Celebrating Fishing & Lake Erie Boating
Already becoming a new local favorite on Put-in-Bay, Reel Bar is a celebration of all things nautical and fishing. Patrons will enjoy ice-cold beverages and delicious food offerings. A recently remodeled rustic interior greets diners with a menu that starts with lighter fare and handhelds to entrees with abundant portions.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Reel Bar is located on Catawba Avenue next to the Forge Restaurant and Put-in-Bay Brewing Company. It is just a short walk from the Jet Express Ferry terminal and the popular Put-in-Bay Resort hotel. Just behind the Reel Bar is the Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum and resale shop, a popular Put-in-Bay tourist attraction.
Reel Bar Menu Particulars
The Reel Bar menu is packed with healthy and hearty entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An excellent option for any meal period here are just a few of our favorites!
- The Reel Bar Breakfast Selections
- Blueberry Pancakes
- The Reel Breakfast Samich
- West Shore Burrito
- Biscuits and Gravy
- Reel Corned Beef Hash
If you are a fan of French Toast, then try the Reel Bar’s version! It’s made with brioche bread with sugar and cinnamon and baked in; it’s simply amazing! Order a Bloody Mary or one of their juice drinks, all featuring freshly squeezed fruits. Add a shot of your favorite liquor to start the day off right!
The Reel Bar is an excellent option for lunch or dinner. The outside deck is a great place to dine and people-watch before hitting the local Put-in-Bay Shopping or the swim-up pool bars. Their lunch and dinner options are just as impressive as breakfast.
Lunch and Dinner Highlights
- Chicken Wings
- Shrimp Tacos
- Battered Cod Sandwich
- Lake Erie Perch with their special breading
- Lobster Roll
- Reel Tots (smothered tater tots smothered in cheese!)
Try the dynamite tacos! Street tacos are one of the famous specialties! You can mix and match tacos with different types of meat; all served on a fresh flour tortilla.
Reel Bar Entertainment Local And Touring Acts
Live entertainment is featured all summer long; in particular, the comedy music combo of an island favorite, Ray Fogg, sets it apart from other Put-in-Bay bars. Fogg’s act is more on the adult-oriented side, and some would even say hilarious with a share or two of raunchy! Checking in with them to see who’s playing is the best way to stay current with who is playing, where, and when.
Several musicians are found playing multiple venues throughout the season. Reel Bar and its size allow patrons to get up close and personal with the performers, something the larger venus on the island are not able to offer.
Nearby Points Of Interest
After a fulfilling meal, you are just steps away from the Lake Erie Island Historical Society Museum, where you can catch a glimpse of Put-in-Bay History and island life. If you feel like walking off a little of that great meal, the Scheeff East Point Preserve and the Jane Coats Wildflower Trail are two very popular preserves at Put-in-Bay. They offer hiking trails and are moderate in length.