Cuisine by the Sea

The weather outside is warming up and now is the perfect time to grab some fresh Mediterranean cuisine! From juicy kabobs to refreshing salads and falafels, we’ve rounded up four Mediterranean restaurants you need to visit this summer. After all, a mediterranean diet consistently is rated by health experts as one of the healtiest ways to eat.


Offering a careful selection of fresh vegetables, grains, legumes, and meats infused with spices, Manna Mediterranean Grill will make your mouth water with their flavorful meals. Located at 2913 Lincoln Ave., a trip to Manna’s will have you feeling like you’re at the Mediterranean Sea. Try the Vegetarian Platter — a beatiful healthy array.


Founded in 2000 by Cypriots Doros and Ellada Hadjisawa, Acropolis Restaurant and Catering is known for their wide variety of Greek and Mediterranean dishes centered on time-honored family recipes. Their menu includes, not only traditional Greek cuisine like kota lemonati, gyros, and lamb, but also classic American dishes like rib-eye steak, roasted chicken, and hamburgers. Aside from their Mediterranean food, Acropolis kitchen can also prepare anything from fried chicken to fajitas to Chinese food for any special catering event.

Café Arazu

Sit back and enjoy Café Arazu’s diverse fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods as well as the many cocktails, beers, and wines at their Newburgh, Indiana location at 17 W. Jennings St. Eat specials such as chicken shawarma, lamb, and butter chicken at their Bohemian-styled restaurant or out on their deck overlooking the Ohio River. If you don’t want to drive all the way out to Newburgh, you also can check out their other location, Arazu on Main, on Main Street in Evansville, which opens again today following a brief closure because of hiring challenges.

Raffi’s Oasis Café

Located at 5702 E. Virginia St. and owned by longtime mediterranean restauranteur Raffi Manna, Raffi’s Oasis Café serves Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, and Greek cuisine. Try their famous lamb shank, special kabobs, gyros, or vegan combination plate.

Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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