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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: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Good sea food restaurant

The restaurant is located at the southern spot of Seneca lake. The food quality was good, service was good. The variety in the menu was quite limited as most of the dishes were sandwiches and sea food. The restaurant is clean with good atmosphere. When in watkins Glen I recommend to stop at this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Yoram L
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Ra'anana, Israel
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Elmira, New York
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I have taken the ride on Seneca Lake with Captain Bill several times. They had dinner cruises and non dinner cruises. The view along eh lake will relax every bone in your body and put your mind at a level of peach that most people haven't felt in a while. Recommend for families, couples, and singles.

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Thank Charles M
Ra'anana, Israel
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is located at the southern spot of Seneca lake. The food quality was good, service was good. The variety in the menu was quite limited as most of the dishes were sandwiches and sea food. The restaurant is clean with good atmosphere. When in watkins Glen I recommend to stop at this restaurant.

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Thank Yoram L
Livonia, Michigan
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We took the smaller boat tour out into the lake. We enjoyed the historical commentary about the salt processing and history of the town and surrounding area. Well worth taking the trip.

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Thank SassyTwo
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

What a great experience to take the dinner cruise. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive and friendly. The food was great, large amounts and serve slow enough so you didn't fill up too quickly. Drinks were reasonably priced. The music that accompanied was great. It was a cool night and we were downstairs where the heat was on and... More 

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Thank sconrad1961
Key West, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Teen night was great night to get kids out and having fun. Loud Music, pizza,soda, dancing. Cruising the lake.They loved it.

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Thank Bev W
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Captain bills cruises was a wonderful way to learn rhe local knowledge of Seneca lake it was a beautiful day on the lake and the information provided by the captain and KC was something that we would not have gotten without taking this ride we also learned of grape pie as we had never heard of them until this cruise... More 

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Thank Chuck Z
Schenectady, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Great tour of Seneca Lake. Scenery is beautiful,they even give you a little history on the lake. Well worth $16,i will be returning next time i come visit!

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Thank Eileen C
Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

we loved the experience. The captain and crew were very informative. So much we didn't know about the region.

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Thank Floss_46
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We went on the buffet cruise. The weather was perfect, the food was good. My only complaint was the majority of people were on the second deck, we were on the first. They did not have the speakers on our level so we did not hear the info on the muster procedures. When we were upstairs getting our food, the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This 2 hour Seneca Lake brunch cruise was a relaxing time spent with family and friends. The brunch was okay (don't expect fine dining, but certainly fine for a casual meal). The real stars of this attraction are the views. The staff is friendly and Captain Bill makes a point to visit all the tables. A very enjoyable event!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?