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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“prime rib” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

The captain was very knowledgeable of the area and history of the lake and Watkins Glen town. He was able to convey some interesting facts. There was a fair amount of quiet time on the boat.

Thank Madareg
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Very good! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The captain and sailor helper were both knowledgeable and helpful. The weather certainly helped! We were there in a glorious sun filled day surrounded by magnificent autumn colour. Worth the money!

Thank Piera V
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My beautiful wife planned a surprise birthday party for me aboard the Legacy. The night was perfect to begin with, but the ship, the crew, and the meal added layer after layer of frosting to this special night. If you have considered doing it but...More

Thank Jake J
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took the two-hour tour with lunch. The skipper pointed out some of the mildly interesting shoreline sights, using a loudspeaker system that rendered just about everything he said indecipherable. The food wasn't terrible, but it's far from being memorably good. But, what do ypou...More

Thank LoafJugThouTree
Reviewed 16 October 2016

On a pleasant afternoon, we decided to drive an hour or so to Watkins Glen, take in a boat cruise and have dinner. We made the 4:00 sailing for a cruise that leaves on the hour, plus or minus for unloading and loading. However, a...More

2  Thank Brian1776
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Food was excellent and service also. Very reasonably priced .We highly recommend this dinner cruise!

Thank markath753
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The staff was very nice and personable. The boat ride was beautiful and the captain provided us with some really great information. The reason for the three is that food was really average at best.

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to take this cruise on our honeymoon. I had proposed to her on a dinner cruise in Thailand and this seemed like a wonderful bookend to that tale. Upon boarding we were told that we were seated upstairs-- this was...More

Thank Jon-Michael D
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We booked Captain Bills Lake Cruise one early afternoon. This was an hour ride on Seneca Lake. The captain and his mate take turn speaking about the history past and present about Seneca Lake. It's a nice leisurely ride. We went past two salt plants,...More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Located on Seneca Lake this is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. The prices a re fair and the food is extremely good. The menu covers a wide range and all is prepared fresh. The atmosphere is pleasant and the decor is nautical as...More

Thank BillSebring
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16 July 2017|
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Response from Mick L | Reviewed this property |
This is America, the tip is never included but seemingly expected whether providing good service or not.
April E
19 June 2017|
Response from Mick L | Reviewed this property |
Prices vary depending on the day and whether you want a lunch or dinner cruise. Monday-Beer & Cheese June 26th - September 4th 7pm-8:30pm $29 Wednesday-Burgers & Blues Thursday- Country Music Cruise June 22nd - September... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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