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Where’s the weirdest place you’ve ever dined? These days, many restaurants are offering more than just appetizing food. They also want to impress with one-of-a-kind  experiences and unforgettable atmosphere. Here’s a look at eight of the world’s most wonderfully weird (and totally Instagrammable) places to eat out. Make your reservation soon!

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Dine high in the sky in Athens, Greece

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to dine while hanging 160 feet above the city? Well, in Athens, Greece, you can give it a try. Be among 22 guests to sit at a dinner table mounted onto a platform, which is then lifted above the city by crane. Once you’re high in the sky, you’ll enjoy a 5-course meal, along with unlimited alcoholic beverages. Impressive views of the Acropolis and the Athens cityscape are yours to enjoy while you dine.

Underwater bliss

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Eat with the fishes at an underwater restaurant in the Maldives

Yes, you read that right. You can really dine underwater at the Ithaa Underwater Restaurant in Maldives. This eatery, located inside the Conrad Maldives Ranglii Isand hotel, lies16 feet below sea level, where guests can enjoy a 180-degree view of the gorgeous sea life, water, and coral while they dine on contemporary fare.

Tunnel Vision

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Drink handcrafted brews in a cellar vault in Pennsylvania

Catacombs Restaurant serves up house-crafted brews and tasty eats inside the beer-aging vault of historic Bube’s Brewery in Mount Joy, about a 25-minute drive from Lancaster. You’ll travel 43 feet below street level to reach the stone-walled vaults, which are allegedly haunted by spirits. Before or after dinner, guests can take a guided tour of the creepy 1876 brewery or a ghost tour that recounts some of the unexplained activity witnessed inside the building. Let’s hope you’re not left too scared to eat!

Dine in a transparent dome that hangs off a mountain in Peru

At Skylodge Adventure Suites in Cusco, guests get the opportunity to sleep and dine in a transparent dome in Peru’s gorgeous Sacred Valley. These dome-shaped suites, which hang alongside the mountain and offer a bird’s eye view of the impressive surrounding landscape, can only be accessed by trekking up the mountain with a guide. The journey is about 3 to 4 hours each way. Another unforgettable highlight: Each dome has its own toilet, so you’ll be treated to one of the world’s most unusual toilet-seat views.

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Become best buddies with the giraffe at your window in Kenya

If you’re an animal lover, you’ll want to visit Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya. This boutique hotel is located near a sanctuary that cares for the rare and endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, so the towering animals have access to the hotel and its surrounding property. That means you can hang with these beautiful creatures as they peep their heads into your window while you enjoy room service—talk about a memorable experience!

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Enjoy your meal on a sun terrace that juts out over the Alps in France

Looking for a restful place right at the center of one of nature’s most dramatic landscapes? Then visit this restaurant offering impressive views of the surrounding Alps. At Restaurant Le Panoramic in Chamonix, France, guests enjoy a stunning view of Mont Blanc. The restaurant, which offers a mix of French and European fare, is accessible to pedestrians or via gondola and cable car.

Waterfall restaurant at Villa Escudero

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Let water swirl at your feet while you dine at the foot of a waterfall in the Philippines

Most agree that waterfalls are gorgeous, but how close have you really gotten to one? At Labasin Waterfalls Restaurant in San Pablo City (about two hours from Manila), you can enjoy a traditional Filipino buffet lunch while soaking your feet in the rushing water from the manmade Labasin Falls. This is the perfect way to get up close and personal while enjoying the views.

Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa Valley, California, USA

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Explore Napa Valley’s vineyards via wine train

Wine lovers will love the Napa Valley Wine Train, which takes passengers on a 26-mile, round-trip journey to top-rated wineries—no designated driver required! Along the route from Napa to St. Helena, enjoy your pick of fine dining and wine tasting options while taking in the picturesque beauty of Napa.

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Natasha Gabrielle
Natasha is a freelance writer, blogger and traveler. After spending the last 2 years living and working in South Korea, she continues to travel the world and document her adventures at LiveLearnVenture.com.
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