Where to eat in Rhodes – Restaurants, taverns and ouzeri

Rhodes old town and new

In the new part of Rhodes town should not miss a visit to the tavern-ouzeri Koykos located in Nikiforou Mandilara. Build in a beautiful traditional house with small tables in the garden and various terraces. Busy mostly with local people is a very busy place all year around! Excellent choice of meat and fish meze. We recommend melanzanosaganaki, baby calamari, saganaki, bekri meze chichen or pork. Tasta a local suma as well. Low prices. Excellent!

Ouzeri Tapedaladika in Menekleous square  in a nice old town offers a simple environment and great service. You will find an extensive menu of starters (meze) by matching with the ouze or glass of wine. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, frequented mainly by locals. Coose  different plates of meze as grillecd octopus, melanzanosalata, sea urchins, grilled haloumi cheese, Symi shrimp and small fish from leros. Average prices. Very good!

Marco Polo restaurant in the old town offers a cuisine that looks to the future without losing sight of the traditions of the island. Located in the garden of a typical medieval house offers a high standard of quality for those in search of something more exlusive.  High prices. Good!

Bonito ar gallery in the district of San Francesco is enchanting place where besides tasting traditional dishes revisited by the South American chef visitors can enjoy the entertainment of live band and great Mojitos. Also suitable for after dinner. Average prices. Very good!

Indigo is a friendly and unique restaurant in the port of Madraki in the so-called New Market. Compared to the tourist restaurants of the old town you will find the service much more informal. You can try a variety of salads and plates from Turkish and Greek cuisine. Average prices. Very good!

Nireas  restaurant in Sofokles street is very touristy, but probably one of the best fish restaurants in the old town of Rhodes. Located in a charming square  with tables placed under a pergola. The menu is not very large, are offered dishes of fresh fish such as sea urchins, squid and  little choice of meat dishes. Excellent mussels saganaki, with a tomato sauce and feta cheese and small Symi shrimp  For sweet lovers a baklava is a must; it is served with ice cream. Medium to high prices. Good!

In the old town, in a quiet street close to the Tower, you will find the Rustic tavern offering a warm and friendly atmosphere. Among the taverns of the old town is the one closest to the classic Greek taverna. Kostas the owner  offers a wide choice of dishes of Greek cuisine, very tasty grilled mix meat, kleftiko (baked lamb with potatoes) and homemade musaka!. Average price. Very good!

Another place to recommend is Kostas taverna located in an alley a few meters from the market in the old city. Much simpler than the usual tourist restaurants is the right place where to eat in Rhodes fine food-meze, including fish such as squid, cuttlefish and octopus and good prices. The owners are a couple a bit slow in service, but the atmosphere is very warm and friendly ideal for a relaxing evening. You will find at the entrance cards written by the visitors that speak of their experience. Average prices. Excellent!

Places to eat in the villages out of Rhodes town

Yannis tavern in Koskinou in a very little street, great athmosphere, typical village place offers traditional homemade dishes . After dinner we recommend everyone to get lost in the alleys of Koskinou, with its pastel-colored houses. Average prices.Good. Kattoliki is a typical tavern in Afanadou located a few steps from the seafront offers traditional dishes as baked lamb with potatoes. Low prices. Very good!

Maritsa village hosts a very charming square with two nice taverns  called Yanis and Masasoura. The Masasoura is more popular and always full of locals, the food is great in both as well as the athmosfere. Middle prices. Very good!

On the road that leads to the beach of Tzampika is located Maria places owned by Maria and her family. The garden with manicured lawn is full of games for kids makes it ideal restaurant for families. Low prices.Very good!

Anima e Core per chi sentisse nostalgia di casa. Una delle migliori pizzerie Italiane dell’isola, gestita da Italiani residenti a Rodi da molti anni. Prezzi medi. Buono!

Lindos and Where to eat in Rhodes at the south of Rhodes

Sea-side village Stegna is famous for the best fish tavernas on the island of Rhodes. In the small port local fishermen bring daily fresh fish that you will find  served in waterfront taverns.  Excellent is the place called Old Port, very good O gialos and Mary restaurant.

Lindos offers a multitude of restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. As the summer heat rises diners start to climb as high as they can to catch a little breeze as they eat. The restaurant upper-terraces almost float like rafts in a surreal sea.

Stefanos in Kiotari it is a real institution for fish lovers. The restaurant is beautifully situated on the seafront offering simple traditional seafood, great grilled octopus, stuffed calamari, grilled sea brass and more. Average prices. Excellent!