A true Put-in-Bay classic, The Boathouse Bar and Grill has been serving the island for over 50 years. With an extensive menu that makes everyone’s stomach growl, The Boathouse is as good as its reputation.

Sit inside and listen to music or take in a game. Or, opt for the patio, where you can enjoy gorgeous views of Lake Erie and downtown Put-in-Bay.

The perch sandwich is one of the best on Lake Erie, and really, it wouldn’t be a trip to Put-in-Bay without dining on perch. Their take on the Po Boy is equally mouth watering. With both perch and walleye Po Boys, dine on the best Lake Erie has to offer. Or go for shrimp, oysters, or chicken. Everything at Boathouse Bar and Grill is simply scrumptious.


The Boathouse Menu Highlights
  • Smoked Fish Spread
  • Perch Sandwich with cracker crumb breading
  • Seafood Croissant
  • Cajun Jambalaya
  • Flatbread Pizza
  • Chicken and Waffles

Burgers, spud baskets, and decadent desserts round out the menu. Wash it all down with a cold one, either imported or domestic, or sip on a glass of excellent wine.

The Best Live Music Venue in Town

Home to an incredible live music lineup, The Boathouse rates as one of the best places in the region to listen to your favorite bands.  Performer’s include John Salamon, Mullets, and Calabash. They keep the tunes playing all summer long to make sure to check out their entertainment schedule.

It is situated in a prime downtown location, minutes from the Jet Express dock. The marinara is right there making it the perfect place to dine after a day out on the boat. Kids can play in DeRivera Park and take a spin on Kimberly’s Carousel before tucking into chicken fingers at The Boathouse. 

The Boathouse continues the Put-in-Bay tradition of good eats, beautiful views, and friendly folks.



218 Hartford Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA