9 Places to Eat on the Bangalore - Mysore Highway
The Bangalore – Mysore highway sees frequent travellers between the two cities, some for weekend getaways, long drives, work, or to experience the food. And if you fall under the category of a foodie, then this list is for you. The Bangalore-Mysore highway is dotted with decades-old eateries that serve nothing but the best, from buttery Idlis, Vadas, and Dosas to flavourful Paaya Fish Fry, and even sweets.
1. Shri Renuukamba Thatte Idli, Bidadi
This is one of the first pitstops one will encounter on the Bangalore-Mysore highway. Bangaloreans in the know plan a cycle and bike ride to Bidadi, with the sole intent of stopping by for breakfast here. While they also serve rice varieties and Dosas, the buttery Thatte Idlis with Medu Vada and Peanut Chutney are what make it worth the trip.
Order for their Plate Idli Vade.
Shri Renuukamba Thatte Idli: Mysore Rd, Near Police Station, Bidadi
Timings: 6:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m
2. Shivalli, Channapatna
Hotel Shivalli is one of the route's oldest breakfast stops, and their catering has recently expanded with the addition of Shivalli Chowki for continental bites. You could visit this iconic eatery nestled in the toy town of Channapatna on your way to Mysore and stop by at the Chowki for an evening meal on your way back to Bangalore.
Try their Kotte Kadubu with South Canara Sambar & Coconut Chutney.
Shivalli: Bangalore, Mysore Road, Channapatna
Timings: 7:00 a.m to 10:30 p.m
3. Kamat Lokaruchi Veg Restaurant - Ramanagara
The rustic huts, stone walls, and rural decor alongside the aroma from the open kitchen will undoubtedly tantalise your senses. You could also pet the calves, shop at the toy store, or simply soak in the aesthetics while your order arrives.
Try their Kotte Kadubu & Neer Dose with Joni Bella.
Kamat Lokaruchi Veg Restaurant- Ramanagara: Janapada Loka, near Archakarahalli, Archikarahalli, Ramanagara
Timings: 6:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m
4. Maddur Tiffany’s, Maddur
Maddur Vade gets its name from the village of Maddur, where the dish was invented over 100 years ago, and to enjoy a piping hot serving, stop at Maddur Tiffany. The small eatery is on the way from Bangalore to Mysore, but is popular with those driving in the evening, in both directions. There is nothing quite like enjoying the strong filter coffee paired with the crispy Maddur Vade in the chill evening breeze. They also provide car service, so you can sit in your vehicle as you eat.
Try their Puri Bhaji.
Maddur Tiffany’s: Bangalore Mysore Highway, Shivapura, Maddur
Timings: 7:00 a.m to 10:30 p.m
5. Jai Bhuvaneshwari Miltry Hotel, Srirangapatna
Stop by this 45-year-old military hotel to indulge in their appetizing meat dishes if you want to feast on a naati-style meal. Enjoy succulent meat dishes like Kheema Boti, Liver Fry, Chicken Palav, and Leg Soup that are sure to please your palate. Be on the lookout for an orange-colored house on B M Road, Baburayanakoppalu, right after the HP Petrol Bunk.
The Khaima Unde and Paaya are their best sellers.
Jai Bhuvaneshwari Miltry Hotel: CPJ2+72H, Mandya
Timings: 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m
6. Vaishali, Channapatna
Another popular destination for bikers to stop by for a non-vegetarian meal is Hotel Vaishali, which is located only a few kilometres from Mandya. The restaurant is spacious, with airy outdoor seating and ample parking available. Pongal and Idli are well known vegetarian options on the menu.
Meat eaters should taste their Naati Chicken Fry and Khaima Dose.
Vaishali Channapatna: SH17, Mathikere
Timings: 7:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m
7. Poojari Fish Land, Between Srirangapatna & Mysore
This restaurant has to be on your list on your way back to Bangalore, for a leisurely luncheon. You'll be in awe of the collection of old automobiles and bicycles, magnificent sculptures, and vintage lamps that form a part of their decor. You would be mistaken if you assumed Poojari Fish Land was solely about fish - the menu also features varied vegetarian delicacies from Mangalore.
Fish lovers, try their Bangude Fish Curry with Neer Dose.
Poojari Fish Land: Mysore Bangalore Road, Opp. White Orchid, Kalasthavadi, Village, Naganahalli
Timings: 11:00 a.m to 11:30 p.m
8. Sri Chamundeshwari Military Hotel 1960
Have a hearty lunch at this home-turned-small-restaurant located outside Srirangapatna. The family-run Shri Chamundeshwari Military hotel is close to 60 years old, sending out dishes like Chicken Kebab, Mutton Dry, Fish Fry, Mutton Biriyani, and Chicken Biryani for a sumptuous feast.
Their Khaima Masala and Mutton Dry are the best of the lot.
Sri Chamundeshwari Military Hotel 1960: Baburayanakoppal
Timings: 9:00 a.m to 11:30 p.m
9. Hotel Shri Janardhan (Mysore Park Hotel), Ramanagara
While the eateries recommended above will quench your hunger, a visit to this 96-year-old sweetmeat shop will feed your soul. The hotel offers a limited menu with items like Badam Halwa, Special Masala Dosa, Benne Murukku, and Chow Chow Bath, but the true draw is undoubtedly their fabled Mysore Pak. So heavenly is their Ghee Mysore Pak that the establishment began to be called the Mysore Pak Hotel.
Hotel Shri Janardhan (Mysore Park Hotel): Mandipet, Agrahar, Ramanagara
Timings: 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m