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The Village Pump

103 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Ashtabula, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The rest of our meal was good, but the Lobster Chowder alone was worth the trip. Best I've ever tasted. Cheers.

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I can't speak for the food, but my wife and I stopped in twice for Brandy Alexanders during our recent camping trip to Kelley's Island. The drinks were amazing and the service was friendly. It was also nice to get away from the touristy feel of some of the other establishments and get to experience why locals go to the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were on Kelley's island for a day trip. When we were ready for lunch, I checked tripadvisor for the best restaurant on the island and found that it was the Village Pump. I got the Lobster Chowder ($10) and kids got a personal pizza ($8.95) and the Walleye Bites ($14.95). The chowder was really good--I did find several big... More

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Newark, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The brandy alexander's are the best! The food was very good and you can't beat the atmosphere. It is a hopping place and everyone seems to love the specialty drink there.

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Sora, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had lunch at the Village Pump. It is a fun, happy bar type atmosphere with lots of fun character in my humble opinion. We were told to get the fried perch sandwich. My wife and I both got one and had one order of the wedge pump fries. Oh man was it great. The portions were big. We could... More

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Seven Hills
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, food, and service here. I enjoyed reading about the history of the building and the restaurant. Definitely a great place to stop in and eat when you're visiting.

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Burlington, Ky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great Food. They Have a Perch Platter and they must have fixed My wife and I at least a 2x order of Great Onion Rings. The Best Brandy Alexander On The Island (Topsy Turvy Put In Bay Has a Good one as well). Met Gary the owner -what a Great People Person, just what it takes to run a people... More

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