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The Village Pump

103 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, OH 43438
+1 419-746-2281
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“perch” (86 reviews)
“lobster chowder” (20 reviews)
“fries” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups
$$ - $$$
103 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, OH 43438
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Gary and the crew serve up the best perch basket on the Island. We've gone to Kelleys island for almost 40yrs, and it's ALWAYS the spot we pick for perch. Not only is the food great, but the atmosphere and the staff are fun and...More

Thank jla1cle
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped in here for lunch during a day trip to the island because we had heard they had a great perch sandwich, which I ordered, and it was good. Our visit started out well with a good table after only a few minutes' wait...More

Thank Tag1126
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on a Friday evening and the meal was very good. He had the fried walleye bites and I had the fried perch. Both were delicious and served with an amazing tartar sauce. We also had the lobster chowder. It...More

Thank chellene
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We took a spontaneous Sunday afternoon trip over to Kelley's Island. A lot has changed in 30 years, but we stumbled into the Village Pump not really sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised at our very friendly and informative server - she was...More

Thank Ohicemaker
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great Perch dinner! Service fast and friendly. Generous portions. Had a great time. Well worth a return visit.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We stopped in here for lunch because it had received good reviews on trip advisor. It was very disappointing. I ordered a salad and a sandwich. The salad was clearly from a bag that had spoiled lettuce in it. I picked out pieces of lettuce...More

Thank hikertoo
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch today. Sports bar on one side with pool table and lots of tv mostly set to Ohio state buckeyes or anything Cleveland. The side room is good for families. We get the chowder and perch basket. Tho my husband added a...More

Thank sharronc413
Reviewed 25 August 2017

3 of us had the special of Ribs and the best ever Mac and Cheese, plus cole slaw. 4th person had a Reuben and rated it one of the best. We would go back for the M & C and they should put it on...More

Thank Darlene L
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were there when it was very busy. About what you might expect from an Island pub. Good seafood, the clams are pretty good for clam eaters, the fries are nothing to brag about.The Turkey club was MASSIVE! Bustling, but decent food.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is a very popular place. It has a great location in downtown. It is famous for Brandy Alexanders that it makes with ice cream and can be purchased by the glass or a pitcher. The fish fries are excellent.

Thank WoodyAutumn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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: +1 419-746-2281
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