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The Boatyard Grill

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525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
+1 607-256-2628
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Ithaca, New York
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ample parking, seated right away, no use of bathroom facilities, female waitress was hospital, pleasant and since our conversations were lengthy not rushed or hurried by her. The meals were very good, large menu of choices and reasonable prices and ample portions.In all a pleasant dining experience. We would return! The setting of the restaurant is on the Cayuga Lake... More 

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Thank arnold t
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the detailed description of our place, Arnold! It sounds like we took great care of you, and I look forward to having you dine with us again in the future. Sincerely, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lobster bisque was thick enough to eat with a fork and tasted like it had cheese in it. Our server assured us it did not, that some sort of rice flour thickener was used. Way too rich, thick, and little lobster flavor. My son's grilled salmon with miso glaze was good--we were thankful that our server suggested that he... More 

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Thank RC D
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

While I'm glad that you enjoyed our dining atmosphere, it sounds like you just had different expectations for our seafood dishes than what we provide, and that disappoints me. However, I sincerely hope you'll come back so we can work with you and make more great suggestions like the grilled salmon that will be more in line with your tastes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit here. Our server, Eddie, was amazing and one of the best servers we have had anywhere. Very fun and personable. We had a great time and the food was very delicious. We will definitely be back again and we hope Eddie is still there!

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Thank Hilarie S
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I'm happy that Eddie made your first visit with us a special one, Hilarie! I hope you'll come back and see him again very soon. Best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Fairport, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at The Boatyard Grill on a weekend trip to Ithaca. We wanted a nice dinner as a late Valentine's Day celebration and were very pleased with our first visit. The menu selection was great, especially given that my husband and I have quite different tastes. He is a steak-lover and thoroughly enjoyed the filet mignon.... More 

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Thank Ellen T
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for having your belated Valentine's Day meal with us, Ellen! We truly enjoyed serving you and your husband, and I'm very happy to hear that we had plenty of options available for both your individual tastes. Can't wait for you two to stop by again! Best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Yampa, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently went to the BYG for supper with another couple; the celebration was a night out during school winter break. This was the first time returning to the BYG after a long hiatus (due to a poor experience a few years go with another couple). We arrived for a later in the evening meal and had... More 

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Thank cag262017
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

I'm very surprised to hear that your chicken pasta was served cold, and even more surprised that it seemed to have so few ingredients in it. What you've described is not indicative of our usual quality, and while it sounds like our service was up to par, I know that our food needs to be just as good. I also... More 

Istanbul
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boatyard Grill has updated its interior - service was very good, the views anyway are beautiful as its by the lake. Though it was winter we really enjoyed the dinner, quality of the food and service.

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Thank ykunze
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for noticing our upgrades! I'm happy that you found us to be such a relaxing dining environment even during the winter months. Hope we get to see you again when the weather warms up! Best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boatyard always has good dinners. Their brunch menu is small, but good! The skillet cookie for dessert is the best!

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Thank Laura W
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Laura! Hope you'll come back and have another skillet cookie with us very soon. Sincerely, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had the pleasure of eating dinner here twice. Both times, I ordered fish. They knocked it out of the park. They know exactly what they're doing when it comes to preparing a fantastic fish dinner. I was impressed with the plate presentation, the portion size, and the service. Quality is key, and this establishment knows how to deliver.

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Thank Michael F
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back to dine with us again, Michael! I'm so glad that our fish entrees were able to impress you. Can't wait to serve you again! Sincerely, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Favorite place of my wife and I. Great dining at a reasonable price in a casually elegant place. Close by the south end of Cayuga Lake with boat docking for the visiting aquatic diners. Cornell University and Ithaca College within a couple of miles as are beautiful gorges and their waterfalls.

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Thank Bruce D
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

We're proud to be you and your wife's favorite spot, Bruce! Thanks for all the kind words about our atmosphere. Hope to see you both again very soon! Sincerely, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! Wait staff were awesome, prices were good, food was excellent with many choices! It's just one of those places where you relax and enjoy the moment with friends and family! A special place!

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Thank Ray R
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Ray! I'm happy that we were able to take such good care of you. Can't wait for you to come back and try something new! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?