Put-In-Bay Restaurants

Enjoy the casual atmosphere and fun food & drink here in Put-In-bay. There are eateries to fit eveyone's taste.

Boathouse Bar and Grill

Their menu also features delicious southern style dishes at family friendly prices.  Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles, amazing! 

The Boathouse has been an island landmark since the 1950’s. The Boathouse’s menu includes Lake Erie perch, and walleye, & Southern style food with family friendly prices. They also have a menu just for kids. Diners can sit outside and enjoy the outdoor patio that lines the front and wraps around the side of the building. The front of the Boathouse opens up and diners can also enjoy the outdoors while indoors. The bar also features a large stage and is a popular venue for live bands and entertainment. Kick back and enjoy casual, comfortable surroundings and allow stellar staff to treat you to the best culinary experience on Put-in-Bay.


Cameo Pizza

Put-in-Bay’s Cameo Pizza, based in Sandusky, Ohio, has been making great pizza since 1936. Cameo’s features a selection of pizza specials, including their famous sauerkraut pizza, pizza by the slice, wings, salads, and sub sandwiches. Cameo’s offers free delivery on the island. You can also dine in or carry out your order. Open daily 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. with delivery until 3 a.m.


Chocolate Cafe & Museum

The Chocolate Museum is a must for any chocoholic visiting Put in Bay! Stop by to learn about the history of chocolate, including where it grows and how it is made. More than 100 kinds of fine chocolate are on sale, as are coffees that are roasted right on the island.

Ohio's first chocolate cafe and museum. They feature chocolates, coffe and desserts.  The best chocolates and chocolate mochas on the island!



Frosty Bar & Pizza

 Housed in an iconic Put-in-Bay historical building, Frosty's features ice cold beer and fantastic pizza.  Great breakfast specials daily.  Excellent homemade root beer.

Located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, Frosty’s has been an island tradition for 60 years. Cold beer served in the signature frosty beer mug, peanut shells crunching underfoot, tasty pizza baked fresh to order, and classic rock tunes from the jukebox are all part of what makes Frosty’s a favorite. Native islanders, boaters, and day trippers alike flock to Frosty’s for the beautiful view of DeRivera Park and the Put-in-Bay harbor.

Delaware Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456


Pasquale's Cafe

Pasquales Cafe is a family friendly restaurant overlooking Put-in-Bay harbor and downtown. Try the "Hot Mess"!  

Pasquale’s Cafe, located on the corner of Loraine and Delaware Avenues, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed setting. Pasquale’s serves a full service breakfast, and also features a lunch and dinner menu of Italian favorites and pizza. Pasquale’s Cafe offers a full complement of catering services, from box lunches to party platters. Pasquale’s can custom design a menu just for you for your next event.


Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery

The Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery is located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. Sip on a fresh beer brewed right here on the island while enjoying one of their specialty hand-tossed pizzas. They pride themselves in being Put-in-Bay’s first legal distillery, so take home a unique bottle of Island Rum or Island Vodka. Check out the patio bar where they offer a fine selection of hand-crafted bourbons. Great food at a great price, plus a friendly Brew Crew! Kitchen open until 11 PM.


The Candy Bar

This store is full of candy, ice cream, homemade fudge, cotton candy and more.  It has sweet treats for kids of all ages. Try the chocolate covered bacon!!!

The Goat Soup and Whiskey Tavern

Located between the church and the winery, The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern provides a calm oasis from the bustling of downtown. Outstanding comfort food is served in a beautiful setting that was once an original island winery. All the wonderful soups and sauces are made from scratch daily. Enjoy everything from meatloaf to walleye, or try the original perch taco. The Goat accommodates groups and special events on premise only.



The Keys

The Keys is a full service Florida Keys themed restaurant with 4 distinct locations to satisfy your needs: Tortuga’s Rum Republic, Lola’s Key, Hemmingway’s and the Tiki Shak showcasing Caribbean fare! Fresh Seafood to Conch Chowder, Key West Shrimp, burgers, tropical salads and sandwiches. We can create a menu tailored specifically for your group, and we have a location to fit any of your needs. Gluten Free and Vegetarian items are also available.

The Keys is located in downtown Put-in-Bay just steps away from the Jet Express, with unparalleled views of the Harbor and Perry’s Monument. Call us today to start planning your special event with our event coordinator. We do limit reservations to 12 and above, and can’t guarantee any reservations on weekends or holidays.


Topsy Turvey Bar & Grill

Topsy Turvey’s is located inside the Wharfside, adjacent to the Boardwalk and across from Mossback’s. Topsy Turvey is a fun, local hang-out with an outside deck overlooking the Bay. Home of the island’s Cuban sandwich, this small island eatery is big on producing good food and lots of fun. Open 7 days a week during the season and throughout the off-season Thursday through Sunday.


Hooligan's Irish Pub

 Hooligan’s is a full service restaurant and bar featuring a pub-style menu. Home-made Irish favorites like Reuben sandwiches, Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Guinness Wings, Irish Nachos, Irish Cheese sampler, Specialty burgers, Fresh Salads and Inventive Sandwiches are also offered. Marie’s Hooley Cheese Dip is a MUST HAVE and an Islander Favorite!

Relax with friends and family on Hooligan’s beautiful front porch overlooking Catawba Avenue while enjoying a delicious meal, or a pint of Guinness. Hooligan’s features a large selection of craft and Irish beers on draught. Top Irish entertainers from the Midwest keep things lively on Friday and Saturday evenings from June through October! Hooligan’s is the proud sponsor of Put-in-Bay’s Half-Way to St. Patty’s Day Parade! Slainte!



Mossbacks is located at the corner of Catawba & Bayview Avenues and serves a pub style menu that features fresh, hand-breaded Lake Erie perch as well as great hamburgers, sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and sides. Well known for their sauerkraut balls, Mossback’s also serves up a German food special in October that includes sausages, kraut, German potato salad, potato pancakes, and German Chocolate cake. Let Mossback’s kitchen put together a menu for your next event.


Old Forge Cafe & Creperie

Located in the remodeled blacksmith shop, The Forge brings something new to Put-In-Bay’s downtown restaurant district. Beyond their famous crêpes and carefully crafted espresso drinks, they provide the perfect menu and atmosphere for brunch, lunch and dinner. Their outside patio is home to The Garden Bar, the perfect hidden summer spot to enjoy craft cocktails and live entertainment.


The Boardwalk

Enjoy dining at either of the Boardwalk’s two waterfront restaurants, where our Famous Lobster Bisque is always a featured favorite!

The Boardwalk Main Deck offers plenty of indoor and outdoor seating with spectacular views of the Put-in-Bay Harbor. Three distinct food concessions where you place your order right at the counter. Alaskan King Crab,Key West Shrimp, Grilled Fish Sandwiches, Burgers and Fresh Lake Erie Perch and Walleye! Or rent one of outside decks or bars for your company outing or other event.

The Boardwalk’s Upper Deck offers table side service in air-conditioned comfort with panoramic views of the downtown harbor. We offer plenty of seating, and a professional staff to host your special event. Whether it is a rehearsal dinner, company outing or wedding, we have the right option for you. We feature a full menu, including Gluten Free and Vegetarian options that can be tailored to fit your needs. Hand-shaken Martini’s, Specialty Cocktails and a large Wine list are available to tempt your guests.

We do limit reservations to 12 and above, and can’t guarantee reservations on weekends or holidays. Call our Event Coordinator to start planning your event now.