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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 good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (7 reviews)
“brownie” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has a wonderful location as it is right on the shores of Lake Seneca. The menu had lots of choices from seafood to poultry, pasta and steaks. We enjoyed our dinner there and the close proximity to the hotel we were staying at...More

Thank debrae440
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There for lunch on a beautiful, sunny Saturday. We had a gorgeous view of Seneca Lake and dined on Crab Cake sandwiches. These were as good as I have had anywhere, and our server, Walter, was professional and excellent!

Thank Sailor34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered the clam chowder and soup of the day and they were both excellent! Our server was very friendly and accommodating - we would certainly go back - the dinner menu looked awesome

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 3 October 2018

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 28 September 2018 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 20 September 2018

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
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Stephen C
28 October 2018|
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Response from 773kurtc | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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