Must-Try Restaurants in the Philippines

10 Instagram-worthy Subic Restaurants to Visit

Subic is not only known for its shopping spots, but it’s also a haven of the delicious. Restaurants, cafes and food spots line the area, each one offering something to whet your appetites. To help you out on your next visit to the Zambales town, here’s a list of the best Subic restaurants you should dine at.

1. Texas Joe’s House of Ribs

Texas Joe's House of Ribs

(photo via Facebook, @texasjoes)

  • Location: Waterfront Rd. Corner McKinley. Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Type: American, Ribhouse
  • Reservations: Not Available
  • Budget for One: P400
  • Operation Hours: 11am to 10pm (Mondays to Thursday), 11am to 11pm (Fridays to Sundays)
  • What to Eat: Baby Back Ribs, Chopped Pork BBQ Platter, Beef Brisket BBQ Platter
  • Insider Info: Texas Joe’s House of Ribs really smokes their ribs to perfection!
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: (047) 252 3189, 0917 512 3461
    Email/ Site: texasjoes.com
    Facebook: @texasjoes

Texas Joe’s House of Ribs exactly knows how BBQ works! The restaurant offers a range of smoked ribs — from smoked spare ribs to BBQ sandwiches to BBQ platters! They also have USDA steaks and a cocktail menu to go with their yummy dishes.

2. Coco Lime

Coco Lime

(photo via Facebook, @CocoLimeRestaurant)

  • Location: Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Type: Asian
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: P250 to P300
  • Operation Hours: 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm daily
  • What to Eat: Crispy Binagoongan, Sizzling Chicken Sisig, Sizzling Bulalo Steak, Thai BBQ Chicken
  • Insider Info: They also offer set meals for groups of 10 which are cheaper for bigger groups.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: (047) 252 2412
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @CocoLimeRestaurant

If you’re looking for Asian-inspired dining, then Coco Lime should be your stop. The restaurant serves a variety of Asian cuisine favorites, including Thai BBQ Chicken, Crispy Lechon Kawali and Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet. They also have a range of fruit shakes and lattes to beat the heat.

3. Crab and Belly

Crab and Belly

(photo via Facebook, @crabandbelly)

  • Location: Unit 1, Bldg. 93 Taft Road Central Business District Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Type: Seafood
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: starts at P300
  • Operation Hours: 8am to 10:30pm
  • What to Eat: Chili Garlic Crab, Grilled Pork Belly, Unlimited crab
  • Insider Info: Crab and Belly cooks your food fresh upon order so serving time could take a while.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: (047) 250 3427, 0929 851 6796
    Email/ Site: crabandbelly.com
    Facebook: @crabandbelly

Imagine having unlimited seafood for lunch? That might be a food lover’s dream, but at Crab and Belly it’s a reality. The seafood restaurant’s house special is offering unlimited crab, shrimp, jumbo prawns and lobsters! They also have other seafood dishes a s well Filipino favorites like Bulalo, Sinigang and Lechon Kawali.

4. Baguio Craft Brewery Subic

Baguio Craft Brewery Subic

(photo via Facebook, @BaguioCraftBrewery)

  • Location: Riverwalk, Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Type: Brewery, Bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: P300
  • Operation Hours: 5pm to 1am (Mondays to Fridays), 1pm to 1am (Saturdays and Sundays)
  • What to Eat: Fruit Beers, Balut Sisig, Beeramisu
  • Insider Info: Baguio Craft Brewery is a 100% Filipino-owned company and already has three branches – Baguio, Subic and Cebu.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone: (047) 306 5699
    Email/ Site: baguiocraftbrewery.com
    Facebook: @BaguioCraftBrewery

5. Meat Plus Cafe

Meat Plus Cafe

(photo via Instagram, @Ryan_macaspac)

  • Location: Sampson Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Type: American, Steak house
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: P300 to P450
  • Operation Hours: 10am to 9pm
  • What to Eat: Baby Back Ribs, Tenderloin Steak, Oven-roasted Beef Belly
  • Insider Info: They also sell pre-packed steaks to bring home.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: (047) 252 6090, (047) 252 6096
    Facebook: Meat Plus Subic Bay

Meat Plus Cafe is a must-dine spot for the carnivorous! With ribs, steaks and bellies, the restaurants has been frequented because of its meat specialties. While the place a bit old — decor and furniture — their flavor never gets old.

6. Tong Kyung Am

Tong Kyung Am

(photo via Facebook, @BayfrontHotelandTongKyungAmRestaurant)

  • Location: Blk 19 Lot 1, Moonbay Marina Waterfront Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Type: Japanese, Korean
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: P300
  • Operation Hours: 24 hours
  • What to Eat: Samgyeopsal, Bayfront Stuffed Lapu Lapu, Bibimbap, Ramen
  • Insider Info: Tong Kyung Am is the in-house restaurant of Bayside Hotel.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: (047) 252 3148, (02) 404.4784
    Email/ Site: bayfronthotelsubic.com
    Facebook: @BayfrontHotelandTongKyungAmRestaurant

Tong Kyung Am has been well reviewed by foodies online for its authentic Japanese and Korean dishes, but most especially for their unlimited Samgyeopsal. The restaurant highlights affordability while still serving delectable dishes.

7. Xtremely Xpresso

Xtremely Xpresso

(photo via Facebook, @xtremelyxpresso)

  • Location: #1 Dewey Avenue corner Sta Rita Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Type: Multi-Cuisine
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: P300
  • Operation Hours: 6am to 12am
  • What to Eat: Big Ben pizza, Vietnamese Coffee, Eskimocha Frappucino
  • Insider Info: Food is cooked upon order, so serving time may take 25mins for entrees and 45mins for pizzas.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: (047) 252 3681, (047) 252 7642, (045) 499 0314, (045) 304 0972
    Email/ Site: xtremelyxpresso.com
    Facebook: @xtremelyxpresso

A casual bistro-style restaurant, Xtremely Xpresso doesn’t only serve coffee, they also offer breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Rest assured though that their coffee and frappuccino items are should-order too. Ask about the Lavazza too, Italy’s no.1 coffee mix.

8. Pirate’s Bistro

Pirate's Bistro

(photo via Facebook, @piratesbistrosbfc)

  • Location: Bldg. 532 Waterfront Road CBD Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Type: Multi-Cuisine
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: P300
  • Operation Hours: 6am to 12am
  • What to Eat: Boot Strap Bill, Davey Jones Pasta, Black Pearl, Jack Sparrow, Captain Teague’s Feast
  • Insider Info: All their food items have Pirate-inspired names.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: (0948) 770-7606
    Email/ Site: [email protected]
    Facebook: @piratesbistrosbfc

Entering Pirate’s Bistro transports you to a scene off the move the “Pirates of the Caribbean.” But it’s not just the ambiance that makes this resto a mus-stop, but the grub as well. Pirate’s Bistro is best for friends who want to bond over a few drinks and great food. It doesn’t hurt that the waiters are dressed ala Captain Jack Sparrow too.

9. Urban Deli

Urban Deli

(photo via Facebook, @UrbanDeliPH)

  • Location: Bicentennial Park, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Type: All-in-one Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, Bakery and Deli
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Budget for One: P250 to P990
  • Operation Hours: 7am to 10pm
  • What to Eat: Scottish Smoked Salmon, Beef Osso Buco, Chilean Musseks Oven Cooked, Fruit Pies, Macarons, Apricot Pudding with Raisins
  • Insider Info: Urban Deli has a range of artisan and international beer brands as well.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: (047) 250 2921
    Email/ Site: urbandeli.ph
    Facebook: @UrbanDeliPH

Urban Deli is your one-stop-shop for everything food. While the place is a little pricey, the taste, the variety and the quality of the food is worth every penny. Urban Deli is a bar, a bake shop, a restaurant, cafe and deli all rolled into one.

10. Flavor and Aroma Food and Beverage House

Flavor and Aroma Food and Beverage House

(photo via Facebook, @cafeteria2016)

  • Location: 1-5 Subic Creative Center, Manila Ave., Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Type: Cafe
  • Reservations: Not Available
  • Budget for One: P120 to P170
  • Operation Hours: 7am to 11pm
  • What to Eat: Roasted Almond Frappucino, Nutella Frappucino
  • Insider Info: They also have gelatos and pastas for the perfect meal.
  • Contact Details:
    Phone Number: (047) 251-3380 or 0908-509-2911
    Facebook: @cafeteria2016

After a heavy meal at one of the many restaurants in Subic, you’d want to unwind over a good cup of coffee and a dessert. Flavor and Aroma Food and Beverage House is the good place to visit for that. The cafe offers a range of caffeinated and ice-blended drinks, as well as pastries that everyone will enjoy.

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