The Turquoise Coast Restaurants

This coast has been serving tourists for a long time, and you will find a rich choice of restaurants to prove this. There’s no shortage of older, established eateries, which dish out the standard national fare (think mezes, kebabs, assorted grilled meats, and fresh seafood). Simple—but often superb—spots are as popular with vacationing Turks as they are with foreigners. In recent years, the number of fine dining options has also increased, especially in larger cities and tourist centers. The top ones prepare creative dishes, combining high-quality local ingredients with international flair.

Regional specialties along the Turquoise Coast include mussels stuffed with rice, pine nuts, and currants; ahtopot salatas?, a cold octopus salad, tossed in olive oil, vinegar, and parsley; and grilled fish. Most of Turkey's tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, zucchinis, and peppers are grown along the coast, so salads are fresh and delicious. In Lycia, a local home-cooking specialty is stewed eggplant with basil—wonderful if you're offered it. Semiz otu (cow parsley) is a refreshing appetizer in a garlic yogurt sauce.

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  • 1. Smiley's

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    Located next to a 19th-century Ottoman house at the edge of the harbor, Smiley's has been an open secret among Turquoise Coast yachters since 1987....Read More

  • 2. Ata Kebab

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    A down-to-earth, traditional Turkish restaurant in often tourist-oriented Kalkan, Ata is (as the name suggests) known for its tender, flavorful kebabs, which come in medium-...Read More

  • 3. Dikkat Et

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    Serving up tasty home-cooking in a contemporary setting, this friendly, good-value option near Hadrian's Gate has a small menu focused on meatballs and other grills,...Read More

  • 4. Fethiye Fish Market

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    Those who are tempted by Turkey's fish markets but have nowhere to cook for themselves can head to Fethiye's lively local market area. For a...Read More

  • 5. Flash

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    A few blocks north of the fray, Flash attracts more locals than tourists and survives on word of mouth. It’s known for soups, steaks, kebabs,...Read More

  • 6. Hatay Sultan Sofrası

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    Tour groups often fill this restaurant at dinner for good reason: the food is both delicious and inexpensive, a combination that also makes it popular...Read More

  • 7. Izela

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    Part of the Gunay's Garden villa complex, this tranquil spot in the far corner of Kaya village blends the best of Turkish and European cuisine,...Read More

  • 8. Karakuş

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    With a prime spot right on the beach, Karakuş is one of the best places for dinner and drinks in the entire Olympos-Çıralı area. The...Read More

  • 9. Kirtil Cafe

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    This homey lokanta is a good-value place to grab a quick bite after visiting the nearby castle. Choose from the daily array of traditional Turkish...Read More

  • 10. Kumsal Pide

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    An Ölüdeniz institution, this casual restaurant set just back from the seafront at the eastern edge of town serves up hearty fare at reasonable prices....Read More

  • 11. Meğri Lokanta

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    This excellent, straightforward Turkish restaurant is on the western edge of the bazaar and favored by locals for its kebabs, pide (Turkish pizza), and traditional...Read More

  • 12. Nur Pastaneleri

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    After paying your respects to St. Nick, retire to this bakery-café, the local branch of a popular Turkish chain, to enjoy arctic air-conditioning and a...Read More

  • 13. Paul's Place

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    A homey, peaceful retreat on the southern edge of the old city serves great coffee, fruit smoothies, homemade American cakes, and home-cooked lunches that include...Read More

  • 14. Pineapple

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    This restaurant on the Netsel marina has a lot more style and dignity than you would guess from the name, and it's a great escape...Read More

  • 15. Tarihi Balık Pazarı Unlu Mamülleri (The Fırın)

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    Every Turkish village has a fırın: a tasty, unpretentious bakery that churns out a daily bounty of smooth puddings, flaky pastries, fresh bread, and sweets....Read More

  • 16. Yakapark Restaurant

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    Continue up the hill beyond Tlos to the nearby village of Yaka Köyü (it's signposted) and you'll reach the vast but peaceful Yakapark Restaurant, which...Read More

  • 17. Anadolu Restaurant

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    Although service can be a little slow and the modern roof over the garden is unattractive, locals still flock to this 100-year-old house--turned--library--turned--billiards hall--turned restaurant....Read More

  • 18. Paşaköy Bar and Restaurant

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    What differentiates this pleasant restaurant from the rest is its weird and wonderfully kitsch garden, decked out with garden gnomes, mock-classical statuary, and stuffed animals....Read More

  • 19. Soundwaves Restaurant

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    This open-air restaurant on a pedestrian walk overlooking the sea has a long and reliable reputation; it's run by the same management as the nearby...Read More

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