Mr. Ed's is definitely the place to be for lunch, dinner or late night on the island. The happy hour prices are unbeatable ? some of the best on Putinbay ? as are the bands (always crowd pleasers) and the rooftop bar upstairs (the view of downtown Put in Bay is amazing). The sports bar feel of the afternoon, where you can eat wings and watch the game on one of 15 plasma TVs, segues into an all-night indoor and outdoor party after dark.
The tiki bar is the perfect place to get a head start on your island partying. Stop by weekend afternoons to lounge poolside and groove to music played by a live DJ. Contests for cash prizes are a great form of free Put in Bay entertainment. If you're missing spring break in Daytona or Panama City, come to the Tiki Bar, behind the Commodore Hotel in downtown Putinbay.
Chicken Patio, located in downtown Putn Bay next to the Roundhouse, has been an island staple since 1952. The chicken is grilled over a 21-ft. open pit and is slathered with Chicken Patio's own famous wine-based barbeque sauce. Dinner also comes with roll, potato salad and sweet corn on the cob. Bon appetit!
Mossbacks is an upscale restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Go for fresh walleye and perch, massive burgers, grilled paninis, steaks, chops or just the great view of DiRivera Park and the public docks on Lake Erie. Kids can choose a meal from a menu just for them. Mossbacks also has a full service bar with domestic and imported beers, scotches, bourbons and wine; or you can go next door to the Fishbowl for a drink.
Big Irish sandwiches, soups and specialty desserts aren't the only thing Hooligans Tavern specializes in. With 20 different types of beer and cherry and grape bomb specials, their choice for drinks is quite extensive as well. Do a "Tiny Tini" shot and keep the glass. Check out the vintage video games and 50-inch plasma TV too. Located on Catawba Avenue in downtown Put in Bay, a block from DiRivera Park and Lake Erie.
With a motto of "Beer is Food. Eat at Joe's," how can you go wrong? Stop by Joe's Bar to get a personal vibe and some local color - you'll swear you're in old Key West. Joe's also serves surprisingly affordable sandwiches and dogs and has a carryout beverage store onsite. Did we mention that Joe himself is a pretty cool guy with lots of good stories?
Big Man's Burrito Stand offers a wide range of Mexican options, from jam-packed steak burritos featuring rice, cheese, lettuce, black beans, sour cream, salsa and other fillings, to the simple classic soft carne asada (pork) burrito. There are also vegetarian options for those who don't eat anything that used to have a face on it.
Take in some sun and eat outside on the patio where a band is playing during the day or come back later for drinks and more live entertainment inside. Either way you'll be treated to a great view of downtown Put-in-Bay and Diriviera Park. Little ones along? The Boathouse offers an extensive menu for kids.
Located within the Put in Bay Resort complex, the Blue Marlin Tiki Bar is a favorite for both guests and islanders alike. Offering thirst quenching frozen tropical drinks and a full service bar, this hotspot will surely cool you off. There is also delicious BBQ food and pizza available from the Blue Marlin. Be sure to stop by and swim on up to the bar and cool off with us. The pool and bar is open to the public. Don't miss out on this PIB favorite!
Eating in Pasquale's is eating in one of the buildings with the richest history on South Bass Island! Stop by for breakfast - don't miss the omelet menu - lunch or dinner and enjoy family-friendly dining in a casual atmosphere. Pasquale's is known for its pasta and windows looking out over downtown Put in Bay.