Put-In-Bay Restaurants

Some of the best memories with family and friends are made over a great meal. We get together for dinners to celebrate holidays, birthdays and more. A great meal can take your vacation with people you care about to another level. At Put-in-Bay, we have so many great dining choices, ranging from casual to upscale, and any style of cuisine you can think of. The only challenge will be trying all of the restaurants that sound good during your stay! Read on to learn more about all of the great choices for a meal when out at Put-in-Bay!

Boathouse Restaurant

boathouse bar

The Boathouse Bar and Grill on Put-in-Bay is ready to serve you.  They have been offering delectable meals and cold drinks for over 50 years.  Additionally, the Boathouse is the proud home of outstanding island entertainment.  Great eats and great bands is their motto and they certainly live up to it.

The location is nothing short of prime.  Located in downtown Put-in-Bay on Hartford Avenue, the Boathouse is near all of the action.  Also, the Jet Express dock and downtown marina is just a short walk away.  So, this is a favorite among boaters due to the proximity to the water.  DeRivera Park is just across the street, as is Kimberly’s Carousel.  So, finding this island favorite is a breeze. read more

Quick Info:
218 Hartford Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
419-285-5665

Cameo Pizza

cameo pizza

Cameo Pizza of Put-in-Bay prides themselves on using fresh ingredients. The crust and sauce is fresh, made daily.   So, diners can expect a fresh and tasty pizza every time.  Additionally, Cameo’s offers subs, wraps, salads and more.  There is a reason this has become a staple of Put-in-Bay.

The location of this favored eatery is in downtown Put-in-Bay on Catawba Avenue.  Put-in-Bay Town Hall, the Put-in-Bay Police Department and the Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum are just steps away.  Guests can opt to visit this location for carry out service.  Otherwise, delivery service is available.  Delivery hours plunge deep into the night during peak season, so there is always time to enjoy a Cameo pizza.  Late night service is available up to as late as 4 AM at the busiest of times. read more

Quick Info:
438 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
419-285-4444

Chicken Patio

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The Chicken Patio is nothing short of an island institution.  Founded in 1952, generations of Put-in-Bay guests have enjoyed their fare.  Most notably, the feature item is open pit chicken basted in a house made wine sauce.  Originally, just a small grill covered the cooking needs.  Today, a 21 foot charcoal grill accommodates the huge demand.

World Famous Roundhouse Bar

Location is everything.  Moreover, the Chicken Patio is no exception to this rule of thumb.  The World Famous Roundhouse Bar is directly next door.  Additionally, the historic Park Hotel is just behind the grill.  Initially, The Roundhouse Bar was opened in 1863 as the Columbia Restaurant.  Here, guests could choose from beer, wine, snacks and food.  Most notably, at the time cottage cheese and ice cream were big sellers. read more

Quick Info:
60 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States
419-285-3581

Dairy Isle

Put in Bay dairy-isle

Dairy Isle is the place to beat the heat with a refreshing ice cream treat.  Also, they have a tasty selection of sandwiches and wraps for a quick lunch.  Stop in with the family for a savory dessert.

Dairy Isle Location

Just steps from the Jet Express terminal is this tasty Put-in-Bay eatery.  Also, the Keys Restaurant is just behind the building.  The Keys offers a Carribbean inspired menu with delectable frozen drinks to pair with it.

Testimonials

Leonard C: “A very convenient casual fast food family friendly restaurant on Put-in-Bay. The servers were very friendly and courteous. Our food was fresh and delicious including the local fried perch. I highly recommend stopping by for lunch, dinner or a snack.” read more

Quick Info:
213 Bayview Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States
(419) 285-3506

Dan Dee’s Snack Shack

Put in Bay DanDee's Snack Shack

Dan Dee’s Snack Shack has tasty food and drinks at reasonable prices.  Stop in for a quick snack or lunch during your outing to Put-in-Bay.  Options include chicken tenders, corn dogs, french fries and onion rings.  Also, opt for a icy cold slush to cool off from the Summer heat.

Dan Dee’s Snack Shack Location

Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center is home to the Snack Shack.  This location offers an assortment of wonderful activities for kids and kids at heart.  Challenge friends to a game of mini golf at the War of 18 Holes.  Sift through a bag of rough mix and uncover gems and fossils at Gem Stone Mining.  There truly is a fun activity for the whole family. read more

Quick Info:
979 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States
(419) 285-2283

Fish Shack

Put in Bay fish shak

The Boardwalk Restaurant complex is home to the Fish Shack.  Here, diners can try some local fare.  Most notably, the Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch are exceptional.  Fortunately, for those who do not care for seafood, other eateries reside within the building.  These stands feature hamburgers, chicken tenders and more.

Fish Shack Location and Island Views

The Boardwalk Restaurant is a pillar of the dining options on the island of Put in Bay.  A waterfront location affords guests panoramic views of Lake Erie.  Also, the neighboring islands of Gibraltar and Middle Bass Island can are visible from the outdoor terraces.

The Ohio State University owns Gibraltar Island. Moreover, they have been conducting fresh water research here for over 100 years.  Additionally, the islands history is rich with prominent guests visiting the island. Jay Cooke, a civil war financier, once owned the island.  Several US Presidents and other dignitaries spent time on Gibraltar Island.  Also, Cooke ordered the construction of what became known as Cooke Castle.  From the Fish Shack diners can view this spectacular structure.  In 1865 the project completed. Today, OSU is working on restoring the building to its original splendor. read more

Quick Info:
341 Bayview Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
419-285-3695

The Fish Bowl

fishbowl bar

The Fish Bowl on Put-in-Bay is a favored hangout among visitors.  The building was extensively renovated, providing guests with a comfortable and cozy environment.  Moreover, the expanded deck on South side of the building affords wondrous views of downtown Put-in-Bay.

Mossbacks is directly next to the Fishbowl.  The Valentine Doller building is home to both of these establishments.  Valentine Doller is a past resident of Put-in-Bay who came to the island in the mid 1800’s.  Moreover, during his time on the island he held many positions.  Surprisingly, he was the first postmaster, the clerk of courts, a founding trustee of the Village and even the mayor. This structure that bears his name is situated on Catawba Avenue.  Also, the beautiful DeRivera Park is across the street.  Additionally, the Jet Express ferry terminal is just a short walk away. read more

Quick Info:
371 Northwest Catawba Road, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
419-285-3833

The Goat Soup & Whiskey

The Goat Soup and Whiskey Dining

The Goat Soup & Whiskey on Put-in-Bay is a choice eatery and pub.  Priding themselves on fresh and local ingredients, this is a must visit location.  The scratch made soups and carefully crafted cocktails are just a portion of the fabulous offerings. So, stop in and see what the buzz is about.

Goat Soup and Whiskey Location

The Goat is on Catawba Road between Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and Heineman’s Winery.  This location is less than one half mile to downtown Put-in-Bay.  Also, surrounding this property is the beautiful Coopers Woods. Coopers Woods is a tract of wooded land that has remained natural for generations.  Lovely walking trails grace the space.  Wildflowers and wildlife alike are teeming here. read more

Quick Info:
820 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States
419-285-4628

Hooligans

hooligans irish pub

Hooligans Irish Pub is a lively eatery on the magical isle of Put-in-Bay.  Here, patrons can get the taste and feel of “The Emerald Isle. The Irish hospitality is worthy of a visit. Most importantly, the staff strives to provide an excellent dining experience.  Stop in for a pint.

Hooligans Location

The location of Hooligans is on Catawba Ave.  Furthermore, the Put-in-Bay Town Hall and Put-in-Bay Police Department are directly next door.  So, from this location guests are close to the action.

Inside, the interior is beautiful. Impressive wood working is found throughout.  The rich woods and Irish themed decor set the mood for a memorable experience.  There are multiple seating areas available.  Moreover, diners can choose the main dining room for table side service.  Otherwise, guests can opt to sit at the bar.  Lastly,  the lovely outside patio is a great option. From this vista, guests will have a front seat to the action. Catawba Avenue is oftentimes very busy, with golf carts whizzing by.  People watching at its finest. read more

Quick Info:
421 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
419-285-8000

Joe’s Bar & Restaurant

joes bar and restaurant

Joe’s Bar and Restaurant is a local favorite hangout.  The atmosphere is inviting, putting patrons at ease.  Guests can expect to leave refreshed from Joe’s.

Finding the location is easy.  Joe’s is located on the corner of Meechen Road and Catawba Avenue.  South Bass Island State Park is a short walk away.  The building is very distinguishable with a striking red exterior.  Moreover, the structure has a rich and lively history.  Previously, the space was used as a press house for grapes.  The wine making traditions of Put-in-Bay run deep.  Here, the Doller press house, was integral in the wine production.  Today, Heineman’s Winery continues the tradition. read more

Quick Info:
1400 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States
419-285-5637

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!