The Blu Luna Restaurant specializes in Italian dishes, and seafood. Blu Luna is located on the corner of Toledo and Delaware Avenues downtown, across from the Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial’s Visitor Center. Blu Luna has a large patio area with an outdoor covered bar, and also has dining inside in air-conditioned comfort. The Blu Luna Bar is a popular spot to hang-out on a summer afternoon and enjoy a cold beverage and the great view of the Perry Memorial at the National Park across the street. Blu Luna’s menu features steaks, chops, seafood and a variety of pasta, pizza, and salads. There is a full service bar with beer, wine, and liquor.
Enjoy dining on the Boardwalk’s Main Deck, located on the lower level on the water. Choose from three different concessions that offer The Boardwalk’s World Famous Lobster Bisque, 100% Angus Burgers, fresh hand-breaded Lake Erie perch & walleye, lobster, King Crab, shrimp, mussels, salads, deli sandwiches, and grilled sandwiches. There is also a full service bar menu and popular cocktails and beer by the pitcher. Everything is made fresh to order. Lots of open deck space to dine picnic style outside, as well as shaded covered area.
The Boardwalk’s enclosed upper level offers spectacular harbor views and full table service that features a menu of fresh seafood and steaks. The Upper Deck also offers some of the Main Deck’s signature items such as its Lobster Bisque, fresh lobster, King crab and shrimp. Outdoor seating is also available on The Upper Deck. The dining area surrounds a unique bar that serves spirits, a selection of beer, fine wines and specialty Martinis.
The Boathouse has been an island landmark since the 1950′s. The Boathouse’s menu includes Lake Erie perch, and walleye, chicken, hamburgers & barbecued pork sandwiches. Fresh made soups, a selection of salads, and side dishes are also on the menu. They also have a menu just for kids. Diners can sit outside and enjoy the outdoor patio that lines the front and wraps around the side of the building. The front of the Boathouse opens up and diners can also enjoy the outdoors while indoors. The Boathouse’s bar area is undergoing renovation for the 2012 season. The bar also features a large stage and is a popular venue for live bands and entertainment.
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Put in Bay’s Cameo Pizza is located inside the Grand Islander Inn on Catawba Avenue, adjacent to the Island General Store. Cameo, based in Sandusky, Ohio, has been making great pizza since 1936. Cameo’s features a selection of pizza specials, including their famous sauerkraut pizza, pizza by the slice, wings, salads, and sub sandwiches. Cameo’s offers free delivery on the island. You can also dine in or carry out your order. Open daily 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. with delivery until 3 a.m.
The Chicken Patio is famous for their top secret recipe for island wine basted chicken. Located on the front patio of the Park Hotel downtown on Delaware Avenue. The Chicken Patio’s famous “chicken dinner” includes half a chicken cooked over an open-air grill pit, and corn on the cob, potato salad and a roll. The patio Peanut wagon sells peanuts, snacks and beer. The Chicken Patio overlooks DeRivera Park and the downtown harbor.
Bay View Avenue
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Put-in-Bay’s former Dairy Queen re-opened in 2013 as the Put-in-Bay Dairy Isle with much the same menu of burgers, hot dogs, soft serve ice cream, sundaes and novelties. Located on Bay View Avenue, adjacent to the Jet Express Dock, and in front of the Keys Restaurant, the Dairy Isle has a signature chili dog, fun outdoor seating, a sandy playground area that has a jet ski and small boat for the kids to play on, and a great view of the Perry Memorial.
Frosty Bar, an island tradition since 1949, has three food service operations that offers diners the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed patio atmosphere, or the ambiance of Frosty’s sports inspired indoor bar. Frosty’s Backyard, new in 2011, serves refreshing cocktails and giant burritos from the “Big Man’s Burrito” stand out back. Frosty Family Pizza begins the day as a full service breakfast operation from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The breakfast menu offers a daily special, a selection of breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, eggs, and breakfast meats, cereals and items for the more health conscious. During lunch, dinner and late night, Frosty Family Pizza serves pizza, salads and subs at their self-serve counter, from 10:30 a.m. until midnight.
GOAT SOUP & WHISKEY TAVERN
820 Catawba Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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Located between the church and the winery, The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern provides a calm oasis from the bustling of downtown. Outstanding comfort food is served in a beautiful setting that was once an original island winery. All the wonderful soups and sauces are made from scratch daily. Enjoy everything from meatloaf to walleye, or try the original perch taco. Stop by on your way to Heineman’s Winery or in to town.
Heineman Winery is included here because the winery serves cheese trays, and snacks with a variety of island wines and grape juice. They do not serve sandwiches, or any other food items. Sample wines and purchase a bottle or a gift pack of island wine for home. Wines have consistently won gold, silver and bronze medals in competition. Nice wine Garden, gift shop and tour.
Hooligan’s is a full service restaurant and bar featuring an Irish style menu that includes Reuben sandwiches, Bangers and Mash, Fish & Chips, and Shepherd’s Pie. Pub favorites such as McRyan’s pork wings, Guinness Wings, Irish Nachos, Irish Cheese sampler, specialty burgers, salads and sandwiches are also offered. Try the Irish Potato and Cheese soup or Murphy’s Onion soup with a Corned Beef sandwich. Relax with friends and family on Hooligan’s beautiful front porch overlooking Catawba Avenue while enjoying a delicious meal, or a pint of Guinness, or one of the other many Irish beers on draught. Top Irish entertainers from the Midwest keep things lively on Friday and Saturday evenings. Hooligan’s sponsors the Half-Way to St. Patty’s Day Parade.
The Keys is a full service Florida Keys themed Restaurant and Bar. New to the Food and Bar Scene in 2012, the Keys consists of four parts: Tortugas Rum Republic, Lola’s Key, Nagoya Sushi on The Bay and Park Place Boat Club. Tortugas and Lola’s offer patio dining with different menus, both showcasing Caribbean fare from seafood, to Conch Chowder, fresh Key West shrimp, burgers, salads, sandwiches, ribs and kid’s meals. Nagoya Sushi on the Bay boasts fresh hand-rolled sushi favorites and hot Sake overlooking Perry’s Monument. Check out Tortugas Bar for refreshing, frozen Fat Tuesday drinks and Lola’s Bar for a great Tropical Cocktails and Martinis. Park Place Boat Club is the new Boardwalk Boating Club featuring premium docks, clean, private, air-conditioned bathhouse and great perks for members. Come relax the day away with food and drink and a front row seat on the water’s edge!
Mossbacks is located at the corner of Catawba and Bay View avenues and serves a pub style menu that features their great hamburgers, sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and sides. Well known for their sauerkraut balls, Mossback’s also serves up a German food special through October that includes sausages, kraut, German potato salad, potato pancakes, and German Chocolate cake. Mossbacks has a full service bar and a selection of domestic and foreign beers, wines and spirits. A cozy pub atmosphere, Mossbacks faces DeRivera Park and overlooks the picturesque downtown harbor with plenty of window seating.
Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille, located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay on Delaware Avenue, is famous for their roof top party deck, and their tiki bar swimming pool, Mist. Mr. Ed’s has an excellent selection of sandwiches, burgers, fries, salads and sides. Mr. Ed’s shares space with the Commodore Resort Hotel. Also in the Commodore’s lobby area is a Subway sandwich shop, featuring Subway’s popular sandwich menu.
OLD FORGE CAFE & CREPERIE
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Located in the old Blacksmith Shop on Catawba Avenue, the Old Forge Cafe & Creperie features a delcisiou assortment of sweet and savory crepes that are homemade in front of your eyes. Using fresh fruits, cheeses, herbs, and homemade sauces, Old Forge offers diners something new in Put-in-Bay’s downtown restaurant district. Stop by for a lunch crepe, something to snack on, or for a variety of sweet dessert crepes to enjoy with a cup of coffee. Newly renovated building for 2013. (Photo Coming)
Pasquale’s Cafe, located on the corner of Loraine and Delaware Avenues, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed setting. Pasquale’s serves a full service breakfast, and also features a lunch and dinner menu of Italian favorites and pizza. Pasquale’s Cafe offers counter and table service. They also have a walk-up window for breakfast for carry-out service. Pasquale’s also carries a selection of wine and beer, and offers diners a casual, relaxed atmosphere with an Italian ambiance. Pasquale’s has a kids menu, and features specialty sandwiches, including paninis, and grilled cheese.
Put-in-Bay’s only brew pub serves up fresh brewed beers, pizza, lettuce wraps, burgers, fries, sandwiches, sides and daily entrees during the summer season. Besides offers a full selection of foreign and domestic beers, wines, and liquor, the Put-in-Bay Brewing Company also offers a selection of its own handcrafted brews. The copper brewing equipment is visible as you enter, and the brew master has crafted a popular “Summer Brew” as well as Watermelon Wheat, Ole Cotton Top Irish Red, Captain Barclay’s IPA, South Bass Oatmeal Stout, Pass Out Bourbon Stout, and Dead Leaf Lager. You can also sample their “Oktoberfest” beer at the annual Oktoberfest on the island the second weekend in October each year. Restaurant open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. High energy dance club at night is open until 2:30 a.m. Located in the island’s old fire station on Catawba Avenue.
The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club offers informal dining on Friday nights, and is open to the public as well as yacht club members. Located on the waterfront, the yacht club’s dinner menu features fresh Lake Erie Perch, burgers and a variety of specials that change weekly. Put-in-Bay Yacht Club has a full service bar, and offers beer, wine, and liquor. Call the club or visit their website for more information on Friday Night Dinners. The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club also offers catering services, and is a venue for wedding receptions.
TOPSY TURVEY’S ISLAND BAR & GRILLE
Bay View Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
The Village Bakery is well known for its hot, fresh-brewed coffees, breakfast sandwiches, deli sandwiches, fresh fruit cups, and assorted pastries and desserts made fresh daily. Juices, milk, teas, and soft drinks are also available. The bakery also serves up homemade croissants, muffins, and pies. The bakery specializes in baking cakes of all kinds, including birthday, wedding and special event cakes. Lunch specials, and box lunches available for groups of all sizes. Also serving popular Toft’s Ice Cream by the bowl or cone. Located on the corner of Delaware and Toledo Avenues, the Village Bakery offers outdoor seating and is a popular spot for locals to have breakfast in the morning.