Put-in-Bay Ohio has the best featured restaurants in the Lake Erie area. Put-in-Bay,
also known as South Bass Island, only has one franchise restaurant (subway) located in
the lobby of the Commodore Resort.  Other than that, all Put-in-
Bay restaurants feature unique local food that have added a culinary attraction to the
culture of the island itself.

When it comes to restaurant and dining options, Put-in-Bay Island offers something to
satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Put-in-Bay dining options include exclusive lakefront
restaurants downtown and fine dining restaurant. We even have something as simple
as a family catered picnic.

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

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille is go-to spot for food and fun in Put-in-Bay. With a mouthwatering menu, full bar, and three entertainment venues, Mr. Ed’s slings the best in summertime fun. The daylight hours at Mr. Ed’s means patio seating by the lake, incredible food, and plenty of screen indoors to show all your favorite teams. A new feature to the Put in Bay restaurants, Mr. Ed’s has recently added Put-in-Bay’s famous Cameo Pizza to their roster. Enjoy all the delicious pizza, bosco stix, and Chicken Wings decked out in sauces like teriyaki, honey mustard, and hot garlic parmesan....

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The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s
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The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s

As the most exclusive nightclub located in the heart of downtown, The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s is the best place to dance the night away on Put-in-Bay. The Green Room features beautiful views of Lake Erie, a 360 degree bar, and the best DJ’s in the region. The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s Details The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s is open Thursday – Sunday from 10pm – 2am. Each night features a DJ spinning the hottest tracks all night long. The club itself is located right above Mr. Ed’s on Delaware Avenue. Take a break from dancing and...

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MIST Pool Bar
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MIST Pool Bar

The hottest pool bar on Put-in-Bay, MIST Pool bar includes all the luxuries of a resort pool with the excitement of a high-end nightclub. This 21+ spot is definitely one of the most exclusive spots on the whole island. MIST Pool Bar Details Located at the Commodore Resort, MIST is open to both hotel guests and visitors. The best regional DJ’s spin here all weekend long as two waterfalls cascade into the pool and revelers have the time of their lives. The pool is crystal clean with 2000 square feet of climate controlled perfection. It is regularly cleaned with a...

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Subway
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Subway

Subway on Put-in-Bay makes it easy to fuel up on delicious, fresh, and healthy food. Conveniently located with fast service and affordable eats, enjoy a sub anytime of day and then get back to summertime fun on Put-in-Bay. The signature scent of the fresh 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. Subway offers an extensive variety of signature subs, healthy eats, and catering options. Some of their classics include Roast Beef and the...

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Joe’s Bar & Restaurant
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Joe’s Bar & Restaurant

Classic bar food, outdoor games, and fun, friendly vibe is on deck at Joe’s Bar & Restaurant. This gastropub serves up some of 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 here, like playing over-sized Jenga and Corn Hole. Joe’s is the prefect place to spend summers on Put-in-Bay. Located on the southern...

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When it comes to food, you will find it all at Put-in-Bay. Visitors rave about the fresh Walleye and Lake Erie Perch and all the exciting live entertainment. Each bar and featured restaurant are unique so feel free to try them all!

Restaurants Located in Put-In-Bay’s Downtown Area

The Boardwalk is known for its famous lobster bisque.  Give it a try and see for yourself if it lives up to the hype! The Boardwalk features multiple eateries on the lower deck full of outdoor seating. A lot of people often the Alaskan King Crab plate and dip in some melted butter for optimal flavor.  The Boardwalk’s upper deck offers a fine dining experience with great entrees and a great view of the Put-in-Bay harbor.

Right next door to the Boardwalk is Topsy Turvey, a neat little diner nestled right on the water. No one has ever said a bad thing about their Cuban Sandwich! Going further down the Bayview Ave you will find The Keys.  The Keys is a restaurant that gives off Caribbean vibes and is also right on the water. They have great appetizers and perch tacos.  The Keys is an island favorite and if you are craving some ice cream you can head right next door to Dairy Isle.

Across DeRivera Park on the corner of the Hartford and Delaware Ave is the Boathouse Bar & Grille. There, you will find live entertainment accompanied by a menu full of delicious options.  For those who enjoy a margarita every now and then, Margarita on the Rock is the place for you. Right across the street from Margarita on the Rock you have the Village Bakery where fresh croissants and bagels are made each morning!

Delaware Ave in downtown Put-in-Bay has plenty of restaurants to choose from. Keep in mind that all these restaurants are located all within a half a mile of each other. Just a quick step away from your hotel or condo you’ll find Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille. Cameo Pizza is by far the best pizza on the island located inside Mr. Eds Bar and Grille. Don’t like pizza? The meatball sub at Cameos is a good way to go.

Not feeling Pizza? Grab a burger at Mossbacks from their lunch menu or they perch basket. Breakfast at Pasquales Cafe is always a great way to kick start the day located right on the corner of Loraine and Delaware Avenue. Frosty Bar serves great food and a delicious breakfast as well.  Mama Maria and the Chicken Patio are two good late night food options to consider. There are no Italian restaurants currently on the island, but Mama Maria does have a tasty chicken parmesan sandwich.

When you round the corner and head into downtown, you will pass Reel Bar.  Reel bar usually has live music playing inside with fun drinks and good food.  For those who love craft beer and good pizza, look no further than the Put-in-Bay Brewery and Distillery.  Flights of craft beers are priced reasonably, and the summer brews comes highly recommended!

If you like Irish Pubs, head to Hooligans.  The Irish pub and eatery broke the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous pretzel dip back in 2019! Right across the street is the local hangout spot called Tippers who have daily specials and present great food on a consistent basis. Feeling a breakfast crepe? The Forge has you covered.

With so many dining options we suggest you walk around downtown Put-in-Bay, look over the menus and pick your favorite restaurant. There is no rush, remember you will be on island time!

Other Put-in-Bay Dining Options 

Drive up Catawba Ave on your Put-in-Bay golf cart rental and discover even more options. The Goat Soup and Whiskey offers fine dining with a creative menu and some of the freshest ingredients from a local garden and is an island favorite. Joe’s Bar & Restaurant has a surprisingly good menu and the best Sloppy Scotty sandwich around.

Feeling some Mexican food? Try a burrito a Taco Bay located right at the docks of the miller ferry. On top of that, it should be noted that their steak tacos are worth every penny. Taco Bay is located right by the miller ferry dock on top of the hill.