The Upper Deck sits high atop the Boardwalk Restaurant. The Upper Deck provides sweeping views of Lake Erie and tableside service and is home to the region’s best lobster bisque. Plan a stay at the Edgewater Hotel and you can walk straight to The Upper Deck across the park! The Upper Deck has an elevator for those not comfortable with the steps!

Photo of the Upper Deck One of the Put-in-Bay Restaurants

Upper Deck Particulars

Quite the Put-In-Bay destination, one sprawling complex is the Boardwalk with numerous bars and restaurants. It welcomes any visitor who arrives on South Bass Island, right at the harbor.

The Upper Deck, ideal for date nights and any special event, is the most sophisticated place on the Boardwalk. The Upper Deck, in addition to the excellent Lobster Bisque, specializes in local and regional seafood.

The Upper Deck Menu Highlights

• Lake Erie Walleye Baskets
• Lake Erie Perch Sandwich
• Maine Lobster
• Key West Pink Shrimp
• Crab Legs
• Blackened Mahi-Mahi Sandwiches
• Salmon BLT

In a cocktail mood with some appetizers? In spades, the Upper Deck delivers. Check out their creamy Fish Dip and Blue Cheese Chips, crispy Mozzarella Sticks, and Coconut Shrimp. With a martini, they go great. The Upper Deck has quite an extensive menu, so order and enjoy the views like James Bond. A great variety of beer and wine is also available.

In both a normal and bread bowl, the Lobster Bisque is available. Try their Lobster Bisque Poutine Fries for something extra decadent, which is a big bowl of seasoned French Fries served with Lobster Bisque, Wisconsin White cheddar cheese curds, fresh parsley, and chives topped with succulent chunks of Maine Lobster.

Always in the lobster mood? Their mac ‘n cheese lobster is downright sinful. Fresh vegetables alongside fantastic seafood are served with lobster, shrimp, and crab alfredo primavera.

All of their salads are wholesome and filling. You will certainly get your fill, from Southwest Shrimp Salad to the Blackened Chicken Caesar. As well as turkey burgers, chicken breast, and black bean burgers, the burgers contain beef patties. Create your own or pick one of the Bacon, Boursin, and Guacamole from one of their fantastic creations.

The menu begins and continues. There is certainly something on the Upper Deck for everyone. Please make sure to leave room for dessert. You can’t say no, with dishes such as Chocolate Lava Cake and Cinnamon Roll Sundaes.

The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk Restaurant, home to five restaurants and three bars is the hub of Put-In-Bay dining and drinking. Most nights during the summer season, live music is also played. As you listen to an excellent live band and dine on world-class food, watch the sun go down over the bay.

The Boardwalk Family of Restaurants

Fish Shak features fresh Hand-Breaded Lake Erie Perch and Walleye Sandwiches & Baskets.
• Book’s Seafood is home to gourmet seafood favorites: Alaskan King Crab, Live Maine Lobster, Key West Shrimp, and New Zealand Mussels.
Little Galley is a quicky favorite amongst families and boaters, the Little Galley slings Black Angus Burgers, Quarter-pound Hot Dogs, White Meat Chicken Strips, and French Fries.
• Upper Deck
• Rita’s Cantina features the largest tequila list on the island and south-of-the-border treats.
• Burgee Bar is a friendly bar with live music and great views.
• Clawdaddy’s includes a smoking section and is right on the water.


The Boardwalk Restaurant Complex is located along the waterfront in downtown Put-in-Bay. Close to all of the Put-in-Bay Hotels, parking is limited and best visited on a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rental.

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  • Upper Deck Boardwalk Restaurant

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

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Dinner and lunch the next day at the Upper Deck was just fantastic. Don’t miss the lobster bisque. I’m a Gloucester Mass gal, and it was comparable to the best I’ve ever had in New England. The staff was wonderful. Thank you for a great time!

Jerry Stevens

My husband and I arrived at Put-in-Bay hungry. We were going to go to the Boardwalk then saw the Upper Deck was a full service sit down restaurant and decided to eat there. I don’t eat seafood so my husband usually does when he can but he choose a cheeseburger as did I. The burgers were huge and very good!

He got the burger with an egg on it and I got the western burger, all the toppings were fresh and they didn’t skimp on them. The fries had seasoning on them and were also very good. Everything looked clean, the staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely eat there again.

Brenda Brewer

Went specifically to the Upper Deck restaurant because they boast the best lobster bisque in Ohio and from where I stand they were right it was excellent large chunks of lobster I added a side salad with mango Chardonnay vinaigrette was awesome!

My friend had a burger which was perfect and the orange Creamsicle cocktail was amazing service was good price was right

William Penn

I can’t recall ever having a bad meal at the Upper Deck in all the years that we have gone here. The service is very efficient and friendly.

Chery Lowe

I  like the Beyond burger in general and they did a good job of that plus some sweet potato fries. My friend and client dining with me thought he should have tried it as well instead of his shrimp salad or something along those lines.

Good vibe, nice place, decent service, and surprisingly good food. It was worth the quick flight over to have lunch!

Tim Smith

The food was amazing. Lobster Bisque in the bread bowl is a must. Lobster Mac n Cheese was excellent too. Taps ceremony at sunset is always a heart warmer. Service is excellent and the food is out of this world! You have to eat here if you are ever in Put in Bay!!!

Linda Omar

Visiting the island for the day..and stopped here for lunch. Great staff and food. Sat outside..enjoyed the day..however seating inside is available. There is an elevator to help H/C people up to the 3rd floor.

Shannon Schlotter

This place beat out a bunch of competitors just with their menu. We were in the mood for some really good seafood/steak and this place hit the mark. Yes, it was expensive but everyplace on the island is.

Food was just as expected and would return when back on the island again. They even let us use two 10% off coupons at the same table (split bill).

Louise Logan

First time here and it was recommended by a fellow member. This place has the best views of the island! We did not get to sit outside but it was windy! We were seated inside in a booth overlooking the marina. We had fun picking out our dream yacht! We had a coconut shrimp appetizer and it was a bit different than others.

We just tasted coconut and no other flavors. We both ordered the perch sandwich entree and it was delish. We also shared cheesecake for dessert. The service was outstanding!!! You have to check this place out!!

Leslie Doan