This Jordanian restaurant is inspired by the chef’s grandmother’s recipe book. Which is almost always a guarantee for authenticity and simplicity. The lunch menu offers one or two dishes but there is variety in the small bites. Locals say they do the best version of Jordanian food, especially the mousakhan with onions, sumac and chicken.
Not only is this restaurant the former residence of Jordan’s first prime minister, it is also one of the finest places to eat in Jordan. Jordan’s politicos are regulars and those who come here on summer months can dine in an exquisite Jasmine-scented courtyard with an equally exquisite menu.
This 20th century home is a stopover for most visitors to the historic town of Madaba, which is famous for its Byzantine mosaic patterns. You can dine here, shop here at its small souk and even just catch your breath here with some coffee or tea.
This diner is known for some of the best food in town and should be on your list with its varied menu, giving you a great choice of what to eat in Jordan. The salmon crostini is famous here.
Al Kalha specializes in traditional Middle Eastern dishes and if you pack a picnic, they throw in a Nutella wrap. Visit their humble Dabouq branch for great food and large portions.
Luigi’s Pizza is a quaint restaurant that offers reasonable Italian. If you’re looking for wood-fired pizza on a budget with tiramisu, this is where you should eat in Jordan.
Amman’s best Falafel is sold here. And it’s very affordable so put it on your list of where to eat in Jordan.
This chain of sweet shops sells the best Baklava so do stock up on this during your time here. For a great refreshing cone of ice cream, go to The Four Winters in Jordan.
You can choose between Hamada’s two pocket-friendly locations. You’ll find it at Gardens Street or Sports City. They specialize in traditional Levantine cuisine and have a vegetarian-friendly menu.
De Esmat on Rainbow Street also does some great vegetarian Italian.