Put-in-Bay’s Best Restaurants
Put-in-Bay Restaurants Something for Everyone!
Put-in-Bay offers a wide variety of restaurants from a simple Subway to sit down fine dining with views that are incredible! Most of the Put-in-Bay Restaurants are located in the downtown area although there are a few in the interior of the island. One thing that you will likely find at most Put-in-Bay Restaurants will be the highly prized delicious Lake Erie Perch. It’s served in tacos, salads, baskets, and dinners it’s that good! A close runner-up is the Walleye, another popular Lake Erie Fish. Our Put-in-Bay Island Guide available to download and print and provides a map showing where the restaurants are located.
There are several locations that also offer late night food options, to go, delivery service, as well as catering and boxed lunches for those fishing or boating and spending the day on the Lake Erie waters.
Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grill
When it comes to Restaurants at Put-in-Bay, Mr. Ed’s is definitely the place to be for lunch, dinner or late night on the island. The happy hour prices are unbeatable – some of the best of the Put-in-Bay Bars as are the bands! Be sure to check out the Put-in-Bay Entertainment schedule for who is playing on the main floor and the and the rooftop bar upstairs. The sports bar feel of the afternoon, where you can eat wings and watch the game on one of 15 plasma TVs, segues into an all-night indoor and outdoor party after dark.
Blue Marlin Bar & Restaurants
The Blue Marlin Bar & Grill is one of Put-in-Bay’s favorite restaurants with its poolside dining and casual relaxed menu. Located at the Put-in-Bay Resort, the islands most popular resort hotel the Blue Marlin Bar & Grill offers Pizza, grinders, Put-in-Bay’s best cheeseburger and a wide array of salads, sandwiches and light entrees. The pool area is open to the patrons of the Bar & Grill so take the family over for lunch or dinner and a swim! Their three 60inch LCD TV’s always have the most popular sporting events showing!
- 272 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Looking for one of our faster service restaurants with some good eats while visiting the Lake Erie Islands? Check out Subway for freshly prepared sandwiches and salads. Subway at Put-in-Bay is located behind Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille and the Commodore Motel. Remember, Subway is open late to serve you. And remember, Eat Fresh!
- 439 Loraine Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Located within the Put in Bay Resort complex, the Put-in-Bay Pizza Company caters to the entire island and specializes in free delivery to guests of the Put-in-Bay Resort and Bay Lodging Resort and delivers to all Put-in-Bay hotels resorts and residences. An extensive Italian restaurant features thin and thick-crust pizza, strombolis, grinders, and larger-than-life salads. Open late every night and until 3 am on weekends. Don’t miss out on this Put-in-Bay favorite which has been voted Put-in-Bay’s number one pizza 5 years in a row!
- 392 Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Situated on the historic Doller Estate, come enjoy our majestic views of Put-in-Bays downtown harbor while sampling our world-class wines. We offer a tasting tour of the estate, individual samples, flights, glasses and bottles of wine and juice! Our staff prides ourselves in putting together the perfect flight to please any palate! Whether relaxing on our Victorian front porch or wine garden, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to make your experience one to remember!
BIG MANS BURRITO STAND
Big Man’s Burrito Stand offers a wide range of Mexican options, from jam-packed steak burritos featuring rice, cheese, lettuce, black beans, sour cream, salsa and other fillings, to the simple classic soft carne asada (pork) burrito. They are also one of the restaurants that offer vegetarian options for those who don’t eat anything that used to have a face on it. The Big Man’s Burrito Stand is located behind the Frosty Family Pizza and can be accessed thru their entrance or from Loraine Avenue.
One of three Put-in-Bay Restaurants on the waterfront serving some of the freshest seafood on the Ohio islands, including its world-famous Lobster Bisque – what’s not to love? The menu for this casual family dining restaurant includes choices from a seafood lover’s dream, like Lake Erie Perch & Walleye, Alaskan King Crab, and shrimp, as well as burgers, fries, and pizza. A great mix of live bands can also be found at The Boardwalk. Getting to Put-in-Bay by your own personal boat? The Boardwalk has 80 mooring buoys and a harbor taxi for diners.
- Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Chicken Patio, located in downtown Put-in-Bay next to the Roundhouse Bar, has been an island staple since 1952 and is one of our only Put-in-Bay Restaurants that do all of their cooking over an open pit. The chicken is grilled over a 21-ft.pit and is slathered with Chicken Patio’s own famous wine-based barbeque sauce. Dinner also comes with a roll, potato salad and sweet corn on the cob. Bon appetit!
FROSTY’S FAMILY PIZZA AND BAR
Enjoy a crisp and refreshing ice cold island beer in one of Frosty’s frosted beer mugs! Frosty’s is one of Put-in-Bays longest operating restaurants and has been passed thru generations in the Stoiber family. Combine that with a slice of pizza and a game of pool with your pals, and you’re in Put-in-Bay heaven. If you’re up before the middle of the afternoon the next by for one of the best restaurant on the island for breakfast!
820 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
THE GOAT SOUP AND WHISKEY
What do we love most about The Goat? It’s hard to pick just one thing; there’s the stunning scenery, the homemade soups and sauces, the vibrant-yet-chill atmosphere and some of the friendliest staff on the island. one of our favorite Put-in-Bay Restaurants, the Goat has an extensive menu with pasta, steak, and seafood. Everybody feels welcomed at The Goat, where you can eat comfort food at its finest.
- 371 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
MOSSBACKS ISLAND BAR AND GRILLE
Mossbacks is an upscale restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Go for fresh walleye and perch, massive burgers, grilled paninis, steaks, chops or just the great view of DiRivera Park and the public docks on Lake Erie. Kids can choose a meal from an extensive menu just for them. Mossbacks also has a full-service bar with domestic and imported beers, scotches, bourbons and wine; or you can go next door to the Fishbowl for a drink.
- 421 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Hooligans is Put-in-Bay’s Original ‘Irish Pub and a Snug, With Music and Grub.’ Featuring Reuben and Corned Beef sandwiches, Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie and other delicious menu items. We also boast a wide variety of Irish Whiskeys and all your favorite spirits. Enjoy any one of our Draught Beers including, of course, Guinness — all poured in our 20oz Pint Glasses! Beautiful inside and out, Hooligans is proud to be your “Getaway at the Bay!” Hooligans features an elevated outside dining deck, perfect for Put-in-Bay People watching!
- Red Barn, Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
PRESS HOUSE JOE’S BAR
With a motto of “Beer is Food. Eat at Joe’s,” how can you go wrong? Stop by Joe’s Bar located near the South Bass Island State Park & Camping area to get a personal vibe and some local color – you’ll swear you’re in old Key West. Joe’s also serves surprisingly affordable sandwiches and dogs and has a carryout beverage store onsite. A recently added large outdoor deck adds to the seating area and this is a favorite hangout for locals!
- 227 Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
THE KEYS WATERFRONT DINING
The Keys Restaurants Complex welcomes you to enjoy four distinct destinations for cocktails and dining, all in one beautiful waterfront location. Lola’s Key entices you with gourmet appetizers and an impressive selection of sandwiches and salads. Tortugas Rum Nation offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an assortment of Caribbean and South Florida Menu Items. Daily entertainment is served with along with the best in Frozen Cocktails and top-shelf RUMS! The Crazy Chicken is our patio grill area where we serve up Jerk Chicken, Smoked Brisket, Smoked Half Chicken and some great St. Louis Ribs. Located next to the Park Place Put-in-Bay Boat Docks.
- 218 Hartford Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
THE BOATHOUSE BAR AND GRILL
Take in some sun and eat outside on the patio watching the world go by while a band is playing during the day or come back later for drinks and more live entertainment inside Check out the Put-in-Bay Entertainment Page for a list of who is playing. Either way, you’ll be treated to a great view of downtown Put-in-Bay and DiRivera Park. Little ones along? The Boathouse offers an extensive menu for kids.
- 266 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
MAMA MARIA’S RESTAURANT
Nothing quite hits the spot after a late night like one of Mama Maria’s homemade meatball sandwiches or a slice of gooey pepperoni & cheese pizza. Luckily, Mama Maria knows we crave her cooking at all hours of the day and night, so her place stays open as late as the bars (or later). The patio makes for a great place to take in the view of the harbor and downtown Put-in-Bay at any time. Located in front of the Edgewater Hotel on the main strip in downtown Put-in-Bay
- 234 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Eating in Pasquale’s is eating in one of the buildings with the richest Put-in-Bay history on South Bass Island! Stop by for breakfast – don’t miss the omelet menu – lunch or dinner and enjoy family-friendly dining in a casual atmosphere. Pasquale’s is known for its pasta and windows looking out over downtown Put in Bay. One of two island restaurants serving breakfast on the mains strip.
- 441 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
PUT-IN-BAY BREWING COMPANY
We have one brewery on Put-in-Bay island, and this is it. Not many restaurants can say they produce their own liquor but this one can! The Brewing Co. is home to great pizza, late nights (open until 2:30 a.m. daily), live entertainment and at least three different beers brewed right here: Ole Cotton Top Irish Red, Summer Brew, and Fat Man’s Friend. Kids and adult menu offer a wide variety of appetizers, pizzas, wings, sandwiches, ribs, steak, perch, South of the Border menu and Put-in-Bay’s only Beer Cheese Soup. Dine in or takeout.
- 461 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
REEL BAR RESTAURANT & BAR
The Reel Bar, Put-in-Bay’s oldest new bar, is located down the street from Mojito Bay Bar and across from Cameo Pizza. Our showroom presents some of the best Put-in-Bay musical talents on the island while serving up unique fresh menu items from all-natural burgers to our one-of-a-kind breakfast menu. Don’t forget to check out the expansive bar menu serving FRESH SQUEEZED cocktails and 16 draft beers. We are a new island experience in an old island way. Stop by and experience some Put-in-Bay History!
- 1523 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
DAIRY ISLE RESTAURANT & ICE CREAM
When it is time to beat the heat nothing is more effective that one of the Dairy Isle’s Ice Cream Concoctions. Serving Burgers, hot dogs, chicken finger baskets and more, their flavorful ice cream offerings will remind you of your hometown Dairy Queen! In fact, the Dairy Isle is located in the former building of the Dairy Queen, the first ever franchise operation on the island!
- 104 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Even if you promise yourself that you’ll only order a wrap or sandwich, you can’t leave the Village Bakery without a cupcake, cookie or Danish (our personal favorites are the Palmier cookies that melt in your mouth!). Everything in the bakery is homemade from scratch by Pauline and served fresh daily. In other words, it’s absolutely unbeatable. Locals gather here for coffee in the morning and Put-in-Bay News & island gossip!
THE FISH SHACK
Within The Boardwalk Restaurants complex is a great eatery that offers fresh Lake Erie Walleye and Lake Erie Perch sandwiches and baskets. Enjoy the waterfront of the Lake where your meal was caught as you sit on the spacious outdoor patio. Don’t forget to get some signature Jumbo Onion Rings or shrimp along with a bowl of their famous Lobster Bisque to accompany your order. See you at the Fish Shack!
Come have a cheeseburger, hot dog or sandwich in paradise with phenomenal views of Lake Erie and the Put-in-Bay waterfront. Within The Boardwalk Restaurants complex, you’ll find this eatery in downtown Put-in-Bay. There are other great sandwiches and entrees to suit all tastes. Stop by and enjoy a burger with a view!
451 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
OLD FORGE CREPERIE
The Old Forge Creperie is an excellent choice whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Their specialty is crepes with both sweet and savory selections, there is also an impressive menu of breakfast options along with wraps, sandwiches or fresh salads. The food is fresh and delicious! The Old Forge offers both inside and outside patio dining options and is located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay near most of the Put-in-Bay Shopping and Attractions.
- 180 Toledo Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Situated within the Harbor Village complex, Blu Luna has a variety of options for all tastes. Wood fired pizzas and fabulous martinis are a few examples of the great offerings this eatery offers. Enjoy views of Perry’s Monument from their outdoor patio. Stop by and check out one of Put-in-Bay’s newest offerings!
BOOK’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS
Another great offering in The Boardwalk Restaurants Complex, Book’s Seafood boasts a variety of delicious entrees. King crab, lobster, shrimp, grilled Tuna, and mussels are just a few of the great seafood fare you’ll find here. Served cafeteria style, service is generally very quick and the food excellent! Come and enjoy some of the best views Put-in-Bay has to offer on the outdoor patios next to the Put-in-Bay waterfront.
- 361 Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Topsy Turvey’s Bar and Grill is a small, family-owned business located next to the Boardwalk Restaurants Complex. The Bar & Restaurant is located in the back of Wharfside with waterfront dining. While the restaurant and bar may be small it packs a big punch with the Cuban Sandwiches and well made generous cocktails served from the bar next to the waterfront setting.
- 2070 Langram Rd., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
At the Lime Kiln Dock of the Miller Ferry is a great spot to cool off. Ice cream offerings include milkshakes and cones, and they will surely help you beat the heat on those hot summer days. Also, Island Scoops offers hot dogs and sandwiches while you’re waiting for the Put-in-Bay Ferry. So, whether you are coming or going, they are ready to serve you at the Lime Kiln.
UPPER DECK AT THE BOARDWALK
With gorgeous panoramic views of the Lake Erie and the Put-in-Bay Harbor, the Upper Deck Restaurant view is as great as the food. Located on the second level of The Boardwalk Restaurant next to the Put in Bay public docks, the fresh seafood options, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Steaks and fresh salads will surely please your palate. Come and catch a great view and meal.
- 978 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
In 1897, workers at Heineman’s Winery discovered what would later be identified as the world’s largest geode, right on Put in Bay Island. Now visitors to the bay can share the wonderment on guided tours, offered daily for $6 for adults and $3 for children. Enjoy a bottle of an island made wine with a cheese and cracker plate in the outdoor garden area.