Fethiye - Eating & Drinking

Below is a list of eating and watering holes in the Fethiye area. It's not the definitive guide of where to eat and drink in the Fethiye region; it's just the definitive guide of where we eat and drink in and around Fethiye and we haven't been everywhere...yet. We're working on it, though...Oh, and apart from Popeye's Boat in Fethiye and the Tuesday and Sunday markets, all the places listed serve alcohol. 
Fethiye - Eating & Drinking
Click on the links below to find out more about each place

Fethiye: City Centre

Deep Blue Bar: Deep Blue Bar is on Hamam Sokak in Paspatur (Fethiye's old city). 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 Fish Market: 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.)
Fethiye Tuesday Market: We come here to eat gözleme and turşu. 
Kardeşim Mantı Evi: Clue's in the name. Come here for good mantı dishes. (Open all year.)
Kebap Time: Reasonably priced and fab, meaty kebabs. Click the link to see a couple of Kebap Time's tasty looking kebabs. (Open all year.)
King's Garden: 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)
Mozaik Bahçe: We've never had a bad meal here! The owner Doğan is from the Hatay region of Turkey and food served here is mostly traditional to the Hatay region. 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.

Fethiye: Along The Harbour

The bars and eateries here are listed in order as they appear along the harbour, starting from the Karagözler in Fethiye and heading towards Çalış along the seafront.
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: Along the Karagözler and overlooking the harbour. Fresh seafood is a speciality, here. 
Cafe Geniş: Great roof terrace and an open fire to keep you warm in winter. (Open all year.)
Address: Along with other restaurants along 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: Cafe and restaurant. Always busy. Quality, reasonably priced Turkish food and drink. (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.)
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 Fethiye: 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!
Turkish Food
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.)
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)
Sini Et Lokantası: Great meals from the bay marie as well as soups, kebabs, pide and lahmacun. Very reasonably priced.

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: Fab Indian food. (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.)
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.' Live saz music every night. Get there early on a Saturday night. (Open all year.)
Turkish Drinks
Hisarönü & Ovacık
This is going to be a short list as we don't frequent Hisarönü or Ovacık 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 Camp & Restaurant, 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!
Sea Horse Restaurant: Blog post to come. Belcekiz Beach. A good spec to sit and have an Efes while watching the paragliders. Good staff, too. (Open all year - daytime only in winter)
Turkish Food
Cin Bal: Just the best. Kendin pişir. Kendin  ye! Barbecue your own food under the shade of vines or sit inside in colder weather for the Cin Bal winter experience. (Open all year)
Poseidon: Great views over the ruins and relaxed atmosphere with good music. Shaded by vines. 
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 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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