Mossbacks serves up delicious, high quality food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Sharing the same real estate as the popular Fish Bowl, Mossbacks includes a neighborhood bar as well complete with craft cocktails and a large selection of beer and wine.
Located right on the edge of DeRivera Park, Mossbacks is a short walk from the Jet Express Ferry in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. Close to some of the best lodging and shopping on the island, Mossbacks is a great choice for every meal of the day. Its reputation for some of the best breakfast on the island certainly proceeds it.
There is usually a line for brunch on the weekends, but coffee and brunch cocktails are served for those patiently awaiting the decadent pancakes and hearty egg dishes. Breakfast is served from 10 am to 12 pm every day and the whole bar closes at 10pm.
Mossbacks Breakfast Options
• Commodore’s Favorite (A buttermilk biscuit topped with cheesy hash brown casserole, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and bacon)
• Steak and Eggs
• Buttermilk Pancakes
• Sausage and Gravy over biscuits
The brunch cocktails are expertly made by the friendly bartenders. Mimosas, Bloody Mary, and their signature Breakfast Bomb really start your day off on the right foot! Shots of Jameson and butterscotch schnapps are dropped into a glass of fresh orange juice. Get your daily dose of vitamin C along with a breakfast buzz.
The delicious eats continue for both lunch and breakfast.
Mossbacks Appetizer Offerings
• Lake Erie Walleye Nuggets
• Sauerkraut Balls
• Potato Cakes with applesauce and sour cream
• Chicken Wings
• Lake Erie Perch Basket
• Prime Rib
• Mossbacks Island Salad
• Land and Lake Combo
• Perch and Pierogies
• Pierogi Burger, a succulent all-beef burger topped with a pierogi!
• Cauliflower Tacos
As you can see, they specialize in pierogies. This scrumptious potato dumpling really pairs well with perch. They lightly bread the fish, deep fry it, and serve it alongside grilled onions and coleslaw. Mossbacks rounds out your meal nicely with a slice of Key Lime Pie or extra moist Carrot Cake.
Drink up with a great list of craft beers like Great Lakes Commodore Perry, Goose Island IPA, Lazy Daze Amber, and Thirsty Dog Whippet Wheat. The wine flows and the friendly bartenders can make you any cocktail your heart desires!
The Fish Bowl
Housed in the Valentine Doller Building, Mossbacks shares the same lively atmosphere as the next door Fish Bowl. Valentine Doller was an important resident of Put-in-Bay when it was gaining its reputation as a premier summer destination. The building even has his name above the door!
The Fish Bowl is known for their massive cocktails served in, you guessed it, fish bowls! Open at 11am everyday, they share the same menu as Mossbacks.
Live music plays throughout the summer. DJ’s spin on the weekends. This is really a classic Put-in-Bay spot. Friendly and fun. The large front windows of these two restaurants open wide right onto Bayview Avenue. Grab a drink and watch summer on Put-in-Bay pass by.