Mossbacks Island Bar & Grill

Mossbacks Island Bar & Grill

Mossbacks is a friendly, relaxed neighborhood bar with an extensive menu. Craft cocktails and a large selection of wine and beer are available.

There are plenty of things to do in put in bay while visiting Mossbacks because it is only a short walk from the Jet Express Ferry and it is right on the edge of Perry Park. Located in the middle of the downtown action, Mossbacks is a great choice for breakfast before hitting the water or taking a stroll in the DeRivera Park. While in the downtown area you should make sure you visit the other stores and bars located nearby! It also happens to be located near a large selection of Put-in-Bay’s best lodging.

Mossbacks Breakfast

  • -Commodore’s Favorite (A buttermilk biscuit topped with cheesy hash brown casserole, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and bacon)
  • -Steak and Eggs
  • -Breakfast Bagel
  • -Buttermilk Pancakes
  • -Sausage and Gravy over biscuits


Setting itself apart from other Put in Bay restaurants, their special brunch cocktail is the Breakfast Bomb. A glass of orange juice is elevated with the addition of Jameson and butterscotch schnapps. Healthy but with a buzz. Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas are also on tap.

Lunch and dinner is just as impressive as breakfast. They serve up everything from juicy burgers to top grade prime rib. They also offer soups and salads. You can even make a combo for a lighter lunch. Daily specials are also available.

Mossbacks Lunch and Dinner Offerings

  • -Lake Erie Walleye Nuggets
  • -Lake Erie Perch Basket
  • -Prime Rib
  • -Land and Lake Combo
  • -Pierogi Burger
  • -Cauliflower Tacos


The Fish Bowl is right next door. If you prefer to drink your booze out of an actual fish bowl, then it is the bar for you! Live music is always playing during the summer months and the whole place is lively and friendly. The large front windows opens up right onto Bayview Avenue. Watch the summertime crowds pass by as you dine on great food.

Setting itself apart from other Put in Bay bars, Mossbacks includes a great list of craft beers including local favorites like Thirsty Dog Whippet Wheat, Great Lakes Commodore Perry, and Goose Island IPA. The bartenders are always happy to recommend a new brew. Come on by and enjoy summers at Mossbacks!


Linda O: “I had walleye bites with a side salad. Excellent! Bites is an understatement, they were more like walleye hunks. A light spicy breading and a sweet tartar sauce. The salad was fresh with a variety of veggies. Service was prompt and friendly.”

Mike M: “Visited Mossbacks at the suggestion of a local shop worker. Was not disappointed. Good food and the service was prompt and friendly. Nice views and central location. I definitely recommend stopping by when visiting the island.”

Nathan B: “I’ve noticed a trend while writing reviews for my recent trip to Put-in-Bay. Every server we had was great. And the server here was no exception. We came in for a drink to get out of the rain and also had some tasty carrot cake (made from scratch).”

Sam G: “Came to Mossbacks while in town for a bachelor party with a large group of guys and they were able to accommodate our group. I picked Mossbacks because I don’t live in Ohio anymore and I really wanted to eat food from back home. I went with the perch and perogies and was very happy! Both were cooked perfectly and hit the spot for back home cooking! The service was very good, especially considering we had such a large group. I would recommend Mossbacks and would return the next time I am in Put In Bay.”

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. 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!


371 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA