Fethiye McDonald’s Open – And a Round Up, Too

Well here it is in all it’s glory – the brand new, open McDonald’s Fethiye. We took this photo whilst walking home from Deep Blue Bar in the small hours of the morning on Wednesday night / Thursday morning and it was still open.

We’ve got no idea of it’s going to be open so late all the time or if this was just a one-off because it was the opening day but we did see a customer coming out.

If we’re feeling the need to consume some solids on our way home from a night out, rather than go to McDonald’s, I think we’ll be going for fantastic Turkish soup at one of the 24 hour lokantas or we’ll buy kokoreç.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re not McDonald’s snobs – we just think that if we’re paying for a burger it might as well be a nice big meaty one on lovely fresh bread. We don’t enjoy any of the big chain burgers so if you want to know what the interior of this new place is like, you’re going to have to pay a visit yourself.

Fethiye McDonald's, Turkey

Open all hours?

May has been a funny month for Fethiye with regards to the weather. Hot and stuffy whilst my dad was here and then last week was windy and on the cooler side of warm. Yesterday absolutely poured down and even when it wasn’t raining, it was cloudy.

However, we reckon the hot Fethiye summer has kicked in today and is here to stay now. We’ve woken up this morning to no breeze, blue skies, sunshine and it’s already about 30 degrees I reckon.

Typically, we have to do boring things today like going to pay bills and other normal life activities so no time to go to see our friends at their hotel and of course use their pool for a cool off. Ah well, we have a full summer ahead of us for enjoyable things like that.

We’ve got a couple of days out planned for the coming few days as well. We’re hopefully going to sail across to Göcek on Sunday with our friends and we mentioned a few posts ago that we insist on everyone seeing Tlos and Yaka Park when they come to visit us.

If all goes to plan, we’re going to hire a car to take our friends up there one day next week. It has to be done.

Well, one good thing about writing a blog is that it’s fluid and we can update as and when. In Fethiye things are changing all the time. For one thing, it’s a fast growing town/city and also, when it comes to bars and restaurants, new ones are replacing old ones all the time and ownership changes.

A while back, we did a post about Buffalo Steakhouse in Fethiye. Well, we have no idea what’s happened or the reasons why – and we probably never will – but this is now closed. We also don’t know if it is a permanent closure.

We never did get to have a steak there! If you know Buffalo and their famous steaks, you’ll know they have a restaurant in Ölüdeniz so all is not lost. Maybe we can try there one of these days…

*Update December 2011 – Buffalo Steakhouse has now reopened :))
*Update June 2012 – Buffalo Steakhouse has now re-closed :((
*Update February 2013 – Buffalo Steakhouse has been open all winter.
*Update 2014 – Looks like Buffalo Steakhouse has gone for good…
*Update 2015 – The former Buffalo is now a Carrefour supermarket.

Meanwhile, McDonald’s is still going strong…

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  1. Hahaha =)) I can see a big evil-eye beads under McDonalds logo at the first floor level. This is completely a Turkish McDonalds =))

  2. @ Kuday: Ha ha, we hadn’t noticed that in the dark. Yes, a very Turkish McDonalds. 🙂

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