Boardwalk Restaurant

Boardwalk Restaurant

With so many things to do in Put in Bay, there is bound to be the famous eternal dilemma. “Where should we eat tonight?” Sometimes it’s so hard to get an entire group to agree on a place. Well if your group is at Put-in-Bay, the solution is obvious, come to The Boardwalk! Boardwalk Restaurant is a bit of a misnomer, because there’s actually four restaurants and two bars inside the Boardwalk complex. Everyone can pick out their favorites and then meet together on The Upper Deck for great views and great company!

The Boardwalk is right on the waterfront, offering stunning views of the lake as well as the best people watching on the island. The food is also incredible! Their most famous item is their incredible Lobster Bisque. It’s the best Lobster Bisque in Ohio, and many people make a special trip to The Boardwalk just for the bisque. But there’s so much more on the menu, all of the seafood is lovingly prepared. There are many Put in Bay bars, but you can never go wrong with The Boardwalk. It is a great place to grab a drink and with bartenders at both bars ready to serve up an immaculately prepared cocktail, or a simply frosty beer!

Out of all the Put in Bay restaurants, The Boardwalk offers the most options for dining. It’s FOUR restaurants! So everyone in your group will find something for them. And the location can’t be beat!

What to Expect at The Boardwalk

  • Fish Shak, Little Galley and Book’s Seafood, three counter serve restaurants.
  • The Upper Deck for tableside service and breathtaking views
  • -The World-Famous Boardwalk Restaurant Lobster Bisque, the best bisque in Ohio
  • -Burgee Bar and Claw Daddy’s, two full service bars


The hallmarks of The Boardwalk family of restaurants are great customer service, and food prepared with fresh ingredients and love. There’s a reason so many Put-in-Bay visitors go home and rave about The Boardwalk to family and friends. Be sure not to miss The Boardwalk, if not for a meal, then just for a beer and the view! It is located right down the street from where the Put in Bay ferry drops off visitors so it makes it easy to grab a meal as soon as you get off the ferry or before you are about to leave.

However, with so many Put in Bay attractions, you don’t want to be rushed all day to squeeze in everything. If you want to stay the weekend and stay overnight you can check out out lodging for the island. You could stay at our Put in Bay resort, condo, or rentals, but make sure to book early because lodging fills up fast on the island!


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