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Reel Bar

Reel Bar

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.

461 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456

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Jerry S.

Reel Bar has the Best burgers on the Island. Personally, the most pleasing choice is the Fire-In-The-Hole burger, but we did test the Sweet Bourbon, Black Bean, and the kid's Cheeseburger. The team are pleasant and professional, with familiarity with the menu. The location is worth a visit again and again. I got my money's worth

Tina R.

YUM! Stop into Reel Bar! You won't regret it! We are so happy we stopped and tried it! The nachos were packed! Delicious! & The cheeseburger was great! Take advantage of this place if you get the chance to visit Put in Bay!

Jane L.

The perch tacos! Great establishment for lunch. All our grub was excellent. Our waitress Angela recommended fantastic choices and accommodated nonalcoholic drinks for this pregnant mama. The perch tacos were the best, and even my toddler enjoyed the food. I would definitely dine again.

Mike O.

Everything Was Great! Our waitperson made us feel right at home when we sat down. The royal red shrimp appetizer melted in our mouths. The New England clam chowder broth was herby and salty - yum! The veggie burger was hearty and spicy. We arrived closer to closing time, and despite being short-staffed, our waitperson chatted with us like she had all the time in the world. Nice people!

Terry J.

Great knowledgeable staff, wonderful food. My family googled the many restaurants at Put In Bay Ohio. We came across Reel Bar and read many satisfactory reviews. My wife and I chose to eat gluten-free and asked what options we had. Vitto was very acquainted and accommodating to us. He made certain that we understood what we could and couldn't eat. Also, our waitress, Sarah, was very friendly and helpful, ensuring we received exactly what we ordered. We were delighted with our service, and the food was terrific. It will be at the top of our list of places to eat at Put-in-Bay.

Davis C.

Wonderful Place for Light Dinner Drinks And A Show! I dropped in Reel Bar for chow on a Thursday. We were welcomed and seated right away. Marissa took our beverage order quickly and answered our inquiries about the menu. They didn't carry her favorite wine but had an acceptable substitute. The Ray's Rum Punch was outstanding! She got the Bourbon Burger (albeit with her modifications) and I got the Chicken Wings with a side of Onion Rings. Our server was friendly and attentive throughout!

Betty T.

Really great to find good food and drinks! The pickle shot was so fun! The server was really knowledgeable about gluten allergies as well! One of the best put-in-bay restaurants