Locals hold this fish and seafood restaurant (known in Hebrew as Hamiflat Ha'acharon) in high regard and take their guests from "up north" here as a real treat. The dining room, with dark-wood paneling and nautical motifs, spills onto a spacious balcony, where diners eat beside the water, looking at Jordan across the way. Presented with a flourish are fish or crab soups, freshly caught charcoal-grilled Red Sea fish, lobster (order in advance), jumbo shrimp, and
creamed seafood served in a seashell. A Refuge specialty is stir-fried, small, spicy sea crabs, prepared in olive oil and garlic. Start with the coquille (shell) of seafood. Weekends tend to be extra busy, so it's smart to reserve several days ahead (and to ask for balcony seating).
Rte. 90, across from the Isrotel Yam Suf Hotel, Coral Beach, Eilat, 88000, Israel