Where to Eat in Houmt Souk: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 15, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Houmt-Souk is a tranquil cultural hub, a peaceful meeting point of varying religions and ethnicities. Nowhere is this melange more evident than at the markets, where you could spend hours, even days, poring over locally crafted pottery, jewelry, leather goods, textiles and artwork, as well as a bounty of fruits, vegetables, spices and meats. Don’t miss the beachside fortress, a massive 15th-century structure that’s one of the most important archaeological sites of the region.
Things to do in Houmt Souk

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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 !

5. Dannouni

La Marina, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island, Tunisia Mediterranean, Tunisian +216 20 526 227
Excellent
25%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Dannouni

Reviewed By juliawaits

Not a fancy restaurant but very good basic tunisian food (also some specialties from djerba). Nice staff, we were in a hurry and told the waiter so and were served immediately. To be recommended.

6. Bacar

Place H Chaker, central Houmt Souk, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island, Tunisia Mediterranean, Tunisian +216 75 650 708
Excellent
24%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Bacar

Reviewed By Me M - Ottawa

We had fish and salad. Excellent service and price is extremely fair for wht you eat. Have Seating outside and inside. If you ask for advice they are genuine and would provide honest answer.

7. Restaurant Elfondouk

Foundouk Jomni | Rue Moncef Bey, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island 4180, Tunisia (Formerly Restaurant ELFONDOUK " Caravanserail") Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Reservations Tunisian, Mediterranean Lunch HK$94 - HK$196 +216 20 563 792
Excellent
35%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
9%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Restaurant Elfondouk

Reviewed By benbatouta - Boston, Massachusetts

A trip to Houmt Souk is not complete without a stop at ElFondouk. In addition to the courtyard, you can choose one of the charming rooms to enjoy an afternoon tea, some snacks and a shishe. If you are into watching sports on Television, you will find that practically each room is showing some sort of game. Extremely reasonably priced.

8. Restaurant Dar Hassine

Rue Boumessouer | Airport Road, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island 4180, Tunisia Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations Mediterranean, Tunisian Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$157 +216 75 650 406
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Restaurant Dar Hassine

He entire team of the restaurant Dar Hassine is pleased to welcome you in the authentic setting of a former Houch Djerban. Built around a sheltered patio, our quiet and cozy rooms allow you to enjoy a range of traditional Tunisian market and quality.

Reviewed By Joseph G - Malta

Quite a good restaurant with nothin special in particular. The location is nowhere special. The ambiance is very nice, especially the courtyard. The service is slow. The food tastes more like fast food and it seems the chef does not take heed of the whole order. I was given a small portion od salade Tunisien with potatoes as complimentary strater; I had a full salade Tunisien (extremely good taste) as first course ( I did not know that salade Tunisien had to be served also as complimentary starter) and then half an entrecote which was over cooked with, again, salade Tunisien as contour together with white rice. Tastewise there was nothing to write home about.
Price - mid-range but expensive for what I ordered.

9. Ristorante Scilla

Avenue Habib Thameur 4180, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island, Tunisia Italian +216 95 478 337
Excellent
45%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Ristorante Scilla

Reviewed By Me M - Ottawa

The owners cooks and serve you what is available from the market. Everything is almost homemade and they are very accomodating.
We had seefood couscous ànd mixed grill.
Everything was to perfection. The only thing I found different is that it fid not have a nenu with prices written anywhere.
I recommend it!

10. Il Pappagallo

Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island, Tunisia Reservations Italian, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +216 75 416 216
Excellent
42%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Il Pappagallo

Reviewed By Ghaith T

Very well located in Midoun, nicely decorated with a very pleasant atmosphere “El Pappagallo” offers a unique experience of Italian food in Djerba. The restaurant’s staff is very friendly and helpful; You can enjoy a large choice of dishes with an interesting value for money. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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