The Keys Restaurant
The Keys Restaurant Particulars
This is where Put-in-Bay and Florida’s Key West cross. Each visitor greets the beautiful two-tiered building of The Keys as they disembark from the Jet Express Ferry. Swing by for one of their signature rum cocktails, such as the Painkiller or Rum Punch, to start your trip. There is ample parking for Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals in front of the building and the Local Color Gift Shop.
On one of their decks, take a seat and relax for a while! For a lavish and relaxing afternoon, this is the ideal spot. To pair with your fruity cocktail, start with one of their mouthwatering appetizers.
Paired with a classic island blend of Bahamian Conch along with onions and bell peppers, the Conch Fritters are a favorite. This meal is then lightly fried and served with their signature Key Lime Tartar Sauce.
The 1⁄2 lb Peel and Eat Shrimp really makes you experience the lifestyle on the island. With their Apostle Cheese Curds, which are breaded Wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds served with Sriracha ranch, pick a more regional classic.
Their menu is comprehensive, and you’ll have to come back to try each of their culinary delights. Their zesty take on a perch is a must-try. Lightly hand-breaded for an incredible flavor blend, the perch fillets are served with their Key Lime tartar sauce.
The Island Tacos, Grouper Reuben, and Carnitas Rice Bowl are other unbelievable entrees. The Keys Restaurant is owned and operated by the same folks who operate The Boardwalk Restaurant, Hooligans Irish Pub, and the Dairy Isle, so you know they know their stuff when it comes to food!
The Keys Menu Highlights
- Conch Fritters
- She Crab Bisque
- Grouper Reuben (Grilled grouper topped with coleslaw, guacamole, swiss cheese, and sweet chili tartar sauce)
- Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp
- Blackened Mahi Tacos
- Island Tacos with mango slaw, avocado, and fresh cilantro, finished with Key Lime Greek Yogurt, fire-roasted corn, and black bean rice. Choose either blackened or grilled chicken, mahi-mahi, or Shrimp.
The Keys Restaurant Specialty Cocktails
- Island Zombie a mix of rum with orange and pineapple juice
- Moscow Mule
- Tiki Lemonade
- Cool as a Cucumber Martini
- Miami Vice, a blend of strawberry Daiquiri and Piña Colada
But let’s not forget about those cocktails! A great summer night in The Keys Restaurant is on the horizon as the rum flows. Ask one of their fun and expert bartenders to whip you up with a Dark & Stormy made with Black Seal Rum and Ginger Beer from Gosling.
Or take the frosty road with one of its many specialty frozen drinks, such as the Bermuda Triangle, a 151 Octane tropical twist, Rum Runner, and Piña Colada topped with Raspberry Peach Grand Marnier Floater.
Save Room For Dessert At The Keys Restaurant!
Now that you’ve been dining on their stellar appetizers savoring their mouthwatering entrees, and making their cocktails a little wild, what’s left of it but dessert!?? “The Keys” says nothing but a massive slice of Key Lime pie served with whipped cream and a wedge of lime. The Pineapple Creme Brûlée and the deep-fried cheesecake Banana Xango are astonishing as well!
A journey to The Keys Restaurant is a must, whether you visit Put-in-Bay for a weekend or during the season. Take in this stunning island while enjoying some of the island’s finest food and drink.
After your dining experience, be sure to check out some of the nearby Put-in-Bay attractions, such as the Aquatic Center, where kids are provided with fishing gear and can fish off the docks for free, and the nearby Stone Laboratory of Ohio State University. As you travel along the waterfront, stop by in front of the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club and marvel at some of the yachts tied up at our local docks!