Our Story

Dede started business as a cafe in 1973 by Ali Denizelli (1888 – 1992) at the same spot where it is today. Ali Denizelli lived a long life, mostly on the sea serving on his clipper as a postman for many years to and from Marmaris and Rhodes Island.
His healthy life of 104 years was credited mainly to his simple diet mostly comprising of seafood and his lifestyle on the sea.

Since its foundation, our establishment has remained in the family having been converted to a beautiful restaurant meeting the needs of today. Ali’s grandchildren now run the restaurant. By naming the restaurant Dede (Grandfather) is an attempt to keep alive his name and memory.

We remember him with the deepest of respects.

Handicapped Friendly Dining!

In Dede Restaurant, we pay a lot of attention to our handicapped and disabled guests. Our table lay out is made exactly for their comfort and all areas are in ease of access. Restroom areas are handicapped friendly and made specially for them, so they can use them by themselves! No stairways or obstacles are on their way so they can enjoy the finest dining here with us

Our beautiful harbour side restaurant, named after our grandfather offers you terraced dining alongside fine gulets and yachts with fabulous views extending over the sea to Icmeler.

With a comprehensive menu choice of Seafood, traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. Deserts are good enough to die for, service is impeccable and the scenery stunning. All the right ingredients for a memorable time!

The ‘balcony’ table, exclusively just for 2-4 people is perfect for a romantic meal or a special occasion.
Lunch or dinner at Dede is a must!

Dede Restaurant, nestled beneath the enchanting Marmaris Castle, is housed in a historic building that exudes timeless charm. 

Our picturesque location offers a unique dining experience, where the rich history of the building blends seamlessly with the stunning backdrop of Marmaris Castle.