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9 Amazing Restaurants in Subic Bay Freeport Zone That Are Total Must Visits

Check out these scrumptious food places for your next trip to Subic Bay Freeport Zone

By: Yoorekka Team | July 01, 2022

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Due to changing quarantine measures, the destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please contact the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!


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Images: Magic Lagoon Facebook page

People come for its beautiful sun-soaked beaches and natural sanctuaries, but Subic Bay is as much a delight to the sight as it is to the stomach. With the various food places in the area to choose from, it’s no wonder the options for good restaurants in Subic Bay Freeport Zone are plenty.

That this destination in Central Luzon has a lot of gastronomical getaways shouldn’t be a surprise anyway—not only is it a meeting place of regional flavors, but also of cultural culinary tastes with local and international influences. Explore these flavors: Kapampangan, Bataan, Western, and Asian, as you read through the good places to eat at Subic Bay Freeport Zone!


1. Texas Joe’s House of Ribs

Where: Waterfront Road corner McKinley Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Daily, 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, restaurants in Subic Freeport Zone

Images: Texas Joe’s

Texas Joe’s is symbolic of that famous Southern comfort with its tasty Texan grub. The famed smokehouse made a name in Subic by serving their signature US-certified meat and rib selections, like their pork baby back, spare ribs and shoulder, Angus Beef briskets, and USDA Choice rib-eye steaks.

Aside from their vast Hickory-smoked ribs, other must-tries include salmon and shrimp dishes, the onion loaf, and their Ultimate Bubba burger, a juicy burger with half-pound ground beef served with Texas Joe’s fried onion rings. They also have bite-sized treats, light and healthy salad selections, and Southern-style desserts.

Their combo meals start at PhP789.


2. Xtremely Xpresso Café

Where: 1 Dewey Avenue corner Sta. Rita Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Daily, 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Images: Xtremely Xpresso Café Facebook page

If you want to lounge on those lazy afternoons and think of an ideal place where to eat in Subic Bay, head to Xtremely Xpresso Café on the corner of Dewey Avenue and Sta. Rita Street.

They serve your favorite café fares that fuse the exquisite European taste with our local Filipino flavor. Examples include their waffle, omelet, and Filipino dishes like beef tapa (cured beef) and boneless bangus (milkfish). If you’re feeling hungrier, they also have entrées: seared tuna belly, Korean beef ribs, tarragon cream chicken, Salisbury steak, and more for your delight. They also have the perfect breakfast plates to pair their coffee drinks.

Finally, they also have finger foods like quesadillas, chicken tenders, fried calamari, smoked salmon carpaccio (thinly sliced meat), and a wide array of salads, sandwiches, soups, pizzas, and pasta.


3. Meatplus Café

Where: Building 65, Sampson Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, where to eat in Subic Bay

Image: Meatplus Café

Another well-known steakhouse in Subic Bay is Meatplus Café, along Sampson Road. It has been welcoming hungry tourists since 1993. Its humble facade hides the fact that it serves one of the best, freshly prepared, premium steaks in all of Subic, like rib-eye steaks, tenderloin steaks, and US Angus tapa (cured beef), salpicao (garlicky beef), and baby back ribs.

Aside from their steaks, diners should try their grilled or pan-fried Norwegian salmon, hamburger steak, or grilled chicken or pork chops. They also have an assortment of sides, salads, and sandwiches that feature their choice of meats.

Their combo meal starts at PhP245.


4. Urban Deli

Where: Block 76, Bicentennial Park, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, restaurants in Subic Freeport Zone

Image: Urban Deli Facebook page

Another European-inspired gourmet restaurant in Subic Bay Freeport Zone is Urban Deli along Rizal Highway. French-Belgian chef Didier Ladriere opened the delicatessen in 2014 to serve and remind fellow ex-pats in Subic of the delicious deli they had back home.

Today, it also doles out some of the most delightful wines and artisanal beers in the district, as well as handmade sausages and frozen meat products imported from Europe and Australia; high-grade cheese selections like Gouda, Raclette, Crottin, and Brie; and baked good and pastries with that palpable French influence.

Try their beef cuts from prime Black Angus Texas or poached or pan-fried seafood dishes made from fresh sea bass, blue marlin, halibut, and other first-class fish choices.

Their breakfast meal starts at PhP169, beef specialties at PhP889, and seafood specialties at PhP535.



5. Magic Lagoon

Where: Building 716, Bicentennial Park, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Daily, 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, where to eat in Subic Bay

Images: Magic Lagoon Facebook page

Enjoy your classic Filipino feast in Magic Lagoon, a resto-bar, and grill that serves every Pinoy’s comfort food from all over the archipelago.

They mean it when they say their menu is extensive, as shown by the different viands for fish, vegetables, chicken, pork, beef, and goat that they serve. Some favorites include their deep-fried hito (catfish), toasted adobong kambing (stewed goat), tender kare-kare (beef stewed in peanut sauce) with imported oxtail, finished off with their fermented rice.

Their signature Balot sa Puti (covered in white) beer is also a must-try in Magic Lagoon. Crack a cold one open with friends and family to enjoy a night out!

Their meal starts at PhP220.


6. Buddha’s Bowl

Where: 2/F Promenade, Harbor Point Mall, Rizal Highway corner Magsaysay Drive, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, restaurants in Subic Freeport Zone

Image: Buddha’s Bowl Facebook page

Just off the outskirts of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, inside Harbor Point Mall, is a unique casual restaurant that captures the best of Southeast Asian cuisines. Buddha’s Bowl is where Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean, Vietnamese, and other Asian influences intersect.

Their pad thai (Thai rice noodles), Hawker special (spicy stir-fried noodles), and Good Luck noodles (wok-fried noodles with chicken, pineapple, and wonton) or some of their must-try noodle dishes. They also have the signature Hangover, deep-fried spiced pork on chili rice and a runny egg, other rice bowl meals crispy satay (skewered meat), and Buddha’s Best (Thai-style fried rice with chicken, pineapple, and chili jam). Don’t forget to pair these with their Thai milk tea!

Their meal starts at PhP128.


7. Aristocrat Restaurant

Where: Lot 2 Block 2, Maharlika Grounds, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Daily, 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Image: Aristocrat Restaurant website

You might have heard of this: Aristocrat Restaurant isn’t just in Subic, but in major cities where the avid patrons of their trademark chicken and pork barbecues are found.

Paired with their equally famous java rice and peanut sauce, their barbecue dishes are to die for. Other frequently favored dishes are their kalderetang baka (beef in tomato stew), Lola Asiang’s chicken and pork adobo, clubhouse sandwich, and the quintessential lumpiang shanghai (spring rolls). They also sell sweet tidbits, baked goods, and cakes such as their signature Torta Delos Reyes, a crisp, layered wafer cake with ganache and white chocolate.

Their meal starts at PhP231.


8. Coco Lime Restaurant

Where: Rizal Highway (across Times Square Cinema), Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM; 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, where to eat in Subic Bay

Images: Coco Lime Specialty Asian Cuisine Facebook page

Coco Lime Restaurant epitomizes comfort food—a fusion of Filipino and Asian flavors perfect for the whole family.

This spot where to eat in Subic Bay serves big or small families! They have set meals for up to ten people, including all their bestsellers. You can choose from their grilled meats: Thai barbecue chicken, oriental liempo (pork belly), chicken inasal (char-grilled), tuna belly, squid, and bangus, then pair these with their pineapple rice, bagoong (salted fish paste) rice, or nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice). They also have noodle dishes, Filipino staples, fresh fruit shakes, and oriental desserts.

Their meal starts at PhP170.



9. Crab and Belly

Where: Unit 1, Building 93, Lincoln Street, Central Business District Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Image: Crab and Belly official website

Staying in Subic Bay, you might as well take your oceanside vacation to another level by feasting on Crab and Belly’s sumptuous seafood offerings. They just opened in 2017 but have already charmed visitors with their homely ambiance, serenading diners with acoustic performances by live bands or letting them sing themselves on open mic nights.

But seafood remains the star of the show. Sink straight into the seafood platter to sample all delectable catches or their no-time-limit, unlimited crab, shrimp, or jumbo prawns, freshly caught and cooked as ordered. Don’t worry; they also have other meat selections like pork and chicken, Filipino favorites, and Japanese cuisines.

June 2022 Update: Crab and Belly is permanently closed.


Subic Bay surely knows how to satisfy a starving traveler. So pick your place, cop your comfort food, and dive right in!


Looking for a delectable place to eat in Subic and Central Luzon? Check out Yoorekka Magazine!


Stay safe as you travel and dine in! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!


This article was initially published in Yoorekka on July 12, 2019.


Check out this video:


Due to changing quarantine measures, the destination/s, store/s, establishment/s featured in this article might be temporarily closed under the latest government policies. LGUs might also implement health protocols and travel requirements. Please contact the establishment/s before visiting. Stay safe!


restaurants in Subic Freeport Zone, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, where to eat in Subic Bay

Images: Magic Lagoon Facebook page

People come for its beautiful sun-soaked beaches and natural sanctuaries, but Subic Bay is as much a delight to the sight as it is to the stomach. With the various food places in the area to choose from, it’s no wonder the options for good restaurants in Subic Bay Freeport Zone are plenty.

That this destination in Central Luzon has a lot of gastronomical getaways shouldn’t be a surprise anyway—not only is it a meeting place of regional flavors, but also of cultural culinary tastes with local and international influences. Explore these flavors: Kapampangan, Bataan, Western, and Asian, as you read through the good places to eat at Subic Bay Freeport Zone!


1. Texas Joe’s House of Ribs

Where: Waterfront Road corner McKinley Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Daily, 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, restaurants in Subic Freeport Zone

Images: Texas Joe’s

Texas Joe’s is symbolic of that famous Southern comfort with its tasty Texan grub. The famed smokehouse made a name in Subic by serving their signature US-certified meat and rib selections, like their pork baby back, spare ribs and shoulder, Angus Beef briskets, and USDA Choice rib-eye steaks.

Aside from their vast Hickory-smoked ribs, other must-tries include salmon and shrimp dishes, the onion loaf, and their Ultimate Bubba burger, a juicy burger with half-pound ground beef served with Texas Joe’s fried onion rings. They also have bite-sized treats, light and healthy salad selections, and Southern-style desserts.

Their combo meals start at PhP789.


2. Xtremely Xpresso Café

Where: 1 Dewey Avenue corner Sta. Rita Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Daily, 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Images: Xtremely Xpresso Café Facebook page

If you want to lounge on those lazy afternoons and think of an ideal place where to eat in Subic Bay, head to Xtremely Xpresso Café on the corner of Dewey Avenue and Sta. Rita Street.

They serve your favorite café fares that fuse the exquisite European taste with our local Filipino flavor. Examples include their waffle, omelet, and Filipino dishes like beef tapa (cured beef) and boneless bangus (milkfish). If you’re feeling hungrier, they also have entrées: seared tuna belly, Korean beef ribs, tarragon cream chicken, Salisbury steak, and more for your delight. They also have the perfect breakfast plates to pair their coffee drinks.

Finally, they also have finger foods like quesadillas, chicken tenders, fried calamari, smoked salmon carpaccio (thinly sliced meat), and a wide array of salads, sandwiches, soups, pizzas, and pasta.


3. Meatplus Café

Where: Building 65, Sampson Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, where to eat in Subic Bay

Image: Meatplus Café

Another well-known steakhouse in Subic Bay is Meatplus Café, along Sampson Road. It has been welcoming hungry tourists since 1993. Its humble facade hides the fact that it serves one of the best, freshly prepared, premium steaks in all of Subic, like rib-eye steaks, tenderloin steaks, and US Angus tapa (cured beef), salpicao (garlicky beef), and baby back ribs.

Aside from their steaks, diners should try their grilled or pan-fried Norwegian salmon, hamburger steak, or grilled chicken or pork chops. They also have an assortment of sides, salads, and sandwiches that feature their choice of meats.

Their combo meal starts at PhP245.


4. Urban Deli

Where: Block 76, Bicentennial Park, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, restaurants in Subic Freeport Zone

Image: Urban Deli Facebook page

Another European-inspired gourmet restaurant in Subic Bay Freeport Zone is Urban Deli along Rizal Highway. French-Belgian chef Didier Ladriere opened the delicatessen in 2014 to serve and remind fellow ex-pats in Subic of the delicious deli they had back home.

Today, it also doles out some of the most delightful wines and artisanal beers in the district, as well as handmade sausages and frozen meat products imported from Europe and Australia; high-grade cheese selections like Gouda, Raclette, Crottin, and Brie; and baked good and pastries with that palpable French influence.

Try their beef cuts from prime Black Angus Texas or poached or pan-fried seafood dishes made from fresh sea bass, blue marlin, halibut, and other first-class fish choices.

Their breakfast meal starts at PhP169, beef specialties at PhP889, and seafood specialties at PhP535.



5. Magic Lagoon

Where: Building 716, Bicentennial Park, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Daily, 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, where to eat in Subic Bay

Images: Magic Lagoon Facebook page

Enjoy your classic Filipino feast in Magic Lagoon, a resto-bar, and grill that serves every Pinoy’s comfort food from all over the archipelago.

They mean it when they say their menu is extensive, as shown by the different viands for fish, vegetables, chicken, pork, beef, and goat that they serve. Some favorites include their deep-fried hito (catfish), toasted adobong kambing (stewed goat), tender kare-kare (beef stewed in peanut sauce) with imported oxtail, finished off with their fermented rice.

Their signature Balot sa Puti (covered in white) beer is also a must-try in Magic Lagoon. Crack a cold one open with friends and family to enjoy a night out!

Their meal starts at PhP220.


6. Buddha’s Bowl

Where: 2/F Promenade, Harbor Point Mall, Rizal Highway corner Magsaysay Drive, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, restaurants in Subic Freeport Zone

Image: Buddha’s Bowl Facebook page

Just off the outskirts of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, inside Harbor Point Mall, is a unique casual restaurant that captures the best of Southeast Asian cuisines. Buddha’s Bowl is where Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean, Vietnamese, and other Asian influences intersect.

Their pad thai (Thai rice noodles), Hawker special (spicy stir-fried noodles), and Good Luck noodles (wok-fried noodles with chicken, pineapple, and wonton) or some of their must-try noodle dishes. They also have the signature Hangover, deep-fried spiced pork on chili rice and a runny egg, other rice bowl meals crispy satay (skewered meat), and Buddha’s Best (Thai-style fried rice with chicken, pineapple, and chili jam). Don’t forget to pair these with their Thai milk tea!

Their meal starts at PhP128.


7. Aristocrat Restaurant

Where: Lot 2 Block 2, Maharlika Grounds, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours: Daily, 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Image: Aristocrat Restaurant website

You might have heard of this: Aristocrat Restaurant isn’t just in Subic, but in major cities where the avid patrons of their trademark chicken and pork barbecues are found.

Paired with their equally famous java rice and peanut sauce, their barbecue dishes are to die for. Other frequently favored dishes are their kalderetang baka (beef in tomato stew), Lola Asiang’s chicken and pork adobo, clubhouse sandwich, and the quintessential lumpiang shanghai (spring rolls). They also sell sweet tidbits, baked goods, and cakes such as their signature Torta Delos Reyes, a crisp, layered wafer cake with ganache and white chocolate.

Their meal starts at PhP231.


8. Coco Lime Restaurant

Where: Rizal Highway (across Times Square Cinema), Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM; 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM; 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, where to eat in Subic Bay

Images: Coco Lime Specialty Asian Cuisine Facebook page

Coco Lime Restaurant epitomizes comfort food—a fusion of Filipino and Asian flavors perfect for the whole family.

This spot where to eat in Subic Bay serves big or small families! They have set meals for up to ten people, including all their bestsellers. You can choose from their grilled meats: Thai barbecue chicken, oriental liempo (pork belly), chicken inasal (char-grilled), tuna belly, squid, and bangus, then pair these with their pineapple rice, bagoong (salted fish paste) rice, or nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice). They also have noodle dishes, Filipino staples, fresh fruit shakes, and oriental desserts.

Their meal starts at PhP170.



9. Crab and Belly

Where: Unit 1, Building 93, Lincoln Street, Central Business District Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City


Good Places to Eat: Subic Bay Freeport Zone's Best Restos, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Image: Crab and Belly official website

Staying in Subic Bay, you might as well take your oceanside vacation to another level by feasting on Crab and Belly’s sumptuous seafood offerings. They just opened in 2017 but have already charmed visitors with their homely ambiance, serenading diners with acoustic performances by live bands or letting them sing themselves on open mic nights.

But seafood remains the star of the show. Sink straight into the seafood platter to sample all delectable catches or their no-time-limit, unlimited crab, shrimp, or jumbo prawns, freshly caught and cooked as ordered. Don’t worry; they also have other meat selections like pork and chicken, Filipino favorites, and Japanese cuisines.

June 2022 Update: Crab and Belly is permanently closed.


Subic Bay surely knows how to satisfy a starving traveler. So pick your place, cop your comfort food, and dive right in!


Looking for a delectable place to eat in Subic and Central Luzon? Check out Yoorekka Magazine!


Stay safe as you travel and dine in! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!


This article was initially published in Yoorekka on July 12, 2019.


Check out this video:



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