Rita’s Cantina meets your cravings for south-of-the-border flavor head on! Located on the Upper Deck of the Boardwalk, the views are as good as the food! Everyone knows where the Boardwalk is, but just in case, it is located right on the harbor near the downtown Put-in-Bay Boat Docks. The view is as good as the ice-cold Margaritas!
Rita’s Cantina Particulars
The most impressive tequila list on Put-in-Bay can be found at Rita’s Cantina. It is also the largest on the island. For this reason, their signature frozen delights and margaritas are the finest on the island. Enjoy exotic mixes or opt for a classic on ice with salt and lime. With such a fantastic list of tequila, try one you’ve always thought about. You may even discover you have a new favorite!
Nachos & Tacos made to order along with a variety of salads are on the menu. Rita’s is a fun spot, any time of day!
Rita’s Cantina – Part Of A Family Of Restaurants
The main deck is home to several restaurants, all well priced and suitable for the whole family. Each little restaurant has its own unique food menu and specialties. It’s what makes the Boardwalk Restaurant Complex so special. Each member of the family can opt for their favorite location, and all gather in the main dining room to enjoy! From burgers to Bisque, King Crab Legs to fresh grilled Tuna, there is something for everyone!
The Boardwalk Restaurants
The Boardwalk Family of Restaurants contains multiple restaurants and bars in one well laid out complex. Located right on the harbor downtown, this two-tiered building features some of the best dining views in all of Put-in-Bay. And some of the most delicious food!
The food experiences are endless at The Boardwalk. Ask a local, and the favorite here is most certainly the world-famous Lobster Bisque. Creamy, rich, and delectable, this is lobster bisque at its finest. The Lobster Bisque is available on both the Main and Upper Deck.
This pleasant spot features fresh Hand-Breaded Lake Erie Perch and Walleye Sandwiches & Baskets. Perch Tacos are a locals’ delight. Giant Onion Rings and fried Shrimp complete the menu. A perfect place to experience the best of Lake Erie. The Fish Shak offers dine-in or to-go service.
A favorite amongst families and boaters, the Little Galley slings Black Angus Burgers, Quarter-pound Hot Dogs, White Meat Chicken Strips and French Fries. Sure to please everyone in your party with a quick, delicious meal. A sure hit for kids!
This place says seafood! At Books, they offer a mouthwatering variety of grilled fish sandwiches and platters, fresh salads, wraps as well as other new shrimp offerings. An excellent place for a seafood salad for lighter fare. Book’s Seafood is also home to gourmet seafood favorites: HugeAlaskan King Crab, Key West Pink Shrimp Live Maine Lobster, and New Zealand Mussels.
There are two well-stocked bars located right on the main deck. There’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying a glass of wine or an ice-cold beer and gazing out into Lake Erie.
The Burgee Bar
This is the spot for a delicious handmade Frozen or their Signature Riptide Rum Punch! Try a strong Specialty Cocktails or choose from a large selection of craft beer. Entertainment is featured every weekend in June, July, and August across from the bar. This is a lovely place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view and the entertainment!
This casual, pleasant bar with a designated smoking section is located right on the water. Claw Daddy’s definitely has one of the best lake views on the island.
The Upper Deck Next To Rita’s Cantina
For a more upscale experience, try the Upper Deck upstairs. In 2007 the Boardwalk expanded, and a second-floor added. The Upper Deck delivers some of the best views anywhere on the island. Dine on steaming cup of Lobster Bisque or bowl served in a bread pot! The menu offers equally delicious items from their full menus such as a prime rib, burgers, lobster rolls, and crab and shrimp flatbread. We hear the Lobster Mac & Cheese is to die for! Round out your sophisticated meal with a specialty drink. A full martini menu is also available!
After dining, be sure to stop by the Lobster Trap whee you can purchase Boardwalk Apparel, Hot Sauces, and other Put-in-Bay Souveniers!