Joe's Bar & Restaurant

Joe’s Bar & Restaurant

Classic bar food, outdoor games, and a fun, friendly vibe is on deck at Joe’s Bar & Restaurant. This gastropub serves up some of the most delectable bar foods anywhere on the island. A little tucked away from downtown Put-in-Bay, Joe’s is the self-proclaimed “Best Dive Bar on the Planet.”

Order a Sloppy Joe’s Dip or Artichoke Asiago Dip and take a seat in their expansive outdoor patio. There are plenty of things to do in Put in Bay, especially at Joe’s Bar, like playing over-sized Jenga and Corn Hole. Joe’s is the perfect place to spend summers in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Their outdoor seating is some of the best on the island!

Located on the southern tip of the island and right next to the South Bass Island State Park, Joe’s makes a great pit stop while exploring Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Eat lunch after having fun at Perry’s Cave, visiting the nearby Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, or taking in a game of golf at Saunders Golf Course. A cold beer is never more satisfying after a competitive 18 holes.

Joe’s has a full bar and extensive beer and wine menu. They serve up some of the freshest margaritas on South Bass Island. Their food is filling and comforting. Try their bar bread, flatbread covered in gooey cheese, and a variety of toppings. Not only is Joe’s a great place to celebrate and party but it is a great local eatery.

Joe’s Bar and Restaurant Menu Highlights

  • Sloppy Joe’s Dip
  • Put-In-Bay Cuban
  • Signature Sloppy Scotty (split dog covered in mozzarella, onions, and their signature sauce)
  • Smoked Bologna Sandwich
  • Put-In-Bay Sin Burger (all-natural beef topped with spicy giardiniera, pepper jack cheese, spicy aioli)
  • The Beyond Burger (a great option for our meatless friends)
  • Fried Dill Pickles Appetizer (8 lightly battered and flash-fried dill pickle spears served w/ranch)

Joe’s has entrees for everyone! First-timers should try something off of their grille like one of their juicy burgers. This bar is a great place to watch a big game or enjoy some live entertainment! Joe’s Bar has the perfect laid-back vibe with great food and drinks. Joe’s Bar serves beers from local Put-in-Bay breweries and distilleries.

If you plan on spending the day at any of Put-in-Bay bars, spend it at Joe’s and start it off with one of their signature Bloody Mary’s. Perfectly spiced and extra strong, this is the ideal vacation drink. If a margarita is more your speed, Joe’s Bar has you covered there. Besides being a great bar and dining option, Joe’s also sells an impressive selection of cigars from the Great Lake Tobacconist. Put your feet up, puff a stogie, and enjoy that Bloody Mary.

A little tucked away from most other Put in Bay restaurants and downtown, Joe’s Bar & Restaurant is the self-proclaimed “Best Dive Bar on the Planet.” Enjoy Joe’s laidback vibe by taking advantage of their large outdoor seating area. A perfect place to hang out during the day or during the late night!

Enjoy Put-in-Bay, Ohio

If you feel like you can’t get the full island experience in one day, then don’t be afraid to book a full weekend at a Put-in-Bay resort, condo, or rentals. You can’t miss DeRivera Park, the Put-in-Bay Harbor, Mr. Ed’s Bar, and the nightlife on Delaware Ave. The nightlife at Frosty Bar, Pasquale’s Cafe, Mojito Bay Tiki Bar, Village Bakery, Ed’s Bar and Grille, The Goat Soup and Whiskey, Boathouse Bar, The Boardwalk, Reel Bar, Cameo Pizza, Upper Deck, and more is a must-see on the island!

However, the sooner you book the better because lodging fills up fast! Once you are all booked, check out the Put-in-Bay ferry options to see which one fits your needs! Visitors can leave from Catawba Island or Port Clinton. Come experience The Key West of the Midwest!


1400 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA