Four restaurants, two bars, and a whole lot of enjoyable food. These are the attributes that make the Boardwalk family of Restaurants an unbeatable dining experience for visitors to Put-in-Bay. With a variety of different styles, from easy casual to fine casual, there is something for every mood at this downtown destination. You can’t get dining like this in Cleveland!

Situated right on the waterfront of Lake Erie, the Boardwalk Restaurant offers amazing views, great people-watching, and mouthwatering fare sure to delight. Best known for their famous Lobster Bisque, these eateries also dish up a wide variety of seafood options, include Walleye and Perch Sandwiches, Alaskan King Crab, Maine Lobster, and Key West Pink Shrimp. Don’t forget to grab an ice-cold beer or refreshing cocktail to wash it all down. 

Good food is a must when on vacation, but it’s even better when paired with a beautiful waterfront location and sweeping vistas of downtown Put-in-Bay. The Boardwalk Restaurant offers all this and a bag of chips — or side of fries if that’s your thing. With four distinct dining options, including a sit-down restaurant, and two spots to dip in for a quick pint, the Boardwalk truly has something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out the Upper Deck!

Boardwalk Restaurant Features

  • Three Easy, Quick Dining Options: Fish ShakLittle Galley, and Book’s Seafood
  • Get Tableside Service at Upper Deck
  • Don’t Miss Boardwalk Restaurant’s Famous Lobster Bisque
  • Grab a Cold One at Burger Bar or Claw Daddy’s

With dining options for everyone in the family, as well as service to fit any mood, there’s no reason visitors to Put-in-Bay should pass up Boardwalk Restaurant. Just a short walk from Jet Express, travelers can make it their first and last stop on the island. In close vicinity to Put-in-Bay Winery, oenophiles can grab a bite after an afternoon sipping wines.

As far as menu items go they have amazing appetizers, hot dogs and corn dogs for kids, Lake Erie Perch, and much much more. You’ll just have to go find out what else they have for yourself!


Tracey B: “Had great early dinner at the upstairs restaurant. Enjoyed the lobster bisque, very thick, rich, and full of lobster. Also had king crab legs that were very meaty and tasty. Had a cosmo (very nice not too sweet) a Bombay gin martini(mixed to perfection) a lime margarita (order it on the rocks not frozen, too thick to sip thru straw) . All in all good experience including a great view of watching the boats come and go. Was able to park our golf cart right up by the door. Had not been here in over 10 years and was not disappointed.”

Hadyn F: “This was such an awesome place to grab a bite to eat. The service was great and the restaurant was huge! Plenty of room for big groups. There’s also a lot of outdoor seating where you can take in the view of the water and sounds of passing boats and other Put-in-Bay attractions! I had the Lobster Poutine and it was to die for! Highly recommend it! Their mozzarella sticks were also very good!”

Kim H: “No trip to Put In Bay is complete without a meal at the Boardwalk. Even though it looked really busy when we walked in the restaurant, we were seated outside on the patio within about 5 minutes. The food is great, as well as the drinks. Adult beverages are served in plastic cups, which once you’re done drinking can be a pain if it’s windy and the waitress is a bit busy. Cups and straws blowing around aren’t fun, but not a huge deal. Worth visiting!”

Timberly H: “Just order the lobster bisque, unless you want some other seafood, and even then order bisque as app…best I’ve ever had!! Busy place and waiting for food is to be expected..seating plentiful, servers friendly. Several large groups and families were around. A nice atmosphere close to the lake. Enjoyed a nice leisure lunch.”


There are so many tasty dining options at the Boardwalk Restaurant. One trip won’t be enough to cover all the bases. Check us out on your next visit to Put-in-Bay Ohio!


341 Bayview Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

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