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Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
(607) 535-4541
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect evening

The boat left at the strike of 7pm and returned at exactly 10pm. Everything, including the service of the dinner courses was timed perfectly. All four of us ordered prime rib--which was wonderful. The rest of the dinner was delicious too. The boat is clean, comfortable and well-maintained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Duane P
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Sugar Land, Texas
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ideal location on the southern shore of Lake Seneca. Nice facility with outdoor dining area. Good service once we got the attention of wait staff. Enjoy the view of the lake, harbor and activities because the food is terrible. The fish in the Fish and Chips was soaking in grease and cooked to a tough, hard texture. Crab cakes were... More 

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Fairport
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The trip was fantastic! The crew was knowledgeable!I am a "boater",and I enjoyed the history of the area!The senic beauty was tremendous!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The boat left at the strike of 7pm and returned at exactly 10pm. Everything, including the service of the dinner courses was timed perfectly. All four of us ordered prime rib--which was wonderful. The rest of the dinner was delicious too. The boat is clean, comfortable and well-maintained. Staff was attentive and great. Make sure you tip them, they deserve... More 

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Linden, New Jersey
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Ate at the Resturant at Captain Bills on Seneca Lake. The burgers were delicious and the outdoor eating was very nice. Beautiful view of the lake while your eating.

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Mahomet, Illinois
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Six of us decided to do the Friday night dinner cruise. It was a very relaxing trip. The staff on the boat was very friendly. We enjoyed cruising and looking at all of the homes built on the coast. I had the Surf 'n Turf for dinner, which included soup, salad, rolls, scallops in a mushroom sauce, 6 oz. prime... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great way to spend 2 hours. The dock area was fun to walk around and the views were spectacular. The boat was in good shape and the ride was smooth. They had live entertainment that we expected to be terrible, but it was really good. The lunch was old school Western/Central New York - not that good. This means that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Food was excellent and service was great. They have boat tours next door. Wine was great and crab legs amazing. My fiance had salmon with basil topping. Very good food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We started off our three day visit to Lake Seneca with a one hour ride on the Stroller. The captain and his first mate took turns telling us about the history of the area and local economy. This boat ride is well worth it and an wonderful way to learn about the area while enjoying the beauty of the lake.... More 

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Saratoga, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The one hour cruise around Seneca Lake. Beautiful views and comfortable vessel. Well narrated. Very enjoyable and relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband and I were staying in Watkins Glen for the night and had just walked down to the lake after dinner. Turns out the Stroller IV was leaving in 10 minutes so we bought a ticket and boarded. The ride was nice (only $16) but it was supposed to be 1 hour and it was only 45 minutes. Felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: (607) 535-4541
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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