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The Little Galley

The Little Galley At The Boardwalk Restaurant Complex

Five restaurants and two bars make up The Boardwalk Restaurant Family Complex in a two-story waterfront building. This mostly open-air building is located on the Put-in-Bay Harbor waterfront and features delicious handcrafted cocktails, great food options, and live music in peak season.

The Little Galley Particulars

When you enter the main deck entrance, The Little Galley is situated on the right side across from the Fish Shack, making it an easy location to grab a quick meal served at the little galley. Just minutes from the Jet Express Terminal, the Little Galley is a great first stop and popular with the local Put-in-Bay Docks. Just about everyone who visits Put-in-Bay will end up dining at the Boardwalk at Some Point! The Upper Deck Restaurant is one of the island’s Fine Dining experiences with a stunning waterfront view.

While The culinary delights are plenty, the main event is most unquestionably the world-famous Lobster Bisque, which may be ordered from all three of the m id ain deck restaurants. This rich, creamy, and delectable delight has sold millions of bowls throughout the restaurant’s lifetime. This is Lobster Bisque at its best!

The Little Galley is a great place to grab a quick bite when many other restaurants are packed. Hidden away to some degree, they offer wonderful burgers, fries, chicken fingers & hot dogs. You might say the little Galley is the hamburger stand with the world’s best views overlooking Lake Erie in downtown Put-in-Bay. As one of the most affordable restaurants at Put-in-Bay, your wallet will love it as well!

The Boardwalk Family of Restaurants

The main deck area is home to three different restaurants, including the Little Galley. Each of these three has unique menus and is well-priced, perfect for the entire family.

Fish Shack– Hand-Breaded Lake Erie Perch and Walleye Baskets & Sandwiches & Baskets headline the menu! The locally caught fish is fried golden brown and served with lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce, and lemon. Try the Perch Tacos for a unique taste of Put-in-Bay.

Boardwalk Restaurant Book’s Seafood– Book’s serves an eclectic menu with a tasty variety of grilled Fish Sandwich Plates, as well as wraps, deli sandwiches, wraps, and fresh, healthy salads. Maine Lobster, Alaskan King Crab, New Zealand Mussels, and Key West Pink Shrimp are just a few of their seafood specialties.

There are two bars located on the second floor. Burgee Bar is known for its Signature Riptide Rum Punch as well as their delicious handmade Frozen drinks. Beer & Wine complete the well-stocked bar. Enjoy live entertainment on summer weekends in the bar. Check the Put-in-Bay Entertainment schedule for details on who is playing!

The Burgee Bar is located on the main deck near The Little Galley. Nothing is more relaxing than sipping on a frozen cocktail, a glass of wine, or beer and taking in Lake Erie.

The Upper Deck Restaurant– Head upstairs for an upscale fine dining experience. The Upper Deck Restaurant addition, opened in 2007, includes tableside service. Enjoy a steaming bowl of that famous Lobster Bisque or select from their well-rounded menu with Filet Mignon, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Pasta Dishes, and signature fresh seafood options. Round out your meal with a handcrafted cocktail. The martini menu is right out of a James Bond movie! Don’t forget to save a little room for that Key Lime pie! After all, you’re on vacation!

Rita’s Cantina-Seeking something on the spicy side? Tacos & Nachos are served with delicious frozen margaritas for a south-of-the-border flair. Rita’s Cantina even offers the largest selection of tequila on the island. It is also known as The Bachelorette Headquarters, so come by and ask about specials for your girl’s weekend!

341 Bayview Ave, Put-in-Bay, OHIO

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Bree F.

We enjoyed the Little Galley restaurant on our last visit to Put-in-Bay. The prices were some of the most reasonable on the island. Burgers were made to order, and the Little Galley staff provided excellent service. The view of the waterfront was spectacular.

Lisa C.

I had a delicious lunch at the Little Galley. My first time on the island. I actually left my bank card there and they forget to write down my street name when I called no they offered to mail it to me. So the lady was very polite, respectful, and took her own personal time to take it off the island and mail it to me from the mainland so I’d receive my card sooner. That is quality service from every aspect and I’m very appreciative.