Thanks to its reputation as an exciting tourist destination, Marmaris is blessed with a range of restaurants and eateries that serve up everything from baklava to the most incredible seafood.
When considering the best restaurants in Marmaris, you will be spoilt for choice as there’s a pretty stellar selection of restaurants to choose from.
From the most mouth-watering kebabs that will make you rethink that end of night skewery snack to the restaurants in Marmaris with the most mesmerising views, this list will point you towards the very best Marmaris restaurants and eateries.
You might be surprised to know that Marmaris has quite the exciting culinary scene. Turkey’s second biggest city is home to everything from fine dining restaurants that serve some of the best steak in the city to inventive meze at the marina.
If there was ever a city to eat and drink your way around, it’s this one. So, let’s get ready for a gastronomic adventure: here’s our guide to breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Marmaris.
‘Let your summer rain keep coming down’ sings Leon Bridges, but whilst feasibly the likelihood of precipitation in Marmaris is slim to none, one thing you can be sure of is that you are guaranteed a fantastic breakfast whilst eating out in Marmaris.
One of the best restaurants in Marmaris for the ‘most important meal of the day’ is the poetic sounding Summer Rain which offers a contemporary interpretation of a classic Turkish breakfast as well as more traditional English breakfasts.
If you have the time (and the appetite!) then why not try their signature breakfast plate; The ‘Serpme’ Breakfast.
This has 42 (yes 42!) elements to the dish which includes lighter items like olives, veggies, as well as some meats such as salami, pepperoni, Turkish ‘sucuk’ and sausages.
Make sure to book in advance if you can in order to get a table on the balcony where you can enjoy breakfast with the most amazing views of the marina and beyond.
Bono Good Times
From Leon Bridges to U2! We are not entirely sure that this restaurant is paying homage to the U2 frontman, but we do love the relaxed ambience and the chilled tunes that are played whilst you enjoy your breakfast by the beach.
This is one of the best restaurants in Marmaris for breakfast and beyond.
Food is served all day and after dinner, this place turns into a speak-easy bar which plays some of the best music in the city.
If you are looking for great service, impeccable food, and a fantastic atmosphere, then definitely pay a visit to Bono Good Times.
It’s pretty budget-friendly and there’s some awesome dishes to choose from.
It can get a smidge busy throughout the day, especially during the summer, so make sure you make a reservation where you can.
Meryemana Mantı Evi
If you are hankering after some traditional Turkish dishes for lunch, then a visit to Meryem Ana Mantı Evi is certainly in order.
This small eatery is considered one of the best restaurants in Marmaris for authentic fine-value gözleme (stuffed flatbreads) which is a typical dish served as lunch in Turkey.
Don’t forget to try some classic Turkish dishes like etli yemek and sebzeli yemek.
Aquarium Kitchen Cafe
If it’s good food and inventive cocktails you are hankering after then the Aquarium Kitchen Cafe should be on your restaurants in Marmaris to visit list.
It is on the waterfront meaning you can get your aquatic fix without substituting wine for H20.
If you are looking for a quick yet delicious lunch on the go, then this is a stellar choice.
Choose from some of the freshest fish in the city to grilled fish through to quesadillas, the food is expertly cooked to a tee!
Can you really say that you’ve eaten in Marmaris if you haven’t enjoyed lunch on the waterfront?
Jimmy Martini's Restaurant & Steakhouse
Love steak? Then you certainly don’t want to leave Marmaris without a visit to Jimmy’s.
Considered to be one of the best restaurants in Marmaris, it’s also in a fantastic location which overlooks Marmaris’ beautiful landscape.
Jimmy Martini’s Restaurant & Steakhouse gives us real casino vibes and we are here for it!
The menu changes on a regular basis, but what doesn’t change is the quality and taste of the meat on offer which comes in the shape of both the burgers and the steak.
As well as more traditional western dishes, you can also enjoy some typical Turkish dishes too.
If you are feeling a little homesick for your homespun favourites, worry not as you can even enjoy a delicious roast dinner on Sundays.
With its beautiful location nestled in tranquil gardens down by the marina, Pineapple restaurant is a charming eatery which has one of the best ambiences in the city and is one of the most loved restaurants in Marmaris.
We love their extensive menu that takes advantage of both local and seasonal products and modern cooking techniques, fusing traditional Turkish culture with Mediterranean influences.
Wine lovers will also be impressed by their extensive range of wines from across the globe.