464
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here with the wife and daughter on a car ride during a sunny afternoon saw this place and decided to stop in for lunch on the outside covered deck with a awesome view of the water and boats in the marinea on lake Ontario. The view was great but the food was even better. The wife had the scallops... More 

Thank Russell G
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we had a experience with a piece of a foreign plastic in my daughters meal- The mgr. Addressed it with a free Bowl of soup and offered a free boat ride - they did being another meal but I would of still expected the meal to be compensated- I emailed him mgr 5 times no response when I emailed... More 

Thank Tom P
Bangkok, Thailand
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

One does not usually go to Wilson, New York (reportedly named after Reuben Wilson, a jazz composer and musician). Wilson is on Lake Ontario, from which on a clear day, on can see Toronto, Ontario, Canada across the lake. The restaurant is located on Tuscarora Bay, a docking area for local boaters. The Wilson Boat House is fine dining on... More 

Thank zolaamt
Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I took 2 friends to the boathouse for lunch mainly because it's has a beautiful harbor view. I hadn't been in years and I wasn't expecting the meal to be anything great because the last few times it was mediocre. What a wonderful surprise to have such a delicious meal. They didn't miss a thing...clean restaurant , prompt service thanks... More 

Thank christylou2016
Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Wilson Boat House has great views of the boat docks and homes along the shores. The outdoor bar is busy and those girls hustle. Minimal wait time to order drinks even when its busy. They usually have a band that is playing on the patio which adds to the fun. We had a big party and they were very accommodating... More 

Thank Penny M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

My husband and I were traveling from Michigan to Rochester, NY and happened to stop by for a late lunch. What a delightful surprise. The food and atmosphere was excellent! Wait staff and manager were terrific to chat with. We plan to make this a regular stop when driving through from now on.

Thank Linda H
Niagara Falls, New York
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We make it a point to go to the Wilson Boat House Restaurant several times in the Summer. The food is great and the view over the harbor is an ever changing view with boats coming and going. The servers are attentive to your needs and out of sight when not needed. We've always had great food choices. Be careful... More 

Thank RLU818
Lockport, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Weather was perfect so we dined on the patio. Nice view of the harbor. Started with jumbo lime shrimp with mango salsa (shrimp were huge and the salsa delicious), then had a ribeye steak grilled to perfection with grilled asparagus spears and garlicky mashed potatoes. Wait staff was/is attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. Great start to the summer. $$$$

Thank Debra W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Harbor St, Wilson, NY 14172-9749
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: (716) 751-6060

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