The Boardwalk

Boardwalk Family of Restaurants comprises several restaurants and bars in one large sprawling complex located along the waterfront. This two-story home, right on the Put-in-Bay harbor, has some of the best views in all of Put-In-Bay, and some of the tastiest food! The restaurants in the Boardwalk complex offer something for everyone!

Boardwalk Restaurant - A Picture of the local Put-in-Bay Restaurant

The Boardwalk Restaurant Particulars

Ultimately, anyone who comes to Put-In-Bay Ohio ends up at The Boardwalk Restaurant at least once! It offers the ideal place to catch a bite before heading off the island or right up to the arrival of the sunset. Just a two-minute walk from the Jet Express terminal, the culinary delights are endless, but the world-renowned Lobster Bisque is most definitely the centerpiece. They’ve served over One Million orders of the creamy, rich, and completely delectable bisque. You can also find this delicious bisque frozen to take home with you and Put-In-Bay’s famous bisque on demand!

Located in downtown Put-in-Bay across from DeRivera Park and Mossbacks Restaurant, the complex is easy to find with its huge Boardwalk sign spanning the entryway.

Boardwalk – A Family of Restaurants

Three restaurants, each well priced, and suitable for the entire family, are located on the main deck. All offer your choice of covered indoor seating or outdoor along the waterfront with one of the best views Put-in-Bay has to offer. All three feature casual style service and special dished for kids.

The Fish Shak

This cheery spot is located on the left as you enter the complex from the stairs. Hand-Breaded Lake Erie Perch, Walleye Sandwiches & Shrimp PO Boy Baskets are the star attractions. It’s like the fish you are eating here was in the Lake Swimming in just the last few days! It’s that fresh!

Little Galley

The Little Galley slings Black Angus Burgers, Quarter-pound Hot Dogs, White Meat Chicken Strips, and French Fries, a staple among families. Sure to please everyone’s taste buds and always a big hit with the little ones. If you are in need of a quickly prepared and served meal, this is an ideal spot!

Book’s Seafood

Book’s is where this part of the Boardwalk Complex becomes positively delicious. A mouthwatering selection of sandwich platters from grilled fish such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and grouper, as well as deli sandwiches, wraps, and Gourmet seafood classics are also available at Book’s Seafood. We love the Alaskan King Crab, Live Maine Lobster, Key West Shrimp, and New Zealand Mussels. All prepared to order!

For your beverage enjoyment, the Boardwalk Restaurant Complex area also features popular bars serving up a wide variety of mixed and frozen drinks!

The Burgee Bar

This is the spot for the delicious homemade Frozen or Riptide Rum Punch Signature! Try one of their powerful specialty cocktails, or pick from a wide variety of bottled and draft beer. Every weekend in June, July, and August, live entertainment takes place directly across from the pub. A beautiful place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view as well as the entertainment!

Claw Daddy’s

Located right on the water is this casual, fun bar with a dedicated smoking area. Nice view with fantastic drinks. A perfect place to watch the boats arrive and depart the harbor,

Rita’s Cantina

High and to the right in the Boardwalk complex you’ll find Rita’s! Named after our famous Rita, you will find a south-of-the-border flair, nachos, and tacos are served along with frozen margaritas. On the island, Rita’s provides the largest range of tequila. It’s often referred to as The Bachelorette Headquarters, so come by and inquire for your crazy weekend specials!

The Boardwalk Restaurants Upper Deck

For a more upscale experience, head upstairs. Opened in 2007, the Upper Deck fully delivers! Dine on Lobster Bisque’s steaming bowl or choose from their full menu something equally tasty, such as juicy burgers or prime rib. With an equally sophisticated cocktail, round out your tasty meal. Right out of a James Bond film, they have a complete martini menu.

Fresh seafood such as Lake Erie Perch or Perch sandwich, tasty appetizers, bread bowls, crab legs, lobster rolls, and the best human-known lobster bisque are just part of the menu items. They are very welcoming and have gluten-free and vegetarian choices, along with unbeatable tableside service, plus a panoramic view of South Bass Island!

It is really quick to get to the Boardwalk, either on foot or on a boat. Tie up or get on a water taxi to dock at one of the mooring buoys. Located right on Bayview Lane, the Boardwalk is minutes from the Jet Express terminal or a quick Taxi Ride from local Put-in-Bay Hotels This is the island’s hub of summer fun. We’ll be sure to see you there!

  • The Boardwalk

  • Address: 341 Bayview Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

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Great service and food! 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 it 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 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, 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 restaurant 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