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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
11:30 - 21:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went on the burgers and blues cruise. The chef accommodated a vegan diet with a call ahead and The portobello mushroom was yummy! Friendly staff and beautiful view.

Thank Brooke B
Maumee, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was a very nice evening cruise. Not sure what people expect for $50. If you want high end, go somewhere else. I have travelled the world and this was a lovely evening with my family on Lake Seneca. I did the country music cruise with my 3 teenagers and we all really enjoyed it, even my non-country music son.... More 

1 Thank bschmdt
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Walked into our reserved table; good view, however we were greeted with plastic cups. Disgusting. Apparently they don't have glasses. I also noticed a server chewing chewing gum with a dirty shirt on, how common. As soon as we departed we received our first starter, it was a decent soup, however was presented like a mess. Then we had a... More 

Thank Big C
Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The cruise was informative and very beautiful the history of the boat itself was amazing. I'd recommend doing any of the cruises.

Thank Sandy_Dysard
Buffalo, New York
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Took an hour ride on the Seneca 5 which does 50 minute cruises of the lake every hour on the hour. You are provided with some history of the surroundings, and great views of the lake. It was $17 per person, which is a bit steep for 50 minutes, but it was a fun little date for my husband and... More 

1 Thank Mimi O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My party of thirteen tried the Wednesday night Burgers & Blues cruise. With tax, it's over $50 a person and the food is pretty much cafeteria style burgers and buns. The only cheese for the burgers was cheez whiz. This is definitely not something you do for a good meal out. Although my party was all 21+, it was family... More 

2 Thank Stacey_Says
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75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The cruise on Lake Seneca was relaxing and very interesting. It was nice to see all the homes along the lake. The food was good, but it was not hot. The service was very slow, but it gave us a chance to enjoy the views and relax between courses. I would definitely recommend this cruise for anyone visiting the Finger... More 

1 Thank Louise S
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The food was great on both of our visits. The view from the deck is spectacular. Prices are a bit on the high side, but the location is worth the premium.

Thank Geoff G
Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The food was very good, with large potions. The view of Seneca Lake from the outside covered deck was fabulous. The prices were reasonable.

Elmira, NY
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361 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Surf and turf for my wife and prime rib for me. Could have been just a little less done, but still very tasty. A full sit-down meal and a pleasant cruise on Seneca Lake about the Seneca Legacy made for a wonderful Tuesday evening - maybe even a romantic evening for some. Service was adequate and timing of service of... More 

Thank RayMargeson

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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, View, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?