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All 37 Watkins Glen Restaurants

Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
(607) 535-4541
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Ranked #10 of 37 Restaurants in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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Additional Information about Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

Address: 1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
Phone Number: (607) 535-4541
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
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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