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TJ'S Smokehouse

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198 Delaware Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456
(419) 285-0034
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Description: they have a mechanical bull outside.

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Some Good, Some Bad

We visited this restaurant on a Thursday in September for lunch around the noon hour. There were only a few other people in the restaurant. Here are the pros and cons of our visit: Pros: The sandwich special of the day (it involved salmon) was really good and it was cooked thoroughly. The BBQ... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2013
crystalds7
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Topeka, Kansas
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Put in Bay, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very very poor food. Meat was all fat. The bull is a fun attracton to watch. Service was also poor. We went only twice but I would not go back

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Since Sunday nights are very slow in Put-In-Bay, Ohio it seems like the owners of this restaurant decided to try a different buffet. This pasta bar was the first one my wife and I have ever been to. Lots of different add-ins, pasta and sauces all cooked up in its own skillet in front of us. Delicious!!!!!! The décor was... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

They have 3 bars, a mechanical bull, 2 live band spots, and delicious food and drinks!!! I enjoy going there when I visit PIB. I highly recommend checking this place out!!!!

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We looked up the menu before making our decision to eat here for dinner. Once we were seated & provided the menu, it was different than their website. We asked the waitress about a dessert not on the menu but on the website & she was unsure bc she hadn't worked since last summer. She checked & they no longer... More 

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Algonquin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The waitress was great, but the food was stale and really bad. When we complained about a couple meals (only 2 of the 7 even though all were bad). We received really bad and argumentative attitude from the manager, it was followed up with threats from Josh, the manager saying "I'm happy you won't be back". I've never written a... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I usually never complain about a meal but this one I have too. I ordered a cheeseburger and sweet potato fries. It was tasteless! I love sweet potato fries but these didn't have any taste or flavor at all. I only ate a few. The cheeseburger was very dry and bland. My husband had garlic wings and onion rings. He... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Blatantly ignored by staff. Couldn't even get a drink. Absolutely horrible attitudes. People came in after and got served immediately .

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Been here many times. Very good BBQ, large quantity. Nice bar outside (even bronking bull ride). Lots of open air dining. Friendly staff.

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Put-in-Bay, OH
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Three visits over the summer. We ordered ribs and brisket sandwiches on two of the three trips. Food was cold, dry and mediocre. On all three visits hostess was too busy talking to others or texting to be bothered and we ending up waiting a long time just to be seated. Table service was minimal - the order, delivery of... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We visited this restaurant on a Thursday in September for lunch around the noon hour. There were only a few other people in the restaurant. Here are the pros and cons of our visit: Pros: The sandwich special of the day (it involved salmon) was really good and it was cooked thoroughly. The BBQ Pork was very good as well.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 198 Delaware Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Put in Bay
  • Phone Number: (419) 285-0034

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

they have a mechanical bull outside.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?