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“It's not Kelleys without a high-5 from Gary!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Village Pump

The Village Pump
103 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“It's not Kelleys without a high-5 from Gary!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere!
Great Brandy Alexander's, great Friday night Perch dinner, great bartenders and a high-5 from Gary and his warm smile.
Crummy wine, mediocre draft beer, but the people and food make up for it. Daily lunch specials are really a great value.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fremont, Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Brandy Alexanders”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you go, you need to try one! Food good as well. Love the green beans and perch. If you get the perch sandwich and don't like onions, be sure to tell them to hold them! Bar staff always nice.

Visited June 2014
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Syracuse
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The place to go on Kelleys Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fast and friendly service, with a laid back attitude. The perch is most likely the best around, although we didn't have it anywhere else. Nice thick cut fries which were crispy! Excellent Brandy Alexander! If you go it is a must. Very nice experience overall.

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Waldo, Ohio, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Deeee licious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My family and I had never been to Kelleys Island so we decided to make a 1/2 day trip there. After playing on the beach and picking up shells and splashing in the Lake, we rented a golf gart and drove around checking out the area.
After a busy day and waiting for the ferry to pick us up we decided to stop in. It was a Saturday and pretty packed and loud so hard to hear one another (we didnt mind but if you want a quiet dinner not it)
We got a table pretty fast and our waiter was so nice. He was fast and efficient and paid attention to refills.

The food was wonderful. The kids loved the kid meal choices, the Lobster Chowder is a meal in itself and the perch was so good.
We also had the Cherry Vanilla Soda- which was a nice treat.
Will go back to have dinner here when we visit again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Don't miss the lobster chowder!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After reading other reviews on the perch and brandy alexanders, I wish I had tried those as well, but the lobster chowder is another Village Pump specialty and it was also a fantastic choice. Don't worry about not filling up. It's packed with veggies and lobster in a perfectly seasoned creamy base. My husband's hamburger was also excellent.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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