Near the Catedral San Pedro Apóstal  and on the waterfront, Robby Mar (Av. Francisco Dominguez Charro 35, tel. 809/529-4926, 10 a.m.–midnight daily, US$10–20) is the best restaurant in town; it has outdoor and indoor seating. The restaurant serves seafood, meats, salads, pastas, and other choices. The crab and lobster are fresh and sold by weight (without the shell)—try them grilled or with a garlic sauce. The owner, Tony, speaks English well and can help with any suggestions.
The Howard Johnson hotel is home to the Bar Restaurant Apolo (Av. Independencia 53, tel. 809/529-3749, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. daily), which serves Chinese food that is far from remarkable in a casual environment.