Best Places to Eat in Rhodes

With its olive groves and citrus fruit trees, verdant Rhodes offers an array of culinary experiences. From down-home tavernas to fine dining restaurants, chefs across the island are reviving traditional dishes nearly lost to time.

In Rhodes Town, Koukos is a great place to discover the best of local cuisine. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Located on the main square in Lindos, Mavrikos is a restaurant with an impeccable reputation across Rhodes (and beyond). Chef Dimitri Mavrikos (he studied hospitality) has long been a master at celebrating Greek comfort foods, but with a distinctly modern twist.

The teriyaki-glazed salmon is beautifully judged, its crisp toasted sesame seed crust providing an ideal foil to the fish’s unctuousness. The squid ink risotto perfumed with Moschato wine is also excellent, with the nuts adding welcome texture to the rich dish.

The restaurant is also well known for its desserts, including a hefty serving of the traditional Greek sweet baklava. Wash it all down with a carafe of the eminently drinkable local red wine Amorgiano, and you’ll be leaving the restaurant feeling both satisfied and genuinely Greek.


This is a traditional Greek restaurant that serves excellent souvlaki and other homemade dishes. It also offers a great selection of drinks and desserts. The restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and is a great place to visit with friends.

Kerasma is a family-run restaurant that has been in business for over 30 years. It is a popular choice among locals and tourists alike. Its delicious food and friendly service make it an ideal choice for anyone looking for a bite to eat in Rhodes.

Kerasma offers an extensive menu and is known for its fusion cuisine. You can enjoy everything from soups to grilled fish and meat. The restaurant also has a nice selection of wine and beer. Make sure to try the grilled octopus cooked in its own ink.

Marco Polo Cafe

Located in the heart of the city, Marco Polo Cafe is known for its Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers a variety of pizzas and pasta dishes, as well as classic deli sandwiches. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, making it a great place to enjoy a meal with friends and family.

The menu includes Northern and Southern Italian dishes, as well as daily chef specials. The black seafood risotto is especially popular, as is the bruschetta and the barbabietola salad.

The restaurant is also a good choice for vegetarians. Its food is made with the highest quality ingredients and has a delicious taste. The staff is creative and friendly, which adds to the pleasant experience of dining here. Moreover, this place has modern decor that will impress any guest.

Elli Beach

It’s not often that a beach in the middle of town is this amazing, but Elli Beach crushes any preconceived notions you may have about a Rhodes Town beach. With crystal clear water, stylish beach bars and lounge chairs, it’s the perfect spot to spend your day!

This beautiful, sandy to sand and pebble beach lies right next to the city centre and is one of the most popular beaches in Rhodes. It is covered with sun loungers and umbrellas and has changing rooms, showers and toilets.

The restaurant here opened in 2008 and became the most popular restaurant on the island very fast. They are famous for their fresh seafood, drinks and coffee. The place is often crowded, but the service is excellent.

Nor Beach House Project

As the fourth largest Greek island, Rhodes offers a diverse tapestry of gastronomic delights. From time-honored tavernas that hold on to traditional recipes, to new-age restaurants fusing innovation with tradition, Rhodes’ culinary scene is a feast for the senses.

Here are a few spots that are worth checking out for dinner.