Djerba Island Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Djerba Island

September 9, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

A large island, approximately 20 by 20 kilometers, Djerba lies just off the northeastern coast of Africa, in southeastern Tunisia, near the Libyan border. Set on the Gulf of Gabes, the island is known for an eclectic population of residents and tourists, splendid beaches and picturesque villages that feature distinctive, square, whitewashed houses. Houmt Souq is the one large town, with bustling markets and lively outdoor cafes. Djerba, which offers a pirate's castle and fortress-like mosques, is believed to have been the inspiration for Homer's Odyssey. Accessible from the south of Tunisia, a road originally built by the Romans connects the island to the mainland.
Things to do in Djerba Island

1. Delice Resto

14 Rue Ali Belhaouane | Djerba, Midoun, Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery Mediterranean, French, Tunisian Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night +216 97 906 965
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

Delice Resto

Délice Resto is located in Midoun, Djerba. This is a gourmet restaurant, offers international and regional cuisine (meat, fish, seafood, pasta).

Reviewed By JerryTheRugGuy - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Our taxi drive recommended this restaurant. Located in the heart of Midoun, Jerba's second largest town and less than 5 Tunisian dinars by taxi from many seaside hotels, Resto Delice was a wonderful find! We were greeted upon arrival by the owner, who welcomed us and thanked us for coming. We proceeded to enjoy a most enjoyable meal in this rather unadorned restaurants. From the fresh calimari appetizer, to our respective main courses of grilled Turkey brochettes and a second main course of pasta with mushrooms, the food was well prepared and excellent values. Following our meal, Kamel, the owner came over to thank us again for coming and surprised us each with a homemade cake with cinnamon, complemented by ice cream. A most gracious host, when I told him I wanted to write about his restaurant on Trip Advisor, he proudly showed us his Trip Advisor awards for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Clearly well deserved, we look forward to returning to Resto Delice and highly recommend anyone visiting Jerba to enjoy a meal at this most enjoyable restaurant.

2. Ristorante Haroun

Fishing ports La Marsa, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island 4180, Tunisia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tunisian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +216 75 650 488
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 435 reviews

Ristorante Haroun

Reviewed By Ecomo - Fulda

We went to this restaurant with a group.
It seems to me like someone showed the staff a movie about how fine dining works and they tried to copy it but didn't get the main reason why this is called "Fine Dining". It's not because of white table cloth and fancy cutlery, but because of the quality of the service and the quality of the food.
The bread was not fresh, but baked and cut hours ago, the meat dishes I saw had the same side dish each, there were lots of staff standing in each others way in the beginning - but when our table needed more water, nobody asked us if everything was ok for more than 20 minutes. I had lamb chops as a main dish, but you could also say I had bones with a tiny bit of burned lamb meat on them. The buffet food in our hotel (Seabel Rym Beach) is better.
The prices we paid for food and drink would have been high in most parts of Western Europe and are very high for Tunisia.
The room itself is very nice. All the tables are beautifully prepared and a fire burned in the chimney. The restaurant is clean and nobody had stomach problems afterwards.

3. Restaurant Essofra

rue Taieb Mhiri | Houmt Souk, Djerba Island, Tunisia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +216 98 281 049
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Restaurant Essofra

Reviewed By Case_USA - Minneapolis, MN

Delighted with this luncheon experience. We always seek authentic local cuisine; Essofra offers the "real deal." Our outstanding Gil Travel guide directed us here and we savored the open, comfortable, unique setting (farm implements!) as well as our friendly and ohso helpful servers. Our group of 8 ordered and shared multiple Tunisian dishes; each was more flavorful than the next. Oh my.

4. L'Isola del Gelato

Avenue 7 Novembre, Midoun, Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

L'Isola del Gelato

Reviewed By LondonIrishlass - London

The ice-cream is made on the premises. If you like rich chocolate ice-cream then this is the place for you. They also do a rich chocolate and raspberry flavour. Their sorbet flavours are so refreshing and zingy especially the lemon. They will let you taste a flavour or two if you ask.

5. Chouchou

Avenue de l'environnement, Midoun, Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Tunisian, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +216 25 919 349
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 376 reviews

Chouchou

Reviewed By eliie12345 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Cannot recommend this restaurant more - great menu, wonderful service, really clean and great value for money - salad chou chou is amazing as is the local chicken and fish dishes - the brik and mechwea they cook to perfection - thanks again for a wonderful 2 weeks of cooking

6. Rachid et Sophie

Avenue de l'Environnement, Midoun, Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, European, Tunisian Lunch, Dinner +216 20 946 915
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 327 reviews

Rachid et Sophie

Reviewed By Bill F - Kempston, England, United Kingdom

We went to rachid and sophies because of the excellent reviews,
When we arrived it looked very pleasant. We sat at a table but immediately 4 people on the table next to us began smoking. As the restaurant is quite enclosed and very crowded and the tables very close together, our waiter thought that it would be no better anywhere else.
Although we are used to the fact that a lot of Tunisians smoke, it hasn't been a problem anywhere else.
I'm sure the restaurant is lovely but if, like us you do not like a lot of cigarette smoke while you eat is not for you.

7. Restaurant de L'ile

Rue de Bizerte, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island, Tunisia Reservations, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Tunisian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +216 75 650 651
Excellent
29%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 107 reviews

Restaurant de L'ile

Reviewed By JerryTheRugGuy - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This is in the heart of Houmt Souk, the main shopping area of Jerba. The food is good, the price is very modest and beer and wine is served. Service was very slow on my last several visits, so if you need to meet up with a group and or a bus, taxi or flight to catch...be forewarned that the consequence of the good food, modest price and the availability of wine and beer, it has been consistently that I have experienced slow service...both from the waiters and with food coming out at varying stages. If time is not an element, it is an enjoyable restaurant. Ask for a table on the second floor.

8. Les Palmiers Chez Neji et Catherine

Boulevard de l_environnement | face à la mosquée Kbess, Midoun, Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating French, Mediterranean, Tunisian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +216 97 906 529
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 272 reviews

Les Palmiers Chez Neji et Catherine

Reviewed By bourribourri - Geneva, Switzerland

Rather a small and very casual restuarant, typical tunisian food with a long list of meals to choose from.
We were a group of eight and all ordered different meals; everyone was happy with their meal: very yummy food, and great, yet simple, execution. Only exception was for the Bolognese my niece ordered, not a surprise as it's not really a Tunisian specialty.
Service was great: free "mise en bouche", free tea and a platter of fruit to finish.
If you are in for some grillades, try and make it there before 10 pm: they do run out of fish and sea food quickly, which is a sign of fresh daily supply !
Having been to other restaurants on the island, I believe Les Palmiers has one of the best Value for money. A definite Recommend !

9. La Lagune

Spiaggia La Fidel, Midoun, Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Tunisian, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +216 23 255 234
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 716 reviews

La Lagune

Reviewed By btravel17

The food was OK. Decent view by the ocean. The fish was fresh but the octopus and calamari were a bit tough and flies were unmanageable.

10. Restaurant Sidi Ali

4116 | Djerba Aghir, Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Mediterranean, Tunisian, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +216 21 805 506
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

Restaurant Sidi Ali

Reviewed By Kirstin G - Margate, United Kingdom

This restaurant is advertised as in Midoun but is nearer to our hotel in Aghir, so it might be better enquiring on the distance from your hotel rather than from Midoun because the taxi driver was not sure at first. Anyway, the food is delicious. The strawberry ice cream even tastes like ripe strawberries. All of our party from age 5 to 40 was happy and we had a huge meal each with dessert and a mint tea for approx £40. We had no idea that the restaurant was actually on a beach with no other businesses around so didn't have enough cash on us, yet the staff allowed us to eat and gave us a lift to an ATM then a courtesy lift to our hotel. Amazing service or what?

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