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TJ'S Smokehouse

198 Delaware St, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6626
+1 419-285-0034
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (14 reviews)
“coleslaw” (2 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
198 Delaware St, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6626
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Always enjoy TJ's outdoor bar area. Usually good country music to be heard and cold beer to be had. Lots of fun for a group of people.

Thank shellgilardi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would give this restaurant 5 stars but the hostess was simply rude and unattentive. After we made it past the scowling hostess (who ignored the folks in front of us until we asked members of the staff how you get seated at one of...More

Thank pugpower
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place with some friends while on the island. I did not eat the food so this review is based purely on the entertainment. Watching the mechanical bull and all the drunk folks attempting to ride was a hoot. The venue has a 2...More

Thank USMEagleFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kaylin was our server- she's awesome! We enjoyed our meals. Everything was hot and fresh and tasted good. The best part was having a table right near the window and watching those brave souls taking on the mechanical bull:) Atmosphere was fun, wished we could've...More

Thank christine n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Put in Bay for the first time. Thought I would get some bar b que. What a bad idea. Beef Brisket was dry. Ribs were dry. Sauce could not even help. Pulled pork was good. Even told the waiter and nothing else was...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Worst service ever. Asked if we wanted food or drinks we said drinks to start she walked away. Asked for a menu and was ignored. Unbelievable!! It was even that busy. No excuses for that kind of treatment.

Thank dianesI7757IM
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Great spot for night life and band. Girls dancing on the bar was allot of fun and the bull ride is great-however the food wasn't that great. We waited 2 hours for ribs? My husband had a pull pork sandwich with barely any sauce and...More

Thank stephanie b
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent and staff was great. They have 3 bar area. One outside, there is one in a more of a dinning area and the third is in a more dance club feel. The night we were there they had a live band that...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

It was a beautiful day in Put in Bay, so we sat on their patio, which had a relaxed atmosphere. We had a late lunch. I had a burger and my boyfriend had the pulled pork sandwich. It's been two weeks since we visited, and...More

Thank suswil
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Four of us, all seniors, stopped for lunch. We all thought the BBQ was very good and the Bloody Marys were excellent. Service was very slow, in spite of having few customers. The staff were friendly and helpful. In spite of the very slow service,...More

Thank Larry H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Delaware St, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6626
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Put in Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 419-285-0034
They Have A Mechanical Bull Outside.
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