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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 #11 of 36 restaurants in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Appleton, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We did the 1 hour boat tour. Very relaxing ride. Very informative. I would definitely recommend this to people visiting the area.

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Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We choose the brunch cruise. The food was very good and our server Danielle was so friendly and helpful. I thought there would be a little more narrative about the area and history then there was provided but day was gorgeous and the view matched it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stay away!!! This is the worst restaurant that I have been to in a long time. I got the fried seafood platter for $22.00. The scallops tasted like iodine and the rest of the food was about as bad. I hardly ate any of it but I was still ill by the time I got home. The vegetable side they... More

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Frederick
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459 reviews 459 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We got our tickets for the noon cruise after Watkins Glen Park and got on the boat immediately. The captain is well versed on minerals and salt mining and the dimensions and history of the lake and was great to sit back, relax and listen to.

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york, pa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The servers are very friendly and personable and the view of the lake is awesome but the food is just ok. I'll eat there next time I visit Seneca Lake though...just to sit back, relax and take in that view!

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Sugar Run, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The dinner cruise itself was nice. It was a beautiful evening and the trip around the lake was fantastic. We witnessed an absolutely gorgeous sunset during the last 10 minutes back. Why this dinner cruise was not excellent is because the prime rib was not seasoned, bland, and cold. For the price, we just expected excellence. Would I go again?... More

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Took the approximately 1 hr. cruise in the 'inside seating' only Stroller IV and at least wisely ended up on the port side. The poor starboard side patrons were stuck craning their necks towards the shore on the port side. Captain Tony apparently doesn't speak and focuses on piloting the boat in a rather short semi-circle. The horribly written, but... More

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Burdett, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Can't beat this venue for either a short tour up the deepest Finger Lake or a dinner cruise aboard their larger craft. Knowledgeable guides, safe ship, well run and a classic Watkins Glen "must see"

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great activity for couples to kids....fun to see the lake from a different perspective. Can see waterfalls, other boats, gorgeous scenery....

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Clifford, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Took a chance looking for a romantic dinner cruise. We have been on dinner cruises before and this one ranked among the best. The staff was very friendly and professional. We enjoyed the Seneca lake history lesson from the captain as well as the great food, service and spectacular views. Highly recommend this trip.

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