Looking for the perfect breakfast joint during your stay at Put-in-Bay? Or maybe in the mood for some seafood for dinner? Mossbacks Island Bar & Grill is a favored Put-in-Bay eatery among locals and visitors alike. Join them between 10 AM to 1 PM for a classic breakfast menu. Located on Catawba Ave, you’ll find the classics are done well here, like eggs, bacon, and biscuits and gravy. You can even take it a bit further and order the Commodore’s Favorite, a buttermilk biscuit accompanied with cheesy hash brown casserole, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, and bacon. Need something to wash it down with? How about a delicious Bloody Mary, or a Mimosa?
They also have something a little bit more spirited called the “Breakfast Bomb” you could try. This brunch-friendly concoction consists of Jameson and butterscotch schnapps dropped in orange juice. Why not? You’re on South Bass Island, you can treat yourself to a little day drinking, why not start at breakfast? Go adventure the island for the day and then head back for an amazing dinner. They have several menu items to choose from but we would be remiss if we didn’t suggest their locally caught Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch dishes.
ADDRESS: 371 Catawba Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456
Other Mossbacks Menu Highlights:
- Perogies, topped with grilled onion and served with sour cream
- Lake Erie Walleye Nuggets, freshly caught from Lake Erie and served with homemade tartar sauce
- Mossbacks Island Salad, featuring mixed greens, mushroom, and mandarin oranges
- The Mossback Burger, half a pound of All-American beef on a sandwich roll
- Cauliflower Tacos with chili aioli, tres chic
After your meal, make sure to keep the vacation festivities going with more adult beverages at The Fish Bowl right next door. This Put-in-Bay hotspot shares the Valentine Doller building with Mossbacks. The Valentine Doller building was named after Valentine Doller, one of the island’s 19th century patriarchs and considered to be quite the important person in Put-in-Bay history. Could Valentine have stashed his chest of gold ducats somewhere in the building? Most locals would deny such an outlandish rumor, but you can be guaranteed to find yourself a gigantic beer served in a fishbowl!
Sam G: “Came to Mossbacks while in town for a bachelor party with a large group of guys and they were able to accommodate our group. I picked Mossbacks because I don’t live in Cleveland, Ohio anymore and I really wanted to eat food from back home. I went with the perch and pierogies and was very happy! Both were cooked perfectly and hit the spot for back home cooking! The service was very good, especially considering we had such a large group. I would recommend Mossbacks and would return the next time I am in Put in Bay.”
Mike M: “Visited Mossbacks at the suggestion of a local shop worker. Was not disappointed. Good food and the service was prompt and friendly. Nice views and central location. I definitely recommend stopping by when visiting the island.”
Nathan B: “I’ve noticed a trend while writing reviews for my recent trip to Put in Bay. Every server we had was great. And the server here was no exception. We came in for a drink to get out of the rain and also had some tasty carrot cake (made from scratch).”
You will also find a welcoming deck for relaxing with your friends and taking in the spectacular views of downtown Put-in-Bay. Both Put-in-Bay favorites are conveniently located on Catawba Avenue. This makes their location easily accessible to the nearby Jet Express ferry terminal as well as other amazing Put-in-Bay attractions, such as the Butterfly House and Fort Amaze’n. Check out our lodging options for the Put-in-Bay resort, hotels, rentals, and condo. Plan your trip today so you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry sooner!
Put-in-Bay Restaurants, Bars, and Attractions
Located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, Mossbacks is perfectly placed to experience all of what Put-in-Bay has to offer. Park your golf cart anywhere around Derivera Park and explore all the Put-in-Bay bars and restaurants within walking distance. The Boardwalk is a must stop. There you will find Upperdeck and their famous lobster bisque. Enjoy the view of the Lake Erie Islands with plenty of outdoor seating. Another great food option is the Boathouse Bar. There enjoy the live music while trying their amazing fish tacos. And you can not talk about fine dining without talking about the Goat Soup & Whiskey. This German restaurant is the spot to relax and enjoy an authentic German beer in the biergarten.
Looking for a true island experience? Swing by the tiki themed bar Mojito Bay. This tiki bar is the ideal spot to grab a margarita or pina colada. Looking for a Black & Tan? Stop into the Irish pub Hooligans. Try their amazing Hoolie sauce while you are there! Looking for live entertainment? Then Delaware Ave is where you want to be. There you will find Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille, Frosty Bar, and the Round House Bar. All of these options are great places to experience nightlife on the island.
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