This will be hard to do with so many good tavernas to chose from but anyone who has been before can list their top five now, for first timers you could post your list when you come home. You can add a reason why they are your favourites if you want to. I'm stuck already
Taverna Anatoli (excellent food, if a little pricey) Platanos Restaurant (excellent food, exquisite view of the island) Bakaliko (nice tastes, decent prices, in town just before the club strip..) Kabourelias (great for fish, molluscs and ouzo, at the Old Port of Skiathos) Koziakas (excellent prices for those who simply love meat. Its location is nothing to be excited about though..)
Asprolithos - lovely food, warm welcome, always leave smiling Liminaki - consistently good/eating moussaka inside by the log fire on a damp chilly night Varthalamis - my favourite fish at very reasonable prices with complimentary half carafe of wine drank from tiny chunky glasses Kabourelias - early evening tsipouro/ouzo meze looking out to sea
and then I have three vying for the final spot: Milos Taverna - late afternoon mixed plates Amoudia (Tennis Club) - daytime food: calamari, satan salad, special olive chips with cheesy garlic bread Koziakas - the famous Ding Dong Bell Meat Man, a pleasure to enjoy a meal with this lovely family
Like Tre above, I have a list of places for my next visit some I haven't been to before so the list might change later in the year
I always find this stuff really hard to do and with friends on the island I could not possibly narrow my favourites down to just 5. For first time visitors to Skiathos I can give the following advice - if the establishment is open and trading then it must have decent food and/or some other qualities going for it so give it a go. If you have any doubts, the list that is at the top of this forum is a good place to start.
Plakis Taverna in the old part of town, was closed and did not look like it was going to open when we were out in June, Great shame was a fine Taverna for lunch time snack or evening meal watching the sun go down, then seeing the little fishing boats goin gout. Alan & Bernadette
Asprolithos - first night every year En Plo - brilliant calamari, even better people The fish tavern in the old port ok food super location Palouki Steak and Grill House, meat. meat and more meat Medusa to throw bits of pizza to the fish
had a poor night at Alexandros this year, possible due to having to sit facing a wall
To date this year Avli gets an excellent vote as does Kolios Beach Taverna. Jimmys, Infinity Blue hitting the spot as always. Just spent a lazy afternoon at Milos, wonderful food & reasonable prices. Aircraft take off & landing a bonus - although delays ( due to strike we were told) meant more rounds of drinks Saving Anatoli for our lady night!