Updated July 2021

Looking for meatless dining options during your Lake Erie Shores & Islands getaway? There are a number of reasons (health, religion, diet, and personal preference) to eat a meat-free diet. Consider these restaurants with yummy seafood, pasta, and vegetable-based dishes:

North Shores

Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano, Port Clinton: Polished, casual locale with Italian cuisine

  • (Lunch/Dinner) Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Mussels, Calamari, Margherita Pizza, Shrimp Oreganato Pasta, Fettuccine Alfredo, Cauliflower & Tomato Rigatoni, Lobster al Forno, Portabella Ravioli, Wild Mushroom & Truffle Pizza, Shrimp san Marco, Eggplant Parmesan, Market Fish, Seared Salmon, Linguini with Clams

Cleats Club Seat Grille, Marblehead: Family-friendly American restaurant and sports bar with waterfront patio

  • (Lunch/Dinner) Buffalo Cauliflower, Seafood Quesadilla, Coconut Shrimp, Summer Berry Salad, Coconut Shrimp Salad, Perch or Walleye Sandwich, Fish Tacos, Margherita Pizza

Twin Oast Brewing, Port Clinton: Family-friendly brewery on 60-acre farm estate

  • (Lunch/Dinner) Roasted Brussels, Hummus Plate, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Quinstock Salad, Walleye Sandwich,Veggie Tacos, Perch Tacos

Central Shores

Harbor House Bar & Grill, Huron: Casual waterfront dining

  • (Lunch/Dinner) Steamed Mussels, Walleye Bites, Ahi Tuna, Perch Tacos, Bangin Shrimp Tacos, Walleye Tacos, Summer Salad, Black Bean Burger, Perch Sandwich, Ahi Tuna B.A.L.T., Walleye, Salmon, Perch & Perogies

Barra, Sandusky: Modern, easygoing Mexican eatery

  • (Lunch/Dinner) Lobster Guacamole, Lobster Roll Tacos, Surf + Turf Tacos, Cauliflower Tacos, Perch Tacos, Fried Shrimp Tacos, Black Bean Tacos, Buffalo Shrimp Tacos, Buildable Bowls + Burritos

J Bistro, Sandusky: Fine dining, American cuisine

  • (Dinner) Shrimp Tacos, Ahi Tuna, Escargot, Beet Salad, Burrata Salad, BBQ Salmon & Shrimp, Shrimp Cavatappi, Vegan Bistro Bowl

The Maca Root Juice Bar & Eatery, Sandusky: Casual vegan-friendly juice bar and cafe

  • (Breakfast/Lunch) Avocado Toast, Breakfast Crunch Toast, Baja Power Bowl, Garden Power Bowl, Various Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls

Sandusky Bay Pancake House, Sandusky: Family-friendly, casual and chic breakfast, brunch, and lunch eatery with outdoor patio

  • (Breakfast/Lunch) Various Crepes, Waffles, Pancakes, and French Toast, Avocado Toast, Sandusky Bay Salad, Lake Erie Perch & Eggs, Nancy’s Breakfast Tacos, Egg-Stasy Sandwich, Lake Erie Perch Sandwich, Veggie Hash, Quinoa Power Skillet, Quinoa Veggie Skillet, Fried Green Tomato Benedict

The Shore House Tavern, Sandusky: Casual bar & grill with outdoor bar and patio

  • (Lunch/Dinner) Perch Platter, Shrimp Tacos, Blackened Grouper Tacos, Lobster Roll Flatbread, Gourmet Lobster Mac, Shrimp Basket, Black Bean Flatbread, Fried Perch Sandwich, Shore House Salad, Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Vegan Burger

Small City Taphouse, Sandusky: Pan-Asian eatery in an industrial-chic interior

  • (Lunch/Dinner) Vegetable Spring Rolls, Crispy Jumbo Shrimp, Calamari, Seaweed Salad, Squid Salad, Avocado Salad, Various Sashimi, Various Seafood Rolls, Seafood Noodle Soup, Caramelized Catfish, Shrimp and Scallops with Snow Peas, Flat Rice Noodles, Egg Noodles, Fried Rice, Curry Tofu

Sortino’s Italian Kitchen, Sandusky: Casual Italian restaurant and bar inside Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

  • (Dinner) Calamari, Brick Oven Pizza, Tortellini and Roasted Mushroom, Three Cheese Ravioli, Shrimp Scampi, Seafood al Diavolo, Baked Ziti, Pan-seared Walleye, Eggplant Parmigiana, Four Cheese Manicotti

Vita, Sandusky: Casual-chic bar, coffee shop, and eatery

  • (Breakfast) Fruit and Yogurt Bowl, New York Bagels
  • (Lunch/Dinner) Pasta Marinara, Lobster Bisque, Primavera Veggies, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Caprese Baguette Panini, Veggie Wrap, Mushroom Truffle Flatbread, Veggie Flatbread, Margarita Flatbread, Vegan Meat Flatbread, Grilled Cheese Panini

East Shores

The Wine Vault, Vermilion: Modern American restaurant and wine bar

  • (Dinner) Fish Charcuterie Board, Lobster Bisque, Arugula & Beets Salad, Tuna Tartare, Lobster Roll, Shrimp Remoulade, Scallops, Shrimp Tacos, Surf & Turf, Chilean Seabass, Truffle Sweet Corn Risotto, Mushroom Fries


Reel Bar, Put-in-Bay: Eco-chic American hub

  • (Lunch/Dinner) Black Bean Burger, Shrimp Tacos, Perch Tacos, Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Lake Erie Walleye Sandwich, Lobster Roll, Perch, Shrimp, Veggie Sloppy Joe, Southwestern Salad, Drunken Mussels, Brussel Sprouts

The Village Pump, Kelleys Island: American bar & grill

  • (Lunch/Dinner) New England Clam Chowder, Swordfish Cubes, Ahi Tuna Slices, Fried Green Beans, Fried Shrimp, Perch Sandwich, Salmon, Walleye Bites, Large Mixed Green Salad, Perch Tacos, Sweet Potato Fries, Clam Basket

You can find us drooling over the menus at any of these suggested eateries, along with many others. Discover more options at SHORESandISLANDS.com/restaurants. What local vegetarian and pescatarian dishes do you #LakeErieLove?