Friendly old man at parking place, who just inspected our boot, welcomed us in Russian with strong Odessa accent.
"You can visit museum and then you can eat something. We have very good restaurants and even a MacDonalds. But this is only if you want to. Nobody will force you."
:-) Who have been to Odessa will understand me!
I would avoid this place because it was really expensive ( buffet style, so they weighed portions). Food was not particularly good, not really bad , but not good. I would grab something along the way instead of eating here. Its terribly overpriced as well.
Ein Gedi is an oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, some 400 m. below sea level. Extreme heat and aridity prevail in this desert region throughout most of the year. But perennial fresh water springs (Ein is Hebrew for spring) flow down from the high cliffs of the Judean Desert and have made permanent settlement and agriculture possible since ancient times.
This small restaurant also is an oasis in the middle of the desert.
You can find all kind of beverages and food ..its a self service restaurant clean and tasty
The En gedi Inn is a nice restaurant with air conditioning on the road for families or groups.
When we came it was passover (a jewish holiday) so we didnt came to eat here and brought our own kosher food.
If you miss the taste of fast food you can always go to the mall on En Boqeq (called petra mall) and enjoy Mcdonalds.
Favorite Dish: I dont like Mcdonalds but they dont have a variety of choices so i guess you can eat their hamburger.
After a long visit in Massada specially if you are thirsty you can enjoy a cafe or better some orange juices in the area