The Fish Bowl

The Fish Bowl

A favorite hangout amongst both visitors and locals on Put-in-Bay, the Fish Bowl delivers a comfortable, festive environment with a great menu and delicious drinks.This recently renovated building is located on Catawba in the heart of downtown. The expansive front windows provide great views of all the summer parading going by. Moreover, the expanded deck on South side of the building affords wondrous views of downtown Put-in-Bay. This place is just one of the many things to do in Put in Bay and it is the perfect place to go as a group.

The Fish Bowl Details

Mossbacks is located right next to the Fishbowl.  The Valentine Doller building is home to both of these establishments.  Valentine Doller is a past resident of Put-in-Bay who came and lived on Put-in-Bay in the mid 1800’s.  Moreover, during his time on the island he held many prominent positions on the island.

He was the first postmaster, the clerk of courts, a founding trustee of the Village and even the mayor. This structure that bears his name is situated on Catawba Avenue. Across the street is DeRivera park which offers a beautiful view while looking out its window.  Additionally, the Jet Express ferry terminal is just a short walk away.

The Fish Bowl sits near all the best destination in the Village. This includes DeRivera Park right across the street and the Jet Express Terminal is only a short walk away. There is always time to swing by the Fish Bowl on your way off the island.

Fish Bowl Specialities

  • Giant Beers Served in a “Fishbowl”
  • Shark Shots
  • Craft Beers
  • Specialty Cocktails
  • Fun Staff

The Fish Bowl serves up the best in hearty, delicious dishes. Breakfast are always very popular here on the weekends and with good reason! Their menu will cure a hangover in no time!

Fish Bowl Menu Highlights

Commodore’s Favorite, which is a buttermilk biscuit topped with cheesy hash brown casserole, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and bacon.

  • Steak and Eggs
  • Lake Erie Walleye Nuggets
  • Black & Bleu Island Salad
  • Fisherman’s Combo, lightly battered walleye and perch
  • Bratwurst and Pierogies

The Fish Bowl is definitely known for its massive fish bowl drinks served in yes, fish bowls! Just stick in a straw and drink the whole thing down! The weekends always have an amazing DJ on deck spinning the hottest tracks. The entire vibe is definitely upscale casual.

As far as Put in Bay bars go, this is one of the most fun and quirky. With those massive fish bowl drinks, things are sure to get a little rowdy. The weekends always include a killer DJ spinning the hottest track and the occasional live musician. The entire vibe is upscale casual with a handsome bar of dark wood, classic decor, and party atmosphere.


Mossbacks shares the same menu with the Fishbowl. That means there is the double the amount of seating. The main difference between the two are the adult beverages Mossbacks offers an extensive wine menu with with house pours by Canyon Road including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their impressive beer menu includes both domestic and imported.

Mossback’s Grill has excellent food and views for the Put-in-Bay traveler. They offer a wide selection of signature burgers, sandwiches and dinner options, Mossback’s is the place to eat. The décor is warm and inviting and they strive to make your meal memorable. When looking at Put in Bay restaurants, make sure to check this one out. So whether your looking for a great lunch with friends or a romantic dinner, Mossback’s at Put-in-Bay is for you!


A trip to Put-in-Bay and the Lake Erie Islands is very worthwhile. For more information on rentals and condos, go to our website. The history, charm and beauty of the island has kept visitors flocking for generations.  Moreover, guests often remark how they feel at ease while on the island.  Therefore, this is a special feeling that must be experienced.  Plan your trip today and get ready to hop on a Put in Bay ferry!