Axel’s Waterfront Cafe
1523 Catawba Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Axel’s Waterfront Cafe is located at beautiful South Bass Island State Park on Put-in-Bay near the former site of the Hotel Victory, one of the world’s largest hotels. Stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We serve daily 8am until sunset. Enjoy the view while dining under our awning or at a picnic table on the state park lawn or take it to go. Convenient to the state park and the bathing beach. You can also rent our new gas powered golf carts to tour the island.
Enjoy dining at either of the Boardwalk’s two waterfront restaurants, where our Famous Lobster Bisque is always a featured favorite! The Boardwalk Main Deck offers plenty of patio seating with great views! The Main Deck is a perfect choice for large groups and offers three distinct food concessions where you can place your order right at the counter. The selection of menu items includes: Alaskan King Crab, Key West Shrimp, Grilled Fish Sandwiches, Deli Sandwiches, always popular Burgers and Fresh Fried Perch and Walleye. Relax with one of our special signature cocktails at any of four bar locations and watch the sunset from each of our outdoor decks. The Upper Deck offers table side service in air conditioned comfort and patio seating, both with panoramic views of the Put-in-Bay Harbor. The Upper Deck features a variety of popular Seafood classics, as well as the traditional Steaks, Fresh Salads and Creative Sandwiches. The Upper Deck also features Signature Burgers, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options, and a Children’s Menu. Hand-shaken Martinis, Specialty Cocktails and a tempting Wine List are available at The Upper Deck.
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.
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We are happy to introduce the Dairy Isle–the latest addition to The Boardwalk Family of Restaurants. Located adjacent to The Keys and right down the street from the Monument, it’s a great spot for anyone looking for a fast meal at an affordable value. Visit the Dairy Isle and enjoy our homemade waffle cone topped with a delicious serving of ice cream, or a cool Flurry with your favorite treat swirled in with our creamy soft serve! Our Burgers and Perch Sandwiches are favorites of tourists and islanders alike! Our menu is family friendly and our selection is hard to beat, so stop in at The Dairy Isle for a tasty and scrumptious treat! I scream, you scream…..we all scream for ice cream!
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.
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 a pub-style menu. Home-made Irish favorites like Reuben sandwiches, Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Guinness Wings, Irish Nachos, Irish Cheese sampler, Specialty burgers, Fresh Salads and Inventive Sandwiches are also offered. Marie’s Hooley Cheese Dip is a MUST HAVE and an Islander Favorite! Relax with friends and family on Hooligan’s beautiful front porch overlooking Catawba Avenue while enjoying a delicious meal, or a pint of Guinness. Hooligan’s features a large selection of craft and Irish beers on draught. Top Irish entertainers from the Midwest keep things lively on Friday and Saturday evenings from June through October! Hooligan’s is the proud sponsor of Put-in-Bay’s Half-Way to St. Patty’s Day Parade! Slainte!
The Keys is a full service Florida Keys-themed Restaurant and Bar. New to the Food and Bar Scene in 2012, the Keys has FIVE distinct sections: Tortugas Rum Republic, Lola’s Key, Nagoya Sushi on The Bay, The Tiki Shak and Park Place Boat Club. Tortugas, Lola’s and Tiki Shak offer patio dining showcasing Caribbean fare from Seafood to Conch Chowder, fresh Key West Shrimp, Burgers, Tropical Salads, Sandwiches, Ribs, Kid’s menu and Gluten Free options. 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. The Tiki Shak features delicious hand-shaken Lemonades!
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.
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.
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.
Reel Bar, new for 2014, is Put-in-Bay’s newest bar at the location of the island’s oldest bar–Tony’s. Located near Put-in-Bay Brewing Company, and across from Cameo Pizza, Reel Bar is serving a unique fresh menu of items, including all natural burgers and entrees made from organic ingredients. Get Reel with an expansive bar menu featuring fresh squeezed cocktails and 16 draft beers, and a show room headlining some of the best of the island’s musical talent. Begin a day of fun at Put-in-Bay enjoying one-of-a-kind entrees from Reel Bar’s breakfast menu.
Topsy Turvey’s is located inside the Wharfside, adjacent to the Boardwalk and across from Mossback’s. Topsy Turvey is a fun, local hang-out with an outside deck overlooking the Bay. Home of the island’s Cuban sandwich, this small island eatery is big on producing good food and lots of fun. Open 7 days a week during the season and throughout the off-season Thursday through Sunday.
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.