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
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 across the street from Derivera Park. 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,...More Information
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,...More Information
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...More Information
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...More Information
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...More Information
While Put-in-Bay has long been known for its party and music scene, our culinary scene is garnering the 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!