Chicken Patio History
In 1952, a small charcoal grill and a BBQ Sauce made from island wine began to serve locals and tourists with rave reviews.
With an open-air setting and the stunning DeRivera Park across the street, patrons of the nearby Round House Bar were fed by the thousands. Ever since, the Chicken Patio has served the best BBQ chicken on South Bass Island.
To be sure the secret is in the sauce and Chicken Patio is an example of this age-old saying! The famous wine-basted chicken and sauce is known far and wide for its deep, rich, and sassy taste!
Chicken Patio Particulars
Chicken Patio is situated on the patio next to the historic Round House Bar one of the island’s oldest businesses.
It is now considerably larger than when first started. Grillmasters originally manned a small charcoal-type grill with the exact famous delectable homemade island wine-basted sauce and chicken as it does today.
A massive 21-foot grill is manned by several talented grill operators to ensure there is always enough to go around.
The star of the show is the chicken. It’s all they do, and they do it well.
Each chicken dinner includes sides of sweet corn steamed on the cob, a dinner roll, and potato salad.
You can also dine on just the 1/2 chicken and sauce for smaller appetites. Extra sauce is just .50 cents and well worth it! Many people buy a few to take home. Grab your napkins and wet naps as this chicken patio dinner is juicy and a little sloppy!
Chicken Patio Dinner – Winner Winner!
Chicken Patio is voted the Best BBQ on Put-in-Bay year after year. Many visitors and locals make the Chicken patio their first stop after the long winter months. The smokey, mouthwatering aroma drifts down Delaware Avenue, and the smoke from the BBQ can be seen from all of the downtown areas. One of several places to dine on the main strip. Other downtown dining options near the Chicken Patio include the Boathouse Bar And Grill, Margaritas On The Rock, and Big Mans Burrito Stand behind Frosty Family Pizza.
Meals can be enjoyed on the patio, or you can take it to go! The takeout service is fast and an excellent option for those wanting a picnic-style lunch at one of Put-in-Bay’s attractions. A friendly bar serves wine, beer, liquor, and CrushBar and Bushwhackers—specials to accompany the chicken. An espresso bar onsite serves lattes and cappuccinos. Bring Fido along, as the outdoor patio is pet friendly.
Chicken Patio can accommodate large groups for your next event. Calling ahead is a good idea so they may prepare for your arrival. Located just one block from the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center, It’s an excellent place for an off-site lunch or dinner! They can prepare trays full of that famous BBQ chicken, sweet corn, and potato salad that your guests will thank you for!