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. 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.
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 isprepared 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.
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 perch fish tacos, and lobster bisque cooked in a traditional matter and served in a sourdough bread bowl. A perfect lunch can be a simple burger and fries, late-night street vendor dogs or pizza slices or even a fine restaurant menu in a casual environment. As well as gourmet sandwiches, pizza and conch fritters are on offer by the water’s edge, there are many colorful cafés serving light meals and your fix of great coffee.
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!