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Blind Perch

3700 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089-2300
+1 440-963-7684
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“walleye chowder” (10 reviews)
“perch” (31 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3700 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089-2300
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

What a great little place. Highly recommend! Both the food and the service exceeded expectations. We met friends from out of town picking up their son from college so we were all in the dark and it turned out to be a good pick.

Thank Akrontravelman
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Went for dinner the other night. Place was pretty empty but Vermilion is a boater summer kind of town so not surprised. It is a nice little bar restaurant that is amazingly clean! Had the perch dinner and it was very good. They have a...More

Thank pioneer8183
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Stopped at the Blind Perch based on the recommendation of the desk clerk at my hotel. The menu was perfect for a weary traveler on a very chilly evening. The chili was exceptional, thick with chunks of beef and a savory mixture of spices. Steak...More

Thank Al H
Reviewed 13 November 2017

food excellent put on par with Che Franza, reservations are a must if you want to eat , bar is available, with separate seating. a bit pricey.

Thank Marcia C
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I went there with another couple on a Wednesday at 5:30pm. I was surprised to see only one other couple there and no one at the bar. After we sat another couple came in and then two ladies. That was it when we left at...More

Thank alamb53
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Atmosphere is pleasant; service is unique in that if you get Tony, you also get his life story. He's a bit of a character. I was so looking forward to the walleye chowder but it was not served hot and really was only OK, nothing...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Was really looking forward to a great Perch dinner along the shores of Lake Erie. The Perch was over battered and you could not taste the fish. Best part of the dinner was the Walleye soup and the bread pudding. The bread pudding was the...More

Thank Walter K
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

More of a bar than a restaurant. Kind of small and dark on the inside. Food was decent. Simple menu. We had scallops (a little too salty), perch tacos (pretty good), perch dish which I mistakenly thought would be grilled but came fried with fries....More

Thank guesscharlie
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great bar and simple menu. Very clean and pleasant staff. Likely to hear fishermen talk about their catch.

Thank paul r
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have been here before for lunch a while ago and didn't like it much. However, upon my return for dinner with family I am pleased to say it is tremendously improved. We had a great dinner, service was good and the portions were excellent....More

Thank Yourluckyday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 21
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089-2300
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Vermilion
  • Phone Number: +1 440-963-7684
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THE RESTAURANT: We are a Casual Gastro-Pub, grounded in fresh locally farm-grown meats, Lake Erie fish and Ohio produce. Blind Perch hires our close community friends and family to prepare fresh food and present it to you for your enjoyment. We hope to create a closer connection between the food you consume and the organic production of our Local Land and Great Lake Erie. While you enjoy Farm-to-Table food, Blind Perch also offers a unique Speakeasy-Era Atmosphere with Specialty Cocktails that are being "Aged" in our new oak barrels. THE NAME: The name "Blind Perch" is a spinoff of the Prohibition-era termed bar name "Blind Pig". During Prohibition, when alcohol was illegal, the only way to distribute a drink was to give it away - owners sold a "freak show" of a Blind Pig - "come and see my blind pig for 5 cents" and the visitor would get a free drink of moon shine or grain alcohol. We invented the term "Blind Perch" to put a Harbor Town twist on the Speakeasy name. PERFECT for a location at 3700 Liberty that has a very rich history "harboring" drinks and other activities - Bootlegging across Lake Erie was the 2nd largest bootlegging route in the United States. They would transfer the "Boot" from Canada and drop it close to the shore at night, and then the retrievers would pick them up about 100 feet off shore.
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