If you are a foodie and enjoy eating out, then Madurai is the right place for you. Madurai has a host of restaurants, hotels and road side food stalls. All of them are famous for their fresh and tasty traditional South Indian food . Madurai is famous for the Jil Jil Jigarthanda, Paruthi Pal, and sugar cane juice. Jigarthanda is a delicious drink made of algae, milk and sugar. Paruthi pal is another drink prepared by cotton seeds, flour of raw rice, coconut and jaggery.
There is also a special 'fruit mixture' drink that is sold near the
Meenakshi Amman Temple. In Madurai, food is available at reasonable
prices and you can satisfy your apetite almost 24 hours a day. Madurai's
road side food joints are available almost all the time. The tourists
are recommended to try the Dosa and pongal here. There are over 30
variety of Dosas available here. Some of the famous restaurants in
Madurai, providing the answer to 'where to eat', are
It is famous for its spicy Chilli Parantha,garnished with green
chillies, lemon and cilantro.
Murugan Idli Shop
It is famous for its steanimg hot idlis and a variety of chutneys with
It is located on the corner of west Masi Street and Dindigul Road. It
is famous for its astoundingly large dosa.
Is located next to Ruby Lodge, on the west Perumal Maisury Street. It
is the only garden restaurant in Madurai. Delicious non-veg food is
served here. The tandoori items served here are the best. It's a popular
place for a drink and stays open until after midnight.
Temple View Roof Top Restaurant
It is located in the Hotel Park Plaza and serves non-veg dishes. One
can also enjoy delicious vegetarian dishes here.
Taj Garden Retreat
There are excellent A la carte meals in this multi-cuisine restaurant.
Buffet is organised on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Other good food joints are
To know where to eat in Madurai, make use of this 'Eating Out in Madurai' article. Explore the restaurants in Madurai, India.
- Madurai Meenakshi Bhavan
- Madurai Saradha Mess
- Madurai Muniyandi Vilas
Apart from traditional food joints, Cafes are also opening up in Madurai. Café Coffee Day has its outlet here, which attracts lot of "cosmopolitians" in the city. One can also enloy fast food at Fast Food openings like Shake Away and Tornado. Hava Valley is one of the best "Date Spot" in the city. It is located on the foothills of Alagarmalai.