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The Boatyard Grill

525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
+1 607-256-2628
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (74 reviews)
“clam chowder” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were a group of international friends attending summer courses at Cornell and decided to have dinner here on July 3rd. As expected it was very crowded and we waited 45 minutes for a table. We enjoyed drinks at the bar, which was nice but...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very busy on a Wednesday summer evening. We arrived around 5 PM and were promptly seated. Our waiter Dan was excellent. Knowledgable, attentive and very busy. Great wine and dinner menus. My wife's swordfish, naked was excellent as was my scallop stuffed shrimp. Great evening...More

Thank Jerry Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

Up front the place is a little pricey, there's always a wait to get a table, so you have to make reservations. Skipped it one night as people were waiting all the way outdoors, but went back to give it another try. Had a Caesar,...More

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 6 days ago

I choose this restaurant based on the many positive reviews and we are so glad we did. The setting on the water was lovely. Hostess was friendly and suggested we eat outside. It was a little buggie but it didn't take away from the great...More

Thank ibuy4sb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant sits on a prime piece of land! Great views, nice outdoor dining options and you can even arrive by boat and they will come serve you! Nice fire pit and chairs to enjoy drinks with a view or at a large bar inside....More

Thank Pauline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I almost don't want give away the secret, but this was the best dinner we have had in a long time! Great salads, sumptuous entrees, excellent sides, and a delectable dessert! Whether presenting prime rib with fresh local vegetables, mahi mahi with mango salsa, or...More

Thank mathstudent245
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here with my wife on 7/8/18. After a solid week of 95+ degrees, it was about 74 when we decided to sit outside for our meal - bright blue skies with only a few thin clouds - so that set the tone. As to...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location, lovely restaurant with a great staff! Place was busy for a Thursday night, but totally understandable because the food was very good! Our server Eddie was very good, pleasant and very personable! We ordered the crab cakes which were 4 balls which were...More

Thank Nazareth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the parking is difficult when they are busy and they often are. Without a reservation they found a booth for us that was quite comfortable. On a hot day outdoor seating is a bonus. Plan ahead. Our selections included Seafood scampi, eggplant arrabia, naked...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing I should say is don't let the parking throw you off. We ended up parking like 3 businesses down the road. We almost left before we even got in because we figured it would be a long wait but they sat us...More

Thank Thomas C
BoatYardGrill, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our service, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out....More

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7 November 2016|
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Response from TheBoatYardGrill | Property representative |
Donna, We are only about 10 minutes from SUNY Ithaca. Please let us know if you have anymore questions. We hope to see you then. Safe Travels! Maggie Boutell Manager Boatyard Grill
27 August 2016|
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Response from Selina P | Reviewed this property |
i'm not sure about the gluten free options
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-256-2628
  • E-mail
At The Boatyard Grill you can enjoy delicous locally sourced steak and seafood while looking out over the breathtaking waterfront view. All of our food comes in fresh everyday, you won't find a better dining experience in the town. We are happy to host large groups and private events. If you are planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, family gathering, cocktail party, class reunion or a casual BBQ or Clambake, look no further! We will make your special event a waterfront event to remember! Our experienced management team will make planning your event virtually effortless. We have a variety of party offerings that can meet every budget and catering need. Choose from our Waterfront Parties, Holiday Parties and Cocktail Parties and contact our management team today. Join us for live music on our deck every Friday! Visit our website to see the schedule.
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