Come on in and kick up your feet after a day of sightseeing, shopping, or visiting other attractions at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Located across the street from Derivera Park, the Keys is in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. Transport yourself to the Caribbean with a stop at the Keys Restaurant. With an easy island vibe and breathtaking waterfront location with views of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, there is no better place to get away from it all while visiting Put-in-Bay. It’s like a vacation from a vacation — which is also nothing short of paradise.
ADDRESS: 227 Bayview Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456
Fun for Everyone – Including the Dog
Bring the whole family — Fido too! — to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Keys. A full island-inspired menu has something for everyone as well as drink offerings will have you dreaming of the turquoise waters of Florida. With plenty of outdoor seating, dogs are also welcome to come to relax with their humans on the deck.
Delicious appetizers at the Keys include Conch Fritters, Grouper Fingers, and Buffalo Shrimp. Lunch offers the notable She Crab Bisque, Tortuga’s Kale Salad, and the local-favorite Grouper Reuben. There are so many great food options to choose from, the hard part will be just making the decision.
For dinner, dig into the Floridian-inspired Perch Platter or Blackened Mahi Tacos — blackened Mahi wrapped with coleslaw and traditional taco toppings that combine to create a truly memorable meal. And don’t forget the drinks also: The Keys is home to Fat Tuesday frozen drinks like Pina Coladas, Margaritas, and Bushwhackers. Cheers!
The Keys Restaurant Features
- Gorgeous waterfront views
- Live entertainment
- Extensive island-inspired menu
- Full-service bar with Delicious Frozen Cocktails
- Family and pet friendly
The Keys Restaurant is an idyllic waterfront restaurant located next to the Jet Express ferry and close to downtown attractions and shopping. Stop on by after a day of sightseeing or kayaking and let your worries drift away as you luxuriate over a delicious meal or tasty frozen beverage. The Keys Restaurant at Put-in-Bay awaits!
Alex G: “If your newer or first time to Put-in-Bay The Keys is never disappointing. The live music and atmosphere are amazing. The drinks are cold and the food is great. I HIGHLY suggest The Cuban. An immediate must if you come here. It was incredible.”
Carola S: “Wow, if you’re in need of a tropical getaway in Northern Ohio, this is your place! Adirondack chairs, colorful patio umbrellas, palm trees, frozen drinks & food served up on fish-shaped plates. Ride the Jet Express or Miller Ferry over to Put-in-Bay and lose yourself in “The Northernmost Bar” before you check out the rest of the island.”
Ian P: “This place makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation! The drinks are to die for! The Rum Runner that I had was very fruity and strong and a perfect combination of juices and alcohol! The Grilled Mahi Mahi fish tacos that I had also were so flavorful and delicious that I could have had two plates of them. Overall, a great tropical escape on a non-tropical island! Highly recommended!”
Mike F: “When we decided to eat here, it was because we really wanted to eat by the water. That’s the main reason we come here in the first place, and they have great outside seating right on the waterfront. When you approach, it looks like a tourist place, and I suppose it is. But you must give credit where it is due, and the food we had (Monday late afternoon, September 7th), was really awesome, and better than we expected. We started with conch fritters, and they were as good as any we’ve had anywhere. I had the grouper Reuben, and my wife had the lobster sliders. Both looked very appealing and tasted to match. The Reuben was on marble rye, toasted to perfection. The sliders had plenty of lobster in them and were very tasty.
The side salad my wife ordered looked like something from a craft restaurant with a local garden. She was too full to eat it, so I saved the day there, and really enjoyed it. Looking at the reviews, I don’t know if they are consistently this good. They are in a tourist spot and clearly depend on some student labor. But they were on it this day, and the food was just fantastic.”
With all the Put-in-Bay attractions, you might want to stay an extra day! There is plenty to do on the island for all ages so check out our lodging options at our Put-in-Bay resort, hotels, condo, and rentals. The sooner you book, the sooner you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry!
Other Put-in-Bay Restaurants and Bars
South Bass Island has tons of great food options available. One of the best spots on the island is Upperdeck on the Boardwalk. Here you can try their famous lobster bisque while enjoying the view of the Lake Erie Islands. The Goat Soup & Whiskey is also a must every visit to the island. This is the place to order a delicious German beer and enjoy it in their biergarten.
Looking for the best Put-in-Bay bars on the island? Start off at an island favorite, the tiki bar Mojito Bay. This island bar is a great place for a true island experience. Looking for the island nightlife? Than Delaware Ave is where you need to go. There you will find the islands most popular bars including Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille, Frosty Bar, and the Round House Bar. These are just a few of the many bars the island has to offer. Just a short walk away on Catawba Avenue you will find the Reel Bar, the Irish pub Hooligans, Fishbowl, and Mossbacks.
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