Time Out says
At Pier 81, this former Florida gambling ship rejiggered with New England charm, offers three decks for imbibing and watching the sun drop during its fast-casual cruises up the Hudson. Sit at blond-wood picnic tables on one of three decks to admire the West Side skyline, and watch the river stretch under the George Washington Bridge and disappear beyond upper Manhattan. Find fresh Maine lobster scooped into sublimely buttered buns and nautical-inspired cocktails, plus standard beachy beers (Corona, Pacifico, Blue Moon) on the sea-faring docket.
Pier 81, 12th Ave at 41st St
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to Port Authority 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Square|
|Price:||Average entree: $20. AmEx, DC, Disc, M, V|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed: 3pm-10pm; Thu-Sun noon-10pm|
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I absolutely LOVE this boat. I went with two girl friends over the summer, and we stayed on for hours. Get there early, and get yourself a seat. It is free to ride, just pay for food and drinks. We took turns ordering a bucket of beer, and I had a lobster roll which was delicious! You can continue to ride the boat as many time as you want, or get off after one round when it redocks. Can't wait until it is nice enough to do this again!
A delicious, reasonably price lobster roll aboard a gratis boat ride with delicious libations to boot? It's a city steal. Get there earlier than you intend to eat to compensate for the wait to get on the boat.