You don’t necessarily have to have an ocean to have a beachside restaurant. Here in Ohio, there are several beachfront restaurants that are a perfect for a lazy summer day. Here are eight of our favorites:
1. Dock's Beach House Bar and Grille (Port Clinton)
This popular lakeside eatery features a casual tiki bar, delicious pub grub, live entertainment and the beautiful shores of Lake Erie. Dock's Beach House is located at 252 W Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton, OH 43452.
2. Dockside Cafe (Sandusky)
With gourmet burgers and tacos, live entertainment and scenic views of Cedar Point Amusement Park and Lake Erie, you couldn't ask for a better experience. Dockside Cafe is located at 611 W Shoreline Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870.
3. Cranberry Resort (Hunstville)
Nestled along a string of islands on Indian Lake, you'll find this gem of a restaurant and bar. Cranberry Resort is located at 9667 State Route 368, Huntsville, OH 43324.
4. Paradise Bay Waterfront Grill & Bar (Rock Creek)
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Mouthwatering burgers, a casual atmosphere and pontoon boat rides await you at Paradise Bay Waterfront Grill & Bar. (Also, order chicken wings. You wont regret it.) It is located at 414 Geneva Pt., Rock Creek, OH 44084.
5. Dockers Waterfront Restaurant and Bar (Kelleys Island)
Enjoy views of Lake Erie, from Cedar Point to Mouse Island, at this popular seafood joint on Kelleys Island. Known for their homemade crab cakes and lobster bisque, this restaurant features the best of the best seafood. It is located at 114 W Lakeshore Dr,, Kelleys Island, OH 43438.
6. New Sandusky Fish Company (Sandusky)
With fresh fish caught daily and cooked with expertise, you will experience what is arguably the best perch sandwich in Ohio at New Sandusky Fish Company. There's only outdoor seating here—but with a view like that it's all you really need. New Sandusky Fish Company is located at 235 E Shoreline Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870.
7. Mr. Ed's Bar and Grill (Put-In-Bay)
If the pool bar isn't enough to attract you, the food certainly will. Order a burger, wings or a sandwich—you can't go wrong with nearly anything on the menu.
Mr. Ed's Bar and Grille is located at 272 Delaware Ave.,
Put In Bay, OH 43456.
8. Tilton Hilton (Lakeview)
Where the burgers are bigger than your head and the floors are tilted, this local favorite is a fun, quirky stop after a day on Indian Lake. You can even dock your boat right alongside the restaurant. Tilton Hilton is located at 10861 Country Rd, 293, Lakeview, OH 43331.