Here in Put-in-Bay Ohio, the local waters provide a seafood bounty for chefs, and the proof is on the plate at our restaurants. From the sea (or lake), we offer innovative takes on old favorites. Examples are refreshing perch fish tacos to lobster bisque to fresh caught Lake Erie walleye. customers can find dishes that are completely outside the box.

Upper Deck Restaurant
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Upper Deck Restaurant

One of the most spectacular spots in all of Put-in-Bay, the Upper Deck of the Boardwalk Restaurant, offers fine dining with amazing lake views. Make sure to try the lobster bisque. It is the best in the region. The Upper Deck serves fresh seafood, tasty burgers, and pastas alongside friendly, accommodating service. It features an extensive martini menu so ask for one, shaken, not stirred, and sit back and enjoy your time on Put-in-Bay The Boardwalk A main stopping put on Put-in-Bay, The Boardwalk sits right on Lake Erie, minutes from the Jet Express terminal. It includes multiple bars and...

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The Keys
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The Keys

The Keys is one of the most coveted spots on all of Put-in-Bay. Located right on Lake Erie, The Keys is known for its Florida inflected cuisine, beautiful views, and tasty drinks. The perch is one of the reasons people flock to Put-in-Bay. The Keys puts its own spin on this delicacy with its signature Key Lime tartar sauce. With extra crispy hand breading, perch is available as a sandwich or in a basket with coleslaw and seasoned fries. The Keys Menu Highlights Conch Fitters She Crab Bisque Grouper Reuben (Grilled grouper topped with coleslaw, guacamole, swiss cheese and sweet...

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Fish Shak

Fish Shak

The Boardwalk family of restaurants is home to the Fish Shak. At the Fish Shak you’ll find the freshest fish you can get anywhere on the island, and a seat right on the dock. The Boardwalk has been serving Put-in-Bay with their multiple casual dining options since 1985, and it’s also a popular low key place to meet for drinks. There’s something for everyone at The Boardwalk. You’ll find all ages live entertainment at The Boardwalk on summer weekends. The waterfront bars are the perfect place to have a cocktail, and enjoy the open-air and the views of the lake...

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Little Galley
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Little Galley

Tucked inside the Boardwalk Restaurant complex, The Little Galley provides quick, affordable eats to families or those on their way to the boat. It cooks up the classics and dishes them out hot. Swing by for a quick bite or stay a while and grab a drink from the Burgee Bar or Claw Daddy’s and take in the beautiful lake views. Little Galley Highlights No reason to mess with the classics. The Little Galley provides crispy chicken tenders, french fries, hot dogs, and hamburgers. Their specialty is the Black Angus Burger. An extensive list of zesty dipping sauces adds a...

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Boardwalk Restaurant
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Boardwalk Restaurant

The famous eternal dilemma. “Where should we eat tonight?” Sometimes it’s so hard to get an entire group to agree on a place. Well if your group is at Put-in-Bay, the solution is obvious, come to The Boardwalk! Boardwalk Restaurant is a bit of a misnomer, because there’s actually four restaurants and two bars inside the Boardwalk complex. Everyone can pick out their favorites and then meet together on The Upper Deck for great views and great company! The Boardwalk is right on the waterfront, offering stunning views of the lake as well as the best people watching on the...

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Menus From The Sea

With dozens of preparations available on our lunch and dinner menus each day – including fresh seafood, quality steaks, sandwiches, pastas and more – every guest, even the non-seafood lover, is sure to find a dish to satisfy their palate. Stop by our local seafood restaurants and view the latest daily menu for all our locations.

A Fresh Garden Approach

For the past dozen years, the Goat Soup and Whiskey Restaurant has been sourcing and preparing the freshest Lake Erie perch and sushi-grade tuna for our island visitors. Their menu reflects the freshest local seafood available to us each day. The Goat’s commitment to freshness continues in their bar where they serve incredible drinks made with fresh-squeezed fruits. Drinks are all hand-crafted, blender-free cocktails using fresh squeezed juices.

Likewise, the entrees feature fresh ingredients, vegetables and herbs, straight out of the garden out back. Guests have come to recognize the service as gourmet quality but in a relaxed island setting, which is refreshing in this day and age. One visit to The Goat and you will know that you can count on wonderful food and excellent service.

Our Famous Lake Erie Walleye

Other restaurants on the island, including Mossbacks, offer other Lake Erie seafood. The walleye dinner at Mossbacks is to die for. Guests can take in the lively atmosphere of the historic bar and enjoy a wide assortment of well-prepared food as they look out at the Bay filled with sailboats and powercraft at dock. For those who don’t like food from the sea, Mossback burgers are legendary!

What Is In Season

From the Pacific, Atlantic, Gulf, and Lake Erie Coasts, our island chefs have access to a variety of seafood. The Boardwalk is known far and wide for their Lobster Bisque, served in a bread bowl, and their peel-and-eat shrimp sold by the pound. The Boardwalk is fortunate to be able to share seasonal favorites at the peak of their season upstairs in The Upper Deck. Stop by Rita’s Cantina for a margarita before heading inside!