Port Clinton Business Spotlight

Port Clinton Business Spotlight

Port Clinton, Ohio is home to many local businesses that contribute to the close-knit community that this area is known for. These small businesses cater to coastal Ohio’s locals – as well as vacationers – who enjoy Ottawa County’s scenery, charming villages, recreation activities, live music, and more throughout the year.

Take a look at this list of a few of Port Clinton’s local businesses that bring their own special contribution to our community.


Great Lakes Popcorn

Great Lakes Popcorn opened their doors in May 2000 with the goal of providing unique, high quality gifts that the whole family will enjoy. Take a peek inside their storefront with its iconic red and white awning to watch their popcorn being made and smell the aroma of Frosted Almonds and Pecans. They feature more than 30 delicious popcorn flavors – from classics like Caramel and Cheddar Cheese, to their special Island Mix, Bubble Gum, or even Wild Walleye! This “Walleye” inspired popcorn if coated in a special blend of Cajun seasonings that make it one of their most popular flavors, and is an ode to their location in the Walleye Capital of the World!

Order a bag (or two) of their delectable popcorn here.


Coffee Express

For a tried and true cup of coffee on the coast of Lake Erie, Coffee Express is a local favorite. Established in 1994 in a quaint cottage in Downtown Port Clinton, Coffee Express features gourmet coffee, homemade breakfast favorites like quiche, muffins, and pastries, as well as deli sandwiches and breakfast sandwiches served all day. Check out their Facebook page and you’re bound to see pages of 5 star reviews. One review says: “Coffee Express is the best place around for coffee, sweet treats and lunch! I always get a barista’s choice, and allow their creativity to shine. Never disappointed!”


Mary’s Blossom Shoppe

Located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Port Clinton, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe has been providing the freshest flowers in the most distinctive designs since 1978. Mary’s Blossom Shoppe offers a diverse assortment of fresh cut blooms that arrive daily. They offer flowers for any occasion, including weddings, special events, holidays, and more. Simply give them a call to schedule your custom-designed arrangements, and their team will personally assist you with choices for great seasonal options, color selection, and the little “extras” you may not think of.

If you are in the local area, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe delivers to Port Clinton, Catawba Island, Lakeside-Marblehead, Gypsum, Put-in-Bay, Kelley’s Island, Sandusky, and Oak Harbor.


Northern Exposure Gallery

Their motto is “the most nautical store on the Lake Erie Shore,” and it’s not only catchy, but also accurate! Northern Exposure Gallery & Candle Co. began in April 2015 when the owners of Northern Exposure Gallery and Custom Framing decided to pour their first candle in the back of the shop. As word spread about their candles, so did the demand. Soon, Northern Exposure Candle Co. was a full-blown operation, with thousands of 100% USA-grown soy wax candles being poured every year in their Port Clinton storefront.

They have also expanded their product offering to include fun gifts and nautical-themed pieces, such as their line of “Lake Erie Love” mugs, signs, posters, and more.


Docks Beach House

Whether you’re looking for a night out to watch the sunset, or for an exceptional dining experience any day of the week, Docks Beach House is a delicious choice. Enjoy their patio dining right on the water’s edge, or pull up a seat by the bar to enjoy a drink and local live music. Their menu features classic dishes from sandwiches and wraps, to sushi, seafood, and pasta that the whole family will enjoy. Docks Beach House prides themselves in providing an impressive dining experience, complete with a friendly and helpful staff that are committed to offering the best customer service. Docks is also a beautiful venue for your upcoming wedding or private event!

Check out their menu and live entertainment schedule here.


LakeLynn Design

LakeLynn Design is an eclectic boutique on the shores of Lake Erie that is just completing their second year as a brick and mortar store. This beautiful boutique sells women’s apparel, USA made gifts, artisan jewelry, products made by other small businesses, lake inspired gifts, and much more. LakeLynn Design is known for an upbeat atmosphere with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. They provide the best customer service around – if you are looking for a fun and relaxed shopping experience that supports local businesses, you have found it in LakeLynn Design!

Visit the LakeLynn Design website to view featured products.


About Ottawa County It’s All Here

The Business Advisory Counsel of Ottawa County, Ohio is excited to continue our Ottawa County It’s All Here campaign. This campaign focuses on showcasing everything that our region has to offer, with the goal of promoting employment, local businesses, and economic development. The Villages of Ottawa County Campaign is part of this initiative to highlight the places that make our community special. You can learn more by visiting our about page.

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