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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Best chicken salad sandwich ever!

While staying at the State Park over the holiday weekend, we took a tour of the town and decided to stop here for lunch. We ordered the chicken salad sandwich, the lobster bisque, and the Italian ciabatta. We enjoyed every single bite! All of the staff members were extremely friendly, and each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Anita F
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Toledo, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toledo, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

While staying at the State Park over the holiday weekend, we took a tour of the town and decided to stop here for lunch. We ordered the chicken salad sandwich, the lobster bisque, and the Italian ciabatta. We enjoyed every single bite! All of the staff members were extremely friendly, and each seemed to take turns checking on us to... More 

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Canal Fulton, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Perch dinner was soooo good, and the tartar sauce was excellent. Could have done with less fries though. We had great service.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stop by and enjoy dinner & a drink. Many things on the menu but my favorites are pump burger, sweet potato fries, brandy alexanders and many more. Decide for yourself.

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Brecksville, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food is 3+ stars. The atmosphere is 4+ stars. Good bar food in the atmosphere of your favorite neighborhood sports bar, all while enjoying the beautiful views of Lake Erie. Not fancy...just fun.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Whether you live on the island or its your first time at the pump Gary will greet you with a high five and a "Hey Bud!" which makes going to the pump the first and usually only stop on Kelleys. The perch and storm clouds are pretty phenomenal too.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?