Rita's Cantina

Rita’s Cantina

Feeling a little spicy? Rita’s Cantina is Put-in-Bay’s south-of-the-border mainstay. Located on the upper deck of the Boardwalk Restaurant you can easily head over as soon as you are dropped off from the Put in Bay ferry terminal or right before you leave. Rita’s serves up tasty tacos, nachos, and everyone’s favorite, margarita. Come on by and enjoy the views of Lake Erie with a perch taco in hand, all summer long. The Boardwalk is located right off of Bayview Ave which is a short walk from downtown Put-in-Bay!

Rita’s Margaritas

Is there anything more refreshing than a margarita after a sunny and rewarding day on the boat? After enjoying the waters of Lake Erie, stop by Rita’s. It is the perfect blend of tequila and juice. Rita’s makes all kinds of margaritas.

There’s always the classic on ice with salt. Or try the frozen peach margarita for something a little special. Margarita pros should definitely also try the Corona-Rita. A bottle of Corona is turned upside down in a frozen margarita for the ultimate beer cocktail.

Make summertime memories at The Boardwalk. Relish in the beautiful light. And finally, make sure to snap plenty of selfies and pics of your friends. And remember this wonderful time. Everyone looks good at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Rita’s Cantina is located right outside the Upper Deck on the top level above the Main Deck!

The Boardwalk Dining Options

The Boardwalk is a central meeting place on Put-in-Bay making it one of the most popular things to do in Put in Bay. Minutes from the Jet Express terminal and the harbor, it is centrally located on the southern tip of South Bass Island.

The Boardwalk restaurants offer some of the freshest food on the island! The Main Deck is for parties looking for more of a casual vibe! There are three main food concessions and two bards that guests can choose from.

The Main Deck

At Little Galley, guests can choose from classic American entrees like the Black Angus burgers and crispy chicken tenders. A popular option is to take your food and have a picnic at DeRivera Park close by!

At Fish Shak, regional fresh fish is everyone’s favorite on the menu. One of their most popular dishes is their Lake Erie Perch and Walleye sandwiches or baskets!

Last but not least is Book’s Seafood. This is where you can try the Famous Lobster Bisque, Alaskan King Crab, or The Key West Shrimp.

Guests can’t go wrong with either of the two bars! Both bars are perfect for sipping a beer during the day time or fun some late night fun. You can catch live entertainment here during the Summer! The dining options and bars are endless! They recently opened their shop, the Lobster Trap and ferry’s to Middle Bass Island departs from their docks.

The Upper Deck

This restaurant is known for its great table-side services for a 180-degree view of Put-in-Bay Harbor. Guests can enjoy many seafood dishes like Alaskan King Crab, Filets, Sandwiches, or Salads. Rita’s Cantina is located right outside! The Upper Deck is open for lunch and dinner service. A great place to celebrate your trip to Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The outdoor seating is islanders’ favorite!

Exploring Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Easy to get to from all parts of Put-in-Bay, The Boardwalk is ideally located for visitors. Minutes from the Jet Express terminal, it is also close to many of the downtown lodging options such as the Commodore Resort, and mere minutes away from the Island Club and other Put-inBay attractions like Perry’s Victory Monument, DeRivera Park, and Delaware Ave. This means you are close to all of the iconic must-sees on the island!

To get the whole Put-In-Bay experience, stay the weekend or the week at a Put-in-Bay resort. Mr. Ed’s or Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery are waiting for you! Come experience the laid back island vibe of the Key West of the North!



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