The Keys

Soak in those island breezes at The Keys all summer long. Located right on the harbor in downtown Put-in-Bay, this local favorite serves up tropical flavor with stunning lake views.

The Keys Details

This is where Florida and Put-in-Bay meet. The Keys beautiful two-tiered building greets every visitor as they disembark from the Jet Express Ferry. Swing by for one of their signature rum cocktails like the Painkiller or Rum Punch to start your vacation off right.

Grab a seat on one of their decks and settle in for awhile! This is the perfect place for a luxurious and relaxing afternoon. Start off with one of their fantastic appetizers to pair with your fruity cocktail.

The Conch Fritters are a favorite paired with a traditional island blend of Bahamian Conch, onions and bell peppers then lightly fried and served with their signature Key Lime Tartar Sauce.

The ½ lb Peel and Eat Shrimp makes you really feel that island lifestyle. Or opt for a more regional classic with their Apostle Cheese Curds, which is breaded wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds served with Sriracha ranch.

Their menu is extensive and you will need to come back to try every one of their delicacies. A must-try is their zesty take on perch. Lightly hand-breaded, the perch fillets are paired with their Key Lime tartar sauce for an amazing flavor combination. Other incredible entrees include the Island Tacos, Grouper Reuben, and Carnitas Rice Bowl.

The Keys Menu Highlights

• Conch Fitters
• She Crab Bisque
• Grouper Reuben (Grilled grouper topped with coleslaw, guacamole, swiss cheese and sweet chilli tartar sauce)
• Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp
• Blackened Mahi Tacos
• Island Tacos with with mango slaw, avocado, and fresh cilantro finished with Key Lime Greek Yogurt, fire-roasted corn, and black bean rice. Choose either blackened or grilled chicken, mahi mahi, or shrimp.

And let’s not forget those drinks! With the rum flowing, a perfect summer night at The Keys is on the horizon. Ask one of their expert and friendly bartenders to whip you up a Dark & Stormy made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and Ginger Beer.

Or go the frosty route with one of their many frozen specialty drinks like the Bermuda Triangle, a tropical twist of 151 Octane, Rum Runner and Piña Colada topped with Raspberry Peach Grand Marnier Floater.

The Keys Specialty Cocktails

• Island Zombie, a mix of rum with orange and pineapple juice
• Moscow Mule
• Tiki Lemonade
• Cool as a Cucumber Martini
• Miami Vice, a blend of strawberry Daiquiri and Piña Colada

Now that you’ve dined on their stellar appetizers, savored their mouthwatering entrees, and got a little wild with their cocktails, what is left but dessert!? Nothing says “The Keys” than a big slice of Key Lime pie topped with whipped cream and a lime wedge. The Pineapple Creme Brûlée and Banana Xango, a deep fried cheesecake, are pretty bananas as well!

Whether you visit Put-in-Bay for a weekend or all summer, a trip to The Keys is a must. Take in this beautiful island while you enjoy some of the best food and drink on the island.


227 Bayview Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA

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