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Catawba Inn

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4112 N Crogan St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9797
(419) 797-2501
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Good Bar Food & Drink

Stopped in with a large group of friends (23 people) for lunch. We took up about one third of the seats! Despite the size of the group, drink and food service was reasonably quick and the food was good - typical bar food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Mike P
Monroe, Michigan
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Mansfield, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you like stoners and drunks this is the place for you. Lake Erie perch may not be Lake Erie perch. Priced at 27 dollars a pound with heavy batter, oil that needs to be changed was too much for me. Maybe your experience will be better. Beware of the guy who sneezes in his hand and then uses the... More 

Thank James M
New Washington, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We are seasonal locals and this place has the best pizza and the little bar atmosphere we like. Cold beer and friendly service.

Thank cr0snest
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

When I'm in the area, this is always just referred to by my friends as Food Beer rather than Catawba Inn. Really good burger here with fries. I would definitely go back for another.

Thank Margaret E
Monroe, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in with a large group of friends (23 people) for lunch. We took up about one third of the seats! Despite the size of the group, drink and food service was reasonably quick and the food was good - typical bar food.

Thank Mike P
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222 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I've been going here for years. I really enjoy this place for lunch or just early in the day because when they have a band, this place is.....LOOOOOOOUD!!!! Anyway, they've 86'd many menu items, including their jumbo clams which is very disappointing. Still have great clam chowder and I did rather enjoy the Dino sub. I agree with some of... More 

Thank cdawg6016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

A favoriite of locals, it's plenty friendly for visitors. Don't expect much. Good burgers, cold beer, and it's cheap.

1 Thank Dan K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for something more ho some place else. This is a bar at the is buy the very busy ferry that goes to Put In Bay. Could it use a some sprucing up? Yep. Who cares though? The wait staff has always been friendly. The burgers and sandwiches are good. The pizza and wings look good but we've... More 

Thank TJ H
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good food and great fun. We go here every year. Everyone is friendly, the service is great and prices are reasonable. It's fun to talk with people who are visiting the area and those who live in the area..

Thank Brenlee5
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Sure it's a dive by some peoples standards but it does not pretend to be anything other than that. The patio is a great place to have fun with your friends or meet new ones. Yes the bathrooms are not polished marble with an attendant but they serve their purpose. I do travel with a bunch of men on a... More 

Thank Andrew W
Akron, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stopped inn Catawba inn last summer to see what it was like . Boy, did I make a mistake ! Service was unfriendly, food was terrible, drinks overpriced and the place smelled like pooh !!💩. Never again !!

Thank Stambo64

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  • Address: 4112 N Crogan St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9797
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: (419) 797-2501

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