There are plenty of Put-in-Bay, Ohio attractions, but nothing compliments a beautiful summer day at the Bay like two scoops of your favorite ice cream, and DJ’s is the place to get it. It’s just about essential to a great afternoon on the Lake Erie island. You’ll be greeted by DJ’s famously friendly staff, and then they’ll put together your order from their 16 flavors of ice cream. You can enjoy your treat on site, or take it with you as you stroll around the island or do some shopping. Obviously they’ve got all the staples, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, but you’ll also find some more unique tastes like Superman and mint chocolate chip ice cream.

You’ll Find More At DJ’s Ice Cream

There’s more going on at DJ’s than just their ice creams. Let’s start with the waffles. This is a famous Put-in-Bay breakfast choice. If you’re lucky enough to be here on a nice, warm morning, you can take your waffles out on the patio for plenty of outdoor seating, otherwise enjoy them inside. But no matter where you eat them, you’ll be eating DJ’s famous waffles, topped with the freshest fruit you’ll find anywhere on the island. No surprise then, that this is a Put-in-Bay breakfast hotspot.

What about dinner? Well you can get that at DJ’s as well! Their signature sandwiches are sure to hit the spot. There are a ton of great sit down dining options at Put-in-Bay to choose from, but if you’re looking for the quick, fast casual grab-it-and-go experience so that you can quickly get back to the action, DJ’s makes a great choice. It’s super quick and super tasty!

So you can stop in at DJ’s Ice Cream at any time, and you’ll be treated to helpful and friendly staff, and the perfect bite to eat for whatever time of the day you’re there. How could you not stop by? DJ’s Ice Cream can’t wait to serve you up a scoop!

Put-in-Bay Restaurants and Attractions

Looking for something to do with the family or friends? Explore Perry’s Cave or enjoy the view of Put-in-Bay Harbor from Derivera Park. In need of a margarita? Stop by the tiki bar Mojito Bay for the perfect Caribbean island vibe.

 Looking for a sit down restaurant with great food? Downtown Put-in-Bay provides many great diners and eateries. Take a walk down Bayview Ave to the Boardwalk and Upperdeck. There you can try the famous lobster bisque or Alaskan king crab. Another fine dining option is the Boathouse Bar where you can find their delicious Walleye, Cuban sandwiches and Lake Erie Perch. The Goat soup and entrees on Catawba Ave is also a must try.

Looking for the place to be for nightlife on South Bass Island? Start by taking a stroll down Delaware Ave and check out Frosty Bar and Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille. You will find live entertainment at both of these great bars. Some other must try bars on the island include The Keys, Hooligans, Mossbacks, and Reel Bar. All of which are in walking distance!

Need a late night snack after the bar? Swing by Subway for an Italian or meatball sub. Looking for delivery? Try an appetizer from Cameo Pizza which delivers all over the island from the Island Club to Put-in-Bay Resort. Another late night delivery option is Taco Bay where you can get a steak burrito or Perch tacos. 

Hungover and need breakfast with a mimosa? The best breakfast spots on the island is Pasquale’s Cafe and the Village Bakery but the crepes from the Forge are a must. 


Catherine L: “This place is a gem! Incredibly friendly staff, a very personable owner and a LOVELY sitting area under decorative lights and a natural canopy. Not to mention the ice cream is some of the best. Highly recommend!”

Karen D: “DJ’s is a great locally owned shop, and has a pleasant outdoor seating area. Sit and watch the world go by!”

Jeanette T: “They are so kind the ice cream is great thank you for keeping it open.”

Amy R: “Absolutely enjoyed my birthday waffles, with ice cream! And the morning waitress was wonderful! Keep up the great job!”

Matt M: “Always get our breakfast waffle and fruit there!”


258 Toledo Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

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