In Rhodes I booked half board, so the dinner was included in the price I paid for my holiday. The breakfast at my hotel was buffet style and I usually eat a lot in the morning. For this reason during my stay on the island I only had some Greek salad for lunch. Once I had meat and fried potatoes. This is the reason why I am not able to recommend any restaurant in Rhodes and on other areas of the island.
Anyway if you feel hungry and you are near the port you could go inside the Nèa Agora. The translation of this term is new market. Here you can find a good choice of restaurants, cafes, various shops and the toilets.
After walking round the museum for nearly two hours we needed a much earned rest and a cool drink so popped in here.Its nice and shady with plenty of tables and a good selection of snacks,drinks and ice creams.Great view of the street,watching the locals go about their business and helpful staff(waiter took my picture).A really nice cafe.
Favorite Dish: We just had drinks here
We happened to notice the special steak offer of the restaurant Victoria. As soon as waiters noticed our eyes, we already were sitting in the busy restaurant with menus. We ordered beef steak with mushroom sauce which was brought very quickly. The steak was probably below average but we could see around us on other tables that this was a real a la carte restaurant and the offer was obviously done to attract more visitors. The vegetables were of high quality and service was close to perfect but there was a reason why this steak was an offer. We were generally satisfied with service and surrounding, this place is nice but not romantic because tables are so close to each other that you feel like having a dinner with people at the next table.
Favorite Dish: We do not have any favourite dish but if you lack something to do on your vacation, you can go to one day course as a helper in the kitchen :) (see the website of the restaurant Victoria)
The Pink Panther is one of the exclusive cake restaurants which line the road in front of Nea Agora. The Waiter's in each restaurant will try their best to lure you in but the real winners are the fantastic looking cakes which are on display. We opted for the Pink Panther and were lucky enough to have a 'harbourside view' well it was if you ignored the main road next to us!! I have to admit, the cake I had was delicious and the others were mostly satisfied with theirs. The real shock came when the bill arrived - everything was double the price of other restaurants in Rhodes but I suppose you do pay for the Harbour view!
The Garden restaurant is situated just off the main shopping street of Socratous. Compared to the hustle and bustle of this street, this lovely little cafe-bar provides a great place to relax. The seating area is set out amidst mature shrubs and palm trees with some lovely water features and ornate pots to complete the setting. We just called in for a drink this time but I would love to call in again & try out some of the food.
Oh yes, don't forget to say hello to the lovely green parrott on your way out!!
We happened upon this lovely little restaurant just by chance and were very pleased that we did. It is situated half way down Sokratous Street which one of the main shopping streets in the Old Town. There is a lovely restaurant area inside but we chose to sit outside in a charming little alleyway. The waiter was attentive and friendly, service was really good too. I had the Mousakka which was really good and probably the best I'd tasted while in Rhodes.
Kontiki is a classy floating Restaurant-bar located in Mandraki Harbour. It is a fantastic modern establishment with the restaurant area on the lower floor and the bar upstairs. We called in here for a drink after a lovely stroll around the harbour. There is a lovely outdoor seating area which gives a panoramic view of Mandraki harbour; from the left you have the Grand Masters Palace, the Deer guarding the entrance to the harbour right ahead and Agios Nikalaos fort and the Medieval windmills to your left. I have to say, this is one of the best places to sit and watch the world (and ships) go by!!
We didn't have anything to eat here but the menu looks really nice. I don't think it's the cheapest place to eat in Rhodes town but if you were looking for somewhere special to eat I have no doubts, this is the place to go!
Dining in Alexis-4-Seasons was a pleasant and tasty experience.
Leaving the hustle-bustle of Aristotelous Street and entering the back garden of a small private house was a pleasure.
Our menu consisted of various fish and seafood dishes, which were all delicious.
The owner and the staff were very friendly. The owner told us that the house used to be part of the Jewish Quarter of the old city, and told tus he story of the family who used to live there until WWII.
We were strolling in the street of Rodos town looking for a Greek restaurant at the right location: On a nice street, not too noisy but not too quiet, not on the main square, with no hustling by the waiters... and we found Sarris, which was just right.
The menu was varied and contained all the usual Greek staples. The food was tasty, and the service was very friendly despite it being the busy tourist season. We sat outside and enjoyed the evening air, the nice atmosphere and watching the tourists go by. There was also indoor seating. The toilets were spotless.
This cafe has great location, right in the middle of the Old Town of Rhodes. They have internet, great coffee, fresh orange juice and very nice owner.
We came here every day to relax and check our e-mail.
Nireas Fish Restaurant is probably the best seafood restaurant on Rhodes.
We ended up eating there 3 times during our 3 day stay on Rhodes (and believe me we have tried plenty of other restaurants on Rhodes as well).
We went there twice for lunch and once for dinner.
It gets really busy during dinner, so get there early and be ready to deal with busy service - it is worth it!
Favorite Dish: We had many different dishes like Horta, small fish bite, fried potatoes, stuffed squid in it's own ink, rock shrimp, mussles saganaki etc...
It was all delicious!
We never had a whole fish, because we prefer to share several small dishes rather than stuff ourself withe the whole fish, but I have seen with my own eyes, the whole fish is grilled personally by the old man :-) and that is a good sign!!!
The Koukos cafe is very nicely decorated sandwich bar on two floors and apparently very popular among locals. It's so busy that it can take up to 10 min for waiters to see you but finally when you get seated, you get very good service and very good sandwiches and salads.
Favorite Dish: They have good variety of sandwiches, and the greek salad was also very good. Everything is brought in authentic trays which makes it look "more greek". We really enjoyed it.
The little ice cream van is located just on the entrance of the old town. It may look like a tourist trap but nothing of the kind. The ice cream are very light there, has variety of tastes to choose of and costs 1 euro per roll of ice cream, also the ice cream man was very friendly.
Favorite Dish: It is ice cream van so they sell only ice cream, I chose my favourite mango taste and I did not regret a second, Sigthor went for cocos taste and enjoyed very much.
Ovelix is a nice family run kiosk with decent prices and very good pitas :) It's obviously not much to say about Ovelix, it's a small place which does not spend much money for decoration, but it's very much used for lunch when you don't want anything fancy, just a little bite.
For example, our top meal was two pitas, fanta and mythos (local beer) - 7,1 euros.
Apparantely, owners are greek couple and a swedish woman.
Favorite Dish: Our favourite dish was pita gyros and vegetarian pita. The bread was very tasty and potato chips that they used were also very good.
Have you ever had a feeling when you sit in a restaurant that the owner just woke up with an idea in his head that it would be fun to open a finnish restaurant? Well, this is exactly what it is.
The waiter-invitor showed us very nice huge shrimps that looked delicious enough to order but when we they came it was deep fried squid and one tiny octopus. The steak was definitely beef, most likely pork but honestly we do not want to know. Fanta looked like it was seperate water and some yellow colour on top, tasted like everything else but not fanta.
This bar is definitely created for finnish tourists as few waiters were of finnish origin, also menu was in finnish, and tv was showing local finnish track-and-field event.
The place is not bad to have a beer and relax a little bit but avoid eating there.