The Chicken Patio – Over One Million Served!
The Chicken Patio has served their wine basted 1/2 chicken dinners to Put-in-Bay Visitors since 1952. Upon entering the downtown area, one can see the smoke and smell the deliciousness of the chickens cooking over the open flames. What started as a small charcoal grill has been replaced with a massive 21-foot grill where over one million chickens have been served to hungry Put-in-Bay visitors. Lines may look long but they move quickly as these folks have their chicken cooking skills mastered!
Chicken Patio Particulars
Located on Delaware Avenue in the heart of the downtown area, you will likely smell the aroma of the Chicken patio before you see it! Located next to the Roundhouse Bar, the open-air facility serves just one thing, chicken, and it’s done right! The secret sauce recipe is wine based and has remained the same since opening. The downtown location makes it a convenient place to grab a simple healthy meal served quickly.
Patrons can enjoy a seat at the picnic style table and watch the crowds pass by as they eat their dinners. The Chicken Patio offers fast to go service with a complete dinner boxed up to enjoy at your hotel, or for a picnic lunch in the beautiful DeRivera Park located just across the street. A small bar adjoins the Chicken Patio with ice cold beers and a full liquor bar.
The Chicken Patio Dinner
Fresh off the BBQ grill comes a 1/2 chicken basted in their secret sauce along with an ear of fresh sweet corn, potato salad, and a dinner roll. Extra Sauce is available and recommended! The Chicken Patio is generally open from 11 AM to 10 PM Carryout is offered and of course, across the street in DeRivera Park, you have one of the most picturesque dining rooms in the area! Picnic tables abound and a waterfront view is a great place to enjoy a Chicken Patio Dinner! After dining, be sure to stop by the nearby Misty Bay Boutique or the Country House for some great shopping and a few Put-in-Bay souvenirs to take home to friends and family.