After an adventure-filled day of parasailingshopping, and adventuring in Put-in-Bay, Ohio stop by the Fish Bowl for a massive well-earned beer and some tasty grub. Located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay and situated in the historic Valentine Doller building, the Fish Bowl is a must-visit stop during your time at Put-in-Bay. Come for the drinks, stay for the food and great atmosphere! This is the perfect place to start your island experience!

Burgers, Beers, and More at The Fish Bowl

Sitting right next door to Mossbacks — and even featuring their delicious burgers on the menu — the Fish Bowl is a fun eatery that has become a favorite among Put-in-Bay’s repeat visitors year after year. The fun, attentive staff is happy to whip up your favorite cocktail or margarita. You can try one of the tasty Shark Shots or craft beers offered. Dig into a basket of local Walleye and fries. The kids will love our chicken tenders and onion rings, too. There are wonderful menu offerings for everyone regardless of age.

Located across the street from Derivera Park on Catawba Avenue the Fishbowl is perfectly placed to give you a taste of nightlife on South Bass Island. It is also a short taxi or golf cart ride from all the major hotels including the Island Club, Bay Lodging and Put-in-Bay Resort.

ADDRESS: 371 Catawba Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

Fish Bowl Features

  • Cozy Atmosphere in Historic Put-in-Bay Building
  • Tasty Grub Including Seafood, Burgers, and Steaks
  • Located Close to All the Downtown Action
  • Full Bar with lots of refreshing options

Put-in-Bay Restaurants, Bars and Attractions

Looking for some great food before starting your night? Take a stroll down Boardwalk and try their famous lobster bisque. While you’re there take in the view of Lake Erie and the Lake Erie Islands. Another must try fine dining option is the The Goat where you can get their famous Goat soup. If you are looking for live entertainment look no further than the Boathouse Bar. 

When it comes to bars it does not get better than Put-in-Bay bars. The options are almost endless. First you have Mojito Bay, the island’s favorite tiki bar. Just short stroll away you have the islands only Irish Bar Hooligans. This Irish pub is the place to go if you are in need of a Black & Tan. Located on Delaware Ave you will find some of the most popular island bars. This includes Frosty Bar, the Round House Bar, and  Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille which are always packed. Some other must try bars include the Reel Bar and Topsy Turvey. 


Ryan A: “Fish Bowl has been around for as long as I can remember visiting Put-in-Bay every year. The actual “fishbowl” drink is a staple and what I usually go there for. Small fish bowls are $12 and plenty for 1-2 people. The last couple of years Kayla has been the usual bartender and she’s really awesome. Fun place that has it’s own personality, especially since they remodeled a couple of years ago.”

Jenna W: “Fish Bowl definitely has some talented musicians play and the staff is great at drink mixing, The ambiance is so upbeat and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I’ve been there several times when I’m on the island to have a great time with my crazy friends and I really enjoy the talent I’ve seen and the drinks were superb. Thank you so much Fish Bowl and staff for making my last three visits’s there enjoyable with great alcohol, better than the last. Hugs!”

Randall Y: “I love the atmosphere at Fishbowl and Mossbacks! It’s got an old school Americana vibe and a huge reasonably priced menu. If you are looking for a good time check this place out! It has a nice area for live music. You should look at getting local pop-rock band Master T.C. and The Visitors to play at Fishbowl and Mossbacks. They are the artist of the year on the radio right now and would bring a nice following. The service at Fishbowl and Mossbacks is great. The employees seem to really like their job and made us feel very welcome. We will be back for sure!”


Established in 1998, the Fish Bowl takes up space in the historic Valentine Doller building which was built in 1867. The building is named after a prominent figure, Valentine Doller, who came to Put-in-Bay in the 1800s and served many important roles in the island’s history. He was the first postmaster, worked for the clerk of courts, served as mayor, and was a founding trustee. The Doller building has served as a post office, general store, tavern, hardware store, bait and tackle shop, ladies apparel store, gift shop and now is home to Mossbacks and the Fish Bowl.

Don’t miss this great eatery during your visit to Put-in-Bay! Remember, you can also pop in from Mossbacks right next door!


371 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA

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