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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%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“prime rib” (13 reviews)
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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Okay people, I'm guessing that whoever owns Captain Bill's boat trips up and down the lake, including the lunch/dinner cruises (one of which we did last year), also own this restaurant, namely Seneca Harbour Station (for trip advisor website designers who add the spell checker.....More

Thank Mick L
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I take a couple of dinner boat trips throughout the summer. It is relaxing, great food and a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery of the lake.

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

went on this boat trip around Senaca Lake twice. Very informative and well worth it. Captian Tony great guy

Thank msdawn461
Reviewed 6 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 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...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 8 October 2016

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

Thank markath753
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.

Thank Jessica H
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April E
How much is it for the dinner and the cruze on the capain bills?
18 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
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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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