The vast culinary offering in Eilat is one of the major scenes of this resort city. Unlike in most countries where there is only one dominant food, there are plenty of places for eating and drinking in Eilat that offer a wide range of dishes. You can’t be a part of this city without tasting the different foods it offers, and there is no place to start like this food and restaurant guide.
As you might expect, the restaurants are often concentrated along the beachfront promenade and in hotels. There is plenty of food choice that includes the usual Italian, French, Japanese and other international cuisines. Make sure you try kebab (locally known as shwarma) and falafels – the Israeli street food that you will find almost everywhere. It is commonly served with chips, pita bread and salad.
The Marina and Hotel Zone is home to many good restaurants, perfect for eating and drinking in Eilat. Majority of the Promenade Areas’ restaurants are found inside the resort hotels, while some feature multiple restaurants. Among the hotel restaurants within the Hotel Zone include the Hamitbach (inside Herod’s Palace) 7 Spices Restaurant (inside Herod’s Vitalis Hotel), Chicago Grill Bar and Yakimono (in Hilton Queen of Sheba Hotel) and the French Brasserie (in King Solomon Hotel).
One of the unique restaurants in Eilat is Pago Pago, a floating restaurant in Eilat Lagoon that serves all kinds of seafood preparations, from Asian to Mediterranean. Another good restaurant is Pastory that also serve seafood dishes, but this time in Italian style.
Besides the hotel zone, the town center also offers a good number of bars and restaurants for visitors’ dining and drinking pleasure. A popular international cuisine diner is Eddie’s Hide-A-Way, located north of town center. The Beatles is another popular American style restaurant that serves all meat dishes, from steak to burgers. Another meat heaven in the Town Center is Casa do Brasil. Perfect for big meat eaters, you can enjoy an endless round of various types of meat; just keep the green card given to you visible. Other noteworthy cafés and diners along the Town Center include La Cucina, Pizza Lek and Ginger.
While the southern part of Eilat has relatively fewer restaurants than the north, there are still a handful of options for those who find themselves starving in this place. Perhaps the best restaurant to go and should not be missed is the Red Sea Star restaurant, where you will eat literally under the sea and watch the marine life going around you. Another one is the Last Refuge, a very popular seafood restaurant as several former Israel Prime Ministers and other notable people have dined here. Lastly is the hotel restaurants present on the southern beaches such as the La Belle Epoque inside Princess Hotel.
As one of the Israel’s top tourist destinations, both local and foreign, it is not enough for Eilat to offer only beautiful hotels and fun attractions. With the flocks of visitors coming here, it only means the spots for eating and drinking in Eilat must be up to par, aside from offering a variety of choices.