What do you do when you crave a specific food and can’t find it? If you’re Debby Sherrer, you start a restaurant.
After living in Turkey for five years, Sherrer was inspired to open The Mediterranean seven years ago in Bolivar, Missouri. There, she serves Turkish and Lebanese fare, with everything made in-house, including gluten-free and vegan options.
Start with a sampling of snacks such as fresh hummus, warm pita, falafel and tabbouleh, while sipping a complimentary cup of Turkish tea. And be sure to try house specialties such as the döner sandwich, with thinly sliced and seasoned beef, onion, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce on flatbread.
The Mediterranean, 115 W. Broadway St., Bolivar, Missouri, 417.777.6700, facebook.com/themedbolivar