No trip to Put-in-Bay is as long as you wish it were, so you’ve got to maximize your time to get in as much fun as you can. So a long wait at a restaurant might not be for you. These are the places to go for a quick, delicious meal that will get you in and out and back to exploring our beautiful island.

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille
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Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille is the go-to spot for food and fun in Put-in-Bay. With a mouthwatering menu, full bar, and three live entertainment venues, Mr. Ed’s slings the best in summertime fun. They are conveniently located on Delaware Ave. right in the middle of downtown Put-in-Bay! The daylight hours at Mr. Ed’s means outdoor seating by the lake, incredible food, and plenty of TVs indoors to show all your favorite teams. You can enjoy everything from margaritas to beers from a local distillery. A new feature to the Put in Bay restaurants, Mr. Ed’s has recently added Put-in-Bay’s...

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Joe’s Bar & Restaurant
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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,...

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Subway
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Subway

Subway on Put-in-Bay, Ohio makes it easy to fuel up on delicious, fresh, and healthy food. Conveniently located with fast service and affordable eats, enjoy a sub any time of day and then get back to summertime fun on Put-in-Bay. The signature scent of the freshly made bread greets visitors in the lobby of the Commodore Hotel. Located right on Delaware Ave, the Commodore is minutes from the Refuge Harbor and Perry Park. This is the perfect location to refuel on South Bass Island. Conveniently located by Delaware Ave and Catawba Ave. You can take your fresh sub and enjoy a...

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Heineman Winery Tastings

Heineman Winery Tastings

Heineman Winery makes some of the most delicious wine on South Bass Island. Located about a mile from downtown Put-in-Bay, Heineman’s features a charming wine garden, gift shop, and tours of both the winery and the Crystal Cave, which is the largest geode in the world. The Crystal Cave and Heineman’s Winery are located close to the Put-in-Bay resorts. Heineman’s Winery History Founded in 1888, Heineman’s is the oldest winery on the island. Gustav Heineman immigrated from the German wine region of Baden, bringing with him old-world techniques to Put-in-Bay, Ohio ideal for winemaking. The tempering effect from Lake Erie produces...

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Rita’s Cantina
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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...

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Topsy Turvey’s
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Topsy Turvey’s

Topsy Turvey’s Island Bar and Grill is a lovely waterfront bar in downtown Put-in-Bay. With spectacular Lake Erie views and delicious food and drink, Topsy Turvey offers a lovely respite after a day on the boat or a great first stop before a summer’s day on the Bay. This local eatery is located at Bayview Ave. The small but satisfying menu dishes out fresh ingredients and yummy bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner dining options. The outside deck overlooks the harbors and offers some of the loveliest outdoor seating on the island. Topsy Turvey Entree and Appetizer Highlights -Their Signature...

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DanDee’s Snack Shack

DanDee’s Snack Shack

DanDee’s Snack Shack is the refueling stop at Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center to help satisfy your hunger. After working up a sweat competing against your friends at one of the many attractions, DanDee’s serves up delicious treats and refreshing drinks. Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center is conveniently located near downtown Put-in-Bay! The complex is located on Catawba Ave. DanDee’s Snack Shack Details DanDee’s offers french fries, onion rings, corn dogs, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, and funnel fries among other tasty treats, appetizers, and entrees. They are perhaps best known for their delectably cheesy mac ‘n cheese bites. Grouper Bites, the Alaskan...

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The Old Forge Cafe and Creperie
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The Old Forge Cafe and Creperie

The Old Forge Cafe and Creperie set itself apart from the other Put in Bay, Ohio restaurants. They specialize in light, fluffy crepes full of delicious fillings. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Old Forge is one of the great things to do in Put in Bay with its excellent menu. Croissant sandwiches and egg dishes round out their impressive dining options. They use high quality and fresh ingredients to make their incredible savory and sweet crepes. Check out their location on Delaware Ave. The Old Forge Menu Crepes are commonly eaten with your hands, like the classic lemon...

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Sand Bar
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Sand Bar

If you want to feel like a celebrity for a day, the best place to get that VIP feeling is Sand Bar. As far as things to do in Put-in-Bay go, this is one of the most exclusive. There’s no better place to see and be seen. Get a cabana and relax with some bottle service, everyone will be wishing they were you. The cabanas won’t take you too far away from the party though, as they open up on three sides so you can mingle as you please. Relax poolside after a long day on Lake Erie and experience...

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