A Put-in-Bay institution since 1953, Chicken Patio has the market on tasty American fare. Originally, Chicken Patio cooked each meal of signature chicken in house-made wine sauce on a small grill. Today, an expanded menu and a 21-foot charcoal grill meet the growing demands of island locals and visitors alike.
Chicken Patio History and Location
Chicken Patio’s prime location next to the World Famous Round House Bar and across the street from Derivera Park makes it an easy find for those vacationing on South Bass Island and a top choice for boaters coming in for a quick bite.
Interestingly, there was no electricity at the original Roundhouse Bar. Blocks of ice cut from the harbor were used throughout the tourist season. The ice was stored at the IceHouse, present-day Put-in-Bay Winery. Today, you’ll find plenty of ice-cold beverages available. You’ll also find exceptional live entertainment at the nearby Roundhouse. Most notably, one-man comedy and music act Mike “Mad Dog” Adams. Mad Dog has played at the Roundhouse stage for over 35 years – don’t miss your chance to catch a show along with a great, filling meal. Check out their entertainment page for additional details.
ADDRESS: 234 Delaware Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456
Chicken Patio Hours
Off-season hours are subject to change
Monday – Sunday
11 AM – 10 PM
Chicken Patio Famous Chicken Dinner includes:
- Wine Basted BBQ Chicken (original recipe)
- Sweet Corn on the Cob (husked daily)
- Savory Potato Salad
- Dinner Roll
- Many other great food options
Chicken Patio can accommodate large and small groups anytime during business hours. Contact them in advance for groups of 20 or more at 419-285-4595.
This has been an island tradition for over 60 years. You won’t want to miss this fun and filling eatery on your next adventure to Put-in-Bay. The sizzle of the grill and the smell of Chicken Patio’s signature Wine Basted Barbeque will welcome you back again and again!
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Other Put-in-Bay Restaurants,Bars,and Attractions
There are many dining options in Put-in-Bay Ohio. One the best fine dining restaraunts is Upperdeck found at the Boardwalk. There try the Alaskan King Crab or their famous lobster bisque. Enjoy the outdoor seating while observing the view of the Lake Erie islands. This is just one of the Boardwalk restaurants. Also located there Rita’s Cantina. The best place on the island for nachos or a burrito. You can also get a burger made from the freshest ingredients at Little Galley. You can not talk about the best restaurants on the islands without talking about the Goat Soup & Whiskey. Try one of their many great entrees today! Or grab an authentic German beer and enjoy it the biergarten. The Boathouse Bar is also a must. Enjoy their fantastic Walleye or Lake Erie Perch tacos. Craving a Cuban sandwich? Then the Keys is the place to go. Have a nice cold drink while enjoying the view of Put-in-Bay Harbor. The Chicken Patio and Tippers are other great food options found downtown.
Looking for the island nightlife? Start off downtown Put-in-Bay at the tiki themed bar Mojito Bay. Enjoy a Pina Colada or Margarita at this Caribbean themed bar. The islands favorite Hooligans Irish pub is found right next door also! Looking for more of a club seen? Then take a short walk over to Delaware Ave where you will find of the best Put-in-Bay bars. This includes Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille, Frosty Bar, and the Round House Bar. Some other must try bars found on Catawba Ave downtown include the Reel Bar, Fishbowl, and Mossbacks. You must stop by the islands most popular dive bar Joe’s Bar with your next visit. The Put-in-Bay Brewery & Distillery is a great place for a tasting tour!
Looking for a late night snack? Grab a hot dog and ice cream from Dairy Isle found right next to the Jet Express. Subway is also open very late so if you are craving an Italian BLT then that is the place for you. Need to satisfy the sweet tooth? Than the Village Bakery or Candy Bar is the place for you. Both right next to each other downtown. Need it delivered? Give Cameo Pizza a call. They deliver their delicious appetizers from the state park to Perry’s Monument late into the night.
There are many great breakfast spots on the island. The most popular spot is Pasquale’s Cafe. If you are looking to grab a quick breakfast sandwich try Topsy Turvey on Bayview Ave. The Old Forge is also great if you like crepes. This creperie is better than any you will find in
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