The Old Forge Particulars
In a quaint brick building with plenty of patio seating, The Old Forge is very situated. Dine under one of their wide umbrellas and enjoy Put-In-Bay’s sights and sounds. The house used to be the shop of an old blacksmith. In 2012, the Old Forge opened under the leadership of three friends. Under the management of the three friends who spent their time renovating this 120-year-old building with a lot of sweat and a ton of affection, The Old Forge finally had its grand opening.
The Forge Menu Highlights
The Old Forge delivers four different menus. Let’s begin with the menu of their brunch. Open every day at 8 a.m., this is the perfect place on Put-in-Bay to start your day.
As a feather pancake loaded with all sorts of excellent ingredients, their breakfast crepes are light and delicious. This Classic blends eggs, cheese, and bacon. Pecos Bills adds pico de gallo and corn salad to the south-of-the-border kick. Smoked salmon, arugula, cheese, and a poached egg are included in the Fancy Pants Crepe.
The delight doesn’t stop with crepes. Some of their offerings are eggs benedict, with prosciutto, breakfast burritos, kale salad with goat cheese, and succulent sliders. For those looking for a lighter bite, they still make sure to have healthier choices.
Chicken, pork, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, and sriracha cream are all packed inside The Crazy Sam. The Caprese is a fine combination of mozzarella, basil, and tomato. For a taste boost, make sure to add avocado! With a sophisticated combination of prosciutto, apple, and balsamic reduction it is the famous Bodee.
Drinks at The Forge
The full bar whips up mimosas, mojitos, and any sort of cocktail you want. They have The Forge Martini and the Cosmo Kramer, which are just some of their signature cocktails. With fresh strawberries and fresh lemon, the Cosmo Kramer knocks on your door. With brunch, try a Forge 75 or a Forge Bloody Mary. They have a beautiful garden bar on the side of the building that includes amazing and relaxing scenery while enjoying breakfast, mimosas, or any of their delicious menu items!
Oh my…Those Sweet Crepes!
Sweet crepes are enjoyed by everyone! The Forge is passionate about their take on the sweet crepe. Little Miss Sunshine is exactly that, a slice of lemon curd and mascarpone sunshine! The Plain Jane which includes cinnamon and sugar is a classic mix, but the way to go is often classic! The Buckeye Stage, where peanut butter and chocolate meet in heaven, is extra decadent.
Tucked away in downtown Put-In-Bay on a quaint corner, The Forge is low-key, yet welcoming, casual yet with outstanding service. It is very similar to the Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel, the Bay Lodging Resort, and the Edgewater Hotel. They are neighbors of the Hooligans Irish Pub and Put-In-Bay Brewery and Distillery.
On Put-In-Bay, there are so many things to visit, from the downtown attractions to the destinations a little farther south, such as Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center along with Nature and Wildlife Center of the Lake Erie Islands. Visitors come from all over the Midwest to this island to spend an unforgettable time on South Bass Island for the summer of their lives.
Need a ride to any place on the Island? There are Put-In-Bay Taxis open, and they are happy to take you wherever you want to go!