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Boathouse Bar And Grill

The Boathouse Bar And Grill Details

While the Boathouse is easy to find, it will be hard to leave!

Centrally just one-half block from the Jet Express Terminal on Hartford Avenue. As their saying goes, “come for the meal, stay for the party.” After a day on the sea, it is a treat to dine here.

The atmosphere is first-rate, the food is delicious, and the party mood is contagious. 

They serve up the delicacies of Lake Erie just right. Their take on the beloved Po Boy is one of their favorite menu items and gives it a Lake Erie twist.

Beer Batter Walleye, Fried Perch Po Boys, and Blackened Walleye are just a few of their endless menu options.

Each comes with mayo, pickles, tomato, and lettuce. Skip the bread and make it with homemade chips or a traditional sandwich with cracker crumb breading perch or walleye basket.

While dishing out oysters, shrimp, and chicken, The Boathouse Bar and Grill takes great pride in all their menu items.

Try the Chicken and Waffles with coleslaw, maple syrup, and hot pepper relish is undoubtedly another favorite. Very tasty!

The Boathouse Bar And Grill Menu Highlights

• Smoked Fish Spread
• Chicken Bacon Mac & Cheese
• Seafood Croissant
• Cajun Jambalaya
• Flatbread Pizza
• Maryland Crab Cakes with Creole Remoulade
• Classic Reuben
• Chocolate Mousse Cake

With local classics like Goose Island IPA or Great Lakes Commodore Perry and seasonal deals from Great Lakes Brewery, the beer list is very comprehensive.

Black, white, and champagne are just part of the wine list. The list is rounded off by malt drinks like Mikes’s Hard Lemonade and Smirnoff Ice.

Boathouse Bar And Grill Live Entertainment At Put-in-Bay

The Boathouse Bar And Grill has been ranked as Put-In-Bay’s best live music venue three years in a row. During the week, live music can be heard almost every day.

Island classics, including John Salamon, Naked Karate Girls, and Cats on Holiday, are included in the lineup. On stage at the Boathouse, there is a variety of music. Everything from timeless classics to ripping 80 ‘s metal and dance hits to even some sing-along piano music is just a few examples of outstanding music played while you enjoy your delicious meal!

Around The Boathouse Bar And Grill Block

The Boathouse Bar and Grill has several other noteworthy businesses nearby.

Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals
Biergarten at the Boathouse
Put-in-Bay Jet Ski Rentals

The Biergarten at the Boathouse is one of the newest additions. Chow down on German specialties such as House Mustard Sausages and Garlic Peppercorn Salami Bratwurst. They also have an outstanding foreign menu of drinks.

The downtown Put-in-Bay area is loaded with really cool places for some Put-in-Bay Shopping. To explore the entire island, rent a golf cart or an e-bike from Put-in-Bay Rentals. It’s an easy way to get around the island and see Put-in-Bay effortlessly!

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

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Paula S.

Excellent bar, service, and food. Due to being on business travel, I was a party of one at the bar for lunch. No problem, a nice lady took my order and then chatted. I enjoyed the conversation; the beer was cold, and the food came out. Wow! Cajun Mac-n-cheese was terrific. Like me, the noon crowd was older, It was festive but not raucous, just people having a good time. One of these days, I intend to bring my wife to South Bass Island, and I know right where to take her for a good meal...The Boathouse Bar And Grill.

Terry M.

My Chicken Quesadilla tasted delicious and had a thin wrap(?), served hot and with two dips. My husband enjoyed his flatbread with sausage! Boathouse Bar And Grill did not disappoint.

Ginger T.

Boathouse Bar And Grill has Amazing food and Great prices. So good! I got the Jambalaya with shrimp worth every penny. My husband and mom got build-your-own burgers. The children got fish sticks and chicken fingers. All for 75$! Great deal. Excellent service and quality and environment (in the afternoon)

Greg C.

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. The hanging blossoms are so attractive and gorgeous. So is the park view in front. Sarah kindly served me hot water for my drink and thought of lemon slices. Boathouse Bar And Grill was a good experience.

Laurie D.

I loved Boathouse Bar And Grill a lot for the food. We sat in an open-air section adjoining the road and didn't feel any disturbance. We ordered a lot of food, including seafood, and everything was good. We were there on memorial day weekend, yet the people here are really nice. The seafood platter here is delectable. The fish was very fresh. Recommend highly. Really like the boat house put-in-bay entertainment schedule

Paul B.

I definitely recommend the Boathouse Bar And Grill place to anyone visiting the bay. They are less expensive than the other restaurants downtown, and yet the food is just as good. The creole mac and cheese were delicious.

Kevin M.

Chow was tasty, and if you're lucky like us, you will get Mike as a waitperson, which will make a wonderful meal even better. I ordered the Jambalaya with the extra shrimp, and it was scrumptious. I couldn't help myself, though, when it came to my wife's loaded tots... I only had a few or half, but who was measuring? We both had a duo of bucket drinks, and although I'm a lightweight, these things were not light on the oh yeah. Great stop at the Boathouse Bar And Grill

Brian G.

Some of the best food on the Island, as always. Been eating here for 40+ years, always have an exceptional meal at a reasonable price. Fresh Walleye and perch are always unique, as are their cheeseburgers. boathouse bar and grill put in bay is my favorite!