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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
+1 419-746-2281
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cape Coral, Florida
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The best frozen Brandy Alexander I've had. Made with rich vanilla ice cream. Decent bar food, fun and friendly staff and very good fried lake perch.

Thank Skip K
Warsaw, Indiana
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The Village Pump is a hotspot with a great location on Kelley's island - overlooking the water & mainland. This place has character too and history. The server was very nice. The food was good and the servings were plentiful. The meatloaf was unique.

Thank John E
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My husband and I spent a day running around the island and stopped here at "The Pump" for dinner one night. It came highly recommended by a woman we met on the ferry, and we decided to give it a try. The food was nice and hot (we got the Cheese Sticks, a Burger, and a Philly Sandwich). The best... More 

Thank Angie S
Moreland Hills, Ohio
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We all assumed that this would be a bit of a tourist-trap and unlikely to be highly enjoyable beyond the novelty factor. Well we we wrong. The food is very good (for a pub/bar/tavern establishment) and the service is both friendly and efficient. We had such a nice time at lunch we even returned for late afternoon drinks rather than... More 

Thank Aileen013
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Not fancy....Island style. But best fish...Perch & Walleye...on the island or elsewhere. Oh yeah...the Brandy Alexander's can be dangerous to driving skills, best bought be the pitcher

Thank gary t
Dunfermline, Scotland
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78 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This is a really friendly place to eat and drink and staff are welcoming to strangers. We ate here twice and on both times the food was tasty, well presented and there was plenty of it. Highly recommended for holiday eating.

Thank Brigham
Toledo, Ohio
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171 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is good for all ages and groups. Some of the seating has a view of the street in an I closed patio. It is not open to the outside. It offers a large bar with a good selection of draft beer and bottled beer. The Brandy Alexander's are very good, as advertised. We were there for their lobster... More 

Thank Utrocket71
Columbus, Ohio
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155 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Had the perch tacos and the wife had some sort of salad and added chicken. Perch tacos were large--two tacos with two pieces of perch each. Could only fit one in each, and enjoyed the other two pieces by themselves. Fresh fish, tomatoes, and lettuce. Simple and good and plenty filling for a big guy. Wife's alas was huge and... More 

Thank ChrisC-Ohio
Batavia, Ohio
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Stopped here for an early dinner, but a soccer tream was imbibing after a game complete with lots of f-bombs. Felt sorry for the parents with kids. , They also had live music, as do many of the island hangouts, which added to the effort to have any sort of conversation. Food, especially appetizers were enormous, well beyond even a... More 

Thank Raymond L
Lambertville, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Stopped for dinner and drinks. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food. The perch was outstanding! Don't forget to try the Brandy Alexander after your meal!

Thank Jennifer N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: +1 419-746-2281

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