Almost everything at Put-in-Bay is casual. Flip-flops and tank tops might as well be the island uniform. However, there are some Put-in-Bay restaurants where you won’t feel out of place in jeans and a button-down. Places with menus that aren’t laminated. Where you can sit down with friends and family and be taken care of for an hour or two. Nothing to worry about but a enjoying a great Put-in-Bay meal with people you care about. These are those spots.

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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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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Put-in-Bay Winery Dining
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Put-in-Bay Winery Dining

The Put-in-Bay Winery follows the grape from when it is first planted in the rich soil, through its journey of becoming bottled wine, till it eventually becomes the tasteful talk in the wine tasting room or the bottled souvenir wine to be brought home and enjoyed with friends and family. Visitors to the winery are able to sample a variety of wines that are grown and made around the island. Guests are able to enjoy a glass of wine while outside in the garden or on the front porch of the Doller House Estate with its lakeside views of the...

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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 sets itself apart from most Put in Bay 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 their excellent menu. Croissants sandwiches, and egg dishes round out their impressive menu. They use high quality and fresh ingredients to make their incredible savory and sweet crepes. The Old Forge Menu Crepes are commonly eaten with your hands, like the classic lemon and sugar crepes available on the streets of Paris. At...

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T&J’s Smokehouse
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T&J’s Smokehouse

Country has arrived to bars in Put in Bay! That’s thanks to T&J’s Smokehouse, which is the first and only country-western bar on South Bass Island. They’re the original and best. With such a short distance from one of the  Put in Bay ferry terminals, you can head right over and enjoy the rodeo right away! They’ll serve you up a juicy burger and an ice cold shot of whiskey. Feel the peanut shells cracking underneath your feet, and get ready to take the ride of your life on Brisket, the only mechanical bull at Put-in-Bay! And if you come...

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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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Mossbacks Island Bar & Grill
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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...

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Hooligans Irish Pub
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Hooligans Irish Pub

Get a taste of the Emerald Isle at Hooligans Pub. Located right in the center of downtown where there are plenty of things to do in Put in Bay, Hooligans serves up a lively atmosphere with that famous Irish hospitality. Delicious bar food, beers  and plenty of whiskey and scotch are served up at Hooligans. Across the street from the Island General Food Market and right next door to the Put-in-Bay Town Hall and the Police Department, Hooligans is ideally located near the inns and hotels of downtown. Easy to swing by for a pint and a shot of whiskey....

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Cameo Pizza
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Cameo Pizza

Put in Bay restaurants vary from place to place, but many are famous for grilling, cookouts and picnics, but sometimes you just want a slice of pizza! If that’s the case head on over to Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille. Inside you’ll find Cameo Pizza. Their fast service and fresh ingredients combine to make this the marquee pizza destination on the island! But it’s not just pizza, they also have salads, subs sandwiches and more. Cameo Pizza’s new location is in Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille. You’ll find counter ordering inside, and you can eat in Mr. Ed’s! Mr. Ed’s...

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While Put-in-Bay has long been known for its party and music scene, our culinary scene is garnering attention of its own. Many bloggers are now writing about the unique dining opportunities on South Bass Island. You can find Put-in-Bay’s authentic flavors all over town showing the German, Nordic, and European influences of early settlers. Put-in-Bay restaurants have their own personality and welcome all walks of life.

Start the Day

Start your day at the Village Bakery with a breakfast of danish and coffee. This is a funky coffeehouse that features breakfast all day long, or venture down the block to the famous Old Forge Creperie where a menu of melt-in-your-mouth sweet and savory crepe selections await you.

If you’re on the search for a good weekend brunch spot, try the omelets at Pasquales Cafe. Or maybe stop by the Frosty Bar which reigns as the ever-popular weekend brunch spot for eggs benedict. Other brunch favorites include The Keys and Tippers.

If you’re still in need of a caffeine pickup, there are an abundance of coffee sipping options at the dozens of local bars and restaurants around town. Gran a to go cup and sit out along the Bay watching the boats while enjoying your cup of brew.

Have Lunch

Many great local restaurants are located downtown on Delaware Ave. There are also some hidden gems a little off the beaten path, so get out the map and start up your Put-in-Bay golf cart rental. For a hearty lunch, try the popular Boathouse Grille that boasts an impressive selection of German food and sandwiches, as well as an outdoor bar.

Down the street is a local favorite, Cameo Pizza, which has been described by many as “the best thing since to happen to pizza.” There is also pizza at the Put-in-Bay Brewery, which offers different home brewed beers on tap. Joe’s Bar is a fast casual eatery, serving up daily specials of smoked pork, chicken, pizzas, brisket, chili dogs, wings, and much more. Explore all that Put-in-Bay restaurants have to offer!