Eating & Drinking Bohol
Food is an essential part of the Filipino culture and the Filipinos always love to have a good meal. In Bohol, a variety of restaurants can be found whether it be beachside or in the capital city of Tagbilaran. Price range varies depending on location, interior and menu although most high-end restaurants are within the resorts and hotels specifically beachside. Below is a list of eating and dining options in Bohol which could help you in your search of a good restaurant.
Loboc's Floating Restaurants - One of the most popular dining options in Bohol is Loboc's Floating Restaurants wherein there are different boats lined up in the river and offering different kinds of buffet foods. Here, guests can enjoy their meal and drinks while cruising along the scenic Loboc River while being serenaded by a local group or a local singer onboard.
Hayahay Pizza - This pizzeria is found along Alona Beach and considered to be the best pizzeria within Bohol's island. If you are craving for either a thin or thick crust pizza then this is the place to go. You can either dine inside the restaurant or by the beach where you can enjoy the view of the ocean. Prices here can be a bit high compared to local standards but still pretty reasonable because of the quality of the food, serving size and the ambiance.
Lost Horizon Grill and Restaurant - This restaurant is located at the far end of Alona Beach and suitable for vegetarians since most of their dishes consist of vegetables. They also serve grilled foods and a variety of local and international cuisines. Food serving here is big and can be good for two to three persons.
The Pyramid - With a waterfront location that provides a picturesque view of the ocean and a menu of mouth-watering foods, Pyramid Restaurant is the best place for a romantic and relaxing dining experience. This restaurant attracts a lot of guests, locals and tourists alike because of its good location and its cuisine. A must try is their pork cordon bleu, clubhouse sandwich, freshly grilled BBQ meat and a wide array of local seafood.
Cion Verge Cafe and Restaurant - Located in the airport compound of Tagbilaran City, this cafe is famous for its tasty sandwiches and rice-based dishes. It also has a prime location within the airport and provides a homey dining experience to its guests. They also have an extensive line of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Jasz Restaurant - Aside from its beachfront location in Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Jasz Restaurant provides a native, homey feeling to its diners with its native bamboo structure and delectable dishes. This restaurant is famous for their fresh seafood and grilled dishes and a must-try is their sweet and sour fish and chicken kebab. At night, beachside tables are ideal especially for couples wherein dinner by candlelight can be requested.
Chicken Ati-Atihan - Famous in Tagbilaran City for its barbecued chicken is Chicken Ati-Atihan. Here, meals are priced reasonably so you won't be disappointed. Aside from the barbecued chicken, you can also try their spicy sisig and the native buko halo-halo as a dessert.
Jj's Seafood Restaurant - Also known as Jj's Seafood Village, this seafood restaurant in Tagbilaran City is famous for locals and tourists alike. This restaurant is known to serve only the freshest seafoods like shrimps and fish which are caught and cooked on the same day. Aside from serving delectable dishes, the prices are also very affordable. Because of its popularity, Jj's also offers banquets and catering services nowadays.
Brewpoint Coffee Club - Bohol's famous coffeeshop and hangout located in Tagbilaran City. They serve different types of coffee, pastries and sandwiches. An additional 30php can be added for unlimited wifi within the area. Ideal for relaxation or simply hanging out, the cafe also offers local acoustic bands every Friday and Saturday.
Jo's Chicken Inato (aka Payag Restaurant) - A restaurant in Tagbilaran which is famous for their grilled chicken. Foods here are priced reasonably cheap and for less than a hundred peso, you can have a full meal complete with a freshly grilled quarter chicken on a stick, rice and with atchara as a side dish. Also a must-try is their buko pandan dessert which is only for an additional 50php.