Let’s face it: Beachside restaurants aren’t always so inviting. When restaurant owners know that customers will keep on coming because of the view, they don’t always put much effort into the food. They also often charge a fortune.

But not the restaurants on our list!

We’ll only settle for waterfront establishments serving high-quality seafood caught fresh from the Mediterranean, Greek-style tavernas, and gourmet splurge meals with fantastic panoramic views of the sea.

Here we’ve gathered the best of the best to prove that beachside dining can be much more than it’s cracked up to be — romantic, fresh, elegant and just categorically delicious.