Top Choice Seafood in Çanakkale


On the corner of the Aynalı Çarşı, this no-frills place named in honour of a plentiful local fish (sardalya means sardine) serves everything from superfresh balık ekmek (fish sandwiches) to tasty plates of midye tav…
Sweets in Çanakkale

Babalık Peynir Helvası

Peynir helvası (a dessert of flour or semolina, butter and sugar) is the showcase dish at this family-owned business. Try it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (₺5) as an essential mid-afternoon snack.
International in Çanakkale

Cafe du Port

The restaurant at Hotel Limani is popular for good reason. The glass-fronted building on the kordon (waterfront promenade) is stylish and inviting; the chefs are the most versatile in Çanakkale; and the service is b…
Cafe in Çanakkale

Assos Cafe

Head to this hang-out near the Trojan Horse for a hamburger, fajitas or pizza washed down with cold beer. Louder as the night gets older, the music is indie and Western rather than Turkish pop. Regulars like to meet…
Seafood in Çanakkale


The outdoor terrace of this extremely friendly place on the northern stretch of the kordon is always packed with locals, so you should book ahead to secure a table or be prepared to sit inside. The decor is Greek-is…
Seafood in Çanakkale


Locals have been coming here for slap-up meals since 1940. A two-storey place on the kordon, it serves seafood that often comes straight off the fishing boats moored out the front. Head upstairs to choose from the m…
Cafe in Çanakkale

Çonk Coffee

A display of old radios, cameras and photographs adorns the walls of this small and extremely friendly cafe, which serves Turkish and espresso coffee, hot dogs, sandwiches and the city's best tostu (toasted sandwich…
Sweets in Çanakkale

Hüsmanoğlu Babalığın Torunları

One of the best places in town for peynir helvası (a dessert of flour or semolina, butter and sugar).
Turkish in Çanakkale

Cevahir Ev Yemekleri

Cheap and cheerful is the motto at this popular ev yemekleri (eatery serving home-cooked food) close to the clock tower. Choose from bean, vegetable and meat dishes from the bain-marie. Plates come in küçük (small),…
Kebap in Çanakkale

Gülen Pide

The open kitchen here produces pides, lahmacuns (Arabic-style pizzas) and kebaps that are enjoyed in a cafeteria-style space with white-tiled floors and high ceilings. Quality is so-so, but the waiters are friendly …