10 Affordable Restaurants with Million-Dollar Views

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Photo credit: Opera Kitchen
Photo credit: Opera Kitchen

Photos of underwater restaurants in the Maldives and sky-high, five-star cuisine above Hong Kong have given a whole new meaning to dining with a view. But while a number a posh restaurants are fighting to go deeper into the ocean or higher into the air, there are a wide variety of restaurants that offer million dollar views without the million dollar entrees.

#1. Blowfish Restaurant, Cape Town, South Africa

Any trip to Cape Town warrants a meal overlooking Table Bay and Table Mountain with a glass of wine in your hand at Blowfish Restaurant. While the stylish decor and distinguished cuisine may make you feel like you’re going to have to skip some shopping days, the diverse seafood and sushi menu is remarkably affordable.

Photo credit: Blowfish Restaurant
Photo credit: Blowfish Restaurant

#2. Dockside, Wellington, New Zealand

Spend the day exploring Queen’s Wharf, then nestle in for a delicious maritime meal while you observe the breathtaking scenery of one of Wellington’s historic watersheds. Fresh ingredients and even fresher seafood fill the moderately-priced menu at one of New Zealand’s favorite restaurants.

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Photo credit: digitaltrails

#3. Cuz’s Fish Shack, Barbados

Enjoy classic, mouth-watering Bajan food for a price that’s nearly impossible to beat — and you won’t even have to change out of your bathing suit. Cuz’s kids run the show now, but the beach-side atmosphere, cutter sandwich and Caribbean flavors haven’t changed a bit.

Photo credit: Kevin Russo
Photo credit: Kevin Russo

#4. Limo, Cusco, Peru

Skip McDonald’s and head to the affordable restaurant upstairs — Limo. As one of Cusco’s favorite restaurants, Limo offers daily fresh seafood entrees coupled with enchanting views of the plaza with prices comparable to an average restaurant back home.

Photo credit: Limo Cocina
Photo credit: Limo Cocina

#5. Alma, New York City, United States

Affordable, contemporary Mexican food is the most popular fare at Brooklyn’s Alma restaurant. And while you feast on the Chile Relleno Con Queso Fresco with a tasty margarita on the side, don’t forget to feast your eyes on the picturesque New York City skyline.

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Photo credit: Alma

#6. Fundy Restaurant, Digby, Canada

Dig in to the fresh seafood of the Bay of Fundy at the always-impressive yet affordable Fundy Restaurant on 34 Water Street in Digby, Nova Scotia. Enjoy the gorgeous Bay of Fundy views from the outdoor balcony in summer or dine in one of the four unique dining areas inside — wherever you sit, the views are guaranteed to take your breath away.

Photo credit: Fundy Restaurant
Photo credit: Fundy Restaurant

#7. Le Kliff Restaurant, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

It’s hard to take your eyes off the view at Le Kliff, but with just about every view in the house overlooking Puerto Vallarta’s gorgeous Banderas Bay, you simply don’t have to. For less than $30 at Le Kliff — dining under one of the biggest palapas in the world — you can enjoy an elaborate meal to rival any Michelin-starred restaurant.

Photo credit: jeffpyle
Photo credit: jeffpyle

#8. He’eia Kea Pier General Store & Deli, Kaneohe, United States

The He’eia Kea Pier General Store and Deli does seafood quickly and tastefully for tourists, kayakers, fisherman and anyone looking for expertly cooked local eats.  Aside from the lunch plates, one of the draws to the well-weathered He’eia Kea Pier is its unspoiled view of Kaneohe Bay.

Photo credit: He'eia Kea Pier
Photo credit: He’eia Kea Pier

#9. Opera Kitchen, Sydney, Australia

Meals at world-famous monuments aren’t typically described as affordable, but that’s what makes the Opera Kitchen — located within the Sydney Opera House — so incredible. Enjoy a five-star meal with a five-star view for a somewhat shocking two or three-star price.

Photo credit: Opera Kitchen
Photo credit: Opera Kitchen

#10. Bopha Phnom Penh – Titanic, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Indulge in the gorgeous scenery of Phnom Penh’s Tonle Sap River from your seat in one of the city’s most premier restaurants. Even better, the restaurant’s most elaborate dishes average around $10 a plate.

Photo credit: Dion Hinchcliffe
Photo credit: Dion Hinchcliffe

About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a travel writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and surfing new waves.

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  • What a great information. I am saving it for near future. Thanks for sharing and great photos.

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