Tall Ships 2022 Erie Visitors Have New, Improved Restaurants
In 2019, the last year Tall Ships visited Erie, the waterfront had four restaurants, not including the Bicentennial Tower snack bar: Smuggler’s Wharf, Rum Runners, Shoreline Bar & Grille (part of Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront) and the Sloppy Duck.
Visitors to the 2022 Tall Ships Festival will find much more on the menu, with the addition of four new restaurants overlooking the water. Meanwhile, existing restaurateurs have been refreshing and adding more outdoor seating in response to the demands of the COVID pandemic.
Outdoor dining:From rooftop to pondside to wraparound porches, your guide to outdoor dining options around Erie
Whether you want a fine dining experience, like at Oliver’s Rooftop in the Hampton Inn & Suites, a casual evening of beer and food at Rum Runners, or anything in between, you’ve got you covered. One thing is certain: book now, as there will be throngs of people hoping to catch a glimpse of the ships as they eat during the festival, August 25-28.
Here is your foodie guide to the Tall Ships Festival 2022:
Oliver’s Beer Garden
Open: July 2021
Contact: oliversrooftop.com/beer-garden, facebook.com/oliverseriepa, 130 E. Front St., 814-920-9666
Price: Appetizers, $15-$20
July 2021:Oliver’s Beer Garden is coming to the Erie waterfront soon, bringing beer, food, a stage, and more.
Open: 1 dec. 2020
Contact: On the eighth floor of the Hampton Inn & Suites, 130 E. Front St., OliversRooftop.com, 814-920-9666.
Price: Appetizers, $28 to $58
Pier 6 rooftop bar and restaurant
Open: June 29, 2021
Contact: bayhousepier6.com, 814-413-7437
Price: Sandwiches and burgers $12-$20
Bay House Oyster Bar and Restaurant
Open: December 10, 2021
Contact: upick6.com/bay-house, 814-413-7440
Price: Appetizers, $21 to $52
Contact: facebook.com/smugglerswharf, 814-459-4273
Price: Appetizers $17-$20
Rum Runners Bar and Grill
Contact: 133 E. Dobbins Landing, 814-455-4292, rumrunnerserie.com
Price: Sandwiches, appetizers and burgers $10 to $16
Sloppy duck saloon
Contact: sloppyducksaloon.com, 814-452-6699
Price: Appetizers $18-$25
Shoreline Bar & Grille
Contact: Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront, 2 Sassafras Pier. bit.ly/3S46ZaB, 814-636-1005
Price: Sandwiches $12 to $15; Appetizers, $19 to $32