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10 Best Restaurants in Put-in-Bay Ohio – #1 Mr. Ed’s

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#1 — Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille — Upscale Bar Food in a Trendy Atmosphere

If you read our last review of Mr. Ed’s, you know that this is one of our favorite hangouts on Put-in-Bay. So it was with mild trepidation that we heard that they had completely remodeled their menu for this year and invited us in for lunch. We were lucky to show up the day they were practicing and finalizing their new menu items and got an insider peek at the new food. We’ve never left hungry before, and this trip was no exception!

The burger section of the menu is almost completely the same, luckily, but with one burger missing. The theme this year is based around their Big Chubby burger. This is the platform for all of the other burger creations, of which there are many. Past offerings ranged from adding pulled pork, to bologna, to onion rings, to chorizo. Our favorite last year was the chorizo burger. It’s official name was “The Spanish Sunrise Burger” and you may ask why such a goofy name. Chorizo (spanish) and a fried egg (sunrise) are featured, so it made more sense after you saw it. Back to the beginning… this is your platform Big Chubby burger to which they have added chorizo, albeit not a super spicy blend. It is all about the chorizo flavor and not the heat, fortunately (tastes great!) and unfortunately (I like it hot hot hot!). The burger is topped with some pepper jack cheese and a fried egg on top of that to get the cheese melty. Top this off with some spicy slaw, green chilis, and southwest sauce and you have your burger! It was a little pricey at $11.49 but trust me, it was well worth it. read more

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Put-In-Bay is on Another List, Esquire Magazine’s 50 Coolest!

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One tiny village on a small island in the north end of Ottawa County near the Canadian border continues to get quite a lot of attention, especially as the tourism season ramps up.

Put-in-Bay has found its way into yet another list of top vacation destinations. Most recently, this humble little community on South Bass Island was named one of “The 50 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Esquire magazine. (http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/g2227/best-small-towns-america/?slide=35)

“This island on Lake Erie got its name from 18th century schooners that would ‘put in’ on the bay to wait out bad weather,” the article reads. read more

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Put-In-Bay is a Top 10 Most Beautiful Town in Ohio

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Brimming with history, Midwest charm and beautiful landscapes, Ohio is the place to be for quintessential American small towns. From arty Yellow Springs – one of the nation’s coolest small towns – to the picturesque island community of Put-in-Bay, The Culture Trip rounds up some of the prettiest places in the Buckeye State.

Located on tiny South Bass Island around five miles from the Ohio mainland, Put-in-Bay is a picturesque island town and popular summer tourist destination when thousands flock to enjoy the town’s quaint restaurants, lively pubs and recreational activities like walleye and perch fishing – no wonder Put-in-Bay is often nicknamed the “Key West of the North”. History buffs will delight in its historic homes and pivotal role in the War of 1812: Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument – a 352 foot high Doric column and one of the USA’s tallest monuments – towers over Put-in-Bay’s harbor and commemorates Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory over British forces in the waters off the island. read more

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Put-In-Bay Ranked #14 Best Small Town in America

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Put-in-Bay has made the list again! We are #14 in the USA! Read the article at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-small-towns-2015-180954993/?page=14&no-ist

Townspeople commemorate the events of 1812 every September with Perry’s Victory Heritage Fest, featuring music, art and a recreation of an 1812 military encampment. This summer also marks the start of five years of visits from the U.S. brig Niagara, a historic replica of one of Perry’s ships that will offer tours, sailing trips and the chance to learn old-fashioned seamanship skills. Perry’s Cave (where the commander found drinking water for his men) also offers historic tours, while Crystal Cave across the street features the world’s largest geode, sparkling with pale blue celestine crystals read more

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