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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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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“surf and turf” (7 reviews)
“burgers” (13 reviews)
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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The price comes close to fine dining but the quality comes closer to mediocre fast food. You do get a huge pitcher of Sangria but you probably will not want to finish it. In short, a tourist trap.

1  Thank llh2228
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We did a sightseeing cruise during the day. It was about an hour. It was a nice relaxing cruise and the captain and helper had great information to share. Not really exciting or breathtaking scenery, but it was nice.

Thank laurie2668
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great band; good food; nice crew; ship-shape vessel; sunset views. All fine fun with friends taking in the sights and sounds of marvelous Seneca Lake on a summer time eve.

Thank GrandDude2014
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We took this to a couple of days ago... It only lasts about 50 minutes but then the price is only about $19 so what do you think you're going to get. The captain is on board with his crew mate. They both take turns...More

Thank tamesaor
Reviewed 8 August 2017

we elected to take the smaller ship on the hour - no food, the older captain was delightful but the younger mate was dull, mechanical and clearly disengaged, some interesting history of the lake and area, a little pricey for what you get, however there...More

1  Thank DVE11044
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had lunch on the patio of Captain Bill's. The food was great; the staff were excellent, and the prices were not outrageous.

Thank Dmarie340
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We got to see the lake and learn about all of the history. We did the stroller which was an hour and just enough for us.

Thank cac57
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Captain John and Dylan were our guides. Nice 50 minute ride. Informative and relaxing, would have liked it to be longer.

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The food and service was awesome!! My husband got a burger and fries, and I got a crab cake and shrimp alfredo. It was all amazing! We also sat on the patio and got to enjoy the view! We went for lunch and I wish...More

1  Thank 90cait
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We did the dinner cruise and I had the prime rib and potato. The dinner was average, but we expected that. It was a perfect evening causing the lake. The venue was extremely clean and the service was spot on. Add in a bottle of...More

Thank SlowPoke59
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Glenn M
13 August 2017|
Response from tamesaor | Reviewed this property |
Captain Bill does not run the dinner cruise he does the hourly cruise that goes around the lake and only last about 50 minutes.. when we took the hourly cruise we brought our own drinks with us. I saw the dinner cruise... More
6 August 2017|
Response from laineeee | Reviewed this property |
I believe I saw a couple smoking on the bow of the boat in the evening. I do not remember any non smoking signs Enjoy the cruise
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Kids
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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