Put-in-Bay Ohio has a lot of featured restaurants for visitors to enjoy. With so many unique choices, it is hard to find the few select featured ones. But we did! Check below for our preferred dining choices on Put-in-Bay. From seafood to burgers, we have picked the top Put-in-Bay restaurants for your dining pleasure. We know you’re likely only going to be with us at the Bay for a couple of days, and that’s only a few meals. If you hit the spots listed below you can be comfortable in the knowledge that you’ve got it right and hit the best of the best!


Looking for a familiar bite while on the go around Put-in-Bay? Look no further, nestled in the Commodore Resort lobby you’ll find Subway. This American favorite sandwich shop is located in the heart of Put-in-Bay and offers a variety of budget friendly sandwiches, salads, and breakfast fare. Budget Friendly, On-the-Go Subway is known for their fresh baked bread and daily sandwich promotions, which is the perfect place to pitstop while vacationing on the go or on a budget. They are known for their value, consistency and quality. If you’re looking…

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South Bass Taphouse

South Bass Taphouse is one of the newest bars on the island and has swiftly become a popular favorite among guests. Here, you will find a vast array of Ohio-made craft beers as well as a variety of creative cocktail selections. South Bass Taphouse Location and Atmosphere Catch the game from any seat of the South Bass Taphouse with numerous television screens lining most of the interior walls. You’ll be sure to relax in this laid-back pub environment before making plans to head to your next Put-in-Bay attraction. The best…

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Village Bakery & Cafe

If you’re planning a wedding in Put-in-Bay, your cake has to come from Village Bakery and Cafe. Lucky you. Pauline has been the owner of “The Island’s Only Bakery” for 21 years. Village Bakery and Cafe would not have lasted that long if Pauline and her coterie were not cooking up some delicious eats every summer. Even those not having a wedding would be remiss to not pay a visit some morning. Your nose will direct you to the freshly ground coffee and freshly baked pastries such as butter croissants,…

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Pasquale’s Cafe

Pasquale’s Cafe, located on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Loraine Avenue is one of the most popular of Put-in-Bay restaurants. 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 cheddar monterrey jack cheese. 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…

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Upper Deck Restaurant

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 dining with a 180 degree panoramic view of the harbor of Put-in-Bay. As with all Boardwalk locations, the creamy 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…

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Fish Shak

Looking for the freshest catch and a seat at the dock? Find it at the Fish Shak! Fish Shak is part of The Boardwalk family of restaurants on Put-in-Bay. Since 1985, the Boardwalk has been a gathering place for casual dining and drinks. There you will be sure to find options for everyone in the family. Summer weekends at the Boardwalk mean Put-in-Bay’s best live, family-friendly entertainment. Stay late and grab a cocktail at the waterfront bars. Then, enjoy the open-air boardwalk nightlife! The Boardwalk Main Deck features three counter…

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Little Galley

Ready for fries and a good burger? Head straight to Little Galley. You’ll find this affordable, family-friendly spot at the Boardwalk in Put-in-Bay. It’s a great place for to bring the kids. Also, it is part of the Boardwalk family of restaurants. So you’ll find a diverse selection of eateries in one place. This means everyone can have their own choice of menu! Menu Highlights Find a tasty and affordable lunch at the Little Galley. Featuring classic Americana fare, it is family-friendly and sure to please. For example, the menu…

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Boardwalk Restaurant

Four restaurants, two bars and a whole lot enjoyable food. These are the attributes that make the Boardwalk Restaurant an unbeatable experience for visitors to Put-in-Bay. With a variety of different styles, from easy casual to fine casual, there is something for every mood at this downtown destination. Situated on the waterfront, the Boardwalk Restaurant offers amazing views, great people-watching and mouthwatering fare sure to delight. Best known for their famous Lobster Bisque, these eateries also dish up a wide variety of seafood options, include Walleye and Perch Sandwiches, Alaskan…

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The reviews are in and Put-in-Bay Ohio has been selected as one of the top island dining destinations in Lake Erie! Guests rave about our food and enjoy the fresh offerings.

From creamy lobster bisque at the Boardwalk to fresh-grilled wine-basted chicken at the Chicken patio, we have it all. Explore all the culinary delights that Put-in-bay has to offer.

Downtown Restaurants

Most of the Put-in-Bay bars and restaurants are located on the downtown strip of Delaware Avenue. You will find Cameo Pizza inside Mr. Eds. Big Mans Burrito Stand offers mouth-watering Mexican fare. The Boathouse has a mixed menu for a delicious street-side lunch. The Keys has sumptuous Florida fare like conch fritters.

Explore the Island

Not all featured restaurants are downtown! Grab a Put-in-Bay golf cart rental and discover more dining choices. You will find the Goat Soup and Whiskey with their fresh garden of herbs and vegetables. Joe’s Bar & Restaurant has a surprisingly great kitchen with the best Sloppy Scotty around. And don’t forget to grab some ice cream at Dockside Deli while waiting for your ferry to Put-in-Bay. With so many Put-in-Bay attractions, you’ll want to spend more than just a day on the island! Check out our lodging and stay at a Put-in-Bay resort, hotel, rental, or condo. The sooner you book the better because weekends fills up fast in summer!