Find your perfect Bodrum holiday deals...

Eating Out in Bodrum - What to Eat?


Eating out in Bodrum is fantastic with lots of choice. Turkish cuisine, Mediterranean food and seafood is no doubt the best and famous dishes in Bodrum.

There are variety of restaurants to choose from for the visitors in the Bodrum peninsula that offer all kinds of cuisine. A romantic and peaceful meal in Bodrum & Gumbet may be enjoyed at the numerous Bodrum restaurants in the company of wonderful sunset and nature. Lined up cafes and restaurants at the Bodrum harbour, marina area, promenades of the famous resorts offer great dining opportunities for the visitors.

As for best food at the Bodrum resorts;
  • Gumusluk, Turkbuku, Ortakent, Torba and Yalikavak are famous for its seafood.
  • the central Bodrum, Gumbet, Bitez and Yaliciftlik are famous for its meat dishes.
  • Golkoy is famous for its baklava and pastries.
  • Turkbuku is famous for its dessert made of green apples dipped in mint liquor.
Ot Kavurmasi (spicy roasted herb), Bodrum style boiled pastry and stuffed pumpkin flowers are the most famous dishes specific to Bodrum.

As for popular dishes specific to Bodrum peninsula; the traditional dishes that include; keskek, okra with olive oil, radish herb salad, mustard herb salad, roasted spicy herb (ot kavurmasi) , seaman mezes, kopoglu mezes with yogurt, stuffed pumpkin flowers, octopus stew with onions, cokertme kebab, Bodrum style boiled pastry, cokertme dish, bergamot jelly, sage oil and lokma sweet are worth a taste.

The traditional Turkish cuisine is really fantastic in Bodrum. Holidaymakers may choose from a wide range of Turkish kebabs, mezes (starters) and dishes based on meat and popular Turkish sweets such as baklava and Turkish delight at the numerous Turkish restaurants, cafes and taverns.

Common ingredients in Turkish cuisine include; lamb, olive oil, chickpeas, aubergines, yogurt, cheese, rice, pastry, spinach, potatoes, bread, tomatoes, spices and herbs such as cumin, paprika, mint and thyme.

Famous Turkish mezes include; hummus (a chickpea dip), dolma (vine leaves, peppers, pumpkin or aubergines stuffed with rice and/or meat), borek (thin layers of dough stuffed with meat, cheese and vegetables) and cacik (cucumber with yogurt, dried mint and olive oil).

Famous main dishes of Turkish cuisine include; kuzu guvec (lamb casserole), olive oil-drizzled lamb kebabs, kofte (meatballs made from minced meat, parsley, bread-egg, onion and spices such as cumin, oregano, mint, garlic and pepper.

Fish is also a popular dish in Bodrum. Holidaymakers are able to find the best and fresh caught fish at the variety restaurants in and around Bodrum. Gumusluk is the prefect resort to taste and eat fish in Bodrum. Best fish restaurants in Bodrum peninsula are located in Gumusluk, Turkbuku, Ortakent, Torba and Yalikavak.

Below you may find the best restaurants in Bodrum.

Eating Out in Bodrum for you...