A guide to the best restaurants in Dalyan
The cuisine in Dalyan mirrors the beauty of the region. For the most part, Dalyan presents traditional Turkish cuisine and fresh seafood at its finest, but you’ll find a few places offering international dishes too. There are plenty of authentic restaurants along the river’s edge with spectacular views of the Kaunos Tombs.
Freshly caught fish at Kordon
This well-established fish restaurant is a firm favourite with visitors to the village and enjoys a beautiful riverside garden. Enjoy succulent steaks, freshly caught sea treasures and plenty of appetising vegetarian options while enjoying the area’s natural beauty.
Authentic experience at Saki
There are no menus here – your dishes are ordered straight out of the cabinet the traditional way, which adds a real authentic feel to your Turkey holiday. Order a selection of mezze and grab a table along the harbourside. Here you’ll have great views of the rock tombs and small boats passing up and down the tranquil river.
Contemporary dining at Casa Nova
This stylish, outdoor, riverside lounge offers unspoilt views of the rock tombs on a gorgeous riverside deck adorned with trees. Open from breakfast until late you’ll find a good mixture of authentic Turkish dishes, freshly caught seafood and international cuisine prepared with local ingredients.
First class steaks at Mai Steakhouse
You’ll find this cute little blue and white steakhouse set back from the main street in the centre of Dalyan. Dine outside on the ambient thatch-roofed terrace and tuck into steaks that melt in your mouth. They also serve delicious seafood and an exciting selection of vegetarian options.
Pit stop at Dostlar Cafe
This rustic Turkish diner is attached to a honey shop and makes the perfect pit stop as you pass through town. It’s a great place for a quick bite to eat or simply a small snack to refuel. You’ll find everything from fresh coffee and borek, filled pastries, to canteen-style casseroles served with true Turkish hospitality.
Classic Turkish fast food at Cagri Restaurant
Located opposite the bus station, this authentic eatery is packed with cheerful locals, which is always a good sign. For a true taste of the region on your Dalaman holiday be sure to come here where you can tuck into delicious, freshly made pide – Turkish pizza – kebabs and mezze dishes.
Fresh and beautiful dishes at Begonville House Restaurant
The Begonville House Restaurant is located on a beautiful, flower adorned, wooden veranda just outside town. It serves up a selection of elegantly presented burgers, pasta, mezze and authentic Turkish dishes, prepared in the open kitchen. If you’d like to sample the Turkish menu, book a day in advance as the chefs are adamant the ingredients must be fresh.
Tea and cake at Dalyan Iz Cafe
Relax in the lovely tree shaded garden with a refreshing glass of homemade lemonade at Dalyan Iz cafe. You can tuck into a selection of delicious, homemade cakes, pastries, sandwiches and fresh salads as you cool off on the quaint patio. Then head inside and explore the art gallery and shop selling interesting handcrafted souvenirs.
Enjoy a Turkish night at The Four Seasons Dalyan
You’ll experience wonderful, traditional Turkish cuisine at The Four Seasons. Head here on one of their Turkish nights and you’ll also be greeted with an incredible show, which features Turkish dancing. Located on the main street, try the freshly caught seabass or one of the authentic casseroles served in beautiful clay pots.
Feed turtles and eat pancakes at Sevgi Gozleme
An idyllic spot for lunch, tuck into gozleme – traditional Turkish pancakes – with serene views of the river. You can also cool off with a glass of freshly squeezed orange or pomegranate juice. As you wait for your food, the manager will even bring over some bread for you to feed the fish and turtles in the water below.