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The Village Pump

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103 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, OH 43438
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Perfect!!!!!!

best food on the island.. family place. It is truly amazing that you can walk in and get a high five from the man who owns the place when at other places you would never be able to find that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

best food on the island.. family place. It is truly amazing that you can walk in and get a high five from the man who owns the place when at other places you would never be able to find that.

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The food and the service were both very disappointing. I would not go back. My wife and I were with another couple and we all had a negative experience with the food quality & poor service. The famous perch dinner was no better than a fast food joint and cost 2-3 times as much. The positive: the beer was cold.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The one location where you can feel the pulse of the island. Frequented by residents and visitors alike. Gary & Jackie Finger with their staff (hello Madison, Richie, Ann, Pam and so many more). Perch basket is a treat along with their Brandy Alexanders. The Pump is the first bar/restaurant to open on the island each year and the last... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I love the Village Pump! As a vegan, eating out can sometimes be challenging but the Pump very kindly created a delicious veggie sub for me that was so big I couldn't finish it. It's so nice to be able to go to a restaurant and eat something other than a salad. Also... the Pump fries are great! My husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Village Pump has the BEST staff with THE best service on the Island! The Perch dinner is my favorite and is always great but today was the BEST I've ever had! Kudos to the cook!

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Kelleys Island, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This place is amazing! Brandy Alexanders, the best Perch, and don't get me started on the Storm Cloud Shots! They say it's where the locals go. That is the truth! LOVED IT

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Kelleys Island, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Liked every thing. Best perch and brandy Alexander's any where Kid friendly. Good food and drink. Great service

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were seated right away with a smile. Told of favorites ... Brandy alexander is a must.. Really good burger... Waiter was great

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Drinks are good poor service. Waited for our waitress to come back so after 45 mins went to the bar to get the checks and mentioned we were in a hurry still took 15 mins to get them. Don't go not worth the wait.

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Indaina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Village Pump is something of a local tradition on Kellys Island. It is housed in an 100+ year old building that originally served as the island's post office. This is a no-frills restaurant with simple tables both in the bar and a large dining room. The windows look out over the harbor, which is nice, but that is about... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?