The Wharfside keeps the fishermen and women well stocked with a great selection of tackle, bait, sun care, and other important boating accessories. Located inside Topsy Turvey in downtown Put-in-Bay, swing by and stock up before heading out on the water.
The Wharfside Details
Visitors can purchase deodorant, suntan lotion, other small essentials, bait, and other boat supply needs. Snacks, drinks, and other goodies along with beer and cigarettes are also for sale.
Purchase your State of Ohio Fishing Licenses here before heading out to fish. Lake Erie is known as the Walleye Capital of the World. Anglers regularly catch 17 – 18 inch fish while 22- 26 inch ones are not at all uncommon.
Other favorites include Yellow Perch and Smallmouth Bass. The restaurants of Put-in-Bay serve up delicious fish dishes all summer long but there’s nothing like hooking your own!
The Wharfside and Topsy Turvey are located on Bayview Avenue, right on the banks of Lake Erie and open from 9:30 am to 2 pm everyday during the summer season. The Boardwalk is directly in front on the harbor.
Topsy Turvey is a delightful spot for breakfast and lunch. As close to the water as you can get, their menu is small but mouthwatering. They specialize in Cuban sandwiches for both breakfast and dinner. This delicious sandwich is made with meat, swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. For breakfast they add fluffy scrambled eggs.
Other specialities include Reuben’s and freshly caught perch. Deep fried perch is sold either in a basket or on a crispy roll. Signature drinks include Bloody Mary’s and Brandy Alexanders. The vibe in Topsy Turvey is definitely fisherman friendly. Come by and grab a drink after a day spent fishing.
Topsy Turvey Menu Highlights
- Breakfast Burrito with chorizo sausage and mozzarella cheese
- Breakfast Cuban
- French Toast with a side of ham or bacon
- Cuban Sandwich
- Clam Basket with fries
- Perch Baskey with coleslaw
- Shroom Po’Boy
- BBQ Pork Sandwich
Put-in-Bay is a popular destination for boaters, families, and groups of friends looking to unwind and party. Public docks are available throughout the island. The most popular and populated ones are located downtown. This includes the Village Docks and the DeRivera Docks available for rent both during the day and overnight. They include electricity and proximity to the public restrooms, lockers, and showers at the boathouse in the park.
Private clubs include the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club and the Park Place Boat Club. The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club holds events throughout the summer as well as participating in the many regattas on the lake. Their Friday Dinners are also very popular.
The Park Place Boat Club is located at the Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is actually five restaurants in one. Known for their lobster bisque, this is a great place to grab dinner and watch the sunset over Lake Erie.
The easiest and fastest way to get to the island for those without a boat is the Jet Express Ferry. It docks just up Bayview Avenue from The Wharfside at The Keys, a tropical themed restaurant with beautiful lake views.