Where Are the Best Places to Eat in Put-in-Bay?

On South Bass Island, there’s no shortage of delicious restaurants to explore. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or a fine dining experience, you’ll find an incredible eatery on Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Aside from the one chain restaurant on the island, every establishment is unique to South Bass Island. Many of the best places to eat in Put-in-Bay specialize in locally sourced food, and some even have on-site vegetable gardens. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at a family-friendly restaurant with an excellent view of Lake Erie, or hang out at one of Put-in-Bay bars with live entertainment. Don’t forget about dessert! Put-in-Bay is home to a handful of homemade ice cream parlors, creperies, and bakeries. Which cuisine will you try first ‒ fresh walleye, perch tacos, or an all-American hamburger? The choice is yours!

Planning where to eat on South Bass Island is as exciting as mapping out the Put-in-Bay attractions you’ll visit during your trip. Do you want to learn about more restaurants and activities on the island? Request your free copy of our four-day Put-in-Bay itinerary. It’s the only tool you’ll need to plan your island getaway. With all the things to do in Put-in-Bay, it will help you to choose what you want to do! The best places to eat in Put-in-Bay are at your fingertips!

Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille


Located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille slings the tastiest bar food courtesy of Cameo Pizza, and serves up the hottest live entertainment in town. A real crowd pleaser, Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille offers indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy the lake breezes on the outdoor patio while dining on Cameo Pizza’s legendary Chicken Wings. With a menu full of mouthwatering Cameo Pizza goodies, there’s always something for everyone. Mr. Ed’s is now the new island home of Put-in-Bay’s legendary Cameo Pizza. It’s the same... View More

The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s


Ready for a magical night of dancing at the hottest nightclub in Put-in-Bay? The Green Room at Mr. Ed’s makes sure every night to one to remember. With gorgeous views of Lake Erie, DeRivera Park and downtown Put-in-Bay harbor, this is the spot to be when the sun sets on the lake. Starry Nights The best DJ’s in the region regularly spin at The Green Room. The high energy vibe pulsates through the dance floor as everyone gets down and gets dancing. A full bar keeps you refreshed all night... View More

Put-in-Bay Winery Dining

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The Doller Estate is the site of an incredible Victorian mansion on Put-in-Bay, and it can host your wedding reception, family reunion or company outing with ease. Parties up to 400 guests will fall in love with the backyard gazebo and the splendid views from the lakeside front yard. This building steeped in history will serve as the perfect backdrop for your event. Put-in-Bay Winery’s in-house catering service can cater your birthday party, or other event for 15-60 guests. One of the specialties of Put-in-Bay Winery’s catering service is exotic... View More

Joe’s Bar & Restaurant

A favorite with both locals and visitors to Put-in-Bay, Joe’s Bar & Restaurant is a friendly dive bar with a little extra. Their menu is chock full of classic bar food, elevated. And their outdoor seating is expansive, comfy, and comes with plenty of games to play, like oversized Jenga and everyone’s favorite, corn hole. Located right next to South Bass Island State Park, Joe’s is a perfect stop off point when exploring the island. Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center and Saunders Golf Course are close by. Grab... View More

Mojito Bay

Mojito Bay is a tropical paradise located right in the heart of Put-in-Bay. A rustic tiki hut sits right at the intersection of Catawba and Delaware Avenue, greeting every visitor to the island. It’s hard to pass by without swinging in for a mojito. And swing you do at Mojito Bay. Instead of bar stools, swings hang from the ceiling, making a visit to Mojito Bay extra fun. Mojito Bay’s Motto is “Drink in Hand, Toes in the Sand” The entire bar floor is indeed covered in sand. This really... View More

The Fish Bowl

The Fish Bowl is the perfect combination of neighborhood bar and top quality restaurant. Their food menu is just as quirky and innovative as their drinks, most notably giant beers served in an actual fishbowl. It is a wonderful place to let loose, have fun, and nosh on great food, right in downtown Put-in-Bay. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Fish Bowl caters to the hungry eater. They sling classics like pancakes, biscuits, and sausage and gravy for brunch, along with brunch cocktails, and ramp up the offerings for lunch... View More

Red Moon

The Red Moon at the Park Hotel is an intimate and sophisticated speakeasy. Walk through the door and you are immediately transformed back to the days of Prohibition. The term speakeasy, “speak easy,” is a bartender term, encouraging folks to act in a relaxed manner when imbibing illegal booze. The Red Moon Setting The bar itself is darkly lit with the original tin ceiling painted gold, elaborate wallpaper, and engraved table tops that came from old picnic tables that provided seating in The Round House Bar during the 70’s, 80’s,... View More

Topsy Turvey’s

Topsy Turvey’s Bar and Grill is located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Put-in-Bay. Gorgeous lake views, fresh, delicious food, and cold drinks greet visitors after a long day on the boat or day visitors to the island. Located right behind The Boardwalk, Topsy Turvey’s is the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the summer season. Topsy Turvey’s makes an excellent perch dish, a favorite of the region. Using the freshest perch from Lake Erie, each fillet is delicately hand breaded. Served with coleslaw as a... View More

Blu Luna

There’s something special about summertime at Put-in-Bay. The breeze coming off of the Lake perfectly compliments the breathtaking sunsets. It just makes you want to spend the evening outside on a patio with great friends, great drinks and great food. Blu Luna knows this, and if you provide the friends, they’ll provide the patio and the best Italian food on the island. All of your favorite Italian cuisine is available at Blu Luna. We recommend you start off with their incredible calamari. It’s expertly breaded and fried, then sprinkled with... View More

Put-In-Bay Ohio Restaurants have a variety of choices including American fare, great seafood and tasty pizza.  The majority of the choices are located in the downtown Delaware Avenue area.  Therefore, Put-In-Bay Hotel guests are within walking distance of many great lunch options!

Put-In-Bay Restaurants for All Meals!

No matter the meal there is a great option and wonderful place to eat.   Start the day with a hearty breakfast.  Options include Frosty Bar, Pasquales and the Old Forge Creperie.  Each has great signature items that are sure to delight.  Next, head to lunch a at a great local eatery.  Put-In-Bay Restaurants option include Mossback, Reel Bar and Cameo Pizza. Lastly, head to dinner to fill up before a fun night on the town.

Grab a Bite and Stay Awhile

To fully explore the varied Put-In-Bay Food Scene, stay on the island for a extended stay.  An epicurean island adventure awaits.  Prepare your taste buds to set sail.

Go ahead and Reserve your Put-In-Bay Cabin!  YUM!