The most popular Put-in-Bay dining and restaurant choice is Casual Dining. Island visitors enjoy the low key and mellow atmosphere of the majority of Put-in-Bay’s downtown food and beverage choices. Come in shorts and sandals and leave with a full belly.

Put-in-Bay Pizza Company

Put-in-Bay Pizza Company

Located inside the Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center and right next to the Blue Marlin Tiki Bar, the Put-in-Bay Pizza Company is one of South Bass Island’s favorite pizza joints. This complex is located on Loraine Avenue, a short walk from the center of downtown. Put-in-Bay Pizza Company Details Dedicated to the freshest ingredients and gooiest cheese, the Put-in-Bay Pizza Company delivers on flavor every time. With creative toppings and free delivery, it’s no wonder the reviews for this spot... more information
Joe’s Bar & Restaurant?
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Joe’s Bar & Restaurant?

Welcome to “Best Dive Bar on Planet,” as Joe’s Bar & Restaurant on Put-in-Bay proclaims! With classic bar food, outdoor games, and the friendliest vibe on South Bass Island, Joe’s Bar & Restaurant is the gathering place for both island locals and summertime visitors. Joe’s Bar & Restaurant Details This gastropub is tucked away from downtown Put-in-Bay at the end of Catawba Avenue. Situated next to South Bass Island State Park, Joe’s offers up a respite from the craziness of... more information
Reel Bar
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Reel Bar

Opened by Andy Christiansen and local musician Ray Fogg in 2014, the Reel Bar quickly established its reputation as one of the favorite bars on Put-in-Bay. Known affectionately as a “Reel New Bar in a Reel Old Place,” this friendly bar is decked out to celebrate all things fishing. The Reel Bar Details Located at the same site of Tony’s, an old favorite on the island, the Reel Bar is neighbors with the Victory Station Hotel, the Lake Erie Islands... more information
DJ’s Ice Cream

DJ’s Ice Cream

DJ’s Ice Cream is made for summertime on Put-in-Bay. This charming ice cream shop dishes out some of the best ice cream on the entire island. Grab a cone from DJ’s for your stroll around this beautiful island. DJ’s Ice Cream Details Another fine downtown dining establishment, DJ’s is located on Toledo Avenue about a block away from the main drags. A short walk from the Jet Express Ferry and other public docks, a stop to DJ’s is as easy... more information
Dairy Isle

Dairy Isle
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Dairy Isle is the perfect first top upon arriving on Put-in-Bay. This cheery spot with its friendly yellow umbrellas sits right on Bayview Avenue minutes from the Jet Express Terminal. With an outdoor patio and scrumptiously delicious menu, Dairy Isle certainly serves up summertime right. Dairy Isle Details Located next door to DeRivera Park, diners can take in the sights of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial while they enjoy their meal. The whole expanse of Lake Erie spreads out... more information
Mama Maria’s Pizza

Mama Maria’s Pizza

Mama Maria’s Pizza is exactly what hungry Put-in-Bay visitors need after a long day on the boat or a night spent bar hopping in downtown. This pizzeria stays open til the bars close and sometimes even later. Grab a slice before heading home to ward off that hangover! Mama Maria’s Pizza Details Fast and convenient, Mama Maria’s slings piping hot pizza topped with fresh ingredients, fun toppings, and plenty of gooey cheese and flavorful sauce. The meatball subs are really... more information
Rita’s Cantina
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Rita’s Cantina

Rita’s Cantina serves up the best in south-of-the-border flavor on the Upper Deck of the Boardwalk. Everyone knows where the Boardwalk is, but just in case, it is located right on the harbor in downtown Put-in-Bay. Rita’s Cantina Details Home to the largest and most impressive tequila list on Put-in-Bay, Rita’s Cantina makes margaritas right. Choose from one of their signature frozen delights or opt for a classic on ice with salt and a lime. With such an amazing list... more information
Topsy Turvey’s

Topsy Turvey’s

A lovely waterfront bar in downtown Put-in-Bay, Topsy Turvey features spectacular lake views and delicious food and drink. A lovely retreat from the busy downtown or a pleasant place to relax after a day on the boat, this friendly bar delivers. Topsy Turvey Details With a small but satisfying menu, Topsy Turvey dishes out fresh ingredients and yummy bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The outside deck overlooks the harbors and offers some of the prettiest outdoor seating on the... more information
DanDee’s Snack Shack

DanDee’s Snack Shack

When you spend the day at Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center on Put-in-Bay you will need refueling. DanDee’s Snack Shack got you covered! With filling bites, tasty treats, and refreshing drinks, DanDee’s helps you keep having all that certified Perry’s fun! DanDee’s Snack Shack Details DanDee’s Snack Shack is best known for their gooey, cheesy mac ‘n cheese bites. Yum! They also serve fresh french fries, onion rings, corn dogs, chicken tenders, mozzarella cheese sticks, and funnel fries. Pepsi... more information
The Old Forge Cafe and Creperie

The Old Forge Cafe and Creperie

The Old Forge specializes in crepes alongside an impressive and varied menu. Located right on Catawba Avenue in downtown Put-in-Bay, The Forge is a great option for a delicious bite any time of day! The Old Forge Details The Old Forge is located in a charming brick building with plenty of patio seating. Dine under one of their large umbrellas and enjoy the sights and sounds of Put-in-Bay. The building used to be an old blacksmith shop. The Old Forge... more information
The Waterfront and Poolside Tiki Bar
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The Waterfront and Poolside Tiki Bar

Dine lakeside at The Waterfront and Poolside Tiki Bar, the full-service restaurant located at the Bayshore Resort. Along with the poolside tiki bar, this location is prime lake estate on Put-in-Bay. When you’re in the pool it practically feels like you’re swimming in the lake! The Waterfront and Poolside Tiki Bar Details Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Waterfront serves up a delicious and hearty food to both the guests and visitors to the whole. There is also live... more information
Tipper’s

Tipper’s

Located next to the world’s longest bar at the Beer Barrel Saloon, Tipper’s Seafood and Steak House on Put-in-Bay serves up delicious surf and turf in a friendly, hospitable environment. Tipper’s Seafood and Steak House Details This popular buffet style restaurant serves up heaping plates of delicious and filling food. With happy hour offered daily, this spot is open from until 9 pm everyday, even during the off season. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner Specializing in steak and seafood,... more information

The most popular Put-in-Bay dining and restaurant choice is Casual Dining. Island visitors enjoy the low key and mellow atmosphere of the majority of Put-in-Bay’s downtown food and beverage choices. Come in shorts and sandals and leave with a full belly.