Put in Bay mossbacks

Mossbacks Restaurant of Put-in-Bay has quality eats and tasty drinks.  Diners can opt for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Also, the bar is a welcoming place to enjoy a carefully crafted libation.

The location of Mossbacks is prime.  Located nearest to Lake Erie on Catawba Avenue, the views are impressive.  Additionally, DeRivera Park is across the street.  Here, this beautiful waterfront park is the focal point of the downtown area. There are multiple children’s play areas, picnic tables and walking paths.  Also, the Jet Express ferry terminal is just a short walk away.

Mossbacks Menu Highlights

Menu options are a plenty.  First, the breakfast options are appetizing.  Eggs to order, pancakes and breakfast sandwiches are delectable options. Wash down the tasty fare with a Bloody Mary or Breakfast Bomb.  The Breakfast Bomb features Jameson Whiskey and Butterscotch Schnapps with an OJ chaser. Start the day off right with a hearty breakfast.

Hearty lunches are a staple here.  From the savory Black and Bleu Salad to the Island Salad, fresh options are staples.  Also, each day there is home made soup.  Pair the soup with a salad for a filling lunch.  A signature item is the famous Mossback burgers.  The signature burgers are carefully crafted.  Moreover, the flavor combinations are outstanding.

The dinner choices are impressive.  Steaks, Perch Baskets and Bratwurst are favorites.  However, the Pierogis can’t be missed.  This signature item is savory and delicious. There is even a basket that pairs the Pierogis with Bratwurst.  Guaranteed to satisfy!


Linda O: “I had walleye bites with a side salad. Excellent! Bites is an understatement. They were more like walleye hunks. A light spicy breading and a sweet tartar sauce. The salad was fresh with a variety of veggies. Service was prompt and friendly.”

Mike M: “Visited Mossbacks at the suggestion of a local shop worker. Was not disappointed. Good food and the service was prompt and friendly. Nice views and central location. I definitely recommend stopping by when visiting the island.”

Nathan B: “I’ve noticed a trend while writing reviews for my recent trip to Put-in-Bay. Every server we had was great. And the server here was no exception. We came in for a drink to get out of the rain and also had some tasty carrot cake (made from scratch).”

Sam G: “Came to Mossbacks while in town for a bachelor party with a large group of guys and they were able to accommodate our group. I picked Mossbacks because I don’t live in Ohio anymore and I really wanted to eat food from back home. I went with the perch and pierogies and was very happy! Both were cooked perfectly and hit the spot for back home cooking! The service was very good, especially considering we had such a large group. I would recommend Mossbacks and would return the next time I am in Put In Bay.”


Put-in-Bay and the Lake Erie Islands have much to offer.  Outstanding attractions and shopping make the island a great family escape.  Also, just the trip over on the Miller Ferry or Jet Express is memorable.  The atmosphere on the island is welcoming and relaxed.  So, plan your trip today.  See you at the Bay!

Quick Info:
371 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States