Galei Gil Dagiem: Galei Gil Dagiem
We arrived late on a saturday evening in Tiberias, checked in at our hotel and then went down to the sea, walked a bit along the promenade where there are several restaurants. We liked Galei Gil Dagiem (loosely translated Gil's Waves of Fishes, thanks Martin for this), an old (more than 40 years) fish tavern with tables outside right on the water, great location for sure, I guess the view must be great during the day along the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret), during the night you cant see much although the boats were a nice background (pic 5). In colder months you have to stay inside but the interior isn’t something special, probably a bit dated.
We started with some appetizers, olives, pita bread, a small veggie salad, humus and a bigger mixed salad that came with appetizers.
Then we tried four different fish plates, St Peter fish (a popular local fish), salmon, lavrak, and another fish that cant recall now. Fish dishes are grilled or fried and were from 68 to 90nis and most of them were served with garlic sauce, baked potatoes and lemon. We were all satisfied at the end as everything was perfectly done. We washed the food down with beers, lemonade and at the end we had a mint tea (this was on the house). Service was warm but on the slow side but we didn’t really care, we just had a lovely dinner with friends.
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Tiberias Restaurants: Restaurants at Tiberias
Since Tiberias is a big town, actually like a small city, it has a good number of restaurants and snack stands that offer local Kosher Israeli Cuisine mostly and a sprinkling of Lebanese and Other Middle Eastern Cuisine plus the ubiqitous Multi National Burger Chain like Mc Donalds. and the usual kebab and shawarma stands and falafel joints. there are also juice stands the offer fruit smoothies and more.
You will be spoiled for choices at the central boardwalk if you are hungry as there are many eateries along this long area.
Favorite Dish: assorted Israeli Kosher Dishes and Middle Eastern Goods and American Multinational Food Chains.
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Avi's restaurant: the best meal we had in Israel!
my wife and I were travelling all over Israel last month. in our 2nd week we visit in Tiberias, next to the sea of galilee and had an amazing meal in a place called Avi's Restaurant. The best way to know about good places is to ask the locals and 3 out of 3 recommended us on this place, so we had to listen to them.
the owner is a very generous person who offered us a lot of food in a reasonable price so we took it. We started out with many (at least 12) small plates of salads and humus. for my first time I tried Tjina (lovely) I tried later on in Germany and it is not as good as in Avi's place :/. we also orderd 2 onion soups which was very tasty. Actually I could do just fine with just eating all the salads and the amazing garlic bread but the owner was so nice and talkative so we wanted to stay some more time. we ordered a spring chicken and St. peters fish. both of them was incredible. the food kept on coming and waitresses were so nice and refilled all the empty salads! we ate so much that when the waitress asked us if we want coffee or tea at the end we couldn't answer her.
the atmosphere at the restaurant is really nice and we could sit there for hours. I recommend it to everyone. you won't get disappointed. just ask the people on the street, everybody will tell you it's the best choice. The place is very popular, especially at the evening.
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Cafe Shemesh: The Best in Tiberias!
This is my local haunt and has been for a few years now. It's quaint & stylish with a good menu selection and they do have English menus which is not easy to find in Tiberias. Price is everything if you're like me when traveling and this place fits the bill. Here two people can share a breakfast with excellent cappuccinos and do it for $10. The bathroom is always clean too!
Favorite Dish: I generally eat breakfast there and order the same thing which is their Israeli boker. You get a couple of eggs how you want them, six rolls, lots of different hard and soft cheeses, olives, fruit, juice, cappuccino & salad. It's always good. They have lots of great salads with or without meat and plenty of great sandwiches.
Bat Ya'ar: You'll never forget their steaks!
Bat Ya'ar is a ranch that has a restaurant with the same name. It is located in the middle of a forest about 30 minutes drive from Tiberias. Before you plan your visit there remember that you don't want to drive there when the roads are icey (unless you drive a tank)or when it's dark and it's your first visit! The road that leads to Bat Ya'ar is a serpentine, forest path (just a bit wider) where lights cannot be found. It will take you to the height of 800 meters in less than 15 minutes and trust me this getting -there-struggle is worthy.
Once you got to the ranch you'll have many option to spice your vacation up, like horseback riding, pony for children, and jeep tours for the adventurers among us. But the real reason why you want to get there is the steakhouse. Before they serve the steak the meat is going through some secret ageing process which makes it soft, then it is marinated and only then cooked and served.
To those who like their steaks well done, sorry to disappoint, but you won't get it. Since it dries the meat, the chef will not prepare it for you.
The menu consists of many other dishes from starters, appetizers, to chicken and hamburgers. But their beefsteaks are the real reason to visit the place.
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Little Tiberias: The most recommended in town
I have heard of this restaurant from many people and also read lots of recommendations on the Net. Knowing nothing about restaurants in Tiberias I decided it was time to listen to what people say (it doesn't happen that often).
Little Tiberias' menu combines both French and Mediterranian dishes. If you're looking for a salad then skip the place, 'cause you won't find any. But meat, fish, and pasta will be prepared for you in different styles and sauces.
Although the restaurant has quite some high standards the service is not. At least not when I visited there. The waitresses are very nice, but lack some experience (to my opinion). The questions that were asked by our waitress and the way of serving dishes led me to such a conclusion. However, it didn't ruin the dinner, just added to it some laughs.
Onion soup and eggplant roll were really good, followed by spagetti in olive oil and grilled forel. However, after eating so much (the dishes are big!) there was no space for desert.
Since Tiberias is a very touristy place foreigners won't experience any communication problems. All the restaurants are usually employing multi-lingual staff and menus in English are always available.
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The Pagoda: A Kosher Pagoda
Tiberias is not the place I would come to for fine food. There are mostly basic fish restaurants. The Pagoda restaurant is not an exception. The main thing here is the location, right on the beach. But, don't except real quality. Yo will find here very Israelized, Kosher, Chinese food.
Sahara restaurant is, in a way a kebab's house but with the range of hoummus,falafel and all kind of orientale food.It's situated very near to the port in the main street.
Favorite Dish: Kebabs
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