Port Elizabeth is the largest city in the Eastern Cape and the 5th largest city in South Africa. This vibrant city has a lot to offer. More than 1 million people live in this city (which has its fair share of tourist attractions) and it definitely also has its fair share of restaurants, pubs and diners. So, to help you with selecting an awesome eatery in this vibrant city I’m featuring 3 restaurants worth checking out in Port Elizabeth.
Dagwood Diner & Pub: Located at 76 Cape Road in Mill Park this pub & restaurant is one the favorite dining spots in the Windy City. Dagwood Diner & Pub has a wide selection of cocktails, shooters, starters, salads, house specialties (like the Eisbein, beef or chicken Cordon Bleu, mutton and chops, etc), various fish and poultry dishes, combo meals, platters, baskets, delicious meat grills, burgers, sandwiches, kids meals and desserts. Affordability isn’t a major issue because their meals are very reasonably priced to suit your pocket.
Chances are that you’ll find something that will tantalize your taste buds. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s a cool spot to chill with your mates after a long week. Dagwood Diner & Pub is well known for their great food, great atmosphere and great service. For more information make sure that you check out the Dagwood Pub & Diner Website or check them out on Facebook.
The Music Kitchen: This live music venue, pub and restaurant is located at 69 Mangold Road in Newton Park. The Music Kitchen offers an awesome atmosphere, great food and efficient service. Dining here won’t cost you an arm and a leg because most of the delicious dishes on their menu are reasonable priced.
Start off with a cheddar, mozzarella and coriander quesadilla, a cheesy garlic roll or an Asian style calamari salad before enjoying a gourmet burgers, beef mince nachos, Morgan’s prawns, sticky pork ribs, a wrap or a Porterhouse steak that’s grilled to perfection.
The Music Kitchen features regular stops by national musical acts & many local favourites. Trading hours are from Wednesday to Saturday from 12 noon to 10 PM. It’s definitely one of the places you should check out when you’re in Port Elizabeth. For more info, visit the The Music Kitchen Facebook page.
Bridge Street Brewery: This amazing Cafe Bar, Bistro and Micro-brewery is located at 1 Bridge Street, Baakens Valley in South End and serves draughts on tap, pizza, burgers, steaks and tapas style cuisine. Bridge Street Brewery also features performances by some of South Africa’s finest acoustic artists from time to time. Expect a relaxed setting with stunning views of the Friendly city’s green belt.
Patrons have the ultimate opportunity to enjoy some of the best beer in the Bay. Quench your thirst with a Bowman Natural Cider or Celtic Cross Premium Pilsener whilst enjoying some carpaccio, Kudu salami, Danish Feta cheese, chicken skewers, sweet patato fritata, prawn and chili skewers, Celtic Cross Pilsner Prawns, blue cheese and pear salad, prawn and rocket pizza or another dish that’s guaranteed to tantalize their taste buds. Bridge Street Brewery has a wide selection of delicious food, so you’ll definitely find something that you like. For more information visit the Bridge Street Brewery website or check them out on Facebook.
So, there you have it, 3 restaurants worth checking out in Port Elizabeth. Do you agree or disagree with my list? Leave a comment and let me know. Feedback and suggestions are welcome here. I recently also featured restaurants that you should check out in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria on the Junk Mail Blog, so make sure that you check out my dining recommendations for these South African cities.
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