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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” (70 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 6 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Great vibe. On the inlet. Open to sit outside or inside. Accommodates a lot of needs, music, atmosphere, staff and food is good. Always have a great time her. Thank you.

Thank Deanna S
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for showing us some love, Deanna! We always enjoy serving you. Hope you can come dine with us again soon. Sincerely, Bill Oechslin, Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food from an ever changing menu. Anything seafood is always a hit and appetizers can never go wrong. Great bar and quick drinks. I can't say anything bad about the place.

Thank YourFavoriteBeachBum
BoatYardGrill, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I would like to extend on behalf of our entire organization our gratitude for your continued patronage. Your comments regarding our business is most appreciated. We are thrilled that you feel led to share your comments with fellow consumers. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just one slight negative to start. Parking is not easy and limited for the facility, you end up parking on a dark road by winter stored boats. OK, onto the meal. Service was good, not exceptional but admittedly the place was packed. Our drinks beforehand...More

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

Sorry to hear the parking was an issue -- unfortunately, we are somewhat limited there. Still, glad that the food made up for it. We'd love to have you back again for another bite any time, and we hope to see you soon. Best, Bill...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu pleases everyone in our family. Love the look of the place - really nice bar and fire place. Great for celebrations or just nice night out. We our college freshman here for her birthday - everyone had a great time.

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

I appreciate the five-star rating, Lauren! Thanks for bringing your college attendees to our place. We'd love to serve you all again the next time you're in Ithaca. Sincerely, Bill Oechslin, Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On out short respite to Ithaca, we passed this place many times. It wasn't until out final evening, Halloween, that we visited. Most of the employees were festive in their attire. We began with a drink. I had the Witch's Brew, which came out bubbling....More

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

lnavarra, thank you for finally choosing to visit us! I'm glad you got to spend Halloween at our place. It was a fun night for all of us working here, and I'm happy to know that you enjoyed your visit just as much as we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Boatyard Grill for brunch this past Sunday and although their brunch menu is limited, what we had was incredible! My son and I both had the French Toast Bread Pudding, and it was beyond amazing. My husband had the Boatyard Breakfast...More

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

Michelle, thanks for coming by, and I'm thrilled you and your son both enjoyed the French toast bread pudding dish. What's more, I'm happy to hear you'll all be back again. Until then, Bill Oechslin, Manager

Reviewed 26 October 2017

This restaurant is highly touted and draws large crowds but it is difficult to find parking and the food isn't all that good.More

Thank Bud S
TheBoatYardGrill, Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Dear Bud S., I am very sorry to hear that you feel that our food isn't all that good. We do know that sometimes the parking can get a little tricky when busy, that is why on weekend nights we have a golf cart shuttle...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Six of us had dinner there last night, it was 'just ok'. Walking in it looks very nice, but it had to be 80 degrees in the restaurant and dinner was served before we were done eating our salads, I hate when that happens. I'll...More

Thank Bruce O
TheBoatYardGrill, Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear Bruce, We are disappointed to hear about your experience this weekend. We try to keep the temperature a comfortable level for our guests, so please let us know when it is not to your satisfaction. We always try to pace the meal so everything...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this spot for our anniversary! The wait was 35 mins about average for a Saturday night, we walked around back of the restaurant and waited by the water. There were benches and sitting by the water so it made the wait much more...More

Thank Tiffany H
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Tiffany, thank you very much for having your anniversary with us. We are very busy this time of year, and we wanted to get you a table as quickly as possible, but if you'll mention that you want to sit inside next time, we'd be...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We made a reservation for dinner while staying in Ithaca. We were lucky the weather was beautiful and we were able to get a lakeside table. Watching the rowers out on the lake was spectacular. Our waiter was very efficient and personable. We ordered the...More

Thank Awsomegal
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks for having a meal with us! You can never go wrong with steak and lobster, and I'm glad you got to finish things off with some key lime pie, as well. Feel free to stop by again the next time you're in our neighborhood....More

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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
USD 10 - USD 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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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