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Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
+1 607-535-4541
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Schenectady, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Madareg
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Piera V
Chemung, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 haven't yet, do it!

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Thank Jake J
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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225 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 expect on a boat that does lake excursions?

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Thank LoafJugThouTree
Berkshire, NY
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 tour bus was late in arriving, so the 10 or so other passengers waited 10... More 

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Thank Brian1776
Hiram, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

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

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Thank markath753
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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Thank Jessica H
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 the opposite of what we had asked for when reserving. I had asked the agent... More 

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Thank Jon-Michael D
Iselin, New Jersey
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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, private properties and Hector Falls. We had a nice time and you would too.

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Thank Terri S
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 you would expect.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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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