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Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
(607) 535-4541
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Ranked #13 of 36 Restaurants in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent an hour riding on Seneca Lake with a fabulous guide giving us the history of the area and the lake. He was friendly and answered everyone's questions in depth. The lake and surrounding area is very beautiful.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

on a vineyard tour our guide said a "must see" to learn all historical information about how the lakes the grapes for wine perfect.. captain Bill (28 years on the job) and great assistant pointed o

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

For a relaxing dinner-have the dinner cruise up and down the Lake. The food - as you might expect is fair but served on the Boat while watching the houses and cottages go by on Seneca Lake, it doesn't matter that much. If it rains, they can roll down plastic curtains to keep you dry... not he best, but it... More

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We chose the Stroller, a 1934 nostalgic piece of history, to explore Seneca Lake. The mate gave a nice presentation along the way as you can see from other reviewers. We enjoyed it and the crew were pleasant and well informed. Yes there were some engine fumes to deal with from time to time as some folks are sensitive to... More

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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went on the sunset dinner cruise on a beautiful summer night. Food was good ans scenery terrific. Good value considering it was dinner and a cruise.

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New Jersey
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169 reviews 169 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Although it was a cloudy day, I decided to take the 1 hour boat ride which was very relaxing and enjoyable. Later, the sun came out and it was lovely cruising on the lake. I didn't know about the salt mines until we approached the complex. It was interesting fining this out since it's a frehwater lake. The captain's assistant... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went on the burger and blues cruise. Food was good, music was very good. Had a great time on the lake. Good value for the location.

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We chose to cruise for dinner on a Sunday. THe weather was great and we enjoyed the dinner and the views. The crew were friendly and service was prompt. Since the boat was not fuill, we enjoyed a very relaxed, laid-back atmosphere and even chatted with the captain. Amazing views with some history and trivia thrown in.

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went on this 1 hour cruise while staying at Watkins Glen International Speedway. It was really nice, relaxing & the young guy who did the tour & told us all about the salt mines & everything else was really great. Very informative & interesting. Had a great time!

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Dover, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went on one of the dinner cruises mid August for our anniversary. This was our first experience with a dinner cruise and I was a tad disappointed. The weather had drastically changed and it was very chilly by 7pm...I had on a dress and a long sleeve cardigan and should have wore pants. Everyone showed up in winter sweaters... More

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