Dumaguete Restaurants – An Overview
Although Dumaguete is quite a small City, it has quite a fair quantity of eating spots – from fast-food to fine dining, from quaint coffee shops to the almost metropolitan café, from the trendy to the not-so-trendy ones – which you can find in every possible nook and cranny in the city streets. And you don’t really have to go far too. The Rizal Boulevard holds many of the city’s finest dining places, providing the unsurpassed views for a very remarkable dining experience.
Lining the boulevard strip beginning from the south area are Café Filomena at Bethel Guest House, Shakey’s Pizza, Anabelle Jean’s, Le Chalet and Chicco’s at Why Not Musicbox, Mamia’s, Carmine Ristorante Italiano, Chin Long, Happy Fred’s, Don Atilano Steakhouse and Wakagi Japanese Cuisine at La Residencia Almar Hotel and finally, Coco Amigos.
Nearby you can find Persian Palate, Café Antonio at the Spanish Heritage, Sans Rival Bakeshop and Restaurant, Boston Market Restaurant, Food Net, La Caviteña and McNeloy’s, Scooby’s, Chantilly, Ana Maria, Jo’s Chicken, Greenwich Pizza, Jollibee, Breadworth at Lee Plaza, Mr. Dimsum at the Lee Plaza Food Court, Pizza Hut, City Burger, Chowking, How Yang, Goldilocks, Dunkin Donuts and Taster’s Delight.
Further on there are other restaurants scattered about in far flung areas within the city like Fhu Garden, Lab-as, Hayahay, Bounissimo Pizza 2000, Toco in Atlantis and all other restaurants found inside the many Beach Resorts in Dumaguete where you can find excellent seafood fares and samples of international cuisine.
Fast food chains led by the local Scooby’s Snack Bar have sprouted in the last decade and are mainly patronized by the student population. Dumaguete, being a university town, is home to thousands of college attendees who are more than willing to pay for quicker meals near the school premises. The popularization of fast food has also brought in national favorites such as Shakey’s pizza, Greenwich Pizza and Pasta and Pizza Hut. Of late, the international food chain McDonalds is being constructed. Others are also expected to follow suit within a year because of the near completion of Robinson’s Mall in the city.
Dumaguete’s culinary showcase remains to be a field of exploration. Depending on the individual’s distinct preference in taste, the different specialties of these restaurants may or may not adhere to one’s standards. For the ultimately fastidious tongue, high end restaurants like Don Atilano Steakhouse, Le Chalet or Coco Amigos are among the top choices. Not only do they serve sumptuous food, they also provide impeccable service.