The Boardwalk Restaurant is your one-stop-shop for some of the best food in Put-in-Bay. With dining options galore, visitors can choose from the island’s legendary Lobster Bisque along with other delicious fresh seafood dishes, burgers, Lake Erie Perch, crab legs, and many more menu items as well as a panoramic view of South Bass Island.

Known as the Lobster Bisque Capital of Ohio, The Boardwalk serves the freshest, tastiest lobster in the whole state. Dig into a bowl and take in the spectacular views of Lake Erie and the docks of Put-in-Bay. Located right downtown, this unique dining experience has something for everyone, including gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Delicious Restaurants To Suit Everyone’s Taste

Located on the main deck are three amazing restaurants, each with its54345 own flavor.

  • Fish Shak serves crisp perch sandwiches and fresh walleye.
  • Little Galley is great for the whole family with tasty burgers and hot dogs.
  • Book’s Seafood takes it up a notch with divine plates of Maine Lobster, Key West Shrimp, and Alaskan King Crab
Quench Your Thirst

Down a cold one and enjoy the lake breezes at one of two bars at the boardwalk.

  • The Burgee Bar is known for its Signature Riptide Rum Punch!
  • Claw Daddy’s is right by the water, the perfect spot for happy hour.

Head to the Upper Deck and take a seat. There you can enjoy an extensive martini menu and impressive wine list. Filets, pasta, and filling salads are all available. This is also the spot to fill up on the famous Lobster Bisque. Everyone comes for the bisque at first, but keeps coming back for more! Rita’s Cantina Margarita Bar and Deck keeps the tequila flowing.

There’s no end to the tasty food, ice-cold drinks, and genial feel to The Boardwalk. Come relax in the shade of one of the many covered decks, enjoy the company and the feel of being in Put-in-Bay. That’s what summer on the Bay is all about, after all!


Sam L: “We were there during a very busy weekend, arrived after 1 pm and were seated right away. Our server was attentive and the food was great! Everything that was supposed to be hot was hot, and the cold items were cold. Our group had the fish tacos, Mahi sandwich, and Lobster bisque poutine fries! They were AMAZING. There was enough Lobster bisque on the fries that even the fries on the bottom got some bisque love. The prices are appropriate for what you get. It’s not a cheap town to be in!”

Michael D: “Have traveled many places around the world, and it might sound cliche, but this is the best lobster bisque I have ever eaten! Get the perch and bisque and you will be happy and full. It does get busy on the weekends and the wait can be up to an hour, but there is nothing better! Service was good and food came out in a timely manner. A good walk afterward is in order! It is always a stop when I go to Put In Bay Ohio. Their menu is extensive and the food looks really good, albeit I always get the perch and or walleye with the bisque. It’s a good choice for lunch or dinner.”

Christie C: “We were greeted and seated right away even though they were busy. The atmosphere was wonderful. We were starving after touring Put In Bay for the day. We ordered our drinks and two appetizers. One of the apps we ordered was nachos and the other was the flatbread. We have 15 and 17-year boys. A few minutes later our drinks came out and then our apps. They were huge portions. We even had some leftovers. We ordered 4 entrees and even dessert. Our waitress was fantastic and we never had empty glasses. I highly recommend this restaurant. By the way, it also has a fantastic view of the marina.”