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Island House

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131 Division Street, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
+1 419-746-2800
Sun 08:30 - 22:00
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Findlay, Ohio
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We've been to Kelley's Island 4 of the last 6 summers and we've always saved one evening to dine at The Island House. We were not disappointed this year. We were promptly seated in the area of our choice. Our server, Billy, was a perfect, attentive, gentleman. My wife had the fried chicken salad and was quite pleased with it.... More 

Thank grover1949
Toledo, Ohio
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The food and drinks were very good! Loved the comfy outdoor chairs and couches! The owner was pleasant and helpful and so were the servers. Seating was inviting and we ended up meeting three new couoles who sat and drank and chatted for awhile. Would recommend this as one of the restuants to definitely check out during your stay!

Thank Lisa M
Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We've been Kelleys Island regulars for years and over the years the ownership and menus have changed at some of the various establishments, particularly so at Island House. The Island House used to be one of our favorites (particularly back in the day when it was a true martini bar, with dozens of them on the menu). And then there... More 

1 Thank Tinker2004
Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Begrudgingly give Island House 3 stars,,, should probably be only 2. The food is very good, all made from scratch in house. We had shrimp, pork belly, fish taco's, waffles, biscuits and gravy, and ordered the hash (more on this later). All of the food was very good, which makes it great for Kelleys Island. The service is slow at... More 

1 Thank clevelandmike1
Kent, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We enjoyed every meal at the Island house. The owners lean their menu more towards fine, gourmet dining and make their own ice cream for desert.

Thank wkennedyjr
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

In an old island house in the center of town sits this gem! Ran into one of the owners (I think) earlier in the day and he said they would be trying some new things on the menu! When we got there it was raining so couldn't sit outside where most of the seating was... So had to settle for... More 

1 Thank SammyJL
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We really enjoyed the appetizer selections. The olive tamponade was to die for. No kids sized portions was a put off for us, so our six year old had a plate of spaghetti he ate on for two days! But I dont think that is the demographic they are trying to attract. Lots of vegetarian options. The cocktails were really... More 

Thank Joni S
Worthington, Ohio
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The simple fact is that there's really not any restaurant or pub nearing outstanding on Kelleys Island. Most of the places to eat exist as much to sell alcohol as to provide good food. A few of the places have decent fish and chips (Lake Erie perch). The Island House could become a significant step up with a little more... More 

Thank Gerald N
Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The Island House restaurant is the place to go if you're tired of the same old menus at all of the other restaurants on the island. They have more options than the typical fried fish baskets & burgers found elsewhere. They have a huge outdoor bar & seating area, as well as a bar & some seating inside. Service was... More 

Thank dopey1200
Cleveland, Ohio
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We loved both the meals we had at Island House this past weekend. The food was different than offered at other places on the island. Plus, there was a lot of variety. Highly recommend the Grazer's appetizer, the steak, pork chop, duck breast, and fish tacos. It must be difficult to source high-quality ingredients to the island. But the extra... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Division Street, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kelleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 419-746-2800

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