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“Disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Island House Martini Bar

Island House Martini Bar
131 Division Street, Kelleys Island, OH
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Columbus, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Heard all about it. Lovely evening, great outside atmosphere, nice menu. Drinks were so-so, including a $12 martini we had to send back. The linguini with clams was okay. The primavera linguini left much to be desired. Nice server. But it's all about the food, and our was just okay.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Nice meal on the island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was our second annual trip on the island and we decided to try this for dinner. We were pleasant,y surprised with this place. We were able to be seated quickly, although it was quite crowded. The wine list was good, but not the best. The food was very good. I got a filet, and others I was with got a pasta and the fish. We were very happy with the food, and they were even willing to accommodate our changes in the menu. I would not say that our waiter was the best. He was often no where to be found, but I did notice the women wait staff seemed to be very on top of things. I was to,d that the staff are from Michigan and that they work at a sister property most of the time. I did like that the wait staff seemed a little more trendy/alternative from the regular summer help the islands always seem to have. We would definitely come back here again!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Upscale food on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

If you're looking for something other than "bar food" on Kelley's Island, this is your place. It's a bit pricier than the other restaurants, but it's the only one we found with truly delicious, somewhat inventive food. The décor is more modern and the service is great. Highly recommend for a nice dinner and drinks.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monroe
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We have been here before and it was great we love the food and it is beautiful inside. It is a bit more expensive than some of the other restaurants but the food is not the same type of food. If you are looking for a chef prepared dining experience you should visit this place.

Visited July 2013
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“Delightful, delicious and so comfortable was what we experienced with our large party being accommodated for drinks and dinner(w”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Drinks at the outdoor bar were great and refreshed promptly. The bartender was very informative & entertaining as she poured and mixed and stirred and shook her concoctions to perfection!
When our table was ready, we were all seated together for dinner. We were a large party and our waitress outdid herself with our multiple orders of apps and dinners, with so many substitutions and "switch-outs"! She never batted an eye or missed an order....& she was pleasant, helpful and KNEW the menu! The menu had something for everyone and it was all delicious. We had so much fun, it was a great time for all of us and we all left with great memories of dinner at The Island House!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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