The Fishbowl – Downtown Put-in-Bay

Picture of the Fishbowl Restaurant Put-in-BayThe Fishbowl
371 Catawba Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
(419) 285-8888

Fishbowl Restaurant & Bar

The Fishbowl at Put-in-Bay is locals and tourists hang out on the island. The historical building was renovated recently and provides guests with a comfortable dining environment. The deck on the south side of the building has been expanded and offers great views of the vibrant downtown area.

The Fishbowl Particulars

The Fishbowl is situated on Catawba Avenue and shares the building as Mossbacks. The building is known as the Valentine Doller building and played a significant role in Put-in-Bay History. The Victorian structure bears the inscription V. Doller on the front. Valentine Doller was a leading Put-in-Bay developer serving as its first postmaster and eventually became the mayor!

DeRivera Park is located across the street as well. This well-manicured park features playgrounds, BBQ grills, and numerous historical plaques and monuments. If you are arriving on the Jet Express Ferry Terminal, the Fishbowl is just a short block walk away. You can get off the ferry and make the Fishbowl one of your first stops!

Fishbowl Bar Specials!

• Fun Staff!
• Shark Shots
• Craft Beers
• Specialty Cocktails
• Giant Beers Served in a “Fishbowl”

Fishbowl  & Mossbacks Menu Suggestions

• Lake Erie Walleye Nuggets
• Bratwurst and Pierogies
• Commodore’s Favorite, which is a buttermilk biscuit topped with a cheesy hash brown casserole, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, and bacon.
• Black & Bleu Island Salad
• Fisherman’s Combo lightly battered walleye and perch
• Steak And Eggs

The bar is known to be quirky yet fun and interactive. The large drinks are popular, and you’ll see them at many stops as the glass is yours to keep! A local DJ playing the most popular tracks is the norm on weekends, and on occasion, you’ll enjoy an occasional musician with a live performance. Let’s call the vibe upscale-casual and defined! Check out the super handsome bar made of dark wood, as well as the decor and atmosphere.

The service is casual yet efficiant and in season Mossbacks is also open for breakfast. Close to the downtown Put-in-Bay Docks, this is a great place to grab a quick breakfast. All food is available carryour as well!

Mossbacks Restaurant

While Mossbacks shares the same menu as the Fishbowl, the drink menu, as well as the atmosphere, is entirely different! You’ll find a more extensive wine list and drink menu, as well as more of a focus on dining. Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Select from numerous imported or domestic beers.

Put-in-Bay And The Downtown Area

The downtown Put-in-Bay area is packed with a whole host of fun things to do. The Fishbowl is just one of the many great places to get started. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and bigly sized drinks while dining on their delicious menu.

Other popular spots include The Blue Marlin Bar & Grill at the Put-in-Bay Resort, and the Reel Bar, all within walking distance of the Fishbowl. Taxis are always available and just $3.00 to $4.00 anywhere on the island or to take your Put-in-Bay Hotels at the end of the night. The downtown area offers numerous Lodging options that are easily walkable. Bay Lodging provides clean, cozy rooms at an affordable price. The Edgewater Hotel is also centrally located with a variety of different sized rooms. It is the only hotel directly on the main strip with modern private bathrooms.

Prefer a little more room? Try the Put-in-Bay Villas located right downtown! These are the ONLY modern rental homes located in the downtown area with all linens and towels provided. These four and five bedroom rental homes all have three full bathrooms and the island best rental home location.