Unique Put-in-Bay Dining and Cuisine
When you explore the Lake Erie Islands, local authentic cuisine will be discovered all over. Meals ranging from simple fresh lake fish enjoyed with a view of the Bay to high-end but casual restaurants like the Goat Soup and Whiskey and everything you would expect in between. You could eat in a different Put-in-Bay dining for every meal. You might ask yourself, Can you make reservations for Put-in-Bay Restaurants? Well, most of our dining choices are walk-in and no reservations are needed!
Superb Lake Erie game fish like walleye and perch is typical – you’ll get no fresher in the classiest restaurants in the world. Island entertainment in the evening is a must: beautiful dancing, traditional island guitar acts and mesmerizing steel drums. The crowd participation with the popular late-night DJs in our Put-in-Bay clubs and bars is a highlight. How many bars are in Put-in-Bay Ohio? Well over a dozen!
Seafood and Concerts
Surrounded by Lake Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes, local fishermen venture beyond the lighthouse before sunrise. Their catches help Put-in-Bay Dining earn a reputation for creating the best cuisine in the area. Fresh seafood comes straight out of the lake and is prepared simply by local chefs. They use delicious local ingredients from our nutrient-rich fresh island gardens. Many island chefs even grow their own herbs and vegetables for a truly Green dining experience. But don’t worry, there are quick service places serving great food to diners like Subway and the Chicken Patio, and the Burrito Stand.
You can even get some fair food at the annual Bash on the Bay country concert. Past performers have been Toby Keith Put in Bay, Rascal Flatts Put in Bay, and Kid Rock Put in Bay tickets. Local hotels offer their own unique food offerings also such as the Islander Inn Put in Bay and the Bayshore Resort Put in Bay. And as an added bonus, if you book direct (instead of using Airbnb Put in Bay or VRBO Put in Bay), then you will usually save money that you can use for great dining on the island!
Love fresh food?
There are over forty places to eat and drink on the little island of Put-in-Bay. This page features just a few! Also check out more dining options at PutinbayDining.com. Or simply ask a Put-in-Bay taxi driver where he or she loves to eat, you may be surprised!
Seafood meals at the Boardwalk feature favorite local dishes like famous lobster bisque cooked in a traditional manner and served in a sourdough bread bowl. Try Hooligans on Catawba Ave for the freshest perch tacos on the island. Lake Erie Perch is a favorite at Mossbacks across from Derivera Park. Alaskan King Crab entrees makes an appearance when it is in season.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Where to get Breakfast on Put-in-Bay? Start the day with a delicious breakfast of Eggs Benedict at Frosty Bar or Bloody Marys at Reel Bar. Or maybe try the omelets at Pasquale’s Cafe on Loraine Ave or crepes at the Forge. The Village Bakery is a hot spot for danishes and coffee unless you favor the margaritas across the street with live entertainment. Ice cream at Dairy Isle is always an option, any time of day.
A perfect lunch in downtown Put-in-Bay can be a simple burger and fries at the Boathouse Bar or a cuban sandwich at Topsy Turvey. Late-night street vendor dogs or Cameo pizza slices in Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille on Delaware Ave, or even a fine restaurant menu and appetizers at Upper Deck but in a casual environment like Mama Marias (famous for their meatball subs). What is the number for Pizza on Put-in-Bay? Your best bet for late night free delivery is 419-285-4444.
As well as gourmet sandwiches, pizza and Caribbean conch fritters are on offer by the water’s edge, there are many colorful cafés serving light meals and your fix of great eatery coffee. Is there a brewery on Put-in-Bay? Yes, there is, and it called the Put-in-Bay Brewery! There is even a distillery at the Put-in-Bay Brewery with outdoor seating.
After Hours at Put-in-Bay
When the sun sets and you’ve had your fill of our delicious cuisine. The real party begins! There are plenty of things to do in Put-in-Bay.
When the sun goes down, the party heats up. Put-in-Bay restaurants and bars boast the best nightlife of all the Lake Erie islands. Mix with friendly locals and boaters in open-air bars, most on the downtown strip where cool island vibes and spectacular vistas await. Grab a drink and enjoy the bands, whether local live music or a stunning sunset over the water at the Keys or Boardwalk restaurant.
When you want to go large, head to one of our pumping nightclubs, or join a nightly Put-in-Bay Rolling Pub Tour where you pedal yourself to the party. Above all, while our Put-in-Bay Restaurant nightlife is exciting and exotic, it’s extremely safe and fun. Stay Overnight and enjoy the late-night festivities!