The Reel Bar at Put-in-Bay brings new life to an old location on the island. Opened in 2014 in a building that formerly housed an islander-favorite haunt, The Reel Bar is a fresh new take with fresh, delicious offerings worthy of a stop in during a visit to the island.

Food, Drinks and Fun

The Reel Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and each menu is more delicious than the last. Start the day with Pancakes, French Toast, Corned Beef Hash or Biscuits and Gravy. Lunch and dinner offer a wide selection of notable dishes, including the Reel Bar’s specialty hamburgers, the Lobster Roll or a variety of Street Tacos — mix and match these to create your own tasty trio. Wash it all down with signature drinks crafted with fresh-squeezed juice. The difference in taste is remarkable, making a fresh squeezed mimosa or screwdriver can’t-miss options.

The Reel Bar is located in a building that used to be home to Tony’s, but has undergone a significant remodel. The bar boasts fun fishing-themed decor within a rustic setting that honors its island roots. The fun atmosphere is definitely not to be missed.

The Reel Bar Atmosphere and Highlights

  • Live Entertainment
  • Fresh Ingredients and Delicious Food
  • Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Newly Renovated Interior
  • Convenient Downtown Location


Dana V: “Good eats, great drinks,and a fun atmosphere! We started coming to the Reel Bar years ago. First it was me and the kids for lunch and then when I visit with my husband we go for the entertainment, and drinks. They serve Vegetarian food, and can make food allergen friendly if you need it. It’s the stop YOU want to make, or you are missing the best on the Island. The owners are some of the kindest people I have ever met. If you don’t drink, or want to be at a bar, they do offer breakfast. Don’t miss this stop on the island.”

Renee B: “Reel bar is always a great place to stop. The service is wonderful and the food is delicious. We haven’t experienced the “Live entertainment” but we’ve heard great things. Definitely going to stop back again and again, love the location and the staff.”

Jon D: “Definitely the best burgers on the island. I should know, I live on the island. The Bourbon Burger in not to be missed if you like bourbon. The sauce is the key to the burger. It’s OK on its own but it’s fantastic when it’s on the sandwich. Andy, the owner, will go out of his way to make sure everything is right.”


Situated just a short stroll from the Jet Express Ferry and many of Put-in-Bay’s downtown attractions and shopping, the Reel Bar is conveniently located on Catawba Avenue. Be sure to stop into this gorgeous new venue for a deliciously memorable meal that puts its focus on freshness at the forefront. The food and beverage options are sure to tantalize your palate, so come hungry. Plan your vacation to Put-in-Bay today, and be sure to put The Reel Bar on your list of destinations! We can’t wait to see you at THE BAY!


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

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