The Reel Bar

the put-in-bay reel bar

The Reel Bar on Put-in-Bay is a newer favorite in a familiar location.  The building used to house Tony’s, a former islander favorite bar.  Now, diners can enjoy the nice selection of fresh offerings.

Finding the Reel Bar is a breeze. The bar and restaurant’s address is on Catawba Avenue.  Nearby, the downtown Put-in-Bay area beckons revelers to enjoy the numerous attractions.  Also, a short walk away is the Jet Express terminal.  The Jet Express provides ferry boat transportation from Port Clinton and Sandusky Ohio.  Furthermore, the Jet services both Put-in-Bay and Kelley’s Island.  Passengers can opt for an island hopper pass good for both.

Reel Bar Menu Overview

There is breakfast, lunch and dinner service at the Reel. Moreover, each meal service has offerings that are both unique and delicious.  Therefore, careful attention made to the food quality.

Start the day right with a hearty breakfast.  First, for the big eaters there are great options.  Corned beef hash, biscuits and gravy or a big breakfast burrito will fill up the hungriest.  Also, guests can opt for a sweeter option.  French toast, pancakes and more will satisfy your sweet tooth.  So, are you hungry yet?

Lunch and dinner time brings a new set of tasty dishes.  Notably, the Reel Bar is well known for their juicy hamburgers.  So, order one just how you like it, or opt for a specialty burger.  There are other great handheld options.  Try the Lobster Roll for a decidedly delicious option.  Also, they offer a variety of Street Tacos.  Mix and match to create a tasty trio.

With all of this tasty food, guests need something to wash it down.  Fortunately, the Reel Bar has it covered.  The signature drinks are all freshly squeezed. Therefore, the difference is amazing.  So, try a freshly squeezed mimosa or screwdriver.  The fresh OJ is exhilarating.

For a memorable meal with freshness at the forefront, try the Reel Bar at Put-in-Bay.  Also, stop in just to try one of the delicious hand crafted cocktails.  Come in for a Reely great time!


Dana V: “Good food, great drinks,and a fun atmosphere! We started coming to the Reel Bar years ago. First it was me and the kids for lunch and then when I visit with my husband we go for the entertainment, and drinks. They serve Vegetarian food, and can make food allergen friendly if you need. It’s the stop YOU want to make, or you are missing the best on the Island. The owners are some of the kindest people I have ever met. If you don’t drink, or want to be at a bar, they do offer breakfast. Don’t miss this stop on the island.”

John D: “Definitely the best burgers on the island. I should know, I live on the island. The Bourbon Burger in not to be missed if you like bourbon. The sauce is the key to the burger. It’s okay on its own but it’s fantastic when it’s on the sandwich. Andy, the owner, will go out of his way to make sure everything is right.”

Renee B: “Reel bar is always a great place to stop. The service is wonderful and the food is delicious. We haven’t experienced the “Live entertainment” but we’ve heard great things. Definitely going to stop back again and again, love the location and the staff.”

Brandon K: “Excellent food. The menu is a little pricey, but it’s about average compared with other places on the island. The Bourbon burger was one of my top 5 ever. Everything was served quickly and very hot. Excellent service and quality.”

Quick Info:
461 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States