Best Mykonos Restaurants

Below you’ll find a map of all the best restaurants across the entire island of Mykonos. While many of are centered in Mykonos Town, you’ll find numerous options from Ornos to Fokos, Platios Gios, Paraga and Panormos.

Restaurant Map

Local Specialties

At the beginning of this one, we will say a few things about local specialties, which you shouldn’t miss if you are gourmand and in the area. Those are:

  • Kopanisti Mykonou, which is a spicy, salty cheese, also called ”Greek Roquefort ” and it’s been around this island for more than 300 years
  • Kremmydopita, which is basically onion pie, but why not try it when in Greece, because, tastes vary from town to town
  • Louza (similar to the Cypriot lountza) is something almost every gourmet loves to find on menu is cured pork tenderloin, made all around Europe, in this case, before it’s left to dry, this meat is soaked in salty water, dipped in vine then dried, and smoked in the end
  • Omletta, basically it’s omelet made of 2-3 eggs, but into are added Kopanisti cheese and Mykonos sausages, with seasonal salad, it’s a true treasure for those who enjoy good dining
  • Amygdalota (dessert) these small, round of pear-shaped almond sweets are a local specialty that you should definitely try when visiting Mykonos
  • Lazarakia is small, spicy bread sticks, made usually on Christian Orthodox celebration for the St. Lazarus’s Saturday, on which day starts Holy Week, and the beginning of the fasting, when only Lenten food is eaten
  • Melopita is a Greek-style cheese tart, which contains above-mentioned cheese, honey, and pastry, you’ll have a pie so sweet and light, you’ll want them again as soon as you can
Amygdalota Pear-Shaped Almond Sweets
Amygdalota Pear-Shaped Almond Sweets

Now, to have a tour, if you will, and see what are the best places to dine on Mykonos.

First, we start off with number one, everyone’s favorite, home-like place, we represent:

Kiki’s Tavern

Dinner Plate @ Kiki's Tavern Restaurant
Dinner Plate @ Kiki’s Tavern Restaurant

A crazy busy, tiny place with vintage style, no electricity and a local menu grilled to perfection. From seafood to the pork chops and a flowing sea of wine, the Kiki experience is beyond comprehension… more →

Scorpios

Beach Nightlife with Sea View @ Scorpios Restaurant
Beach Nightlife with Sea View @ Scorpios Restaurant

Although a bit pricey, the organic Mediterranean food at Scorpios is awesome and the service, flawlessly quick. Reservations recommended. The beach is also very close and at night the best parties start here… more →

Spilia

Nighttime Outdoor Patio Seating with Sea View @ Spilia Restaurant
Nighttime Outdoor Patio Seating with Sea View @ Spilia Restaurant

An authentic, but pricey, Mediterranean-Mykonian culinary experience awaits at Spilia. Seafood and fresh fish served straight from the Aegean sea. This romantic place is carved into a cave and offers a meal experience you won’t soon forget… more →

Interni

Outdoor Seating @ Interni Restaurant
Outdoor Seating @ Interni Restaurant

Interni is an expensive dining option with the finest dishes and soufflés. Dress appropriately, bring a fat wallet and be patient with the service. It’s also a nightclub and caters to a clientele who care about being seen… more →

Budda Bar Beach

Nighttime Outdoor Patio Seating with Sea View @ Buddha Bar Beach Restaurant
Nighttime Outdoor Patio Seating with Sea View @ Buddha Bar Beach Restaurant

An exhilarating culinary and entertainment experience with prices to match. Fresh seafood dishes are a spicy blend of Asian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai. The sushi, oysters, Beluga Iranian caviar are some of their popular starters… more →

Apaggio Restaurant

Nighttime Outdoor Patio Seating with Sea View @ Apaggio Restaurant
Nighttime Outdoor Patio Seating with Sea View @ Apaggio Restaurant

A sea-side restaurant with a love for olive oil and many organic options. 100 different types of ouzo are also served here along dishes like marinated octopus, fresh oysters and fried baby shrimps… more →

Babylon Bar

Club Nightlife with Neon Lighting @ Babylon Bar Restaurant
Club Nightlife with Neon Lighting @ Babylon Bar Restaurant

An LGBT bar where every day is Saturday night with an open-minded and colorful crowd. Drag shows, dancers, theme parties and famous DJs playing the most uplifting music make Babylon one of the most popular bars on the island. If you don’t want to be left standing all night, be sure to arrive before 11 PM… more →

Nammos Restaurant

Outdoor Patio Seating with Beach and Sea View @ Nammos Restaurant
Outdoor Patio Seating with Beach and Sea View @ Nammos Restaurant

Where food becomes an object d’art and dining a transcendent affair. From the old dishes to the latest culinary specialties, every bite you have here will be an experience of remembrance… more →

Avli Tou Thodori Restaurant

Outdoor Beach Seating @ Avli Tou Thodori Restaurant
Outdoor Beach Seating @ Avli Tou Thodori Restaurant

Traditional and old-time Mediterranean recipes blended with modern presentation and a contemporary setting. If you’re looking for ‘food with a soul,’ you’ll find it here… more →

Bakalo

Nighttime Outdoor Patio Seating @ Bakalo Restaurant
Nighttime Outdoor Patio Seating @ Bakalo Restaurant

An authentic Cycladic menu as it once was with unique and worldly spices and the merging of the most unusual foods. Grilled calamari stuffed with spinach, grilled octopus with small beans, kserotigana desert and ice cream made from a local honey pie… more →

Eva’s Garden Restaurant

Outdoor Seating @ Eva's Garden Restaurant
Outdoor Seating @ Eva’s Garden Restaurant

Tucked away on a blue-sky terrace near Goumenio Square, Eva’s is famous for a seafood menu that’s worth waiting in line for. The lamb rack with lemon sauce, pork fillet marinated in mustard are popular too, as is their baklava and black beer and honey… more →

Funky Kitchen

Stylish Indoor Seating @ Funky Kitchen Restaurant
Stylish Indoor Seating @ Funky Kitchen Restaurant

A funky and creative menu divided into categories of vegetarian, gluten-free, and everything else. Rack of lamb is their most famous dish, but great soups, fish and seafood await. Their signature dessert is a must-try, chocolate nirvana… more →

M-Eating

Nighttime Outdoor Patio Seating @ M-Eating Restaurant
Nighttime Outdoor Patio Seating @ M-Eating Restaurant

A white place with a special terrace and a veal dish beyond description. Creative menu combos of basil soup, goat cheese trilogy, stuffed rabbit file and salad with pears are meant to delight. Great service comes with great meals that satisfy your eyes and stomach. Don’t miss out on the honey pie either, it’s delish… more →

Kadena

Indoor Seating with Marina Sea View @ Kadena Restaurant
Indoor Seating with Marina Sea View @ Kadena Restaurant

The best breakfast in Mykonos that switches to fresh local food at midday. Everything on the menu is excellent and served fresh. Desserts are on the house, so be sure to save room. Table seating comes with a gorgeous sea view and fresh flowers. An absolutely lovely place with patient, kid-friendly staff who all wear a welcoming, Aegean smile… more →

Pepper

Outdoor Patio Seating @ Pepper Restaurant
Outdoor Patio Seating @ Pepper Restaurant

You’ll find some of best gyros, souvlaki and gourmet burgers in Mykonos here along with a dine-in food menu of mixed Western and Greek entrées. While the restaurant is small in size, it’s big on preparation. Everything is made with fresh ingredients and right in front of you… more →

Sakis Grill House

Souvlaki Dinner Plate @ Sakis Grill House Restaurant
Souvlaki Dinner Plate @ Sakis Grill House Restaurant

Serves fast, but quality Greek dishes and is open 24/7 in high season. Gyro made with tzatziki sauce, onions, tomatoes, and lamb or chicken on a grill, wrapped in thin bread are their specialties. It’s a great place for those who have munchies after the party is over for the night… more →

Nikos Taverna

Outdoor Patio Seating @ Niko's Taverna Restaurant
Outdoor Patio Seating @ Niko’s Taverna Restaurant

A 40-year old small restaurant with low prices and a chef with a celebrity fan club. Grilled seafood is the main attraction along with their mousaka and cold meze. You can also find a pink pelican parading outside and posing for pictures in exchange for the house fish… more &rarr

La Cucina di Danielle

Pastry Selection @ La Cucina di Daniele Restaurant
Pastry Selection @ La Cucina di Daniele Restaurant

A charming, cozy and romantic place with fresh bread made just for you and all the best of the Aegean sea served Italian style…more &rarr

Joanna’s Niko’s Place Taverna

Best Mykonos Restaurants
Outdoor Patio Seating with Sea View @ Joanna’s Nikos Place Taverna

A local favorite run by an Irish lady who makes Greek dishes like moussaka, lamb made souvlaki, grilled fish and many vegetarian options. Evening sunset is the most popular time as the restaurant views are simply stunning… more &rarr

Elia Beach

Well-lit Indoor Seating @ Elia Beach Restaurant
Well-lit Indoor Seating @ Elia Beach Restaurant

Specializing in Mediterranean food with Greek flavors and where everything they serve is the catch of the day like fresh squid or pasta with lobster. They also serve big breakfasts for will satisfy both meat and vegetable lovers… more &rarr

Hippie Fish

Outdoor Patio Seating with Beach and Sea View @ Hippe Fish Restaurant
Outdoor Patio Seating with Beach and Sea View @ Hippe Fish Restaurant

Being part indoor, part outdoor, this place has also fresh grilled fish, and it’s being served most of the time, and their ‘must have’ are calamari stuffed with feta cheese, Aegean paella with seafood, as well as Mykonos sausage are the best choice for this place.

HippieFishHaving a great staff this place will amaze you in many ways. Combining old Greek cuisine with modern ways to serve it, just shows how not everything has to change, their approach to food is a bit different, combining the best of the sea and from motherland is hard to set, but once you try, you’ll see that the most demanding of dishes prepared here will take you on a journey you’ll cherish forever. Even though they mostly cook seafood, they didn’t forget those who love a piece of meat on their plates, and for them Angus sirloin Tagliata with caramelized onions will be one of the best choices made of large piece of meat cooked slowly, but a bit rare inside, Keftedakia which are basically meatballs, but every dish comes with a sauce, so you won’t be disappointed whatever you choose. We must mention that this is a restaurant which came famous for its Sushi menu, and they come in every shape and size here like Edamame, tuna, salmon, sea bass, even octopus gets along great with their vision of serving seafood. For those with a sweet tooth greatest recommendations for ‘Negrito’ souffle with vanilla ice-cream. Overlooking the sea, we have no doubt that you’ll have a great meal at this place, enjoy!

Jaipur Indian Palace

Nighttime Staircase Entrance @ Jaipur Indian Palace Restaurant
Nighttime Staircase Entrance @ Jaipur Indian Palace Restaurant

Unlike the other places to eat on this beautiful island, Indian Palace is just what it said: a place where you can eat just Indian food, and besides, here you can get vegetarian food, and it’s a place where most of the younger people like to eat an hangout. They have great curry, crispy naan bread, chana masala and dal makhani, which are all vegetarian dishes. It’s pretty spicy food, but far from Mediterranean dishes.

Chef of this lovely place created the menu where everyone can and will get what they want, so on his list, besides food mentioned, you’ll have the unique chance to try something new, and will start off with dish called Zafrani Fish Tikka which is fish of the day, cut in cubes, marinated in exotic spices and saffron, move to the Lamb Roganjosh made also of cubes, this time lamb cubes, cooked in a special sauce called Kashmiri. Much of the food ‘s not just for vegetarians, and it’s worth mentioning changes made for this place to become one of the most visited when it comes to good food and variety of it. If you need a change, do visit this place.

Niko’s Gallop

Outdoor Patio Seating @ Nikos Gallop Restaurant
Outdoor Patio Seating @ Nikos Gallop Restaurant

Near to the popular beach, they serve Cretan dishes, and the strong taste of that food is stunning. Recommended are salt-baked fish, and the mussels cooked in vine are worth mentioning. Even if you are staying at the opposite side of the island, it is worth the trip. The atmosphere is amazing; many people say that they are welcomed there every time, like long lost relative which you were trying to find for many years. Most of them also can add up that the prices, for that good food is worth it, but most of all pretty low, for Myconian standards.

Everyone is amicable, and trying to accommodate everyone’s wishes, so even if you didn’t book the table for dinner in the evening, they will keep you company, and seat you in the fastest fashion, but still booking is highly recommended. We must also add that you will get a free appetizer, along with the desert, and pleasant staff will suggest which ones are the freshest and the best. This offer will make you wonder if there is a place like home, except you’d be the one that gets served. Many people come back after discovering this place again and again if on Mykonos, check why there is such a fuss over this place.

Kalosta

Outdoor Patio Seating with Sea View @ Kalosta Restaurant
Outdoor Patio Seating with Sea View @ Kalosta Restaurant

This place has a whole day shady terrace, and it’s near the north side of the island. Being that near to the beach, the majority of clients are those who spend whole day at the beach. They serve Mediterranean food, along with cold meze, which includes grilled feta cheese along with thin pastry and honey, like their traditional meal of the house.

It’s needed to be said that celebrations that they make there for any occasion you need would be a treat on your eyes as well as for the stomach. Even though it got some bad reviews, we will recommend this friendly place. It has low prices; some will argue the lowest on Mykonos given the service that they provide. Also, which should be common for this part of the world, they make their own bread and serve it to you straight from the oven. Customers are used to it, and they are in business long enough to see what are their best qualities.

The Taste Diaries

Outdoor Patio Seating @ The Taste Diaries Restaurant
Outdoor Patio Seating @ The Taste Diaries Restaurant

We have to include this lovely place because here we have something different. They are well known for serving breakfast for those who get up early and like to enjoy three meal during the day. We also have to say that they have the best deserts and that the atmosphere is the best for couples, but there are much more than they offer.

Artistic Meal Served on "The Rock" @ The Taste DiariesYou’ll feel great because of the staff, that will take good care of you, they also prepare meals to go, if you are in a rush, and also, unlike many restaurants, they serve vegetarian food. What also needs to be said is that of course you can have every meal and be on your way, but what’s unusual here is that, even though you have all on the menu, you can combine your own meals, adding and setting aside everything you want. So either you want what they already have, or you have the time to prepare all the ingredients you want, and just order your favorite dish, they will gladly accommodate every wish you have. It’s worth trying even if you got disappointed elsewhere, come here, and make your own meal.

Oregano Cook & Grill

Outdoor Patio Seating @ Oregano Cook & Grill Restaurant
Outdoor Patio Seating @ Oregano Cook & Grill Restaurant

To eat great food at such low prices that can only be here. As the name itself gives you a clue what is pretty important on this menu, oregano has its own section on this one so if you get Berki Meze, as a traditional dish, you’ll be served pork fillet with onion, parmesan cheese, pepper, tomato, spiced with oregano, like Chicken Fillet
Fried, served with colored paprika, carrot, olive oil, oregano, and lemon.

Then you have grilled everything that they can grill, but we recommend that you keep in mind that oregano is their trademark and that whatever you eat, will have a hint of this spice in it. They serve everything that you’ll want to eat, well known for their cleanliness like not many places, staff will have more patience than most of the clients, but for such low costs, you will eat great, and be on your way very happy.

Fokos Taverna

Cozy Indoor Seating with Sea View @ Fokos Taverna Restaurant
Cozy Indoor Seating with Sea View @ Fokos Taverna Restaurant

We already mentioned that on this island you’d have the greatest culinary experience of the Mediterranean. This Taverna is known by its excellent salad bar, and every dish that comes to your table will be flawless.

Staff is also great, and being near to the sea, even during the meal, you’ll have a great view of the sea. When better checked, their salad bar is so exquisite, that it can as well have everything you need or want to make yourself the perfect match, and still feel fit to go swimming. On that one, you’ll find calamari salad, Mykonian louza, quinoa with sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes, coriander, and fresh onion, and many, many more, that will show you that a great salad can be found even where just the rare plants grow.

Most of them are organic, but there are some of spices that have to get there from the mainland. The only thing that is a bit odd is that the kitchen is being closed by the 19:00 h, so if you want to dine here, get there on time, not that you’ll stay hungry, because there are more restaurants to visit, but if you want to this place, make sure you’re on time. Unlike many others on the isle, this one is a family-oriented restaurant, and everyone is welcome, but still, if you’re looking for a party, this is not the place for you.

They serve exquisite white vine, also made locally, and the customers seem to be thrilled about this unique drink, which always go well along with almost every seafood.

Captain’s Food For Sharing

Stylish Indoor Seating @ Captain's Restaurant
Stylish Indoor Seating @ Captain’s Restaurant

This place serves every kind of food there is Mediterranean, Greek, European, Seafood, and much more. The staff is always with a smile on their faces, and the sequel of the restaurant name came from that the portions are so big, that one can be shared with two or three people at once, hence ‘Food For Sharing.’

Best Mykonos RestaurantsIt’s like they have everything any client needs to be satisfied when done with dining. The whole menu is ‘about Meze,’ so we will just mention some of them will make you wonder what have you been missing. On Sea Meze menu you’ll find dishes like Swordfish souvlaki with grilled vegetables, Captain’s octopus bites in red sauce, and on the Land Meze you’ll be served something like Chicken trachonatto with sage, Pork Bites served with lemon or mustard sauce, meatballs with red sauce or yogurt dip.
Except for all the other restaurant menus, this one, being family- friendly have also a section called ‘Sharing Platters’ which by itself say that it’s a portion of food for larger or smaller groups of people. All that and for affordable prices, you will be stunned by their capabilities.

Blue Myth

Stylish Indoor Seating @ Blue Myth Restaurant
Stylish Indoor Seating @ Blue Myth Restaurant

This is a nice place too, for those who prefer fresh food over the cooked and grilled ones. They have a great choice of salads, fresh squid, and everything they serve is mostly fresh. They’ll instead offer you a lamb before a veal meal, but in any case, you’ll get great meal, for low cost, and not much spicy for Mykonos restaurant. Being on the ‘scene’ form 1969. This place is one of the first family businesses on the island. Not only that you can find great meals from the sea, but they also make vegetarian and vegan dishes, so whatever your taste may be, you’ll find it here for sure.

Everyone is so pleased by coming here, that every night is a night to remember when in Blue Myth. Also, they have ‘Greek Nights’ which are on Wednesdays and Sundays, when you can enjoy with Greek music and dancers, dancing sirtaky, which is a national dance, and is not local, a great show to complete your great meal. This is really the place where we say ‘a meal with a view’ because it’s just that, looking to the sea, smelling the breeze, and the staff is so pleasant, you will get to bed with memories that will last you for a lifetime.

In Summary

We have to add that our list is based on a subjective opinion of this paradise on earth, your order of choices may vary, but I’m sure that we will all agree that whatever the number is in front of the restaurant’s name have nothing to do with their skills, and will to serve you, they are just randomly selected, so you’ll know by heart how to find the place, that serves just the food you have cravings for.
And indulge yourself, after all the fact, remember, you are on holiday!

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