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The Village Pump

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American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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103 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, OH 43438
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wakeman, Ohio
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I had the spinach salad. It was very good. Daughter in law had the meatloaf something. Not sure why. Our son had the perch basket. Overpriced. Five pieces for $18 dollars. On land this is the price for a good perch dinner. Don't believe "Best Deal on the Island". Sweet potato fries were good. Beer is cold... More 

Thank M J
buckeye state
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place but needs a good cleaning . A dirty door when I come into a place really upsets me. Had a fish taco ... Ok and nor sure a our the Bloody Mary ( very watered down ) . The beer are good !

Thank brockey
Washington D.C. Metro Area
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148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Island living means that everything is brought in. That is on full display at the restaurants. We stopped at Dockers and were shocked at the price of deep fried food, so we left for the pump. It was less expensive, but hardly a deal. The food was alright, but nothing to write about or recommend. This is a port in... More 

Thank thephan
Portageville, Missouri
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view was pretty good, service was just okay and our fish was undercooked. The special was a good value with one generous piece of fish, fries, slaw, and a beverage for less than $8 at lunch, but this restaurant did not live up to the other reviews I read. They cooked another piece of fish for me and it... More 

Thank seasideljs
Blenheim, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gary & his staff do a wonderful job of offering great cocktails, cold beer & good food. We always save the pitcher of Brandy Alexanders till last to finish off the evening. .

Thank canuckontariothe2nd
Mentor, Ohio
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this isn't the fanciest place on the islands the waiter we had more than made up for it. He not only provided great service he also gave us several sightseeing tips for Kelleys.

Thank Gail K
Perrysburg, Ohio
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218 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brandy Alexander is amazing (my 1st.) TIP: Order a picture... just a bit more than order two of them. That being said, service was horrid. Good Lord - why become a bartender if you even cant smile. Others around us joked at her lack of politeness as well. We'll be back for a cocktail - hopefully she is having a... More 

Thank luvscigars
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent this restaurant when we are at KI. The service is always good, staff are friendly & the food is great! The Brandy Alexander's are the best & a must have. Gary (owner) is so friendly & always talks with customers. We highly recommend this restaurant!!

Thank kimnart
Ann Arbor
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the perch sandwich stay for the Brandy Alexander's! The atmosphere doesn't matter - it is an institution and packed on a hot summer afternoon. Grab a beer at the bar and popcorn and try to get a view of the lake.

Thank springle322
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by our innkeeper, but my husband and I found it to be very mediocre. We had the perch sandwich (fried) and thick-cut french fries. I would agree with other reviewers who complimented the tartar sauce, but in general we thought it was pretty overpriced for a fried fish sandwich that didn't even have the... More 

Thank Lisa L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, OH 43438
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kelleys Island
  • Phone Number: 4197462281

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