BOATHOUSE BAR AND GRILL

Boathouse Bar and Grill is a true Put-In-Bay classic. They offer fine dining, friendly service, and fabulous live music late into the evening hours. With the bar and grill as the core of the entire operation, the Boathouse consists of four establishments all located in the same general area. Options for inside and patio dining, a great place to watch the Put-in-Bay crowds!

Boathouse Bar And Grill - A aerial photo of the Boathouse

The Boathouse Bar and Grill Details

The Boathouse, while it’s is easy to find, 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 home-made 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 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 Hard Lemonade and Smirnoff Ice.

Live Entertainment At Put-in-Bay

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

Island classics, including John Salamon, Ben Dover and the Screamers, 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!

Boathouse Bar And Grill Block

The Boathouse Bar and Grill includes two other businesses that round out this complex.

• The Boathouse Bar and Grill
• Biergarten at the Boathouse
• Boathouse Beverage Center and Delivery

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. 

A great range of wine and beer to take home with you or out on the boat is offered by the Beverage Center. To explore the entire island, rent a golf cart or a cruiser bike. Delivery to your Put-in-Bay Hotels and Rental Homes is a convenient option offered by the beverage center.

The Boathouse Bar & Grill Location

The Boathouse Bar And Grill is located in downtown Put-In-Bay, in the south. It is a block away from the Jet Express Terminal and the Put-in-Bay Marinas and boat docks, on the edge of DeRivera Park across from the Zen Cafe. Dining here after a day on the cruise is a special treat. The atmosphere is elegant, the food is tasty, and the party vibe is contagious.

  • The Boathouse Bar and Grill

  • Address: 218 Hartford Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

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Great service and food at the Boathouse Bar and Grill! I had the perch tacos. Fresh, flavorful. I asked what the sauce was but was told it’s a secret. Reuben Balls were also very good! We will be back!

Jeffery Frye

Stopped for a drink and appetizers. The cocktails were unique and very interesting. Basil mojito was the bomb. Had dinner of appetizers. They were very good. Would recommend Boathouse Bar and Grill to anyone.

Deanna Briggle

The restaurant was recommended by our B&B as a quality dining experience. We were impressed with the atmosphere, service, and food. The dining on the patio was so pleased with the cool clear weather. And what great food! I chose two appetizers and half a House Salad, and my companion had the rib eye steak served with seasonal vegetables. Fresh bread and dipping oil with balsamic was served as we waited for our meals – very tasty.

My half-salad was a generous serving of beautiful colorful mixed greens. The oysters Rockefeller were served piping hot and absolutely delicious; the stuffed mushroom caps (Italian sausage) baked with cheese and flavorful marinara were also hot out of the oven and tasty. The steak was perfectly cooked, and the freshly cooked vegetable mix still had a body and not overcooked. We’re already talking about another island visit and plan to make this place a part of the experience.

Shanna Williams

My friend and I had the fish tacos at the Boathouse Bar and Grill and they were great! Only ordered one and It had 2 big pieces of fish on it. The drink I had was called lime in the coconut and was yummy! We ate out on the covered patio and had a really nice vibe to it.

Holly Hawk, Your Content Goes Here

We just returned from a visit to Put-in-Bay and we were pleasantly surprised to try this quality gourmet restaurant for dinner. We each had one of the walleye meals and found them to be superb. We tried it based on other reviews and were not disappointed.

If you plan on eating here on a weekend reservations are a must. We had about a half-hour wait on a Tuesday, without reservations. However, Boathouse Bar and Grill was definitely worth the wait!

Tim Long, Your Content Goes Here

My wife and I sat in the dining room area. Really neat animals and goat and cool things hung from the ceiling. We got a chef’s platter with meats and cheeses for 2 and split two of the perch tacos loaded and were amazing! She got a Moscow mule and the drink was awesome service fast and nice very very very good.

Leslie O’Reilly, Your Content Goes Here

The Boathouse Bar and Grill was recommended by the Put-in-Bay Resort as a quality dining experience. We were impressed with the atmosphere, service, and food. The dining on the patio was very pleasant with clear cool weather. And the food, I chose two appetizers and half a House Salad, and my companion had the rib eye steak served with seasonal vegetables.

Fresh bread and dipping oil with balsamic was served as we waited for our meals – very tasty. My half-salad was a generous serving of beautiful colorful mixed greens. The oysters Rockefeller were served piping hot and absolutely delicious; the stuffed mushroom caps (Italian sausage) baked with cheese and flavorful marinara were also hot out of the oven and tasty.

The steak was perfectly cooked, and the freshly cooked vegetable mix still had body and not overcooked. We’re already talking about another island visit and plan to make this place a part of the experience.

Shannon Schlotter, Your Content Goes Here