Best Food on Put in Bay!

Island bistros and pubs on this beautiful Lake Erie retreat.

Sunrise behind Perry's Victory Monument.
Thai pasta from the Goat Soup & Whiskey.
So many places on the island for good ice cream.
The sushi at Nagoya is the freshest in town.
Mr. Ed's has a dozen burger choices, all awesome!

Put-in-Bay Dining & Pub Directory



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Around Town


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Put-in-Bay is home to some of the finest restaurants, bar and grills, coffee houses, fine dining, and markets around. Put in Bay restaurants include fresh seafood, barbeque, burgers, mexican, and more! Whether your island dining experience is for a casual family get together or a romantic sunset dinner over the bay, the many restaurants of Put-in-Bay won't let you down.

Many visitors are surprised to find that such a small town has such a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. But with more than 30 restaurants lining the historic streets of Put-in-Bay, dining out is sure to be one of the highlights of your visit.

If it's an island breeze and beautiful harbor views that appeal to your senses, South Bass Island offers many options, including sidewalk cafes, restaurants with waterfront patios, and even some casual eateries right on the pier.

Whatever your taste and budget, Put-in-Bay has a wealth of quality restaurants serving up delicious food, friendly service, and a unique atmosphere sure to make your island experience a memorable one.



Choose to dine on fresh seafood in an elegant lakeside setting at The Upper Deck. Take the family out for a pizza at Cameo. Experience some of the best Mexican cuisine around at The Big Man's Burrito Stand. Cozy up to a romantic dinner for two at The Keys. Enjoy live music on the outdoor patios while you sip a fruity cocktail at Mr. Ed's. Or, simply relax with a cup of coffee and delicious freshly made breakfast pastry from The Village Bakery.

Unique Venues


The South Bass Island restaurant scene has none of the usual national chains and fast food joints! Part of the fun of traveling is sampling the local cuisine. With that in mind, branch out and give a few locally-owned Put-in-Bay restaurants a shot. This South Bass Island dining guide offers choices for those who crave comfort food and those who savor more international flavors, fans of out-of-the-way spots as well as proponents of stylish, upscale dining rooms. Rest assured, the Put-in-Bay restaurant guide covers all the bases!

Food Blogs


If you are interested in reading Putinbay restaurant reviews, we recommend the Put in Bay Food Blog as a site which features a weekly column on different island eateries, bars, festivals, and anything food related that happens on our little resort island.

Safe - Clean - Colorful - Good Food - Unique - Good Bars - Friendly - Beautiful Scenic Bay. Most people won't even need a golf cart to get around. The ferry was only a 22 minute ride from Port Clinton. There is free parking a block from ferry & you can drop luggage off first by ferry. We enjoyed each & every place since we were there four nights. The whole town is a two-block square.

When we go back we'll definitely go back to the Old Forge Cafe. The crepes are yummy. The seating and service is fine and the meals arrived piping hot and delicious.

B Wellman, TripAdvisor

After spending a few hours at the winery, we stopped at the Goat Soup and Whiskey for dinner. We shared a couple appetizers. The pierogis were delicious! Also, our server was very friendly. We had walked to the winery and it's worth walking away from the "downtown" area to eat at Goat Soup.

B Reall, TripAdvisor

We had the lobster bisque for an appetizer. Wonderful - large chunks of lobster and a very tasty cream soup. I wanted to overdose on lobster so I had the lobster roll. Very fairly priced and very good. Others had burgers, lobster mac & cheese, and crab cakes. All reported their meals were great. We'll look forward to returning.

TimeToUnwined, TripAdvisor

Put-in-Bay, Ohio... it's a fun place to be; not far off either and convenient and happening. It has lots of options to do and spend some quality time. Water sports like any shoreline town, kayak, canoe, jet ski, rent a boat, parasail, and on and on. Or just lie in the parks and have a beautiful view of the mighty lake erie. Pool parties, sunday classic car parades, biplane rides... So much to do. Rent a golf cart for the day and you are set to explore the island. There is also a good variety of shops, pubs, and bars to grab a beer.

About Put-in-Bay

For most of its history, Put-in-Bay's primary industry has been tourism and continues to be today. The tourist season runs roughly between April and October.

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