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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
Today
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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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Right on the lake

Fish and chips were fresh and delish. Service was good. The view was fabulous. It was located right next to the boat embarcadero.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2014
Trekduet
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Carlsbad, California
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Took niece and nephew (from Hector, NY) there for dinner while I was visiting. There was a storm rolling in and it was the perfect viewing area! Once we got the menu and saw the wide variety of food, the prices, and other plates being served, we focused more on our eating experience than the view! The food was delicious... More 

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had w fantastic, tasty dinner while looking out on the water right where the cruise ship docks on the lake. We went for a walk out on the pier afterward. Nice friendly service and good prices.

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Buffalo, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'm sure in the height of tourist season this is a hot an happening place. However, on our visit on a Sunday night we were one of 3 couples there. The food was ok, but i have had better strip steak else where. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. She obviously was able to give us her full attention. i... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We took a Saturday night dinner cruise when we stayed in Watkins Glen for a weekend over the summer. We had a nice meal and a great time. The specialty drinks were awesome. It was a very nice evening for me and my husband. We both dressed up but the majority of the people did not. Seemed like maybe an... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Fish and chips were fresh and delish. Service was good. The view was fabulous. It was located right next to the boat embarcadero.

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We took a diner cruise on Lake Seneca. This was our second time doing this. It was very relaxing and enjoyable. The food was average except for the prime rib which was excellent. We recommend that as your entree

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Spent the weekend in Watkins Glen and it wouldn't be complete without a dinner cruise. For the price the food was ok, you have to choose what you want when you make reservations. our server Katie was excellent, she did a very nice job taking care of all of her tables. You can bring your favorite wine, just be prepared... More 

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Coshocton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The dinner was great and the views were breath taking. This cruise takes you up the lake and back. Leaving early in the evening and that allows plenty of time to take in the beautiful scenery along the Seneca Lake shoreline.

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Newton Falls, Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We enjoyed a late lunch after hiking Watkins Glen gorge trail. We sat on the patio, which was very relaxing and the view beautiful. We enjoyed two of their delicious main dish salads, and bread pudding which we felt we earned after the hike. It was a very enjoyable and pleasant meal.

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PA, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Celebrated our 33rd Anniversary in the Finger Lakes region and ate here twice. Also stopped in to sit on the patio along the Lake for appetizers and drinks while watching the boats come and go. The food and the service was excellent. Will definitely stop here again and would recommend who ever visits the area to try it.

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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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