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 the historic Park Hotel 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.
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
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!
For more information about planning your trip to Put-In-Bay, visit our Lodging resource page.
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