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Emek Restaurant / Captain's Place

Iskele Mah. Ataturk Cad. Yat Limani, Datca, Turkey
+90 252 712 3375
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Ranked #6 of 78 Restaurants in Datca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Houston, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Food is a tad bit expensive for Turkey (even more so for Datca), but it's delish and the view of the harbor is excellent. We visit Datca every summer and this is one of our go-to places for night out in the city.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Emek have preserved its quality in the last 15 years. İ go there every summer at least once since year 2000, İ've never been diappointed. Food is always fresh and prices reasonable. The only thing is that it can become noisy when the restaurant is full. Recommendations: 1. Reserve beforehand and ask for a table on the window side. 2.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Been there a decade ago. The've been great then. Guess that hasn't changed. Fantastic, fresh food with good friends!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Beautyful place.. fantastic view over the marina of datcha. And amazing food. Absolutely recommended

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Datca, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have been coming to Datca for 14 years on the boat and no trip would be the same without a visit to Captains Place. We have always been given the warmest welcome from Alim and his family, nothing is ever too much trouble and we have had many evenings enjoying their hospitality. There are a large selection of mezes... More

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Bridport, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Dad and I went last week with relatives who live in Datca. Seafood is good here as the family who run the restaurant also catch fish! So expect fresh seafood caught locally, and cooked simply without too much fuss. Word of warning - everything comes with a forest of rocket! And the sea bass is served head on without much... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Was looking forward to a meal here after seeing a lot of favourable reviews but it fell well short of other restaurants we visited in Datca. Things started quite well as we settled in at a table overlooking the marina and our order was taken quite promptly. Out starters were traditional Turkish options and were good but not great. Downhill... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Ideal location on the quayside.Came highly recommended by previous visitors to Datca and very much a place to be seen.Mixed plate of starters very good but main meals of fish and steak mediocre for the prices paid.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Our visit was at odds with some recent reviews but I suppose we have all been to places that have been good on one occasion and not so hot on another. We were greeted warmly on arrival. Bread and drinks came quickly. The main course arrived less than a minute after we finished mezes. The staff returned at (not too)... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had read so much about this restaurant but the reality was very disappointing. One of us had a fish which was good and which she enjoyed but the two of us who chose 2 different meat dishes found them very tough and difficult to eat. All 3 salad portions were very small and looked very tired. The service was... More

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