boardwalk upper deck restaurant

The Upper Deck is located within the Boardwalk Restaurant building on Put-in-Bay Ohio.  Here, diners can take in the sweeping views of Lake Erie.  Moreover, table side service is available on this level.

The Boardwalk Restaurant is an island food destination.  Diners come hungry and leave satisfied.  The location of the restaurant is superb.  Bayview Avenue in downtown Put-in-Bay is the home of the Boardwalk  and they’re right across the street from the Heineman Winery.  Nearby, the Put-in-Bay Winery and Jet Express terminal are a short walk away.  Also, the lovely DeRivera Park is just across the street.  Boaters are also welcomed here.  There are mooring buoys to dock.  Also, their is a water taxi to whisk boaters ashore.  So, no matter the choice of transportation, this restaurant is very accessible.

Upper Deck Menu Highlights

The Boardwalk family of restaurants is best known for the famous Lobster Bisque.  This creamy and savory dish has become a must eat for island guests.  Additionally, the local and regional seafood selections are outstanding.  Try a taste of the local fare with some Lake Erie Walleye or Lake Erie Perch sandwich.  Otherwise, opt for fresh Maine Lobster, Key West Pink Shrimp or succulent Alaskan King Crab Legs.  The dining options are abound at the Upper Deck.

Start off a meal with a tasty appetizer.  Notable menu items include the Bleu Cheese Chips and the Fish Dip.  Also, Mozzarella Sticks and Coconut Shrimp are sure to delight.  Lunch options include fresh salads, sandwiches and the savory Lobster Bisque.  Notable sandwich offerings include the Salmon BLT and the Blackened Mahi Mahi.  Lastly, the dinner selections have great variety.  Dive into the Lobster, Crab and Shrimp Alfredo.  There is even a monstrous 24 ounce steak for the bigger appetites.  No matter the choice, the food and views cannot be beat this dining experience.

For the Kids

Kids meals at the Boardwalk come served on a frisbee you get to keep for free! They have hot dogs, corn dogs, and much more. They’ve got the best lobster bisque in the United States as well as a panoramic view of Lake Erie! They also have lobster rolls and other fresh seafood from the main deck plus ice cream for dessert! The same family also owns Hooligans so make sure you check them out too!


Chuck B: “I have eaten here many times and have never had a bad meal. We usually start off with the Lobster Bisque which is always amazing. Our server this visit was Taylor. She always greets us with a smile and you can tell she loves her work. My wife and I had the Bisque, Lobster Mac n Cheese, and Coconut shrimp. Our friend had the Shrimp Basket, and we all had a drink. The bill was under $100 which I think is a bargain considering the quality of the food, the cleanliness of the restaurant, the beautiful view, and of course the amazing Taylor along with the rest of the staff that make this a place great. They also have great Margarita’s! We will revisit for many years to come.”

Rob C: “We stopped in for dinner and Marisa our server was so helpful and made us feel at home. It had been a very wet and gray day and I decided that the lobster bisque bread bowl was going to be my choice. It was too die for, plenty of lobster and so good! My wife had the upper deck burger. It was cooked to perfection and loaded with cheese and an egg on top. Delicious! My sister in law ordered the kelp salad. She enjoyed it, and exclaimed how great it was along with the portions. A very Delightful meal!”

April H: “Had lunch here today and enjoyed it. There’s a big window overlooking the bay, but we ate at a picnic table area downstairs. Upstairs is the restaurant. Not as much outdoor seating, but has a large bar area that you can look out windows all around the room. Lobster bisque poutine fries were delicious and my mom had a veggie wrap that looked fantastic. The service was quick at the bar, even though it got busy right after we showed up. Food came out fast. A nicer restaurant than many of the bar selections nearby, but still a casual feel to the place. I would come back again.”

Be sure to include the Boardwalk in selecting a place to eat on Put-in-Bay.  The variety of options, stunning views and friendly staff puts guests at ease.  Also, they can accommodate large groups.  So, plan your trip today.  Good eats await!