Dhabas In & Around Bhubaneswar & Cuttack That You Must Stop.

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We Indians love our food and we can go any distance to enjoy a scrumptious meal. Most of us would agree that the food that satisfies our heart and soul is served in one of those modest highway dhabas. So we bring to you a curated list of Dhabas of the twin city where you must stop by when you suddenly get an urge to have some lip smacking Dal Tadka and Tandoori Roti or our very favourite Mutton-Rice.

Location : Bhubaneswar & Cuttack
Category : Restaurants/Dhaba/Food Center


  1. Nana Dhaba, Phulnakhra
    Price range : ₹ Rs 250-300 for two people (approx.)
    Probably one of the famous dhabas on the National Highway connecting Cuttack to Bhubaneswar, this tiny shack serves one of the most amazing mutton rice combos. Situated in Phulnakhra this place is a must visit on Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays.

  2. Behera Dhaba, NH-5, Just After Tamando
    Price range : ₹ Rs 300-500 for two people (approx.)
    Probably one of those very few places in the twin city where there are cots in the dhaba and you get a dhaba feel. Give a miss to the not so praiseworthy cleanliness and the very rustic, the feel is worth it. Try the mutton thali, chicken thali, Chicken Dopiaza, Chilly Paneer and Anda Tadka. Best part about this dhaba is that it is open till late night and one is assured of good food even in the middle of the night.

  3. Yummyies Dhaba, Phulnakhra
    Price range : ₹ Rs 500-750 for two people (approx.)
    If you want the lipsmacking Dhaba food and at the same time the comfort of a restaurant then Yummyies DHABA at Phulnakhra might be your saviour. Their Garhwali Chefs promise to serve you food like no other and for fish lovers this place is surely pure bliss. Must try: Exquisite range of fish preparations, dal makhni, tandoor dishes and mutton kadhai.

  4. Tara Tarini Dhaba, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar
    Price rangePrice range : ₹ Rs 350-500 for two people (approx.)
    One of the oldest and a very popular dhaba once upon a time still serves some really amazing prawn masala and chicken masala. The anda tadka is also a very good try. The food is not as amazing as it used to be but the fans still swear by its name.

  5. Bijaya Dhaba, Pratapnagri, Cuttack, NH-5
    Price range : ₹ Rs 400-650 for two people (approx.)
    An iconic dhaba, en route Cuttack, this Dhaba stands tall quite literally. The tandoor keeps popping hot tandoori rotis and naans at a frantic pace. The chicken masala, mati handi mutton, chilly paneer sells like hot cake. The prawn masala is also pretty popular.

  6. Green Chillyz, Highway Restaurant, Khurdha
    Price range : ₹ Rs 500-750 for two people (approx.)
    The new Green Chillyz Highway Restaurant is the definition of Fine Dine Highway Dhaba. Exquisite decor gives a new meaning to dhaba culture in the twin city. Biryani, Kebabs platter and Paneer Dopiaza is a must try.

  7. Brother’s Dhaba, Lingipur, Sisupalgarh, Near Jagannath Petrol Pump, Bhubaneswar
    Price range : ₹ Rs 600-750 for two people (approx.)
    Brother’s Dhaba a very popular modern decor dhaba serves a variety of dishes ranging from Tandoor to Sea Food and an amazing range of vegetarian dishes. The bamboo mutton is must try and you can pick the choice of your fish from their water tank.

  8. Barunei Dhaba, Near Barunei Temple, NH-16, Khordha
    Price range : ₹ Rs 350-500 for two people (approx.)
    At the foothills of Barunei Hills, this dhaba serves amazing Pakhala during summers, mutton-rice, desi chicken curry, vegetable fritters throughout the year. A 20 min drive from Bhubaneswar this place can be a perfect weekend lunch getaway.

  9. Jungle View Restaurant, Chandaka, Behind Nandan Kanan
    Price range : ₹ Rs 550-800 for two people (approx.)
    In Chandaka this amazing get away from the hustle bustle of the city is a perfect hangout for a foodie. The sprawling property got open spaces, cubicles and lot of places to click some amazing pictures. The Chicken Pakoda which is served along with fried garlic is a must try. Egg Bhurji, Bamboo Mutton is a must try. If you are quite an adventurous foodie then you might even try the Emu Meat preparations.

  10. Hotel Aditya, Manguli, NH-16
    Price range : ₹ Rs 300-450 for two people (approx.)
    Enroute Manguli lies this small dhaba which has its own set of fan following and they love the Vegetarian Thali, Chicken Masala and Mutton Curry that they serve. If you are driving towards Manguli you can definitely stop by this dhaba.

  11. Hotel Golden Park, Biribati, Kandarpur, Cuttack
    Price range : ₹ Rs 350-550 for two people (approx.)
    Not many would be familiar with this dhaba which comes enroute Paradip. Not very far away from Cuttack, this modern Dhaba serves Maati Handi Mutton, Amazing Egg Bhurji and Tawa Chapati, Tandoori Chicken, Desi Chicken Masala.