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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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Buffalo, New York
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took an hour ride on the Seneca 5 which does 50 minute cruises of the lake every hour on the hour. You are provided with some history of the surroundings, and great views of the lake. It was $17 per person, which is a bit steep for 50 minutes, but it was a fun little date for my husband and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My party of thirteen tried the Wednesday night Burgers & Blues cruise. With tax, it's over $50 a person and the food is pretty much cafeteria style burgers and buns. The only cheese for the burgers was cheez whiz. This is definitely not something you do for a good meal out. Although my party was all 21+, it was family... More 

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Easton
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise on Lake Seneca was relaxing and very interesting. It was nice to see all the homes along the lake. The food was good, but it was not hot. The service was very slow, but it gave us a chance to enjoy the views and relax between courses. I would definitely recommend this cruise for anyone visiting the Finger... More 

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Thank Louise S
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great on both of our visits. The view from the deck is spectacular. Prices are a bit on the high side, but the location is worth the premium.

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Thank Geoff G
Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good, with large potions. The view of Seneca Lake from the outside covered deck was fabulous. The prices were reasonable.

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Thank DABMIN
Elmira, NY
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306 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surf and turf for my wife and prime rib for me. Could have been just a little less done, but still very tasty. A full sit-down meal and a pleasant cruise on Seneca Lake about the Seneca Legacy made for a wonderful Tuesday evening - maybe even a romantic evening for some. Service was adequate and timing of service of... More 

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Thank RayMargeson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute ride and a nice way to see the lake. There is a small area to walk around or sit while you wait. We decided to skip the meal tours and went for a one hour scenic tour instead.

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Santa Clarita, California, USA
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to an event on the boat. The crew were very nice, the scenery and ride were lovely. Food service crew were young and seemed inexperienced, but they were pleasant. The food was bland.

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Thank Susan F
Williamsport, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had fun, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We choose dinner on the lake on a Friday Night on the top deck. The deck was full, I feel if 4 of us had been at the table it would have been crowded. In our opinion we got the second best seat on the boat, best would have been top... More 

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Thank Jennifer B
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was friendly and you can eat inside, on the porch, or close to the water. Food was good, especially the flat bread which took a little long to come out and they apologized and offered us free dessert without us saying anything. Definitely would go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
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
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

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