Ohio June 02, 2018
7 Restaurants In Ohio With The Most Amazing Dockside Dining
Summer is well on its way, and that means outdoor dining is officially and perfectly acceptable. All across the Buckeye State, you’ll find several lakeside restaurants where you can dock your own boat right up to the entrance. The following are 7 of our favorites.
Let us know which ones you’ve been to before and which ones you’re adding to your summer bucket list:
1. Dockers Waterfront Restaurant and Bar (Kelleys Island)
From the grub to the scenery, there's so much to love about this beloved waterfront restaurant. Known for their homemade crab cakes and lobster bisque, you'll find some of the best seafood in all of Ohio. Because the restaurant is nestled into a marina, you can even dock your boat right up to the restaurant after a beautiful day on the lake. It's located at 114 W Lakeshore Dr,, Kelleys Island, OH 43438.
2. Paradise Bay Waterfront Grill & Bar (Rock Creek)
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.
3. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill (Cincinnati)
Near the Ohio River within Four Seasons Marina, Pirate's Cove Tropical Bar and Grill is southern Ohio's own little slice of paradise, waiting for you. With tropical decor, delicious food, live music and even a pirate or two wandering around, this unique restaurant is fun for the whole family. (And if you're dining with picky eaters, the non-seafood selection on the menu is just as impressive.) Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill is located at 4609 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226.
4. 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
5. The Dockside Restaurant (Senecaville)
Located on Seneca Lake, this dockside restaurant is a popular place to indulge in BBQ, fish and more during the summer months. With both indoor and outdoor seating here, it's the perfect place to stay awhile. You'll find it at 16592 Lashley Rd., Senecaville, Ohio 43780
6. 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 dining experience. Dockside Cafe is located at 611 W Shoreline Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870.
7. 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.
Have you been to any of these dockside restaurants before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like!
For more summer ideas in Ohio, check out our previous article:
The Waterfront Brewery In Ohio That Has Summer Written All Over It.