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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“surf and turf” (7 reviews)
“burgers” (13 reviews)
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11:30 - 21:00 Hours
€€ - €€€
1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

On a recent Captain Bill’s dinner cruise only management’s attitude was worse than the dining experience. I treated another couple to dinner on Captain Bill’s cruise boat. The entire experience was awful. It was embarrassing for me. As an alternative to posting this review, I...More

1  Thank DrWCarroll
Reviewed 28 August 2016

great 2 hour cruise. friendly staff and crew. food could have been better, but I still recommend for an evening of relaxation.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Cruise was average - not something I would do again or recommend. Food is about what you'd expect for a hamburger buffet. Precooked burgers, simple lettuce salad, macaroni and potato salad,beans & some really bad BBQ. Biggest disappointment was desert - Pepridge Farm tea cookies....More

Thank cseipel32
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We did a dinner cruise in a Tuesday night. The experience of the cruise with the beautiful scenery is the best part. The food was just ok for $60 a plate but you know it's going to be iffy when you are one of 100...More

Thank cindy h
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We always like to take a cruise when we are on vacation. We picked the Burgers & Blues Cruise which included a buffet dinner. The setup was nice - we chose an upper deck table - which was open. If you wanted AC - you...More

Thank TheTravelingCs
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely, clean boat. Captain & mate friendly and knowledgeable. Wish the ride were longer. Interesting talk about the history of the salt mines and the Native Americans.

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We were traveling with a group and took a cruise on the Seneca Legacy with lunch. We had a beautiful day to experience a cruise on the lake. The boot is fairly large and well maintained. We had a selection of entrees to choose from...More

Thank Duane B
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The captain and his shipmate were very knowledgeable and courteous. They took great care of all the passengers. Well-worth the cost and time!

Thank jcl101
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Did the cruise on the "Stroller IV", very nice and relaxing trip on Lake Seneca, both the Captain and his mate were very knowledgeable, learned some interesting facts. Worth the trip!

Thank Patricia Y
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

3 couples booked luncheon cruise. Started 15 min late. Crew on dock seemed to be waiting for someone. Right after we set sail, a couple finally showed up on the dock in time to see us wave goodbye. Slow, smooth cruise. Food was good, luncheon...More

Thank Debbie L
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Questions & Answers
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
7 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
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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