Recommended Restaurants in Knysna – Where to eat in Knysna

It’s always good to know where the good places are to eat when visiting on your holiday and there’s no better people to tell you than the locals right ­čśë so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite restaurants for you:


Freshline Fisheries

Address:Railway Siding Dockyard, Cnr Long & Waterfront Drive (Behind Tait Marine), Knysna

Telephone: 044 3823131

It’s a great outdoor beach restaurant and they serve delicious fresh seafood! Our favourite is their Wes Kus Braai. They are not licensed but you can take your own alcohol with and they don’t charge corkage.

34 South

Address: Knysna Waterfront (downstairs on waters edge)

Telephone: 044 3827331

This is a restaurant, deli, bakery and gift shop too. They located at Knysna Waterfront on the waters edge. Here you’ll also get to see some seahorses which they keep in a tank. They have a wide variety of dishes catering for all tastebuds and they do serve one of the yummiest breakfasts in town served with their own homemade bread. I’ve also been told they serve delicious oysters!

JJ’s Restaurant

Address: Knysna Waterfront (upstairs)

Telephone: 044 3823359

This is a popular one with the overseas tourists. Justin and Karl are great hosts and the food is very good – this one is for those special occasions. Their ribs are delicious!

Caffe Marios

Address: Knysna Waterfront (downstairs on waters edge)

Telephone: 044 3827250

Great Italian family run restaurant and always seem to be busy.

Chatters Bistro

Address: 9A Gray Street, Knysna

Telephone: 044 3820203

Lovely place who are famous for their pizzas. Their lasagne is delicious too!

East Head Cafe

Address: 25 George Rex Drive, Knysna

Telephone: 044 3840933

This caf├ę is situated by the world famous Knysna Heads – breathtaking views! They also do a nice breakfast and serve delicious smoothies too. I love their french toast!

Tapas Knysna

Address: 29 Thesen Island, Knysna

Telephone: 044 3827196

Great vibe and cocktails! Friday nights are particularly good as they have live bands/artists playing. They make yummy samoosas too!

Muse Fusion Food

Address: 152 Old Cape Road, Knysna

Telephone: 044 3820804

This lovely restaurant opened about 6 months ago and we recently went with a bunch of friends. Can’t believe we hadn’t gone sooner! Food was awesome and it has a nice atmosphere. They not licensed but you can take your own alcohol with. Very reasonably priced too.

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