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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups

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Traditional Family Restaurant like the old happy times. Since 1989, the mother of the family, Mama Toula, is cooking every day many different traditional recipes to match any taste.The restaurant is on the sea front and all the guests are welcome to enjoy the greek hospitality and have an enjoyable meal any time of the day, lunch or dinner.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Greek, Healthy
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was apparently a favourite of those involved in filming Captain Corelli's Mandolin - many years ago. However, if the food was as good then as it is now I am not surprised. Excellent menu with many authentic dishes all made on the premises....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Mike V
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a pleasant meal here and sat outside overlooking the yachts. Standard salad and tzatziki, followed by a really nice cod with garlic sauce (a local specialty) and a mixed vegetarian platter. The platter was slightly disappointing as it lacked variety of flavour and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Patriciacc62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely fresh meals and great service. First meal of hols and I had souvlaki. Barbecued squid a delight. Overlooking harbour. All as it should be.

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank shish57
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Everything was nice and tasty! Loved the place and also the prices... I prefered going there in the noon because at the night was really crowded

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lovelylullaby000
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Had a wonderful lunch here when visiting Sami. It is a great location and the food is excellent. Very friendly service also. I would thoroughly recommend here if you are in Sami.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Johnlobster
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Having tried the Mermaid on recommendation from a trusted friend, I was not disappointed. I have tried other places on this wonderful Island with varying but reasonable success. The Mermaid tops them all!! They say if you want the best, look for the busiest. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Since my wife visited Sami with her friend in 2000 when she got caught up with the crew filming 'Corelli's Mandolin', this has been one of our go-to restaurants when holidaying in Kefalonia. Staying on this large and generous island recently in Avithos Resort hotel,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed October 6, 2018

A lot of times when you see a bunch of restaurants by a port, you figure these are tourist traps. Not so in Sami, especially at the Mermaid, or as we call it, Momma's. Momma is in the kitchen cooking up her great homemade food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank emorgini
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Good service. Top location at the seafront. Delicious grilled Seabass. Acceptable housewine What more can you want for a late summer evening

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter K
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We dined at mermaid several times.very friendly service.fabulous Greek cuisine particularly loved the seafood souvlaki.great place to people watch on the yachts moored up . The waiters recognised us on return visits . Very busy at times.good atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vanessa L
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