Everyone’s got a little country in ‘em, and thanks to T&J’s Smokehouse, now Put-in-Bay does too! Put-in-Bay’s first country-western bar and restaurant is the place to be if you want a no-nonsense delicious burger and fries, and maybe a shot of whiskey. And of course, some peanuts before the meal, yes you can toss the shells on the floor! If you’re lucky, you might even get to catch dueling pianos!
Start the meal off with fried green tomatoes, colossal onion rings, or maybe skewered bacon wrapped meatballs. There are 8 different flavors of plump juicy chicken wings, from the standard hot and BBQ, to the more unique Caribbean Jerk and Cowboy sauce (you can get them boneless as well) and all-American sides like mac and cheese and cornbread. The highlight though, is the burgers. Try the Outlaw, with a whiskey-based barbeque sauce, smoked cheddar cheese and fried onion straws. Or maybe ‘The Derf’ is more your speed. This burger is topped with Portobello mushrooms, bacon and swiss on a spicy buffalo bun. Cap off your meal with the signature “Adult” Root Beer Float!
T&J’s Smokehouse Entertainment
The best country bands in the area perform at T&J’s Smokehouse, as it’s the only country-western bar on the island. You can check their website for a schedule of performers. T&J’s Smokehouse is also the place to challenge Brisket, the only mechanical bull on the island! Do you have the strength and the balance to take on Brisket for 8 seconds of bucking mayhem? If not, you should try anyway, because there’s padding all around to softly catch you when you’re inevitably thrown from this mechanical monster! If you’re over 18, just sign a waiver, and you’ll get the chance to hop on and grab your chance at glory by the horns! Once Brisket tires you out, refuel with a burger and a drink from T&J’s Smokehouse.