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!

Lolas Key

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Lola’s Key at the Keys Restaurant complex features a gorgeous waterfront setting on Lake Erie.  Enjoy the lake breezes while enjoying a Fat Tuesday brand frozen concoction.  The Keys is the only establishment to offer these popular beverages.

Lola’s Key Location

After stepping off the Jet Express ferry, Lola’s Key is directly to the left of the dock.  There is ample seating at the bar and at tables perched just feet from the water.  Also, take in spectacular views of Perry’s Monument from this location.  Grab a savory appetizer and tasty beverage while enjoying the lovely setting.  From here, guests can traverse across DeRivera Park to the downtown Put-in-Bay area.  Here, most of the great attractions and shopping choices are found.  Stop in at Lola’s Key for great eats and stunning vistas. read more

Quick Info:
227 Bayview Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States
(419) 285-5397

Mojito Bay

Put in Bay Mojito Bay

Mojito Bay is a striking structure in the downtown Put-in-Bay area.  This beautiful tiki hut features swings instead of bar stools.  Moreover, construction occurred with authentic techniques by skilled craftsmen.  Swing up for a freshly muddled mojito.  There is an extensive list of options.  Also, there is great live entertainment on the main stage throughout the season.

Mojito Bay Location

This bar has a perfect island setting on Catawba Avenue.  The corridor is a natural extension to the main Delaware Avenue strip.  Mojito Bay is right at this intersection.   So, this is a great bar to begin the night.  The majority of the best Put-in-Bay Attractions and Shopping are nearby.  Moreover, they are within short walking distance. read more

Quick Info:
389 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States
(419) 285-4677

Mossbacks

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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. read more

Quick Info:
371 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
419-285-8888

Old Forge

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The Old Forge is an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner on Put-in-Bay.  Their specialty is crepes, offering both sweet and savory selections.  Also, there is an impressive menu of breakfast options.  Pair your sweet crepe with a refreshing mimosa.  Stop by for a delectable wrap, sandwich or fresh salad for lunch.  No matter the selection, the food is fresh and delicious!

Old Forge Location

The Catawba Avenue corridor is home to the Old Forge.  This area has quickly grown over the past 10 years.  Now, this section has grown to become a natural extension of the downtown Put-in-Bay area.  The majority of the Put-in-Bay Attractions and Shopping options are within walking distance. read more

Quick Info:
451 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States
(419) 285-0022

Pasquale’s

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Pasquale’s Family Restaurant has been serving the best breakfast on Put-in-Bay for over 20 years. The popularity can be easily verified by seeing the long lines waiting outside every weekend morning. Over the years, the building has been an ice cream shop, barbershop, and U.S. Customs Office. However, the current family-friendly restaurant is the tastiest option.  Still, the history of the building is quite interesting.  Additionally, there is a fantastic view of DeRivera Park and downtown Put-in-Bay to enjoy.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available.  Also, a children’s menu is available. read more

Quick Info:
234 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States
419-285-8600

Put-in-Bay Brewing Company

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The Put-in-Bay Brewing Company has great eats and local beers to delight.  Every summer an impressive rotation of craft brews is produced. Also, the menu pairs nicely with the assortment.  So, stopping here for a bite is a true taste of the Lake Erie Islands.

Catawba Avenue is home to the Brewery.  The location is just around the corner from Delaware Avenue, the main thoroughfare of the island.  Here, the majority of Put-in-Bay attractions, shopping and dining can be found.  Also, the Jet Express terminal is just a short stroll away.  So, the location is ideal, near most of the offerings.

Put-in-Bay Brewing Company Menu Highlights

Diners can choose from a variety of attractive options.  Lunch and dinner service are provided.  Also, be sure to pair the meal with one of the exceptional craft beers. read more

Quick Info:
441 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States
419-285-4677

Red Moon

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The Red Moon at the Park Hotel is one of the more unique watering holes on Put-in-Bay.  Step inside, and be transformed back into the time of Prohibition.  This tavern is modeled after a speakeasy, the name of a pub that operated during the ban of alcohol.  Inside, guests can choose from a wide selection of carefully crafted cocktails.  Many of which could be found on menus of the era.

Red Moon Location

The Red Moon is located within the Park Hotel, next to the Roundhouse Bar.  They are located in the heart of it all, in the middle of downtown Put-in-Bay.  From here, guests can explore all of the great Things to Do on Put-in-Bay. read more

Quick Info:
234 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States
(419) 285-2323

Ritas Cantina

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Ritas Cantina has refreshing margaritas, tacos and nachos that are sure to delight.  Take in the stunning views of Perry’s Monument and the Put-in-Bay Docks, while getting your Mexican food fix.

Ritas Cantina Location

The Boardwalk Restaurant complex is home to this crowd favorite.  Here, guests have a plethora of dining options.  These include casual and formal dining options.  Food choices include local Lake Erie Perch and Walleye, their famous Lobster Bisque and traditional American fare like hamburgers and hot dogs.  No matter the tastes, the Boardwalk has the options to please.  Also, the stunning lakefront location affords diners some of the best views of the bay. read more

Quick Info:
341 Bayview Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States
(419) 285-3695

The Roundhouse Bar

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The Roundhouse Bar at Put-in-Bay is an island institution steeped in tradition.  Thousands have flocked to this favorite watering hole for over 140 years.  The character and feel once inside, makes this a must stop.

Roundhouse Bar History

The Columbia Restaurant was open in downtown Put-in-Bay in June of 1873.  Here, guests chose from a selection of beer, wine and food. Most notably, was ice cream and cottage cheese.  In this time, these choices were sought after. Additionally, in this era, there wasn’t electricity in the building.  So, in the Winter blocks of ice came from the lake. Then, the ice house at the present day Put-in-Bay Winery held the ice. Prominent banners stretched across the street advertising ice cream treats. Then, in 1888 the first mention of the Roundhouse name surfaced in a newspaper article.  Also, the article listed George F. Schmidt as one the early owners. read more

Quick Info:
258 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA
419-285-2323

Tippers Steak House

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“Put-in-Bay has many restaurants open during the summer catering to all of the visitors on the island. Tippers Steak House is well known for the quality of their beef and their incredible weekly specials. But in the winter months there has only been a couple restaurants open to serve the 150 or so island residents. Tippers Steak House is one of them. Or should we say, it was one of them.

Island on Ice

As you may or may not know, Put-in-Bay is on an island (South bass Island) and the lake (Lake Erie) ices over in the winter. So the only way to get off or on the island is by airplane after the ferry stops running. This locks in the island residents who enjoy a very quiet winter. Only a few community events such as school sports and town hall meetings provide social outlets, other than Tippers. read more

Quick Info:
419-285-8477

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 in Put n Bay Ohio. 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!