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Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
+1 607-535-4541
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“surf and turf” (7 reviews)
“brownie” (3 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
$$ - $$$
1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and i celebrated my 60th for 4 days in Watkins Glen. We did Cap'n Bills one hour tour of Seneca Lake on the Stroller. Little did we know that most of this countries salt comes from this lake. The salt is embedded many...More

Thank ihatecats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so excited to try this place, however I was sadly disappointed when the seafood platter wasn't any better than what I would get a red lobster. On a Sunday early evening, we had the dining room to ourselves and sat at the window...More

Thank city2country
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were enticed by the breakfast buffet at Captain Bill's restaurant. Here's what was on the buffet: an omelet station, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, French toast and some pastry. That was it. Which is OK, I guess for 8 or 10 dollars, but...More

Thank KSyrahSyrah_9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice. The food was good and some of it was great. They are friendly and right on the water.

Thank Stee E
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The boat trip was very nice, plenty of room, friendly service, so very relaxing. Food was similar to a chamber of commerce dinner. Buffet style, ok, but the eggs were not great and main dishes (ham and roast beef) were both overcooked. Was a waste...More

Thank ShotLugeKirk
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I took the one hour sightseeing cruise on board the Legacy. There were many opportunities to take great pictures, including a great view of Hector Falls that can only be seen from the lake. The cruise was smooth and I was able to stand on...More

Thank Tloc1986
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Vacationing in Watkins Glen, Captain Bill”s was on our to-do list. We were not disappointed in the tour! Visiting on a Monday morning with rain forecast for the afternoon, there were only five other people on this 50-passenger boat which made it feel like a...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Once again we flew in late for a race the next day. The team owner and wife had went on the wine tasting schooner that afternoon which was amazing as well. They made reservations for our group of 12, when we arrived a little early...More

Thank chris W
Reviewed 8 August 2018

My wife & I took the one hour cruise on Seneca Lake. After we purchased our tickets in their (very clean) Office/ Gift Area- we strolled along the marina area until we were ready to board. The (narrated) one hour cruise took us around the...More

Thank Eljarah
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and were able to book their 2 p.m. cruise on their classic 1934 sightseeing boat. We had already visited the Clayton Antique Boat Museum so it was a thrill to actually get to ride on one of these classic...More

Thank 981Linda
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Glenn M
14 August 2017|
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Response from prn13norm | Reviewed this property |
No drinks allowed to be brought onboard.
7 August 2017|
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Response from prn13norm | Reviewed this property |
I do not think smoking is allowed.
16 July 2017|
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Response from prn13norm | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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: +1 607-535-4541
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