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The Boatyard Grill

525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
+1 607-256-2628
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (74 reviews)
“clam chowder” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was great, the food was awesome. My favorite dish is the wood fire chicken pasta and the summer is beautiful watching all of the boats.

Thank Trent J
BoatYardGrill, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations. We are all waiting patiently for Spring to arrive!! Enjoy your day, we hope you visit with us again soon! Maggie-Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met for a gal's evening. After the last visit I wasn't hoping for much. But was pleasantly surprised by the much more accommodating staff than the last time we met up here. Much friendlier, good service and everyone loved their meal.More

Thank FLPhotochick
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you had a good time with us! Our team always strives to show our guests a good time. Happy you felt the warmth and enjoyed your meal, and we hope to welcome you back for another visit soon! Until next time, The BoatYard Grill...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually eat her when in Ithaca as prior visits have not disappointed. However, this time the food was not up to par. We started with the seafood tower and I didn't think the food was commensurate with the price. We did expect more. My...More

Thank oldgoalie00
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your loyalty from prior visits, but we're disappointed that this past round didn't measure up to your memory. Our staff is always more than happy to replace anything that isn't to your liking. We hope to earn another star or two during your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, this was my third visit and I will go back any time I’m around the area! A great place for the price!More

Thank Meagan R
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It looks like the first, second, and third times are the charm, Meagan! We're so happy that we've impressed you with every visit -- thanks for the great feedback on our food and pricing. Can't wait till the next time you're in the area. To...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite place to take our college student! This restaurant has been our "go to" for her four years in Ithaca! We will miss it as she graduates very soon! The shrimp and grits are devine!More

Thank Karen S
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love being your favorite family spot in Ithaca, Karen! Thanks for your support over these last four years. Even after your student graduates, all of you will always be welcome at our place. Hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, The BoatYard Grill...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to eat with good food, good service and atmosphere. My favorite is the Splashdown Tower which is an appetizer (steamed clams, calamari and big peel & eat shrimp) served with great sauces for the calamari.

Thank Mary B
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for trying us out, Mary! So glad you enjoyed our Splashdown Tower. We hope you'll come back and try the rest of our menu very soon. All the best, The BoatYard Grill Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar was a great place to wait for our table. Frosted mugs were available for draft beers. The food was excellent- coconut shrimp and buffalo egg rolls were favorites! We all had steaks that were cooked to perfection. The fries are HUGE and delicious....More

Thank PAM2014
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate you complimenting our shrimp, buffalo egg rolls, and steaks. Can't wait to have you back at our place. All the best, The BoatYard Grill Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted a nice dinner while staying in the Finger Lakes region. Our small town we were staying in closed up early for our tastes so we headed into Ithaca. My top pick was the Boatyard Grill. We passed this heading into...More

Thank Jrsygrl75
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the excellent recommendation and detailed review! We're very pleased that you decided to come visit Ithaca while you were near the Finger Lakes. It sounds like you got to try a good portion of our menu, and we're grateful for all the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a long time since I've eaten here. The local tourism board runs a special event in February called "Ithaca loves teachers". The Boatyard Grill was participating so we went for dinner. Wet ordered buffalo chicken egg rolls, clam chowder, Pico de gallo salmon,...More

Thank Amy C
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by during the teacher event, Amy! We're very grateful for your support and for you choosing to dine with us again after a long break. Hope we get the chance to serve you again very soon! All the best, The BoatYard...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

it was a lovely night to eat on the water, but, perhaps due to the crowds, it took longer than anticipated for our drinks and then our food to arrive. A burger was enjoyed, but a salad wasn't quite up to par...the view was wonderful!More

Thank RoadTripMamma
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thanks for leaving us this feedback. We can get very busy, but that's no excuse for not bringing you your drinks and your meal in a timely manner. It would mean a lot if you tried us again so we can give you the same...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 SelinaP6 | 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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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