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“Old school PIB food”
Review of The Chicken Patio

The Chicken Patio
Ranked #21 of 38 Restaurants in Put in Bay
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: American
Description: A local favorite! Chicken Patio is Put in Bay's only outdoor Chicken BBQ Patio, located adjacent to the Historic Park Hotel and world famous Round House Bar. Serving island wine basted BBQ chicken meals all day during our summer season. BBQ'd over a 26 foot charcoal grill, our chicken dinners are delicious. A dinner consists of 1/2 half BBQ chicken, corn on the cobb, potato salad & dinner roll. we are family friendly, dog friendly and seating is located on our outdoor patio facing the Put-in-Bay harbor. A great view! We offer child's meal and a la carte. Seasonal April thru October. closed November thru mid April
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Description: A local favorite! Chicken Patio is Put in Bay's only outdoor Chicken BBQ Patio, located adjacent to the Historic Park Hotel and world famous Round House Bar. Serving island wine basted BBQ chicken meals all day during our summer season. BBQ'd over a 26 foot charcoal grill, our chicken dinners are delicious. A dinner consists of 1/2 half BBQ chicken, corn on the cobb, potato salad & dinner roll. we are family friendly, dog friendly and seating is located on our outdoor patio facing the Put-in-Bay harbor. A great view! We offer child's meal and a la carte. Seasonal April thru October. closed November thru mid April
Sandusky, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Old school PIB food”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Grilled chicken that you'll want to eat again and again. You'll get messy; don't worry about it. The flavor of this open pit grilled chicken is tremendous. And, as a bonus, the Roundhouse Bar is the right next door.

Visited May 2013
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Springfield Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Absolutely Worst Restaurant I've Visited”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

It was supposed to be a special dinner out for three couples and we'd looked forward to it after seeing the chicken cooking the day before. It looked yummy from the street - but then we walked in. We tried to sit at a table and wait and every time we approached a table, some pushy middle eastern guys snatched that one up too. It was hard to find a clean table. Sparrows picking through lots of unpickuped trash. The foreign guest workers/servers who spoke broken English let a bunch of their friends ahead of us in line. Started as 10 who kept calling more people on their cell phones and ended up as 18 slipping in ahead of us. The server cooker guy kept looking at each piece of chicken and some he would give to his friends and the others he would sit aside. When it was our turn he offered us the rejected chicken. When I complained, he argued with me rudely. Any other restaurant would have fired him on the spot. I got my plate and looked back to see a horrified look on my daughters face. She was crying and telling the server he was insulting her mother behind my back. A loud argument followed. We came close to calling the police.(We would have left but two of our party already had been seated with food.) The server/cooker and his co-worker got belligerent and spoke a different language. . My daughter who had insisted on this restaurant was too distressed to eat. I wanted a refund and they would not give it to me. I wanted to speak to the manager and they told me that he didn't care what they did as long as they sold chicken and made money. Two of our friends already seated ended up eating alone - I joined them. The table was disgustingly sticky. I found out the rejected chicken was overdone and dry. I could not eat it. The corn was underdone and tough - overripe. My daughter was sick to her stomach and she and her husband left. I went to the hotel behind the dinging area and asked if they knew who was in charge of that place. I filled out a complaint form there. I wish I could give this restaurant a negative number. It was worse than terrible.

  • Visited September 2013
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Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Will never eat this chicken again”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Dinner includes a large ear of corn, extremely sweet and tummy and 2 biscuits and half a chicken (the worst). The meat had been on grill since 2pm and we ate at 6. The meat was so charred there was no meat left to eat. Complete waste at $11.50 a meal. The BBQ sauce is very watered down and tastes like booze...wine? Whiskey? Couldn't tell.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank shenawdl
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Malinta OH
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good chicken”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was really good chicken, a little expensive, we got just a 1/2 of chicken for $8, they baste it in a wine sauce as they are bbqing it, but it had real good flavor and was moist

Visited September 2013
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Beavercreek, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“I would go back!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had the chicken dinner and we both enjoyed it. I thought the potato salad, corn and chicken were all yummy! A little extra bbq sauce on the side would be good. We took it over to the park and had a wonderful dinner in the shade!

  • Visited August 2013
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