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“Good Food - Little Pricey”

Bootleggers Waterfront Grille and Bar
Ranked #36 of 79 Restaurants in Port Clinton
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Food was good, portions were small (compared to other restaurants in the area) and was pretty expensive. They have a great view of the water which create a good setting.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I cannot even begin to explain how terrible we were treated at this place. The waitress, the hostess, the OWNER, they were the most rude individuals our crew had encountered on our visit to Port Clinton. We did not stay to eat they food, but heard it was overpriced from the people outside. This place acted as the final factor in our teams decision not to bring our tournament business back to port Clinton next year. I can testify that this restaurant is not interested in your business.

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3  Thank kimme071
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Dined there 5-4 for lunch. This place is hideously overpriced. I ordered the supposedly 1/2lb burger and fries ($14) and frankly it would be way overpriced at $7. Absolutely no grilled or charbroiled flavor, and 1/2 was raw while other half was medium. Server never came back to check on up. Companion had a the grilled chicken salad ($17). Precooked Sysco Food Service chicken breast on top of bagged salad mix with 3 green and hard grape tomatoes and a hardboiled egg.
The view of the water would be great, except the patio is dead next to the location where fishermen queue up for a walk on head boat that operates out of the bait shop next door. Loud, obnoxious, distracting.
There are MUCH better choices in the area for dining, and all are more reasonably priced.

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4  Thank bomar76
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Bootleggers is not so much about the food, which is good, but more about spending your time with friends. Drive in or Boat in, either way as you sit and munch your food the Portage River flows by and the time will be gone without you knowing. We like to sit and watch the boat traffic and have appetizers with a drink or three. The food is not cheap yet it isn't just about the food. Yes, you can get a Wendy's burger for less and watch the highway traffic; just like at home.

The service is spotty but gets better as the season goes on. The servers are friendly and will help with the menu choices. I don't know about reservations because we just drive up and go in. Sometimes there is a wait but you can walk the river while you wait.

Stop, have a beer, order munchies, a burger or a steak and enjoy yourself.

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1  Thank pwberndt
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

I think we spent about $14.00 for a hamburger that we could have gotten across the street at Wendy's for about $6.00. Nice view, but not worth the price.

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2  Thank Nightshade013
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