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The Boardwalk

341 Bayview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5503
+1 419-285-3695
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (51 reviews)
“bisque” (53 reviews)
“crab legs” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
341 Bayview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5503
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

The Boardwalk is probably the nicest place to eat in Put-in-Bay. The service is good, the place is clean and it's nice to look out on Lake Erie while you dine. The food is ok but I wouldn't classify it as anything special. Maybe an...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RandAinIndiana
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, beautiful views, great service and fantastic food! Ate there 2 times in 2 days! I will be craving that lobster bisque until my next visit next year!!! Also ate the perch, and the seafood flatbread- both outstanding!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lisageorge11
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Prices here were very high, but you can't beat the lobster bisque! We sat at the bar and had a glass of wine which was undrinkable in our opinion.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FellowTraveler755060
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We did not expect the food to be great as this is a tourist trap kind of place, but it was below expectations. Everything from lobster bisque to flat bread seafood to kids cheese melts was very heavy and greasy. The lobster bisque was ok...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tagor007
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Had two meals at the Boardwalk, upstairs, over this past weekend. Both were terrific. The lobster bisque is the must have when visiting, but also discovered the lobster mac and cheese, which is equally as good. I have yet to have bad food or service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Greg988
Reviewed September 24, 2018

It was Ok. A few big restaurants and sort of fast food ones you could sit on a deck or picnic table and eat. We tried the "famous" lobster bisque,..it was OK. We had some fries and they were ok. All frtom fast food like...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

TripAdvisor website said “hours open today 11-9”” they were closed!! No lobster bisque! Still had to pay for dockage and did not seem that they cared! Sad have always loved this restaurant !!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A2235TNrichardh
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Definitely not like other boardwalks or at least I did not see like shops and little stores, however it has the most spectacular views of the lake.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lorrie B
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Put in Bay has many places that are part of the island culture and history, one of those is The Boardwalk. Settled on the waters edge in the harbor, you have everything from a quick sandwich, to a gourmet meal on the new Upper Deck....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank giddyupdave
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Started last Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Rumrunners at the Boardwalk Restaurant. Only ate there Friday but the New England Lobster roll was amazing. Good fast service as well

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank emasonry1
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Questions & Answers
August 3, 2017|
Response from cruiser4 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. But it is not on the board walk.
August 2, 2017|
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Response from gonz13 | Reviewed this property |
not sure we are headed back today for 2 days will check
May 11, 2016|
Response from JP R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we have 2 and they accompanied us. There are a lot of restaurants on the boardwalk so they do not like them near there so we just skirted the edges.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341 Bayview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5503
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Put in Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 419-285-3695
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