The Boardwalk Restaurant added an Upper Deck in 2007, and ever since it has been the Put-in-Bay restaurant to go to for fine dining. Dress up or don’t, nowhere in Put-in-Bay is very pretentious. Enjoy the indoor and outdoor seating with a 180-degree panoramic view of Lake Erie and Put-in-Bay Harbor. As with all Boardwalk locations, the creamy famous lobster bisque is the feature nonpareil. High marks are also consistently given to the lobster mac and cheese. You’ll be quite happy with just that. But to push things further and experience the true grandiosity of Put-in-Bay, you must order the Alaskan King Crab Dinner. It is a full pound of Alaskan King Crab legs served with drawn butter, fresh lemon, coleslaw, and a bowl of the aforementioned lobster bisque. Located downtown Put-in-Bay near Derivera Park,  Upperdeck is one of the best restaurants on South Bass Island.

ADDRESS: 341 Bayview Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

Upper Deck Specialties:

  • Marv’s Surf and Turf Burger – beef, turkey, black bean, or chicken patty with lobster claw, Hollandaise sauce, asparagus, arugula, and crispy fried onions
  • Book Shrimp – lightly breaded and deep-fried shrimp tossed in their signature “Book Book” sauce on a bed of arugula
  • Boardwalk Lobster Roll – Maine lobster mixed with Dijon mustard, celery, mayonnaise, and fresh parsley
  • The Commodore Filet – 8-ounce filet of beef topped with Hollandaise sauce
  • Cinnamon Roll Sundae – a fresh-baked jumbo cinnamon roll, cut in half and filled with vanilla bean ice cream and topped with vanilla frosting, fresh whipped cream, as well as caramel sauce

The Upper Deck is probably one of the few dining options on the island to offer gluten-free entrees. After dinner, you can move the party immediately outside to Rita’s Cantina Margarita Bar and Deck for a staggering selection of tequila and margaritas. They also have the best nachos and burritos on the island. Or stay at the Upper Deck for an extensive menu of wines and martinis. The Upper Deck is also conveniently located a stone’s throw from a Jet Express terminal. Come join us at the Upper Deck!

Put-in-Bay Bars, Restaurants, and Attractions

Put-in-Bay offers many great alternative food options. Stop by the Boathouse Bar for their amazing Lake Erie Perch Tacos and Walleye. Hooligans Irish Pub is another great eatery located on the island. This Irish pub have many great food options including their amaizing Hoolie dip. If you are looking for the best creperie on the island look no further than the Old Forge. There will you will find some of the best crepes you have ever had. The Keys is another great dining option. This Caribbean themed bar is the place to go for a Cuban sandwich. You will feel like you are in Key West! And you can not talk about the best restaurants on the island without mentioning the Goat Soup and its biergarten. Pasquale’s Cafe, Joe’s Bar and the Chicken Patio are just few of the many more dining options located in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. 

Looking for the most popular nightlife spot on the Lake Erie Islands? Than look no further than downtown Put-in-Bay. Start off at the island’s favorite tiki bar Mojito Bay. Then stroll over to Delaware Ave where you will find some of the best spots for live entertainment. This includes Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille, Frosty Bar, Tippers, and the Roundhouse Bar. Just a short walk away you will find some more of Put-in-Bay Ohios best bars. For example just on Catawba Ave alone you will find Joe’s Bar, Mossbacks, Fishbowl, and the Reel Bar. 

Looking for a late night snack or treat? Grab and hot dog and ice cream from Dairy Isle. Need satisfy the sweet tooth? Stop by the Village Bakery or Candy Bar. Both of which are right next to each other. Looking for a healthier option? Get a Italian sub made with the freshest ingredients from Subway. Topsy Turvey is another food option open late. Need food delivered? Give Cameo Pizza a call! Their appetizers are the perfect midnight snack!

Looking to find all of what Put-in-Bay has to offer? The train tour is right for you. On the you will see Perry’s Cave, the State Park, and Perry’s Monument. Take a short break for a tasting experience at Put-in-Bay Brewery & Distillery or Put-in-Bay Winery. Put-in-Bay island is the perfect escape from Cleveland.


341 Bayview Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA

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