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“Worth the short drive from downtown”
Review of Booker's Backyard - CLOSED

Booker's Backyard
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Opened in 2012 Booker's Backyard continues to be recognized as one of Ithaca's Best Restaurants. Located just outside of town Booker's offers amazing outdoor dining paired with a beautiful upscale casual interior. Booker's features a unique blend of seafood and barbecue inspired items that they've deemed East Coast Comfort Food.
Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the short drive from downtown”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

From drinks to dessert, each of the three dinners I've had here was consistently enjoyable. Don't forget to check out the specials. Can't wait to lounge on the patio when the weather finally warms up.

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Ithaca, New York
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very nice!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Food was excellent! I had the Lobster Roll w/sweet potato fries. The fries just melted in my mouth. Hubby had Lobster Mac & Cheese-he said it was filled with lobster. Portions are good, had to have a to go bag. We went on a night (his birthday) there was a snow storm, so it was very quiet there. Can't wait to go back and try some of there other menu items. This was our first visit there.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Great new spot”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

I'm glad Lansing finally has a mid-upscale restaurant we can go to, food is always excellent, service is great, timing needs work but they're still working out the kinks. Looking forward to live music on the patio over the summer!

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Ithaca, NY
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“A good restaurant, but be flexible”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Still a fairly new restaurant, still working stuff out, but definitely worth a visit. Very good food; procedures still a work in progress. We arrived on a Friday night and the place was hopping. They accepted our "reservation" on the phone but we found when we arrived that there would be a 20 - 40 min wait (turned out to be 10). Once we were seated the service was good in spite of the crowd, food great. A bit noisy on that Friday night.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Great food, great atmosphere”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The food here is pretty good, a great change to the long standing Ithaca restaurants. I came at a fairly slow time so the service was fast and efficient, and the drinks from the bar came quick. Definitely a place I would recommend to people looking for a menu that offers an awesome new taste to the Ithaca area.

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