My food experiences when I travel are a joyful jumble of allergen-friendly dining when my one son is with me to crazy unique flavor experiences.
Each experience lets me taste the local richness and flavor of the area I am in.
Put In Bay, a village in South Bass Island offers a lot of fun choices, but not all are allergen friendly.
Reel Bar sits on the edge of downtown, out of the cluster jumble of craziness that waits for you as you get off the boats and head for the town.
The village is well endowed with places to drink and some places to eat, but if you have food allergies and want to really savor the vibrance of the village.
Seek out 461 Catawba Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456.
Whether you are craving breakfast from that drink hangover or just want a delicious lunch, dinner, or additional drinks, REEL Bar is waiting for you.
Honestly the Best Put In Bay Dining and Bar experience with a splash of entertainment that you will have.
This stop offers Reel Food, Reel Drinks, Reel Entertainment is Reel Allergen-friendly.
The Owners of The Best Put In Bay Dining
Oh, I’ve gotten to know them well, and they are just the nicest people!
Their restaurant and bar flourish because they are good people with great ideas!
Meet Andy and Angela, owners of The Reel Bar, formerly known as Tony’s.
In fact, this is a historic building in the area, but it was totally refaced.
The ‘REEL’ is all about the fishing, boating, and the Lake Erie area, and the decor fits it well.
Take a look at the boat on the ceiling, no you are not seeing things nor have you have one too many yet…..
Let’s Start The Best Put In Bay Dining and Bar Experience
When you travel, you look for destinations, and destinations are worthy of a visit because it celebrates the feel of the area the best.
Your Destination: The Reel Bar.
This is not just a pop-up place, that just started.
Rather it serves the local fare, drinks that offer a ‘punch’ of fun like the area, and entertainment that keeps that ‘island’ spark moving on into the hours of the morning.
We’ve been here for that party!
Why let a good party stop? It’s the Reel Bar
Lunch Time at Best Put In Bay Dining and Bar Experience
So, we stopped in to say, ‘hey’ and we were famished. We got there right before it started to get busy because you see, during the week the island begins to hop around 2p.
The Menu — Drinks First Of Course
First up, a lovely beverage called ‘Oh Boy’ (Buddy Holly) – what’s in the glass that is so amazing?
Absolut Citron, Powell Mahoney simple syrup, muddled lemons, and Sprite… Happy Weekend after a few of these. Or…
Reely Fresh Squeezed #Cocktail .. Vodka, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
This salad is just a tantalizing treat guaranteed to make any foodie drool over.
Yes, it is one of the newest menu items.
Greens topped with black beans, grilled corn, red onion, cheddar cheese, tortilla strips, and then drizzled with bbq and ranch!
The BBQ and Ranch swirl together amplifying each other’s taste!
ALLERGEN FRIENDLY – At Put In Bay Best Dining and Bar Experience
As a mom of a child with severe food allergies, I have to be so careful where we eat and defining what places we can eat at.
Dedicated fryers, latex-free, nut-free, seafood free and restaurants that can deliver cross-contamination-free dining are the only places I will patronize and feature.
Guess what… Reel Bar is REEL about allergen-friendly dining.
Look at what you can eat here, and this is just one of many options.
Note: a teen child craves fries and fried chicken fingers, so this is just what he got.
Remember, call ahead, ask about YOUR allergies, and then head to the Reel Bar.
Chicken Tender Platter In A Bowl
It’s finger-licking good because I saw kids licking their fingers!
Chicken strips fried to perfection served atop a bed of fresh-cut house fries rounded out with a choice of dipping sauce.
What could be more delicious because it’s just plain good!
Each bite provided comfort and flavor and lots of freshness.
So, for me, I can never eat another taco anywhere, because thanks to Andy and Angela, unless I can dine on theirs I refuse all others.
I am not spoiled and who knew that the local fish, PERCH served up on a fresh flour tortilla with a citrus slaw would steal the show?
I have had awful seafood tacos out but this one made up for every other restaurant that tried and failed miserably.
No running sauce, a crunch that just makes you crave more and the fish, a thing filet that just tucks away neatly into the tortilla.
Yes, this is the winner and I suggest the above beverages of ‘Oh Boy’ or a Reely Fresh Squeezed Cocktail.
Just Get To The Edge Of Downtown
All I can suggest is once you get your golf cart, jump in, get a morning libation, see the island, come back and dine here.
Grab a bite to eat, listen to the music, and enjoy Reel Entertainment and Reel Food.
Here’s my thing, after talking to a lot of restaurants in the area, that either doesn’t respond or can’t provide food because my son has severe allergies, I am not about taking risks.
When you find a restaurant that cares enough to cut out the risk, to take care of your family (because they understand family) you head there.
This is about dining with safety, it is about good food and it’s about a really nice family that runs the restaurant.
My experience could not have been any better and I can not say enough great about the Reel Bar.
Finally, if you need WiFi (which is not an easy find on Put In Bay), pull in, have a drink, use the WiFi, it’s there and it works! Yahoo!
My thanks again to the Reel Bar for such a great day, the allergen-friendly dining and the opportunity to get to meet YOUR WHOLE FAMILY:) —
I can’t wait to see you all soon, and I hope that all of my friends, reading my site come to visit you!
For those that miss this best Put In Bay Dining and Bar Experience, you’ve missed a good piece of Put In Bay! ~ Dana XO