13 of the Best Homegrown Restaurants To Visit in Subic


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If you’re not yet set on where to go for an out-of-town vacation, why not try Subic? It’s only 2-3 hours away from the metro and you get the best of both worlds: beautiful beach and good food.

For those who don’t know, Subic is actually a good place to visit if you want to go on a food trip with your friends and family. It’s a food haven that specializes in a wide range of cuisines like Chinese, Korean, American, and so on. So without further ado, here are some of the best restaurants you need to try when in Subic.

Slabs Diner and Steakhouse

Slabs is a diner serving American comfort food such as steaks, chicken, pastas, and ribs. We recommend their dry-aged steaks, a process which tenderizes and adds to the flavor of the meat.

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No reservations accepted
Global Promenade (Next To PLDT) Bldg. Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
(047) 251 3635

Tong Kyung Am

Tong Kyung Am is a Japanese-Korean restaurant that takes pride in their fresh Japanese sushi and Korean hot pot and samgyeopsal.

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Reservations are accepted
Blk 19, Lot 1, Moonbay Marina Waterfront Road, CBD Area, SBFC, 2222 Subic
(0917) 824-3784

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Baguio Craft Brewery

Exactly the same one that can be found in Baguio, Baguio Craft Brewery specializes in craft brews and other premium beers. This is a casual pub that serves modern Cordillera cuisine and other comfort dishes. 

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No reservations accepted
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Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales

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Texas Joe’s House of Ribs

Texas Joe’s is one of the most popular American smokehouse in Subic that has mastered the art of tender briskets, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and pulled pork. To stay in theme with the restaurant, even the staff here are required to wear cowboy-style outfits.

Also read: 15 Secretly Awesome Rib Joints In and Out of Manila
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No reservations accepted
Waterfront Rd, Corner McKinley, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Olongapo City
(047) 252 3189

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Crab and Belly

Crab and Belly is a newly-opened Filipino restaurant that showcases a wide range of Asian comfort food like chili garlic crabs, grilled pork belly, and a few Japanese favorites. 

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No reservations accepted
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Lincoln St, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
(0915) 702-7461

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Rali’s Grill and Bar

Rali’s promises a nice view of Subic while dining because of its location. It serves American-Asian favorites like burgers, ribs, steaks, and more. 

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Reservations are accepted
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Malawaan Park, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
(047) 252 1147

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Xtremely Xpresso

Xtremely Xpresso is where you need to go if you’re in need of a good caffeine fix. But aside from their great coffee, they also serve pizza, pasta, and ribs here.

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No reservations accepted
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Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Olongapo City
(047) 252 3681

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Coco Lime Restaurant

According to locals, Coco Lime is a great spot for some good and affordable Filipino-Thai cuisine. It serves mostly Filipino favorites like kare-kare, pochero, crispy pata, but we heard that some of the other must-tries here include the bagoong rice, pineapple rice, and Thai bbq chicken.

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Reservations are accepted
Rizal Hwy, 2222 Subic
(047) 252 2412

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Meat Plus Cafe

What used to be a hole-in-a-wall place in 1997, Meat Plus Cafe is now one of the most go-to restaurants in Subic for its affordable char-grilled steaks and ribs.

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No reservations accepted
Sampson Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Zambales
(047) 252 7091

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Pirates Bistro

Pirates Bistro is a pirate-themed American bistro that showcases good and affordable comfort food, specializing in ribs, steaks, pizza, and pasta. They usually have acoustic bands playing at night.

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Reservations are accepted
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Bldg. 532 Waterfront Road CBD Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2200 Olongapo City
(0948) 770-7606

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Chef Samurai

From the same owners of Meat Plus Cafe, Chef Samurai is a Japanese restaurant that offers both traditional and modern dishes with must-tries like the unagi-cream cheese maki, seaweed salad, and grilled wagyu sticks.

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Reservations are accepted
Subic Freeport, 2222 Olongapo City
(047) 250 0655

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Urban Deli

Urban Deli is an all-in-one restaurant, bar, cafe, bakery, and deli that uses only the finest ingredients in preparing their bestselling dishes. They have a wide variety of cuisines and they also take pride in their freshly-baked breads and pastries

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No reservations accepted
Bicentennial Park, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Olongapo City
(047) 250 2921

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Rachi Curry Corner

Rachi Curry Corner is a popular Indian restaurant that serves only the most authentic Indian cuisine like curry, tikka masala, biryani, and more. Vegetarians can also check out this place because they offer quite a lot of dishes that are suitable to your diet.

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No reservations accepted
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
(0919) 911-3011

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Are you excited to give this list a try? Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @bookyapp and share your experiences with us by using the hashtag #bookymanila when posting photos. Watch out for more updates as we continuously add more restaurants to make your food trip as fun and as convenient as it can be! Happy trip!

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