Island Guide - Dining


One of Put-in-Bays most popular dining experiences, Mr. Ed's offers something for everyone. Known for their oversized sandwiches, fresh homemade soups, daily dinner specials and you simply have not had Wings until you have had them at Mr. Ed's!

On weekends, islanders and tourists alike flock to Mr. Ed's for an overwhelming breakfast buffet. One of the best values on the island.

Diners enjoy al fresco dining on the spacious out side patio with a view of the Put-in-Bay Waterfront and DiRivera park or If sports is your game dine inside where Mr.' Ed's offers more variety than anywhere else on the island with over 20 TV's including state of the art plasma TV's showing the best variety Put-in-Bay has to offer. New in 2007 Mr.Ed's added a rooftop bar, with a stunning view of downtown Put-in-Bay and dancing under the stars.

Website:, Phone: 419-285-3101


Looking for some good eats while visiting the Lake Erie Islands? Check out Subway for freshly prepared sandwiches and pizzas. Subway at Putinbay is located behind Mr. Ed's Bar and Grille at the Commodore Hotel lobby. Remember, Subway is open late to serve you. And remember, Eat Fresh!

Phone: 419-285-5555


Situated within the Harbor Village complex, Blu Luna has a variety of options for all tastes. Wood fired pizzas and fabulous martinis are a few examples of the great offerings this eatery offers. Enjoy views of Perry's Monument from their outdoor patio. Stop by and check out one of Put-in-Bay's newest offerings!

Phone: 419-285-3040


Enjoy lakefront dining at the lobster bisque capital of Put-in-Bay Ohio! The Boardwalk offers fresh seafood and more in a casual family dining atmosphere. Newly expanded in 2007, the Boardwalk Put in Bay offers a great mix of live entertainment throughout the summer season. Voted one of the 10 best boating destination bars in the country by Motorboating Magazine, The Boardwalk provides 80 mooring buoys and a harbor taxi for boaters. The Many Deck Levels put you right on the water where you can watch Put-in-Bay come alive with the hustle and bustle that is our Island. Enjoy the Sunsets and Natural Beauty overlooking the Put in Bay Harbor when you come to The Boardwalk.

Phone: 419-285-3695


Serving up Lake Erie perch sandwiches and baskets so fresh that the fish were sleeping in the lake last night! You simply must try their homemade Walleye Chowder, extensive barbeque options and kids' menu, The Boathouse Restaurant is a great place for the whole family to dine. Dine outside on the patio for a view of downtown Put in Bay and DiRivera Park. Live music on the patio by the afternoon and on the stage inside by night. Home of legendary Island entertainer Pat Dailey.

Phone: 419-285-5665


It All Started Back In 1936, when Mamma Loccoco began serving her family and friends Old World Style Italian Cooking from her kitchen on Monroe Street in Sandusky, OH. Since 1936, Cameo Pizza has been a family-owned business carrying on the tradition of great food, family values, and personal service. Now visitors to Put-in-Bay are able to enjoy this tradition here on the island with dine in or delivery. A late night favorite, Cameo Pizza is soon to be another island tradition!

Phone: 419-285-4444


A Lake Erie Island island favorite since 1952, Chicken Patio is world famous for its homemade wine-based sauce, made from scratch daily. Enjoy a chicken dinner, which includes BBQ chicken, sweet corn on the cob, potato salad and a dinner roll all cooked on a 21-ft. charcoal grill. Outdoor seating is available in the heart of downtown Put in Bay on Delaware Avenue with one of the best views of DiRivera Park and the Put-in-Bay Ohio marina.

Phone: 419-285-3581


The old Post Office is the location of the Fish Bowl. Located downtown Put in Bay, the Fish Bowl has large windows with views of the park and harbor. This local�s bar is the home of the fish drink, served in a small fish tank. Sunday entertainment 2 to 6pm.

Phone: 419-285-3833


Located at the Boardwalk restaurant, the Fish Shack serves fresh breaded Walleye and Lake Erie Yellow Perch. Jumbo sized onion rings are a signature item! Diners can enjoy a refreshing view of the Put-in-Bay waterfront. Dine indoors or out!

Phone: 419-285-3695


This island hotspot is well known for its pizza, sandwiches and some of the coldest beer on the island and is a must experience for an outstanding breakfast. Don't miss the Eggs Benedict and a Frosty Bloody Mary is an island tradition. Located on the main street Delaware Avenue, downtown Put-in-Bay.

Phone: 419-285-3278


Once an original Put-in-Bay Ohio Winery, the Goat features freshly made soups, a wide variety of sandwiches and a large selection of dinner entrees. Diners may enjoy an outdoor gazebo style patio or indoor dining with a complete bar. The Goat is located on Catawba avenue just a short golf cart ride from downtown Put-in-Bay.

Phone: 419-285-4628


Heineman Winery was founded in 1888. Known for its award winning wines, Heineman offers wine tasting in it renowned wine garden. Tours of the Winery are offered daily. Heineman�s offers 21 different wine types that can be purchased by the bottle or the glass. Get the 4 pack to take home to your family or friends.

Phone: 419-285-2811


Located across from the grocery store on Catawba, Hooligans is a new addition to the Put in Bay community. Enjoy delicious Irish fare and soups, or attempt the 1 lb. corned beef sandwich. Hooligans features over 20 beers, grape and cherry bomb specials and the signature shot - the Irish Car Bomb! Enjoy your favorite sporting events on the 50-inch plasma TVs or your favorite musical bands.

Phone: 419-285-5450


At the Lime Kiln Dock of the Miller Ferry is a great spot to cool off. Ice cream offerings include milkshakes and cones, and they will surely help you beat the heat on those hot summer days. Also, Island Scoops offers hotdogs and pizza by the slice from Cameo Pizza of Putinbay. So, whether you are coming or going, they are ready to serve you at the Lime Kiln.

Phone: 419-285-2627


The Keys Complex welcomes you to enjoy four distinct destinations for cocktails and dining, all in one beautiful waterfront location. Lola's Key entices you with gourmet appetizers and an impressive selection of sandwiches and salads. Tortugas Rum Nation offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with an assortment of Caribbean and South Florida Menu Items. Daily entertainment is served with along with the best in Frozen Cocktails and top-shelf RUMS! The Crazy Chicken is our patio grill area where we serve up Jerk Chicken, Smoked Brisket, Smoked Half Chicken and some great St. Louis Ribs. Last but not least, come for a cocktail and enjoy the best in Sushi upstairs at Nagoya.

Phone: 419-285-5397


Enjoy burgers, fries and other fare in a beautiful waterfront setting. One of many restaurants located at The Boardwalk Put-in-Bay Ohio

Phone: 419-285-3695


Nothing quite hits the spot after a late night like one of Mama Maria's homemade meatball sandwiches or a slice of gooey cheese pizza. Luckily, Mama Maria knows we crave her cooking at all hours of the day and night, so her place stays open as late as the bars (or later). The patio makes for a great place to take in the view of the harbor and downtown Putinbay at any time.

Phone: 419-285-7400


Mossbacks is an upscale themed casual restaurant with great views of downtown Put-in-Bay, the park, public docks and Lake Erie. Specializing in fresh perch and walleye, 1/2 lb. burgers, steaks and chops, grilled Paninis, fresh salads, delicious appetizers and desserts, Lunch and Dinner is served daily. Mossbacks also features a children's menu for the little ones. Located in what used to be the Doller building, built in 1867.

Phone: 419-285-8888


For over 20 years, Pasquale's Restaurant has been serving one of the islands best breakfasts. Over the years, the building in which Pasquale's is located has been an ice cream shop, barbershop and U.S. Custom's Office, but is now a family-friendly restaurant with a fantastic view of the heart of downtown Stop by for an Italian-American lunch or dinner. Kinds Menu available!

Phone: 419-285-8600


With a motto of "Beer is Food. Eat at Joe's," how can you go wrong? Stop by Joe's Bar to get a personal vibe and some local color - you'll swear you're in old Key West. Joe's also serves surprisingly affordable sandwiches and dogs and has a carryout beverage store onsite. Did we mention that Joe himself is a pretty cool guy with lots of good stories? We hope he comes back soon!

Phone: 419-285-2716


Put in Bay Ohio's only Brewery features a complete menu from sandwiches and pizza to Porterhouse steaks, Lake Erie Perch and Beef Braised short ribs. Located on Catawba Avenue in downtown Put-in-Bay next to the police station and town hall. Kids Menu and take out service available.

Phone: 419-285-4677


The bar of bars, the Roundhouse Bar as been serving the public on Put in Bay Ohio for over 130 years. The home the bucket, where bucketheads meet and drink all summer long. Great afternoon and evening entertainment daily from April to late October. The casual atmosphere, the great staff and the bucket of beer, a great stop during your visit to the Bay.

Phone: 419-285-2323


New is 2007 The Upper Deck restaurant is located on the second level of the boardwalk restaurant. This enclosed addition offers tableside service with a stunning view of the Put-in-Bay Ohio Harbor. The Upper Deck also features live entertainment.

Phone: 419-285-3695


A visit to Put-in-Bay would not be complete without a few freshly baked sweets from the local bakery. The Village bakery features fresh breakfast sandwiches, wraps, bakery and more - all homemade from scratch! Open at 6 a.m. daily, the Village Bakery has been tempting islanders and visitors alike for more than 12 years. Try the light-as-air palmiers or Edy's soft serve ice cream with chunks or soft yogurt for a cool treat.

Phone: 419-285-5351


Serving up the best burger on the bay is the newly renovated Reel Bar. Located on Catawba Avenue, across from the Island General Store, this bar & grill offers a huge selection of draft beer and cocktails, not to mention killer burgers, hot dogs, wings and more! Live entertainment by the Reese Dailey band, karaoke, disco parties and great drink specials, make this one hot spot not to be missed!

Phone: 419-285-3923


Please remember, most restaurants on the island have limited seating, so check to see if reservations are required for the busiest meal times. But also remember that most dining in Put-in-Bay is very casual, so don't worry about bringing a coat and tie, flipflops are just fine!

Most businesses on the island accept cash and major credit cards, and there are multiple ATM locations for your convenience.