Axel's Waterfront Cafe
Axel’s Waterfront Café’ is located at South Bass Island State Park at the western end of Catawba Avenue, about two miles from the Downtown District.
The food, the view, and the family friendly atmosphere is worth the bike or golf cart ride to get there.
Unpretentious, Axel’s offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, appetizers, breakfast items, handmade pizza, beverages and ice cream.
The menu is pretty simple and the food is pretty amazing. Last year Axel’s rolled out the “Centennial” Burger in celebration of the National Park’s 100th Anniversary in 2016. With a few modifications the freshly ground, Prime Angus Sirloin half-pound patty is now the “Victory” Burger, a nod to Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial and the Hotel Victory that once dominated the 134-site State Park Campgrounds.
Axel’s 16-inch pizza is great to share with the family. Axel’s hand makes their crust, their delicious pizza sauce and their own Italian sausage.
Axel’s is serving up breakfast, lunch and everything in between under a deck canopy that offers radiant heat during the chilly spring and fall evenings, and cover from the summer sun during the season. There is also a variety of umbrella covered tables and chairs on the expansive lawn overlooking Lake Erie.
Axel’s Café’ is also located just a couple hundred feet from Put-in-Bay jet ski, kayak and boat rentals, and across the road from the island’s only 9-hole executive golf course.
We also rent late model gas-powered EZGO golf carts by the day or week, and overnight. Well maintained, our carts are the best way to explore the island. Call us for a reservation.
Axel’s Waterfront Cafe
1523 Catawba Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
The Boardwalk Family of Restaurants
Enjoy dining at either of the Boardwalk’s two waterfront restaurants, where our Famous Lobster Bisque is always a featured favorite!
The Boardwalk Main Deck offers plenty of patio seating with great views! The Main Deck is a perfect choice for large groups and offers three distinct food concessions where you can place your order right at the counter. The selection of menu items includes: Alaskan King Crab, Key West Shrimp, Grilled Fish Sandwiches, Deli Sandwiches, always popular Burgers and Fresh Fried Perch and Walleye. Relax with one of our special signature cocktails at any of four bar locations and watch the sunset from each of our outdoor decks.
The Upper Deck offers table side service in air conditioned comfort and patio seating, both with panoramic views of the Put-in-Bay Harbor. The Upper Deck features a variety of popular Seafood classics, as well as the traditional Steaks, Fresh Salads and Creative Sandwiches. The Upper Deck also features Signature Burgers, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options, and a Children’s Menu. Hand-shaken Martinis, Specialty Cocktails and a tempting Wine List are available at The Upper Deck.
Boathouse Bar & Grill
The Boathouse has been an island landmark since the 1950’s. The Boathouse’s menu includes Lake Erie perch, and walleye, & Southern style food with family friendly prices. They also have a menu just for kids. Diners can sit outside and enjoy the outdoor patio that lines the front and wraps around the side of the building. The front of the Boathouse opens up and diners can also enjoy the outdoors while indoors. The bar also features a large stage and is a popular venue for live bands and entertainment. Kick back and enjoy casual, comfortable surroundings and allow stellar staff to treat you to the best culinary experience on Put-in-Bay.
Crews Nest Catering
The Crew’s Nest’s banquet facilities can accommodate an intimate gathering of just a few or affairs of 250-400 guests. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, corporate events/outings, family reunions, along with breakfast buffets and brunches are a summer must at the Crew’s Nest. Choose between an outdoor locale at the Crew’s Nest pavilion with access to their lovely lawn, the Club House dining room with a view your guests will never forget, or the Club House Patio for a more casual, outdoor setting.
Put-in-Bay Cameo Pizza is happy to fill the bellies of your hungry group. Pizza, salads, sandwiches, and wings are available for delivery to your groups’ location. Contact Cameo for special pricing for corporate groups, events, rehearsal dinners, or late night wedding snacks.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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We are happy to introduce the Dairy Isle–the latest addition to The Boardwalk Family of Restaurants. Located adjacent to The Keys and right down the street from the Monument, it’s a great spot for anyone looking for a fast meal at an affordable value. Visit the Dairy Isle and enjoy our homemade waffle cone topped with a delicious serving of ice cream, or a cool Flurry with your favorite treat swirled in with our creamy soft serve! Our Burgers and Perch Sandwiches are favorites of tourists and islanders alike! Our menu is family friendly and our selection is hard to beat, so stop in at The Dairy Isle for a tasty and scrumptious treat! I scream, you scream…..we all scream for ice cream!
Bay View Avenue
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
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The Dollar Mansion at Put-in-Bay Winery
The Historic Victorian, Italianate Doller Mansion built and owned by Valentine Doller, an Island Entrepreneur and former mayor of Put-In-Bay, was built between 1866 and 1885 and is an excellent venue for your next social event. The large lakeside front yard offers a panoramic view for parties up to 400 that few are likely to forget. The picturesque gazebo located in the backyard is ideal for large events. The vast backyard makes plenty of dancing and socializing room for receptions, company picnics/outings, and family reunions. Planning something smaller? Have an intimate birthday, cocktail or dinner party inside this historic home for as few as 15 guests or as large as 60 guests.
Frosty Bar & Family Pizza
Frosty Bar has been an island institution since 1949. Frosty Family Pizza has been catering to school groups, small and large, for more than 30 years. Pizza, sub sandwiches, and burritos are main menu items, but Frosty’s can customize a menu just for your group. Frosty’s specializes in pizza buffets for school groups where soft drinks are included, and the buffet is all you can eat.
The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern
Located between the church and the winery, The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern provides a calm oasis from the bustling of downtown. Outstanding comfort food is served in a beautiful setting that was once an original island winery. All the wonderful soups and sauces are made from scratch daily. Enjoy everything from meatloaf to walleye, or try the original perch taco. Stop by on your way to Heineman’s Winery or in to town.
The Keys is a full service Florida Keys-themed Restaurant and Bar. New to the Food and Bar Scene in 2012, the Keys has FIVE distinct sections: Tortugas Rum Republic, Lola’s Key, Nagoya Sushi on The Bay, The Tiki Shak and Park Place Boat Club. Tortugas, Lola’s and Tiki Shak offer patio dining showcasing Caribbean fare from Seafood to Conch Chowder, fresh Key West Shrimp, Burgers, Tropical Salads, Sandwiches, Ribs, Kid’s menu and Gluten Free options. Nagoya Sushi on the Bay boasts fresh hand-rolled sushi favorites and hot Sake overlooking Perry’s Monument. Check out Tortugas Bar for refreshing, frozen Fat Tuesday drinks and Lola’s Bar for a great Tropical Cocktails and Martinis. The Tiki Shak features delicious hand-shaken Lemonades! Park Place Boat Club is the new Boardwalk Boating Club featuring premium docks, clean, private, air-conditioned bathhouse and great perks for members. Come relax the day away with food and drink and a front row seat on the water’s edge!
Mossbacks’ will gladly whip up their famous pub style burgers, perch, and panini for your group or party, or allow the expert kitchen staff to develop a menu specifically for your group and occasion.
Pasquale’s Cafe, located on the corner of Loraine and Delaware Avenues, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed setting. Pasquale’s serves a full service breakfast, and also features a lunch and dinner menu of Italian favorites and pizza. Pasquale’s Cafe offers a full complement of catering services, from box lunches to party platters. Pasquale’s can custom design a menu just for you for your next event.
Put-in-Bay Brewing Co.
Put-in-Bay’s only brew pub serves up fresh brewed beers, pizza, lettuce wraps, burgers, fries, sandwiches, sides and daily entrees during the summer season. Besides offers a full selection of foreign and domestic beers, wines, and liquor, the Put-in-Bay Brewing Company also offers a selection of its own handcrafted brews. Put-in-Bay Brewing Co. can design a menu for your next party, group function, or picnic.
Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center
The Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel & Conference Center is Put in Bay’s newest resort hotel facility and features a Caribbean swim-up bar and grill, and Z’s Texas Barbeque food service. The hotel’s conference facilities can accommodate groups up to 400 and offers catering services for on premise receptions, conference and events.
On a Reel Bar T-shirt you will find (b:1906, rb:2014). What does it mean? The bar was built in 1906, but was re-built in 2014 when it re-opened as Reel Bar. Formerly the location of the beloved Tony’s Place, Reel Bar pays homage to it history with its décor and Great Lakes Island Theme. They now serve breakfast, lunch dinner and late night snacks. On the menu you can find creative appetizers, fish, fresh salads and the famous Reel Burger! Wash it down with 16 draft beers, fresh squeezed cocktails and over 30 fine bourbons! The intimate stage has helped Reel Bar to be voted PIB’s Favorite Entertainment Venue 3 years straight! And Reel Bar offers a great catering service for your private party. Reel Food, Reel Music, Reel Fun!
The Village Bakery specializes in made from scratch catering. Coffee is fresh ground daily and all pastries are homemade. The menu offers bagels, muffins, cinnamon rolls, cookies, fresh fruit, and danishes just to name a few. The Village Bakery specializes in cakes of all sizes and types, including wedding, birthday, anniversary and other special occasion cakes, cupcakes and cheesecakes. The homemade pie menu includes blueberry, apple, lemon meringue, strawberry-custard, french silk and many others. The catering menu consists of full or continental breakfast, deli trays, box lunches for boat charters or school groups, lunch and dinner entrees, and of course desserts. Delivery to you special event is also available.