Mossbacks Restaurant – Fresh Lake Erie Perch & Walleye!

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371 Catawba Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Mossbacks Restaurant

Mossbacks serves up high quality. delicious food in a family friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Sharing the same location as the popular FishBowl, Mossbacks includes a neighborhood bar as well complete with craft cocktails and a large selection of beer and wine. The building fomally was a hardware store and Gift Shop.

Mossbacks Restaurant Particulars

On the West end of DeRivera Park and across from the Boardwalk you will Mossbacks. Its just a short walk from the Jet Express Ferry in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay. Close to most of the Put-in-Bay lodging and shopping on the island, Mossbacks is a great choice for every meal of the day. Its reputation for some of the best breakfast on the island certainly proceeds it.

There is usually a line for brunch on the weekends, but coffee and brunch cocktails are served for those patiently awaiting the fluffy pancakes and hearty egg specialtoes. Breakfast is served from 10 am to 12 pm every day and the whole bar closes at 10pm.

Mossbacks Renown Breakfast Options

  • Steak and Eggs
  • Sausage and Gravy over biscuits
  • Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Steak and Eggs
  • Commodore’s Favorite (A buttermilk biscuit topped with cheesy hash brown casserole, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy and bacon)
  • Eggs Your Way To Order

Fabulous cocktails are the norm and made by the friendly bartenders. Their signature Breakfast Bomb features a shots of Jameson and butterscotch schnapps dropped into a glass of fresh orange juice. Mimosas, and tasy Bloody Mary’s, really start your day off in the right direction! What a great idea! Get your daily dose of vitamin C along with a breakfast buzz. The delicious menu selections continue for both lunch and breakfast.

Mossbacks Appetizers ( A Few of our favorites)

• Potato Cakes with applesauce and sour cream
• Pierogies
• Sauerkraut Balls
• Lake Erie Walleye Nuggets
• Chicken Wings (delecious!)

Mossback Restaurant Entrees

• Pierogi Burger, a succulent all-beef burger topped with a pierogi!
• Mossbacks Island Salad
• Land and Lake Combo (Put-in-Bay’s Version Of Surf & Turf)
• Perch and Pierogies
• Prime Rib
• Cauliflower Tacos
• Lake Erie Perch Basket

They specialize in pierogies and they are worth a try! This scrumptious potato dumpling really pairs well with Lake Erie Perch. The Perch s lightly breaded, deep fried, and served alongside coleslaw and grilled onions. Save room for dessert as the Key Lime Pie is to die for!

Craft Beers are abudant and served ICE cold! Goose Island IPA, Great Lakes Commodore Perry, Lazy Daze Amber, and Thirsty Dog Whippet Wheat are just a few of the fine selctions available. Their knowledable bartenders are masters at their game of coctails and able to creat whatever you desire.

Fish Bowl

Located in the Valentine Doller Building, Mossbacks shares the same lively atmosphere as the next door Fish Bowl. Valentine Doller was an important resident of Put-in-Bay along with founder Jose DeRivera when it was gaining its reputation as a premier summer destination. The building even has his name above the door! THe building once housed the island hardware store.

The Fish Bowl is known for their massive cocktails served in, you guessed it, fish bowls! Open at 11am everyday, they share the same menu as Mossbacks.

Live music plays throughout the summer. DJ’s spin on the weekends. This is really a classic Put-in-Bay spot. Friendly and fun. The large front windows of these two restaurants open wide right onto Bayview Avenue. Grab a drink and watch summer on Put-in-Bay pass by.

Attractions Nearby Mossbacks Restaurant

Just up the road you can try your hand at one of Put-in-Bay’s nwest attractions Paddleboarding! Board rentals along with instruction are available! Enjoy a quiet walk in one of our nature parks as the Dodge Woods Preserve is nearby as it the Jane Coats Wildlife Trail.