T&J’s Smokehouse

Put-In-Bay Country has arrived and thanks to T&J’s Smokehouse, which is South Bass Island’s first and only country-western bar. The original and the best. They’re going to give you a juicy burger and an ice-cold whiskey shot. Feel the peanut shells cracking under your feet and get ready to take your life’s ride on Brisket, Put-In-Bay ‘s only mechanical bull! And you’ll even get to see dueling pianos if you come at the right time.

Photo of food from Lesters Taco shop One of the Put-in-Bay Restaurants

T&J’s Smokehouse Particulars

There’s a loaded menu for T&J’s Smokehouse, so you can be sure your whole team will find something they’ll enjoy. Start with the fried green tomatoes or the firecracker shrimp, quickly becoming an island favorite. Another very special appetizer that people enjoy is the Thai Five Spice Ahi Tuna. Get a chicken wings order, either bone-in or boneless, and try out one or two of the 8 sauces from T&J. They have standards, such as hot buffalo and BBQ, but the Cowboy Sauce and the Caribbean Jerk are recommended.

T&J’s Smokehouse The Sides Will Keep You Coming Back!

You’ll see there are some great sides to choose from to go with your meal when it’s time for the main course. The stand out’s are the asparagus and the garlic fries. However, make sure to pair them with a burger, since that’s the calling card of T&J’s Smokehouse. Try the Wrangler, with pulled pork, cheese, and BBQ sauce topped with it. However, whichever burger you want, you’ll get a delicious USDA Angus beef patty and a great meal.

Easy To Find Downtown Location

T&J’s Smokehouse is located on the main strip in downtown Put-in-Bay near the vibrant nightlife. the Put-in-Bay Boat Docks & great hotels & resorts like the popular Put-in-Bay Resort Conference Center. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with their live entertainment outdoors on a raised stage.

Entertainment at T&J’s Smokehouse

It’s time to discuss the Brisket now. Do you have what it takes to try this mechanical beast and challenge this bucking Brahma bull? Can you make this a wild rodeo for 8 seconds? If you think you have what it takes, stop by T&J’s Smokehouse, home of the island’s only mechanical bull. However, if you take him on, we hate to break it to you, our money’s on Brisket! You are only permitted to ride Brisket at the age of 18 and above, and you must sign a waiver.

Most nights during the summer at T&J’s, there is also live music. You can click here to see the entire schedule of Put-in-Bay entertainment. These shows usually start at about 8 PM, if you want to come by.

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  • T&J’s Smokehouse

  • Address: 198 Delaware Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456

  • Website: T&J’s Smokehouse 

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As a fish & seafood addict, this is one of my fave meat places. From the wings to the burgers, to the pulled pork, to the bacon-wrapped meatballs, it’s all so delicious! The beer is cold & the whiskeys are abundant. Their mixed drink specials? Always inventive & mighty tasty. And their staff is just delightful! THEN THERE’S THE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!

It’s a seasonal island. Everything is expensive. TJ’s is just a great value.

Mike Delimon

The drinks were priced reasonably, we did not eat but we did enjoy the atmosphere and the servers, we even had fun riding the bull

Deanna Green

T&J’s Smokehouse is on the downtown, main strip of Put In Bay with numerous other bars, restaurants, and shops. They are a Western-themed BBQ joint & bar featuring bar, family, and outdoor seating, as well as live country music and a mechanical bull. One aspect of their notoriety is that they are Put In Bay’s only venue featuring “country” music

Sandy Cotter

We traveled to Put-In-Bay for the pirate’s weekend. We stayed on the island so we had the opportunity to try several restaurants on the island. We ended up eating here twice we liked the food and atmosphere so much. They have a huge outdoor area with a stage and a stage inside as well. The price was reasonable and the live music was good.

Mike McKneely, Your Content Goes Here

Great barbecue sandwich with sweet potato fries with caramel sauce. Yes, caramel! It is a great accessory to the fries. Service was fast. The staff was friendly! Chili cheese dog was also a hit with my companion. Would definitely go back!

Chris Karmens, Your Content Goes Here

The brisket is fabulous! They have hand-cut fries and I loved them! The chicken strips and sweet potato fries were also family favorites. The food was a little pricey but did not break the bank. Our waitress was so friendly and she took the time to answer our questions.

The only thing I did not like was the bathroom. It was cramped and not all facilities were in working order. Other than that, I would definitely visit again.

Jim Knoop, Your Content Goes Here

We walked into T&J’s Smokehouse at lunchtime and we were seated quickly. Ashton our server was great. Made suggestions for drinks that were spot on. Lunch was ordered. The meatballs were delish. Side salads perfect size. Chili dog fantastic. Sweet potato fries were great with Carmel sauce. Yum. The coleslaw was just eh. Great place. Ashton made our lunch very nice.

Beth Brinn, Your Content Goes Here