T&J’s Smokehouse Where County & BBQ Reside Side By Side
T&J’s Smokehouse has brought Country Music to Put in Bay! T&J’s Smokehouse is the first and only country-western bar on South Bass Island. Just such a short distance from one of the Put-in-Bay ferry terminals, you can head right over and enjoy the scene right away! You see and feel the crackling peanut shells on the floor as you enter the southern style joint. Belly up to the bar for an ice-cold shot of whiskey. For the truly adventurous, T&J’S Smokehouse sports a mechanical bull! See how long you can ride the Brisket bull!
And if you come at the right time, you’ll even get to see dueling .sports a mechanical bull
As far as Put-in-Bay Restaurants go, T&J’s Smokehouse Restaurant has a loaded menu, so you can be sure your entire group will find something they’ll love. Start off with the fried green tomatoes or order of firecracker shrimp, quickly becoming an island favorite. T&J’s Smokehouse offers eight different sauces. They have standards like hot buffalo sauce and tangy BBQ, but we recommend the Caribbean Jerk Cowboy Sauce and the Sweet BBQ.
Save room for the main course! There are some amazing sides to choose from to go with your selection. The Garlic Fries are a local favorite, and the asparagus stands out. Make sure to pair them with a burger, though, because that’s T&J’s calling card. Try the Wrangler Burger, which comes topped with pulled pork, BBQ Sauce & cheese on a freshly baked bun! Whatever you choose, though, you’ll get delectable USDA quality meat and an excellent meal.
T&J’s Smokehouse Entertainment
Now let’s talk about Brisket that mechanical bull! There are many things to do at Put-in-Bay, but do you have what it takes to ride this bucking Brahma bull? This mechanical monster can speed up to challenge even the most experienced riders. Just try to make it through 8 seconds of wild rodeo! If you think you’ve got what it takes, step up at T&J’s Smokehouse and give it a shot. Our money’s on Brisket! Only 18 and over are allowed to ride Brisket, and you must sign a waiver.
There is also live music most nights during the summer at T&J’s Smokehouse. You can see the Put-in-Bay Entertainment Scheule by clicking here If you want to come by, these shows usually start around 8 PM
Things To See And Do Around T&J’s
After a filling meal, there are plenty of things nearby to do! Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals just down the street offers rental carts to explore the island. One of our favorites is the South Bass Island Lighthouse, located on the other end of the island. Head past the Put-in-Bay Airport on Langram road to the dead end. Parking is free, and the view is stunning! If the bull did not temper your spirit of adventure, there are some mighty fast Jet Ski Rentals at the South Bass Island State Park! Complete with instruction, these zippy machines are a great way to cool off on a hot summer day!