Put-in-Bay Dining & Restaurant Guide

PUT-IN-BAY DINING & RESTAURANT GUIDE

Put-in-Bay has no shortage of great food! From a cheeseburger in the key west of the north to a fine dining experience, you will find what your heart desires from the list below.

In downtown Put-in-Bay alone, you will find options like Cameo Pizza in the back of Mr. Ed’s Bar and grille, Pasquale’s Cafe, and Mossbacks just to name a few diners.  Restaurants located outside of the downtown Put-in-Bay area consist The Goat Soup & Whiskey is known to have some of the freshest ingredients on the island, Joe’s Bar which has great sandwiches, and Taco Bay where the steak tacos come highly recommended.

Feeling like some dessert? Walk through DeRivera Park to Dairy Isle for some great ice cream!

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille is the central hub for food and fun on Put-in-Bay. With a mouthwatering Cameo Pizza menu, full bar, and three different entertainment venues, Mr. Ed’s serves up the best in summertime fun. Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille Details The daylight hours at Mr. Ed’s means enjoying the lake breezes on the front porch, incredible food, and plenty of HD TV’s screening your favorite teams. Mr. Ed’s is located right next to the Commodore Resort and... more information
MIST Pool Bar

MIST Pool Bar

MIST Pool Bar is the hottest pool bar on Put-in-Bay. With the all the luxuries of a resort pool and the excitement of a high-end nightclub, MIST Pool Bar is the best place to see and be seen on the island. MIST Pool Bar Details Located at the Commodore Resort, MIST is open to both guests of the Commodore and visitors and is exclusively 21+ during the summer. Local and regional DJ’s spin all weekend long to the tune of... more information
Subway

Subway

Everyone loves Subway. Located in the lobby of the Commodore Resort and right next door to Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grill, Subway on Put-in-Bay is fast, convenient, and as always, delicious. Subway Details The aroma of delicious, fresh baked bread is always the telltale sign Subway is nearby. The Commodore is located in the center of downtown Put-in-Bay on Catawba Avenue and features a sign for Subway on its facade, making it easy to find. Subway is always the perfect... more information
Cameo Pizza

Cameo Pizza

Cameo Pizza is a Put-in-Bay favorite. Serving up fresh, hot pizza since 1936, Cameo is a family-owned joint that puts love into everything they make. Come on down and be a part of a Put-in-Bay summer tradition with a whole pie or a slice. Big news! Cameo Pizza recently moved into Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille. Now the island’s beloved pizza joint is in everyone’s favorite bar. Pizza lovers can now sit down and enjoy a slice of this phenomenal... more information
The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s

The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s

Ready for a magical night of dancing at the hottest nightclub in Put-in-Bay? The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s makes sure every night to one to remember. With gorgeous views of Lake Erie, DeRivera Park and downtown Put-in-Bay harbor, this is the spot to be when the sun sets on the lake. The best DJ’s in the region regularly spin at The Green Room. The high energy vibe pulsates through the dance floor as everyone gets down and gets dancing.... 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
Put-in-Bay Winery Catering

Put-in-Bay Winery Catering

Located at the Doller House Estate just outside of downtown, Put-in-Bay Winery offers delicious wine in a peaceful setting. A wonderful place to spend a summer afternoon, the winery includes a full range of wines, from red to white to pink. There’s also no better option for your large event than Put-in-Bay Winery Catering. Put-in-Bay Winery Details Founded in 2009, Put-in-Bay winery includes a wine garden, winery exhibition, and store. The winery is committed to educating their visitors on the... more information
Heineman Winery Tastings

Heineman Winery Tastings

Heineman Winery is a very special place on Put-in-Bay. Really, you won’t find anywhere like it in the whole world! This winery is the only one on the island that makes wine with its own grapes. Plus it is home to the largest geode in the world! How amazing is that? A visit to Heineman’s Winery an absolute must during an island vacation. Heineman Winery History The oldest winery on Put-in-Bay, Heineman’s was founded in 1888 by German immigrant Gustav... more information

Put-in-Bay Restaurants: What you need to know

If you are interested in reading Put-in-Bay restaurant reviews, we recommend the Put in Bay Food Blog as a site which features a weekly column on different island eateries, bars, festivals, and anything food related that happens on our little resort island.

Many establishments serve outstanding food.  Also, at night they evolve into venues for great Put-in-Bay entertainment. From one-man bands to nationally known acts, you are sure to find excitement and variety at Put-in-Bay!

More Put in Bay Bars and Restaurant Dining

Put-in-Bay offers a wide variety of restaurants.  Ranging from a simple Subway chain restaurant to sit down fine dining venues with views that are incredible!  Enjoy the famous Lobster Bisque or Alaskan King Crab  at The Boardwalk.

For the best dining experience head up to the upper deck for fine dining with a great view of the Put-in-Bay harbor and Perry’s monument.  For a Caribbean vibe you can make your way to The Keys where the perch tacos are delicious.

Most of the Put-in-Bay Restaurants are in the downtown area although there are a few in the interior of the island. Most Put-in-Bay Restaurants will feature delicious Lake Erie Perch. It’s served in tacos, salads, baskets, and entrees it’s that good!  A close runner-up is the Walleye, another popular Lake Erie Fish.

If you are interested in reading Put-in-Bay restaurant reviews, we recommend the Put in Bay Food Blog as a site which features a weekly column on different island eateries, bars, festivals, and anything food related that happens on our little resort island.

Many establishments serve outstanding food.  Also, at night they evolve into venues for great Put-in-Bay entertainment. From one-man bands to nationally known acts, you are sure to find excitement and variety at Put-in-Bay! Click here for More Put in Bay Bars and Restaurant Dining

Put-in-Bay offers a wide variety of restaurants.  Ranging from a simple Subway chain restaurant to sit down fine dining venues with views that are incredible!  Enjoy the famous Lobster Bisque or Alaskan King Crab at The Boardwalk or a frozen Caribbean concoction at The Keys.

Most of the Put-in-Bay Restaurants are in the downtown area although there are a few in the interior of the island. Most Put-in-Bay Restaurants will feature delicious Lake Erie Perch. It’s served in tacos, salads, baskets, and entrees it’s that good!  A close runner-up is the Walleye, another popular Lake Erie Fish.

So Many Dining Options!

Put-In-Bay Restaurants are ready for all tastes.  Grab some breakfast on Delaware Ave at Pasquales Café.  Want a savory Italian sub?  Stop by the Frosty Bar and pair it with an icy cold brew.

Catch the boats floating by while enjoying a huge Cuban Sandwich at Topsy Turvey on Bayview Ave.  Get your Irish fix with a stop at Hooligans on Catawba Ave with some Fish and Chips.  Devour a late-night burrito at The Reel Bar.

Soak up the lively downtown streets while enjoying the outdoor seating at the Put-In-Bay Brewery and Distillery.  Smell the delicious food cooking at the Chicken Patio.  Down a margarita and enjoy some live entertainment at the Boathouse Bar.

Have a tasty pastry from the Village Bakery or sweet crepe from The Forge.  Indulge in appetizers from The Goat Soup and Whisky or try one of their soups make from scratch!  Clearly, there is something for everyone!

With so many things to do in Put-in-Bay you may need more than just one day.  Then you will get the full South Bass Island experience! Check out the Put-in-Bay lodging and hotels we offer to find something that fits all of your lodging desires!

The sooner you book, the sooner you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry to come across to the island! Most family guests stay for a full midweek (Sunday through Friday) and most of our younger party crowd visit us on weekends (Friday through Sunday).

Call us for more information at 216-898-9951 or keep scrolling through Putinbay.com!

Top 10 Put-in-Bay Restaurant Questions

Can you make reservations for Put-in-Bay Restaurants?

Reservations are available at the Goat Soup and Whiskey for groups of all sizes. The Upper Deck at the Boardwalk also accepts group reservations. All other restaurants serve on a first come first served basis. With so many Put-in-Bay restaurants available, you should be able to find seating without waiting too long.

What are the options for Pizza on Put-in-Bay?

There are many different options for Pizza on Put-in-Bay! The most popular is Cameo Pizza which can be found inside Mr. Ed's Bar and Grille. Cameo Pizza is open until 3:30 am and offers dine in, take-out and delivery. Frosty Bar has great pizza and is open until 1:00 am. The Put-in-Bay Pizza company located at the Put-in-Bay Resort is open until 2:00 am, as is Mama Marias in front of the Edgewater Hotel. The Put-in-Bay Brewery is another great and little known option for Pizza. Lastly, you have Put-in-Bay's newest pizza opportunity - the Fire Engine Pizza Company.

What is the number for Pizza on Put-in-Bay?

There are multiple places available for pizza on the Island:
- Cameo Pizza: (419) 285-4444
- Put-in-Bay Pizza Company: (419) 285-0504
- Frosty Bar: (419) 285-3278
- Put-in-Bay Brewery: (419) 285-4677
- Fire Engine Pizza Company: (419) 515-2645

Are there any Put-in-Bay restaurants on the water?

Yes! If you are looking to dine on the water, you have a few options. First, you have The Keys offering a Caribbean vibe with great tasting food and is right on the water next to the Jet Express. The Boardwalk on the other end of the boating docks has a lower and upper deck. The Upper Deck consists of fine dining and the lower deck has many a la carte options available. Located just next door, Topsy Turvey Bar also has a sitting deck right on the water. Lastly, Dairy Isle is located next to the water if you are looking for a quick bite or some ice cream with a beautiful water view.

What is the best place for seafood on Put-in-Bay?

It is hard to pick just one with so many fine options. Thus, according to customer reviews, the Top 5 places for seafood at Put-in-Bay are:
1. The Boardwalk
2. The Keys
3. The Upper Deck
4. The Boathouse Bar & Grille
5. Mossback's

What is the best restaurant/bar for live entertainment?

Almost every bar and restaurant on the island has some sort of live entertainment. Some of the Best Bars for Live Entertainment on Put-in-Bay are Mr. Ed's Bar & Grille located in the Commodore Resort, the Roundhouse, and the Boathouse Bar & Grille.

What restaurants are open late on Put-in-Bay?

Here is a list of Put-in-Bay restaurants that open late
- Topsy Turvey: open until 2:00am
- Mr. Ed's Bar & Grille: open until 2:30am
- Cameo Pizza: open until 3:30am
- Subway: open until 3:00am
- The Boathouse Bar & Grille: open until 2:00am

Where is the Subway restaurant?

The Subway at Put-in-Bay is located inside the lobby of the Commodore Resort next to Mist Swim-up Bar. There is no dining area inside however there are a few chairs and tables outside the lobby where you can sit down and enjoy your meal.

What Put-in-Bay Restaurants have the best reviews on Trip Advisor?

According to Trip Advisor, Here are the Top 10 restaurants at Put-in-Bay:
1. The Forge
2. Reel Bar
3. Pasquales Café
4. The Goat, Soup and Whiskey
5. Topsy Turvey's
6. Hooligans
7. The Keys
8. Mossbacks
9. Upper Deck Restaurant
10. The Boardwalk

What Put-in-Bay restaurants are open year round?

Each restaurant on the island is privately owned and most open and close at the end of the season but usually Tippers and Topsy Turvey are open year-round for island residents and guests alike. On some weekends, Reel Bar, located across from Put-in-Bay's Grand Islander Hotel, is open for food and entertainment.