Greece Travel Secrets recommends where to eat in Rhodes Town with fine-dining restaurants and inexpensive tavernas in the Old Town and the New Town.
Alexis Four Seasons Seafood Restaurant
This has been one of the best fish restaurants on Rhodes for over 40 years now, and is still producing new recipes as well as simple fresh fish grilled to perfection. There’s a very laid-back atmosphere, a lovely location, and we still remember the meals we’ve had here. Their shrimp risotto which uses an ouzo sauce is amazing!
This is a classy gelateria (ice cream parlour) and patisserie. Standard pizzas and other snacks are available too, but there are also a selection of wickedly tasty pastries and cakes, and a good wine and liquor list.
No website. Ioannou Kazouli 1, phone +30 22410 22932
There’s a great Greek atmosphere in this friendly seafood taverna, which serves excellent fish dishes, good mezédhes (starters) and meat dishes too. It also has a good location in the Old Town. We always love fried calamari but here they add a cheese and mustard filling to the squid, and it’s even more delicious.
Opened in 1964, the Kon Tiki is still going strong and is hard to miss, floating in Mandraki Harbour and therefore giving you good views of the harbour and across to the Old Town. The cooking is excellent, predominantly Greek but with Pacific Rim influences, a much more interesting menu than it might first appear.
Marco Polo Restaurant
The Marco Polo has a wonderful location in a very old building that measures the history of Rhodes Old Town from Byzantine times, through the era of the Knights to the Turkish period. Enjoy their tasty mezédhes, delicious savoury pies, and drinks in these fine surroundings.
This is an essential stop if you want a good coffee and croissant for breakfast, or a tasty treat any time of day, with wonderful home-made pastries and desserts.
There’s a big menu of Greek and Eastern Mediterranean dishes at this long-established restaurant, located in an old building off Sokratous St. They have a good selection of mezédhes (starters) and casseroled or foil-wrapped main courses, with vegetarian options too. The wine list features Rhodian Villaré as well as a reasonable house wine. They also offer live Greek music.
Yiannis Home Cooking
This popular, family-run taverna has no frills, but does have excellent food and drink, and is outstanding value for money. The friendly host Yiannis Balaskas and his staff never seem to stop, as they serve up classic Greek dishes with great courtesy.
No website. Platonas 41, off Sokratous St, Old Town, phone +30 22410 36535