About the Boathouse

The World Famous Boathouse bar and grill located downtown Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island is Put in Bay’s premiere restaurant and bar. For over 50 years the Boathouse has been the spot for great Food and Great Entertainment. Sit inside and listen to the music, or sit on the patio with great views of Put-in-Bay harbor and DeRiviera Park.

Who doesn’t like a good burger, or a locally sourced Lake Erie Perch or Walleye sandwich? Our menu includes local favorites like Lake Erie Perch and Walleye. We are also known for our famous burgers and our great southern-style food with Family-Friendly prices. Of course you will need a refreshing drink to wash that food down, Luckily the Boathouse has two bars with friendly bartenders to serve those brews and cocktails. Click on our menu to see all that the boathouse offers.  Click here to check out our award winning menu >

No stop to Put-in-Bay would be complete without a stop at the Boathouse to see our amazing bands! Did you know that we’ve been rated the best venue for music on Put-in-Bay for over 3 years? If you’re looking for timeless classics, ripping 80’s hair metal and dance hits or some sing-along piano music, the entertainment at the Boathouse will be sure to deliver! Click here to see our full music and entertainment schedule for 2017 >

The Boathouse Bar and Grill and the Boathouse block are located directly across the street from the Jet Express, the municipal docks, DeRiviera Park and all the hot spots of downtown Put-in-Bay. If you visit Put-in-Bay aboard the Jet Express, you only need to walk to then end of the dock. If you visit South Bass Island using the Miller Ferry, the Boathouse is only steps away from the free downtown bus depot on Delaware Avenue.

The Boathouse, come for the food, stay for the party!

Check out of other Boathouse Block businesses, Boathouse Cart and Bike Rental – Rent Golf Carts or Bicycles on the Bay! the brand new Biergarten at the Boathouse and Boathouse Beverage Center and Delivery.

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Try our buffalo chicken wrap with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato & onion. Served with ranch and a side of fries. Enjoy the dog days of summer out on the patio. Later showing the Indians game as we root for win #23. GO TRIBE!! ⚾ ... See MoreSee Less

Try our buffalo chicken wrap with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato & onion. Served with ranch and a side of fries. Enjoy the dog days of summer out on the patio. Later showing the Indians game as we root for win #23. GO TRIBE!! ⚾

Boathouse Bar added an event.

Funk, rock, and unique original music
Eight piece band with horn section.
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Merl Fly plays tonight at 9pm. A Jam/Rock band that draws its inspirations from multiple genres including Funk, Psychadelic Rock, and Blues. ... See MoreSee Less

Merl Fly plays tonight at 9pm.  A Jam/Rock band that draws its inspirations from multiple genres including Funk, Psychadelic Rock, and Blues.