Top Choice Taverna in Mesta


With tables spread across Plateia Taxiarhon, this relaxed and reliable eatery appeals to locals and tourists alike and serves hearty portions of mayirefta, beef keftedhes (rissoles) and grills. Everything is local, …
Top Choice Mezhedes in Chios Town

Kechibari Ouzerie

This cosy gem of an ouzerie, a 10-minute walk up from the waterfront, serves a variety of small plates in addition to excellent fish, mussels, baked potatoes and grilled meats. Snappy service and reasonable prices. …
Top Choice Taverna in Chios Town

Hotzas Taverna

This comfortable and attractive taverna above Chios Town serves fine Greek standards with a twist, such as lamb kebab with yogurt and arugala, and white beans with tomato and mandarin, and dolmadakia (vine-wrapped r…
Top Choice Taverna in Northern Chios

Taverna Fabrika

Cheerful traditional eatery nestled in the trees of Volissos and occupying a century-old olive-and-flour mill, with some of the vintage equipment on display. Excellent grills, mayirefta and good barrel wine. Top it …
Top Choice Taverna in Central Chios


Excellent setting, service and food at this traditional hilltop stone taverna with superb mezedhes plus spit-roasted lamb and pork. Upstairs are five classy rooms (from €40) with names such as Mary, Irene, and Ben.
Seafood in Mesta

Limani Meston

For excellent seafood dishes, try this waterfront fish taverna. The special atherinopita (baitfish and onion fry) is recommended, while you can pre-order and subsequently savour astakomakaronadha. Good also for snac…
Seafood in Chios Town


Very good, very Greek psarotaverna, behind the north end of the port, toward the old Turkish baths. A favourite of fishermen and other port regulars, a world away from the mostly so-so waterfront eateries.
Cafe in Central Chios

To Asteri

Outstanding views of central Chios from the terrace and a sunset favourite.
Taverna in Chios Town

Ouzeri Tzivaeri

Busy portside eatery touts oil-drenched sun-dried tomatoes, grilled cod, traditional Chios sausages and fresh gavros.