Kelleys Island Brewery | Kelleys Island, Ohio
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Kelleys Island Brewery
Good based on 7 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

504 W. Lakeshore Drive
Kelleys Island, Ohio United States 43438 [ print map ]
419 746 2314

kelleysislandbrewpub.com

Taps: 4 | Bottles: 10


Kelleys Island Brewery

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7 reviews for Kelleys Island Brewery
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  80%
 Selection  55%
 Food  72%
 Value  72%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  73%


60
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBelcher  (134) Columbus, Ohio | August 12, 2009
I really enjoyed my visit to Kelleys Island, and I am glad it is equipped with a brewpub. It is across the street from what I believe is the only hotel on Kelleys, and my wife (who’s visited Kelleys more than I) informed me that the brewpub makes a pretty good breakfast (she recommends the pancakes). It is also a nice place to hang out, with an outdoor bar, patio, and seating on the lawn. All that said, this is hardly a craft beer lovers nirvana. I stopped in, had one beer, enjoyed the place but didn’t especially enjoy the beer, so my wife and I hopped back on the backs and headed elsewhere. No one was inside when we visited. The outdoor bartendress described the two house-brewed beers they had as Belgian, and went on to compare the second of these (which I surmise was the Kelley’s Gold) to GLBC Dortmunder Gold…which made sense later, but not with the “Belgian style” descriptor added. I got the former (the Island Devil), which wasn’t all that great. That said, this is your one craft beer option on Kelleys Island. And the ambience, like that of most of Kelleys Island, is nice – relaxing, sunny, pleasant. In the context of this site, not sure how that makes this place stack up to others reviewed. To summarize – a pleasant experience, but not a great beer experience.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ZiggyDaMoe  (12) , Ohio | July 8, 2009
The walleye sandwich is my favorite and my wife enjoyed the burger and hand cut fries. This is a unique brewpub and a funt place to visit.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack34  (14) Lancaster, Ohio | October 20, 2008
A very good place to take freinds and family. I was served a very good dubbel ale and a beer called dog biscut. I ended up buying a growler of both. Good food and great service. I have to give a shout out to the brewmaster Doug. Talked to us for a while and was very nice. I hope to go back soon.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier  (281) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 29, 2008
A little stop in an island near Sandusky this is not worth going out of your way for since it does take some commitment to reach. On the other the reward is an interesting experience worth visiting if you are going to the Lake Erie islands. The interior reminds me of a family diner. When I was there a humane society fundraiser meant the walls were covered in paw prints. Quiet at 12:30 the Friday of Labor Day weekend we had to wait a while for service. Both the food and beer are solid considering the circumstances. While it is not going to win many awards the beer here was above average for a brewpub. Prices are fair - $5 for a flight of four 2 oz glasses or $4.50 for a pint. If you are planning a day trip to Kelley Island be sure to stop by. It’s easy to find from the ferry docks - turn right and walk about a mile.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
crizay  (128) Brook Park , Ohio | August 28, 2008
This place rocked we got there at 9:30am and had breakfast with our beers (they open at 8am). Right across the street from the lake about 1/2 mile west of the Jet Express. All 4 beers on were very solid and I got seconds of a few of them. Breakfast was good and service was very smooth. It looks like someone’s house from the outside and feels the same on the inside just very cozy and casual. Outside had a bar and plenty of tables to take in the view. Very easy to take the Jet Express here for just a few hours since there isn’t much on the island and then head over to Put-In-Bay. Actually went here twice within a few hours since the winery didn’t open until 1.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
BeerVirgin72  (96) Pickerington, Ohio | August 12, 2007
Absolutely loved this place. Did not eat, only tried their brews. Service was casual, very island like, and extremly friendly. Bartender talked to us for over 45 minutes. Let us try all the beers. We hung out outside on the patio to enjoy the beautiful day. The beers were actually quite good and refreshing for a warm morning. Did not try any food, but I would be back. Very unassuming building located far away from the downtown hub-bub. We walked it, and it was quite a pleasant diversion.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad  (38) Hilliard, Ohio | July 1, 2006
Visited on 6/26/06 on a tour of the islands in Lake Erie. From the outside this really looks like an ice cream shack. Small white cottage where you can park a few cars and golf carts around. It turns out that it was an ice cream shack before becoming brewery. Inside there is a bar with seating for about 10 and about 8 tables. A white board on the wall tells you what brews are on tap. We sat out back on the patio with a nice view of Lake Erie since our kids were restless. Our waitress was very knowledgable about the brews and gave me all the info I needed. The walleye sammich was fantastic and my kids enjoyed the burgers and hand cut fries. This was a unique brewpub and a neat place to visit.

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