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3260 NE Catawba Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-3168
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have to take our dog to our boat on the weekends and it is often hard to find a place to eat that allows dogs. However, Rudder's is dog-friendly and even has a water dish on the patio that your dog can have a drink. Food is excellent, though a bit pricey, but the patio is a fun place... More 

Thank TomGrandy
Catawba Island, Ohio
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for many things including wine, beer, food and nautical interest. Really worth the stop and if you're stopping for a bite you won't be disappointed by you meal but you will have a wait if you order to go. I have stopped by several time recently for a breakfast sandwich and getting your meal / checkout is terrible. They... More 

Thank Russ D
Grand Rapids, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great! The atmosphere was fun - we felt like we were on a boardwalk on the beach. It was nice that they had a pet friendly deck where we could take our dog to eat with us (There was also the option of eating inside, but no pets.). The gift shop had really unique gifts for all... More 

Thank jjmillerGR
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I don't rate Rudder's 5 stars because it's fine dining, or has the absolute best coffee, but because it is a great little spot that exceeds expectations for what it is. Over the years we began stopping here to grab coffee on our way home from Put In Bay, and then started trying all the other good things they offer!... More 

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Catawba Island, Ohio
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Actually located on Catawba Island, Rudders is not only a great place to catch a fresh sandwich (great selection) you can have a nice distraction of a selection of novelty, wine and other items. Indoor and outdoor eating that is kept very clean. Easy access and easy to find on NE Catawba Rd. on the left heading north. Worth the... More 

Thank Russ D
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Great food made to order. Homemade baked goods and pastries. The eating area is small but there are tables outside.

Thank Kathy D
Port Clinton, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Love this local place where everyone is welcomed. The food is fresh and delicious and the staff is the best! They also have a pet friendly outside deck which was perfect for us.

Thank Kay P
Marysville, Ohio
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242 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The atmosphere is wonderful reminds me of sitting in Key West. The sandwiches are fresh and the wasabi tuna is really good. My daughter talked me into it and now we won't order anything else. The cookies are really good as well. When you are done browse the gift shop which is interesting.

Thank Jennifer S
Olmsted Falls, OH
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and service. The gift shop has the most unique items, although not a large shop. Please stop here when you are in the area. You won't regret it.

Thank Heather H
Port Clinton, Ohio
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent cappuccinos and a wonderful menu selection, a great stop for a bite and beverage. Recommend: The pizzas. Can't go wrong. A good cappuccino can change your day too. Their espresso based beverages are great. Can get a little busy in there, but a good place to stop.

Thank Commander_Emily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3260 NE Catawba Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-3168
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Port Clinton
  • Phone Number: 419-797-3260

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