New Sandusky Fish Company

Hot Dog | Sandwich Shop | Seafood | Smoke House
One of the best

If you find yourself near the southern shores of Lakes Erie or Michigan, in the states of Ohio or Indiana, look for a place that serves lake perch. It’s not hard to find in these parts, but try to find a spot that uses fresh, not frozen, fish. One of our favorites is the New Sandusky Fish Company in Ohio.

New Sandusky is smack dab on the shore of Lake Erie. The fish is fresh. The frying is performed with expertise. And the owners are as sweet as can be. A fistful of the fried-to-order, very mild, crunchy and lightly breaded fillets is piled between halves of a hamburger bun. The crust is greaseless and well-seasoned. There’s tartar sauce and even ketchup available, but go easy on the condiments; this gentle fish is best enjoyed straight up.

There is an assortment of forgettable sides available (fries and okra are straight from the freezer bag), including fried green beans and funnel cake sticks. Across from the order counter is a refrigerated case holding plastic bags filled with smoked fish, looking very smoked indeed.

New Sandusky Fish is take-out only. We took our lunch across the street to a very pleasant gazebo with a view of the take-out shop and the lake beyond. As we dined, we watched a steady stream of folks enter the shop and leave with bags of fried fish. They all drove off with their lunches to points unknown.

What to Eat
New Sandusky Fish Company, Yellow Lake Perch Sandwich
Yellow Lake Perch Sandwich
The sandwich is unwieldy. The delicate fillets are fresh.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 6pm
Monday11am - 6pm
Tuesday11am - 6pm
Wednesday11am - 6pm
Thursday11am - 6pm
Friday11am - 6:45pm
Saturday11am - 6:45pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 119 MILES | 2 hr 23 min

Lake Erie Coastal Drive

Along this drive, you will cover 119 miles in a little under two and a half hours of drive time. Driving from Toledo to Cleveland, we have picked out four favorite local restaurants to eat at along the way.

Toledo and Sandusky

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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    While there are non-seafood options, Jolly Roger’s location by Lake Erie suggests that fish is what you want. Perch or walleye, please!

  • Melt Bar & Grilled

    Lakewood, Ohio

    Melt’s over-the-top grilled cheese sandwiches include the “Parmageddon” filled with potato and cheese pierogies, Napa vodka kraut, grilled onions and cheddar.

  • Tony Packo’s

    Toledo, Ohio

    A national icon, Toledo’s Tony Packo’s serves Hungarian hot dogs plus chicken paprikas, stuffed cabbage, and dumplings. Atmo is laid-back and comfortable.

  • Schmucker’s

    Toledo, Ohio

    A classic diner (since 1948), Schmucker’s is a good stop off I-80 in Ohio for biscuits and gravy, meat loaf or fried bologna, and cherry walnut pie for dessert.