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The Village Pump

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Moreland Hills, Ohio
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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164 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Indialantic, Florida
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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 CCIndialantic
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
Broadview Heights, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Brandy Alexander's & Lobster chowder. Don't need to say more! The service was fast & friendly. The building was built in the 1800's.

Thank Deb C
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367 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

It's been a few years since we've been to the island and I was really jonesing for a brandy Alexander. Looking at the menu the prices are a bit high, but we bit the bullet and went in. No the sandwiches do not come with fries. They do come with the various baskets, though. I ordered the perch basket it... More 

Thank Lori H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We stopped in for lunch immediately after leaving the ferry. We wanted to have a quick meal so we could go about our explorations without interruption. The service was quick, the food was excellent (perch and fries), and the waiter did a great job. We were happily fed and ready to continue in less than an half an hour! Just... More 

Thank cherylkCleveland

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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
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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?