The Boathouse Bar and Grill

The Boathouse Bar and Grill

A Put-in-Bay favor, the Boathouse Bar and Grill consist of four establishments under one roof. The bar and grill serve as the central hub with world-class dining, a friendly atmosphere, and amazing live music and DJs every night of the week in the summertime.

The Boathouse Bar and Grill Details

Right across the street from DeRivera Park and the Jet Express terminal on Hartford Avenue, the Boathouse is easy to find and even harder to leave. Their motto, “come for the food, stay for the party,” more than sums that up. A perfect place to dine after a day on Lake Erie or the start of a wild night out, a stop at the Boathouse is a must on everyone’s island itinerary.

While the party vibe at the bar is infectious, the kitchen takes its menu very seriously. Using only the freshest ingredients and creative preparations, every dish served is mouthwatering. Dine on Lake Erie delicacies like Blackened Walleye or their famous Fried Perch Po’ Boy. Nosh on perfectly fried and delicately hand-breaded fish served in a sandwich with cracker crumb breading and handmade chips.

Their seafood items are sublime but so is everything else including the Chicken and Waffles. The best-fried chicken around is paired with fluffy waffles along with coleslaw, maple syrup, and hot pepper relish. Wow!

The Boathouse Menu Highlights

  • Smoked Fish Spread
  • Chicken Bacon Mac & Cheese
  • Seafood Croissant
  • Cajun Jambalaya
  • Flatbread Pizza
  • Maryland Crab Cakes with Creole Remoulade
  • Classic Reuben
  • Chocolate Mousse Cake

The beer list includes everyone’s favorites including a stellar selection of local brews such as Goose Island IPA or Great Lakes Commodore Perry and the seasonal offerings from Great Lakes Brewery. Their cocktail menu is fun and diverse. Choose from the Pink Floyd, which is Plymouth Gin, triple sec, and cranberry, or the fruity Berri Crush with Absolut Raspberri and Malibu.

Live Entertainment

Rated Put-in-Bay’s best live music venue over three years in a row, there is always something amazing playing at the Boathouse Bar and Grill. The summer lineup always includes the best DJ’s around and island favorites such as John Salamon, Ben Dover, and the Screamers, and Cats on Holiday.


Boathouse Bar & Grill The Boathouse has been an atoll attraction since the 1950s. The Boathouse menu involves Lake Erie fish and family-friendly meals with walleye & Southern cuisine. They also have a kids menu. Diners can dine outside and experience the indoor patio lining the front and wrapping around the top of the restaurant. The Boathouse’s front pops open and while indoors, diners can appreciate the scenery. The bar also has a big stage and is a well-known place for live music and entertainment. Kick back and experience the informal, pleasant environment, and let our outstanding employees serve you at Put-in-Bay’s finest culinary experience.


Boathouse Block

Besides the bar and grill, the Boathouse offers three other distinct businesses.

The Biergarten is the newest addition to the block. With amazing German fare and an international drinks menu, the Biergarten is pretty scrumptious. Stock up on beer at the Beverage Center before heading to your lodgings and rent golf carts here as well for the best way to get around the island.


218 Hartford Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA