Pasquale’s Cafe, located on the corner of Delaware Ave and Loraine Avenue is one of the most popular of dining options on South Bass Island. A whimsical neon sign with a smiley face in the O in OPEN greets you from the window. Come early to break your nightly fast. Try the Hot Mess, a hearty plate of scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage gravy, and many other great food options. You will want to wash this down with a multitude of bloody Mary’s and sparkling mimosas or some fine Pepsi products. Stick around through lunch and get a taste of Pasquale’s famous PPD Burger, Gloria’s summer salad, the Pompeii Chicken, Bosco sticks, and a Baked Lobster Mac and Cheese you will want to remember forever. These spectacular meals are served with unparalleled cheer by the kind-hearted and appreciative waitstaff. 

Pasquale’s Cafe does so many dishes well, but one of them stands out, their forte: an unforgettable pizza. It’s one of the best in Lake Erie!

Pizzas Favorites at Pasquale’s Cafe:

  • Pasquale’s Original, with red sauce as well as blended Italian cheeses
  • The Don, with red sauce, pepperoni, ham, sausage, bacon, green peppers, red onions, mushrooms, black olives, green olives, banana peppers, Roma tomatoes, and blended Italian cheeses
  • Hawaii Five-O, with red sauce, blended Italian cheeses, pineapple, sliced Canadian Bacon, and fresh basil
  • The Three Little Pigs, with red sauce, blended Italian cheeses, pepperoni, smoked bacon, as well as mild sausage
  • Breakfast (yep, pizza for breakfast), with sausage gravy, scrambled egg, smoked bacon, and their famous blend of cheeses


Pasquale’s Cafe offers waterfront dining with an excellent view of DeRivera Park. Have a Commodore Perry IPA (or a Pepsi for the kids and teetotalers) and watch life in historic downtown Put-in-Bay, Ohio pass you by. Come eat at Pasquale’s Cafe! You will not regret it!

ADDRESS: 240 Delaware Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456


Bailey L: “We came in with a large group of 9 people and we were fine sitting at different tables but the hostess was able to get us a table for all of us to sit together. It was very busy when we got there and the service was great! Our food was delicious and very affordable when other places on the island were pricey. We wanted to go back the next day for breakfast! Definitely worth a visit while you’re on the island.”

Haddy G: “I LOVE this place, it’s service is great. Great place to get away from Cleveland. When we ordered our drinks it looks only a few minutes for them to bring the drinks. They have a wide selection of drinks and my favorite part about this place is they let you choose your own bread (wheat, white, rye). Its style is a mix of modern and old fashion. It is beautiful, and the many plants gives a sense of comfort. The food is also very cheap and fits our price range. Very clean.”

Aaron L: “We visited for lunch while we were on the island, and I had one of the burgers. The burger was absolutely delicious, but the fries could use a little more seasoning. The meals were fairly priced for being on the island, and our waitress was very friendly. We would definitely come back on a return visit.”

Put-in-Bay Restaurants, Bars, and Attractions

Put-in-Bay Ohio provides many excellent restaurants you must try. The Boardwalk is a great place to start. There you will find on the islands best restaurants Upperdeck. There you can try on of their many entrees including their famous lobster bisque and Alaskan King Crab. Also included in the Boardwalk restaurants is Rita’s Cantina. There you will find the best nachos and burritos on the island. You also must swing by the Boathouse Bar and try there amazing walleye and Lake Erie Perch tacos. Looking for the best Cuban sandwich on the island? Then the islands best dive bar Joe’s Bar is where you need to be. The Old Forge is also a must stop every visit to the island. This creperie has some of the best crepes you have ever had! The Goat Soup and Whiskey is another great food option. This eatery has a biergarten right outside making it the perfect place to enjoy your Weissbier. Some other great food options include Topsy Turvey and the Chicken Patio, both a short walk from Jet Express. 

Looking for the best bars on the Lake Erie Islands? Than the Put-in-Bay bars the place for you. Start your day off with a margarita at the tiki themed bar Mojito Bay on Catawba Ave. Looking for a Black & Tan? Then Hooligans Irish Pub is the place for you. Looking for live entertainment? Then Delaware Ave is the place for you. There you will find some of the most popular bars on the island. This includes Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille, Frosty Bar, and the Roundhouse Bar. Located on Bayview Ave is the Caribbean themed bar the Keys. This is great place to grab a Pina Colada and enjoy the outdoor seating. Some other great bar options located downtown include Tippers, Mossbacks, Fishbowl, and the Reel Bar.

Need a late night snack or treat? Grab a hot dog and ice cream from Dairy Isle. Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Stop by the Village Bakery or Candy Bar located right next to each other. Or maybe grab a sub made from the freshest ingredients from Subway. Need food delivered? Give Cameo Pizza a call and try on of their many great appetizers.

Looking for a change of pace from the bars? Stop by Put-in-Bay Brewery & Distillery and find your new favorite beer. Put-in-Bay Winery is also a great place to go for a tasting. Afterwards take a train tour and enjoy the views of Perry’s Monument, Put-in-Bay Harbor and the state park.


234 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

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