The secret is in the sauce, the famous wine-basted sauce of The Chicken Patio. Founded in 1952, Chicken Patio’s humble beginnings started on the patio of the Park Hotel with a small, charcoal grill. Cut to today, Chicken Patio is still on the patio, still making that incredible BBQ-chicken, it’s just a little bigger.
They have been using the exact same sauce since their founding, and with good reason. It was recently voted Best BBQ on Put-in-Bay. The smoky flavor draws in visitors, and the incredible chicken and sides keep them coming back for more!
A chicken dinner at the Patio includes wine basted chicken, sweet corn on the cob, potato salad, and a dinner. For smaller appetites, they also serve ½ chicken. Make sure to get extra sauce…and extra wet naps!
They can also accommodate groups large or small. Discounts are offered to groups over 20, so make sure to contact them for your next event!
Chicken Patio’s Neighbors
The Park Hotel is Put-in-Bay’s last Victorian Era hotel. Located right next to Perry Park, this hotel’s gorgeous architecture and charming, cozy rooms makes it an island favorite.
It is also home to the famous Round House Bar. Opened in 1863 as the Columbia Restaurant, this island staple offers a friendly atmosphere and cold drinks. Apparently, The Round House was always known for its cool temperature. Back in the day, before electricity, they would save ice blocks cut during winter to cool down the food. Stored at the Ice House, now the Put-in-Bay Winery, it helped make The Round House the spot for ice cream.
After dining on your chicken dinner, there’s usually a great concert or live entertainment event going down at bar. Mike “Mad Dog” Adams holds court there in the summer with his mix of comedy and live music.