The Put-in-Bay Tourist Information Center
Your Island Vacation Guide
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Put-in-Bay, Ohio—the Key West of the Midwest—has a long and colorful history. From prehistoric settlement to present-day destination, where food, fun and sun await, there’s something here for everyone. Check out our complete guide to the island below—you’ll find everything you need to know about accommodations, attractions and transportation. Let us help you create the perfect Put-in-Bay vacation!
Walleye Capital of the World
If you haven’t been to Put-in-Bay before, you’re in for a real treat! The waters surrounding South Bass Island are home to some of the finest freshwater fishing in the Midwest. An abundance of delicious, fresh-caught seafood at Put-in-Bay’s restaurants is a testament to the bounty of Lake Erie. From plentiful perch to the wondrous walleye gliding over beautiful, sandy flats, there’s something here for everyone. Enjoy a relaxing trip on a fishing charter, or rent a kayak at Put-in-Bay harbor.
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“It was so good at Lunch, We went back for supper !!” The food was great from start to finish. The Perch Tacos were AWESOME. Having never wanted to try a fish taco, I was brave , YUMMY. Walleye Oscar at supper, was wonderful. Staff was friendly, Relaxing, yet romantic setting. Best place on the Island we found.
-Jeff O, TripAdvisor