Goat Soup & Whiskey has all of the elements for a truly memorable dining experience in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. With a special focus on crafting delicious appetizers, entrees, and cocktails from local and fresh ingredients, Goat Soup & Whiskey is a casual fine dining restaurant that has also landed on the radar of many national food critics. With plenty of outdoor seating, this is one of the best dining options on the island. 

Best known for its signature Perch Tacos,  the Goat Soup & Whiskey has an eclectic menu that is enticing for any level of a foodie. Dishes are made from scratch with the freshest ingredients, and soup specials are crafted daily. An excellent lunch option to savor is the Rose Platter, which offers the choice of two homemade soups, a side salad, and fresh bread baked in-house. Hearty sandwiches, salads, and pasta round out the lunch menu. Dinner is a culinary adventure, with dishes such as Duck Breast, Liver, and Onions and a notable selection of steaks. All herbs are grown on-premises in one of the three gardens surrounding the building. 

ADDRESS: 820 Catawba Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

Dining at Goat Soup & Whiskey:

  • Beautiful, Quiet Eatery backed by Coopers Woods
  • Fresh, Local Ingredients Ensure the Highest Quality Taste and Great Food
  • Eclectic Menu for Adventurous Foodies
  • Hand Crafted Cocktails to Complement the Dishes

A mere half-mile from the Jet Express, attractions, and shopping of Downtown Put-In-Bay, quietly perched on Catawba Road in between Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and the Heineman Winery, Goat Soup & Whiskey overlooks gorgeous hiking trails of Coopers Woods. It’s not unusual to see wildflowers bloom and wildlife peak out during a dinner on the patio. This only adds to the beauty of the dishes created by Goat Soup & Whiskey’s talented chefs. It’s a one-of-a-kind dining experience, not just for Put-in-Bay, but anywhere. You can’t miss it!

Goat Soup & Whiskey is a delightful culinary experience, a must-dine location for any foodie visiting South Bass Island. Bring your appetite and get ready for a real treat! 


Anna R: “My family and I like to take our boat onto Lake Erie to Put-in-Bay Ohio every summer. This is always one of my favorite stops on the island. From the awe-inspiring food made with fresh herbs and what they can grow in the garden, to the cocktails (the basil mojito also gets fresh basil and is to DIE for), and great wine selection, to the authentic Biergarten out front (although there’s good beer inside too!), it’s hard to make a wrong decision at the Goat! Oh, and did I mention the ever-changing dessert selection that’s usually homemade? Stop here. Eat here. Drink here. Just talk to the people that work here. A great time is almost guaranteed.”

Jose D: “One of the best restaurants on the island. The staff was friendly and urgent, and I personally love their accents. The atmosphere is great. French music plays in the background and the restaurant is adorned with tasteful taxidermy, retro posters, and intimate lighting. The food was spectacular. I had their take on the Cuban sandwich that balanced savory gruyere cheese, sweet luau bread, and salty pork, salami, and ham in perfect harmony. It is my favorite take on the sandwich. My girlfriend had a side salad, garden tomato basil soup, and a raspberry mojito. The salad portion was generous and fulfilling. The soup was pure flavor. The mojito was a balance between mint freshness and a good rum. We finished our meal by sharing a delightful Creme Brulee. This is by far our favorite place and worth the trip to Put-In-Bay.”

Paul L: “A trip to the island is not complete without a great lunch or dinner at the Goat. You know you’re at the right place when you walk by the garden of fresh herbs and veggies they will be making your drinks and food with. A great escape from Cleveland. Even if your not much of a soup person the choices are so inviting you’ll end up with a cup to accompany the famous perch taco for a wonderful lunch. Dinner time is the best, there is nothing on the menu I’ve ordered that I have not liked. Guaranteed you’ll leave full and happy.”


You might want to stay an extra day with all the Put-in-Bay attractions on the island! You can check out our lodging for Put-in-Bay resort, hotels, rentals, and condos! The sooner you book, the sooner you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry.

Put-in-Bay Restaurants, Bars and Attractions

The Goat Soup & Whiskey is just one of the many great dining options on the island. Gret a great steak from Tippers or if you are looking for seafood then you have to try Upperdeck located on the Boardwalk. Located off of Bayview Ave, there you can try Alaskan King Crab or the famous lobster bisque while enjoying the view of the Lake Erie islands. The Lake Erie Perch and Walleye from the Boathouse Bar are also a must try. If you are just looking for a quick bit try the Chicken Patio or Rita’s Cantina.

Looking for best Put-in-Bay bars? Start off at the one of the island’s favorite bar Hooligans Irish Pub. Then you can walk right next door to the amazing tiki bar Mojito Bay. The Keys is another great Caribbean themed bar to get a margarita. Looking for some live entertainment? Then take a stroll down Delaware Ave and check out Frosty’s, Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille, and The Round House Bar. Some other great bars also located downtown are Mossbacks, The Reel Bar, Topsy Turvey, and Fishbowl. Also just a short golf cart ride away is the islands best dive bar Joe’s Bar. 

Looking for a late night treat or snack? Swing by the Dairy Isle for a hot dog and ice cream or the Candy Bar for some chocolate. Or stop by Subway for a fresh Italian or meatball sub. Need delivery? Give Cameo Pizza a call. Not feeling pizza? Order a burrito and nachos from Taco Bay who also delivers late into the night. 

A little hungover a need a breakfast place for a mimosa? Then Frosty Bar and Pasquale’s Cafe are then place for you. Also stop the Old Forge for a crepe. This creperie is a must every time you visit the island. The Village Bakery is also a great place to grab a bagel.

Put-in-Bay offer many must see attractions. Explore the wonderful Perry’s Cave or take train tour past Perry’s Monument. Have a picnic in the state park or enjoy the sunset on Put-in-Bay Harbor from Derivera Park. Experience a phenomenal wine tasting at the Put-in-Bay Winery or find your new favorite beer at the Put-in-Bay Brewery & Distillery. Whatever it is you decide to do we know you will enjoy your visit to Put-in-Bay!



820 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

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