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The Village Pump

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103 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, OH 43438
4197462281
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome

The wait staff was fabulous. They gave pointers on what to try/do in the area. I had the clams and fish there and both were excellent. I asked for a different sauce other than cocktail as I don't like and the waiter was very accommodating and brought me 4 different sauces to try with the clams... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The wait staff was fabulous. They gave pointers on what to try/do in the area. I had the clams and fish there and both were excellent. I asked for a different sauce other than cocktail as I don't like and the waiter was very accommodating and brought me 4 different sauces to try with the clams. This is a must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at the pump multiple times. There's no patio for outside seating, but the food is consistent, quick, and the staff is nice. It's a regular stop for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped here for dinner. It was wing night so my boyfriend got the wings and I got the clam basket. Both were good! We sat at the bar and met some of the locals. Had some good conversations and food!

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Sandusky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

With all due respect for this establishment, I've never seen perch so small as I did here. $16.00 for 2 and a half fillets (looked more like fish bites) and and a basket of shoestring fries is crazy. Granted, the perch was good but not at this price. We toss perch this size back in the water to live another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We come to Kelley's Island every year just so we can have a pitcher of Brandy Alexander (what they are known for).Normally we get a plate of their awesome nachos but this year after a recommendation from an islander, we ordered the lobster chowder and perch basket. The lobster chowder had a great flavor profile and overall was good but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to hang with friends. I hate to be cliché but the brandy Alexanders and perch are the best - on or off the island!!!!

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Service was slow, considering they were not busy. Food was average. Menu is very basic, Sat at the bar because not one person asked us if we needed anything . Probably would not go back

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

The perch was delicious. Hubby loved the Walleye. Lobster Bisque enough to share. Super creamy & loaded up. Later hours & fun atmosphere. Our top choice for a meal on the island.

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Dunlap, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Locals all know the competition for the best perch on Lake Erie is fierce. But the head of the class remains the Village Pump. Gary and his crew continue to show everyone how Lake Perch should be done. My family loves Richie's lobster chowder, often taking a to-go container back to the mainland. One of my sons isn't crazy about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Lobster Chowder is to die for!!! Service is always so friendly and quick no matter how busy they are.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, OH 43438
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kelleys Island
  • Phone Number: 4197462281

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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