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Blind Perch

3700 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089-2300
+1 440-963-7684
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“walleye chowder” (10 reviews)
“perch” (33 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
3700 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089-2300
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

I have grown up on the Erie lakefront, and have eaten hundreds of pounds of perch in my lifetime. The Blind Perch served me the best I have eaten. Good selection of crafts, and classy apps. Highly recommended.

Thank Dean L
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped on the way back from the airport at 800pm on a Friday night, having just picked up family on their annual visit. We usually hit the Blind Perch during their stay, but missed last year. Here are some observations: -Service: seated immediately, but...More

Thank RichardDreyer
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We ate here with friends on a Friday night. When we sat down around 6:45, the restaurant was about 1/2 empty. We were seated promptly, and ordered drinks all around. About 15 minutes after our arrival, 2 other tables were seated in our same area....More

4  Thank sailor1101
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.

1  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 walterk529
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 21
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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