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Wilson Boat House Restaurant

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57 Harbor St, Wilson, NY 14172-9749
+1 716-751-6060
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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714 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stopped in after a bike ride to have lunch at the Boat House. We were seated and waited up promptly. Our entree's arrived quickly. The scallop cakes were large but had a lot of fillers besides the scallops. I had the seafood wrap with lobster and shrimp but was also mixed with a lot of fillers. My husband had... More 

Thank sket101
Hilton, New York, United States
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I've been here many times and have always loved the food. The service is always excellent. It is located next to a marina with a lovely view of boats coming and going. Yesterday, the restaurant seemed fairly empty so I wasn't surprised by how attentive our waiter was. He recommended the perfect lunch and it was, as usual delicious. It... More 

Thank Mary C
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Grew up in nearby Niagara Falls, and have returned for annual visits for over 30 years, with family in nearby Youngstown, NY. This was our first visit to the Wilson Boathouse, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was great, salads were well prepared and fresh. Fried fish was light and crisp. Will return again!

Thank Brian L
Appleton, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We waited 20 minutes for our Waiter, John to come over to take our order. He was "busy" on cell phone and talking to other employees. There were only 5 other tables seated in the entire restaurant. It wasn't busy at all. Really looked forward to a nice evening with my wife. We left after 20 minutes and went to... More 

1 Thank beefy1464
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with the wife and daughter on a car ride during a sunny afternoon saw this place and decided to stop in for lunch on the outside covered deck with a awesome view of the water and boats in the marinea on lake Ontario. The view was great but the food was even better. The wife had the scallops... More 

1 Thank Russell G
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we had a experience with a piece of a foreign plastic in my daughters meal- The mgr. Addressed it with a free Bowl of soup and offered a free boat ride - they did being another meal but I would of still expected the meal to be compensated- I emailed him mgr 5 times no response when I emailed... More 

Thank Tom P
Bangkok, Thailand
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

One does not usually go to Wilson, New York (reportedly named after Reuben Wilson, a jazz composer and musician). Wilson is on Lake Ontario, from which on a clear day, on can see Toronto, Ontario, Canada across the lake. The restaurant is located on Tuscarora Bay, a docking area for local boaters. The Wilson Boat House is fine dining on... More 

Thank zolaamt
Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I took 2 friends to the boathouse for lunch mainly because it's has a beautiful harbor view. I hadn't been in years and I wasn't expecting the meal to be anything great because the last few times it was mediocre. What a wonderful surprise to have such a delicious meal. They didn't miss a thing...clean restaurant , prompt service thanks... More 

Thank christylou2016
Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Wilson Boat House has great views of the boat docks and homes along the shores. The outdoor bar is busy and those girls hustle. Minimal wait time to order drinks even when its busy. They usually have a band that is playing on the patio which adds to the fun. We had a big party and they were very accommodating... More 

Thank Penny M
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

My husband and I were traveling from Michigan to Rochester, NY and happened to stop by for a late lunch. What a delightful surprise. The food and atmosphere was excellent! Wait staff and manager were terrific to chat with. We plan to make this a regular stop when driving through from now on.

Thank Linda H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Harbor St, Wilson, NY 14172-9749
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: +1 716-751-6060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?