There are loads of great Fethiye restaurants, bars & pubs – but everyone will have their own opinions as to which are actually THE best Fethiye bars and restaurants. So, this is not a definitive guide of where to eat and drink in Fethiye – or even which places have the best food in Fethiye (you can find plenty of reliable Fethiye restaurants reviews on TripAdvisor) – this is just the definitive guide to where we eat and drink in (and around) Fethiye – and we haven’t been everywhere…yet!
(We’re working on that though…)
Click on the blue links below to get further details about each individual place to eat or drink in Fethiye…
Fethiye Restaurants & Bars: City Centre
Deep Blue Bar: Deep Blue Bar is on Hamam Sokak (aka Fethiye Bar Street) in Paspatur, Fethiye’s old town. Our second home. Great music if you like rock, blues etc. Regular live music. Speciality Lavazza coffees also available. (Open all year.)
Cafe Cafe: Cafe Cafe is on Çarşı 95 Sokak. Speciality coffees, full bar, newly refurbished and new menu for 2015. (Open all year.)
Fethiye Market: As well as for our fruit and veg shopping, we also come to Fethiye Market to eat gözleme and turşu.
Kardeşim Mantı Evi: The clue’s in the name. Come to this Fethiye restaurant for good mantı dishes. (Open all year.)
Kebap Time: A very reasonably-priced Fethiye restaurant with fab, meaty kebabs. Click the link to see a couple of Kebap Time’s tasty looking kebabs. (Open all year.)
King’s Garden Restaurant: Beneath the rock tombs with beautiful views over Fethiye bay. Great food and Salih (the owner) will pick you up and drop you off. (Open all year.)
Köfteci İmadettin: A Fethiye legend, we discovered…except we’d never heard of it. A good, no nonsense köfte ekmek and great if you’re on a budget. (Open all year.)
Konya Etli Ekmek: Great for those on a budget – think giant, thin pide with meat topping. (Open all year.)
Meğri Restaurant, Fethiye: An institution amongst Fethiye old town restaurants. Strangely, we haven’t yet written about this very popular place with its large outside rating area. Blogpost coming soon…
Mozaik Bahçe Restaurant: Many people consider Mozaik Bahçe to be the best restaurant in Fethiye – and who are we to argue? It ticks all of our boxes too! Doğan is from the Hatay region of Turkey, and he and co-owner Nichola serve food which is mostly traditional to the Hatay area of Turkey. It’s a must! Mozaik Bahçe is behind Dominos Pizza, close to the PTT. (Open April-Nov.)
Sahil Lokanta 2: Blog post to come. 24 hour Turkish foodie goodness!
Sundial Hotel: Taşyaka. Beautiful views over the whole of Fethiye bay. Watch the sunset from the poolside. Under new management from 2015.
Yengen: Don’t get your kebab from here unless you’re very hungry. Yummy! (Open all year.)
Yeşil Asma Yaprağı: A great lokanta serving traditional, homemade Turkish food at reasonable prices.
Fethiye Bars & Restaurants: Along The Harbour
The Fethiye bars and restaurants here are listed in order as they appear along the marina; starting from the Karagözler in Fethiye and heading outwards along the harbour and further to Çalış along the seafront.
Paşa Büfe: No airs and graces here. This is in the heart of the boat yard and is where the boat builders come to eat. Great köfte ekmek. (Open all year.)
Yacht Classic: Along the Karagözler, overlooking Fethiye marina. Sip a cold Efes, eat a snack or enjoy a great evening meal. You’ll need to reserve a table for evening meals in high season.
Captain’s Pearl Restaurant: Along the Karagözler and overlooking the harbour. Fresh seafood is a speciality, here. (Open all year.)
Cafe Geniş: Great roof terrace and an open fire to keep you warm in winter. (Open all year.)
Address Restaurant: Along with other Fethiye restaurants covering this stretch of the harbour, Address is constantly busy whatever the time of year. There’s a happy buzz around Address with the locals of Fethiye playing tavla (backgammon) and drinking çay (Turkish tea) or beer. Good food, too. (Open all year.)
Iksirci Tezcan: Next to the blue culture centre. The masters of the tost. We love sitting here with a mixed tost, washed down with freshly pressed, mixed fruit juice. Super cheap. (Open all year.)
Popeye’s Boat: Deep-fried, battered whiting – loveliness in a half bread. (Open all year.)
Cafe Park Teras: Beautiful views over Fethiye. Lift access up to the terrace and difficult to leave once you’re up there. (Open all year.)
Hello Büfe: A Fethiye institution. Feed the fish and the seagulls while drinking a çay or a beer. Always busy. (Open all year.)
Boğaziçi Restaurant: Cafe and restaurant. Always busy. Quality, reasonably priced Turkish food and drink. (Open all year.)
Mancero Kitchen: If it’s a big slab of quality steak you’re after, this could be your place. Mediterranean cuisine also served. (Open all year.)
Denizatı Restaurant: If you’re walking to Çalış from Fethiye, this is your last stop before Çalış. Decent food and prices. A great place for gözleme by the seaside. A very pleasant breeze in summer! (Open all year.)
Anacığım: This is the boat at Ördek Adası (Duck Island). Great balık (mackerel) ekmek!
Çalış Bars & Restaurants
We know some of these places are not, strictly speaking, Çalış but for ease of categorising them, they’re in the Çalış section as they’re all in the same general area.
Baba Fırın: Serving various breads, pastries, cakes and chocolates, this is also a cafe and coffee shop. A recent and welcome addition to that part of Fethiye. (Open all year.)
Cafe Pazar: A great stop off point after you’ve been to the market. We love the homemade köfte, chilli burgers and fish and chips. Oh, and they’re our friends, too. (Open all year.)
Çalış Kebabs & Dürüm: Probably our most oft visited kebab stop. Adana, chicken or liver – filling and cheap! (Open all year)
Günışık: Big, meaty kebabs and homemade, fat chips. Great food all round. (Open all year – day time only in winter.)
Mehtap Lokantası: Soups, kebabs, pide, casseroles; they’ve got a varied menu and reasonably priced. (Open all year.)
Çalış Beach & Koca Çalış
Cafe Bahane: Chilled out atmosphere in this great bar along Çalış Beach. New menu for 2014 (Open all year.)
Çalış Beach Restaurant: If you can’t live without your curry, then this place on Calış seafront is a great Indian restaurant in Fethiye. (Formerly Bombay Corner but they moved to the beach setting.)
Güven’s: At the end of Çalış Beach by the dolmuş stop. We go here to sit by the sea and chill. Lots of welcome shade and breeze in summer. Beautiful sunset. (Open all year.)
Çalış Beach Surf Cafe: Food, drink, sunbathe…surf if you want. A good chill out place. (Bar open all year.)
Yörük Çadır: Known to us as ‘the tents.’ If you fancy some traditional Turkish music (& usually Turkish folk dancing) then this place has live saz music every night. Get there early on a Saturday night. (Open all year.)
Hisarönü & Ovacık
This is going to be a short list as we don’t frequent Hisarönü or Ovacık too often. Our knowledge is admittedly scant but these are the places we go to if we make it up there for our annual summer Hisarönü night out.
Abrahkebabrah: Blog post to come. How can you not want to have a drink in bar with a fab name like that? They were open one winter when we were freezing while waiting for a dolmuş. Lovely fire in winter! (Open all year.)
Shine Indian Restaurant: Blog post to come. Great food and as it’s on a raised platform, perfect for people watching, too.
Ölü Deniz & Beyond
And another short one. We find ourselves in Ölü Deniz a lot over summer but it’s usually to meet friends rather than eating and drinking. We’re including Faralya and Kabak in this section, too, hence the ‘beyond’.
Kumsal Pide: We can’t recommend anything else on the menu as we always come here for pide and meze. 3 lengths of pide to choose from. Only order the longest if you’re very hungry or if you’re sharing. (Open all year.)
Mimoza Piknik: Not easy to do Ölüdeniz on a budget but you can pick up a decent, cheap döner kebab here. (Open May to Oct.)
Olive Garden Restaurant & Camp, Kabak: What can we say? Fabulous food (at a reasonable price), fabulous views over Kabak bay and there’s a swimming pool and bungalows. Perfect!
The Hangout: Good chill out place and views along Belecekiz Beach and out to sea from the terrace.
Zirve Restaurant: A long drive to the top of Babadağ but worth it for the views and for watching the paragliders take off.
Bülent’in Yeri: Bülent is always smiling! He’s an institution as his place has been open in Kayaköy for years. Enjoy a drink or a gözleme and homemade chips while waiting for the dolmuş back to Fethiye.
Fethiye Fish Restaurants
Fethiye Fish Market Restaurants: Choose a restaurant, go to a stall to choose your fish and the restaurant will cook it for you for a small fee. An eating experience. (Open all year.)
Girida Balık Seafood Restaurant: If seafood is your thing and you fancy a change from the fish market, this is no second best. A must-try for fish fans. (Open all year.)
Vegetarian Restaurants, Fethiye
There are not really any out-and-out specialist vegetarian restaurants in Fethiye. Maybe that will change at some point…but non-meat eaters need not worry anyway. Almost all good restaurants in Fethiye will have more than enough options for vegetarians. Our main advice would be that you should not overly-worry about asking for a restaurant menu as a vegetarian. Just head for the fridges and check out which meze dishes you fancy.
Fethiye Cheap Eats
We live in Fethiye on a budget and whenever we come across a sit-down meal for 15 TL or under, we add it to our Fethiye Cheap Eats section of the blog. So, if you’re on a budget, take a look at this for more options. We’ll be adding to this list as and when.
If you know this region, you’ll know there are many places missing from this list. We aim to keep it as up-to-date as possible and if we try somewhere new and enjoy it, we’ll be sure to add it to this page. As we said above, it’s our personal list, not a complete Fethiye directory.
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