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Catawba Inn

Bar, Pub
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4112 N Crogan St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9797
+1 419-797-2501
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Smells like a lake bar but thats what it is so that was fine. The drinks were good but 3 out of 3 people did not enjoy the hamburgers. The roast beef and mushroom sandwich was very good.

Thank Paulette T
Dellroy, Ohio
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197 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We've eaten here a few times over the past 15 years. The food has always been really good. The crowd and employees are always nice. We will always go back when we're in the area. Great burger and wings, please bring back the steak sandwich.

Thank Jim C
Findlay, Ohio
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

This place is dirty, and it smells. Save your money and go anywhere else. Looks like it should be condemned.

1 Thank crazeylady
Lindsey, Ohio
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

Catawba Inn is handy for a quick beer and sandwich with reasonable prices. Nothing special but handy.

Thank James H
Mansfield, Ohio
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you like stoners and drunks this is the place for you. Lake Erie perch may not be Lake Erie perch. Priced at 27 dollars a pound with heavy batter, oil that needs to be changed was too much for me. Maybe your experience will be better. Beware of the guy who sneezes in his hand and then uses the... More 

Thank James M
New Washington, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

We are seasonal locals and this place has the best pizza and the little bar atmosphere we like. Cold beer and friendly service.

Thank cr0snest
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

When I'm in the area, this is always just referred to by my friends as Food Beer rather than Catawba Inn. Really good burger here with fries. I would definitely go back for another.

Thank Margaret E
Monroe, Michigan
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202 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in with a large group of friends (23 people) for lunch. We took up about one third of the seats! Despite the size of the group, drink and food service was reasonably quick and the food was good - typical bar food.

Thank Mike P
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326 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I've been going here for years. I really enjoy this place for lunch or just early in the day because when they have a band, this place is.....LOOOOOOOUD!!!! Anyway, they've 86'd many menu items, including their jumbo clams which is very disappointing. Still have great clam chowder and I did rather enjoy the Dino sub. I agree with some of... More 

Thank cdawg6016
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

A favoriite of locals, it's plenty friendly for visitors. Don't expect much. Good burgers, cold beer, and it's cheap.

1 Thank Dan K

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 4112 N Crogan St, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9797
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 419-797-2501

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?