arrowGet the best rates on Dubrovnik hotels.

Follow Croatia Traveller Pinterest buttonTwitter button Facebook button Google Plus button

Croatia Traveller logo

Best Dubrovnik Restaurants

Get Started
About Croatia
Essentials
Croatia Map
Croatia Photos
Guidebooks
Planning
When to Go
Top Sights
Accommodation
Transport
Car Rental
Croatia Ferries
Money
Inspiration
Adventure
Sailing
Cruises
Tours
Itineraries
Special Interests
Regions
Dalmatia
Dubrovnik
Islands
Istria
Kvarner
Split
Zadar
Zagreb
Community
News Blog
Newsletter
Traveller Tips
Service
About Me
Advertising
Trip Planning
Contact
Privacy Policy
Search Site

Site Index


Last Minute? No problem!

Get great deals on:

Holidays
from TUI

Accommodation
from booking.com

Car Rentals
from rentalcars.com

Cruises & Tours
from Viator

Top
Destinations

Dubrovnik Online Guide

Split Online Guide

Plitvice Lakes Online Guide

Hvar Island Online Guide

Rovinj Online Guide

 

Spaghetteria Toni
Victoria Restaurant

 

Grilled squid from Glorijet
Grilled squid from Glorijet

 


Locando Peskarija
Locando Peskarija

 

Vegetarian pizza from Mea Culpa
Vegetarian pizza from Mea Culpa

Levenat restaurant, Dubrovnik
Levenat Restaurant

Not only are there more restaurants in Dubrovnik, the quality and variety has also improved as befitting an international tourist destination. Dubrovnik restaurants now span the gamut from cheap to exorbitant, from casual to dressy indeed. (see more on Dubrovnik dining). Yes, you can find a crush of restaurants on infamous Prijeko street, but few are standouts. Here's what I would recommend.

Top End Restaurants

Nautika
Brsalje 3
With a great location just outside Pile Gate, Nautika is class all the way. It's routinely named as one of Croatia's top restaurants for its blend of classic and modern cuisine. Nevertheless, it's rarely frequented by locals.

Proto
Siroka 1
Owned by the same company as Nautika, the emphasis here is on fish and seafood prepared in traditional Dubrovnik style. Dining is slightly more casual here and there is a local following.

Restaurant 360
Sv Dominika
Modern, relaxed and very trendy, this new place is committed to elegance and the finest cuisine. The chef is inspired by Mediterranean flavors but is also grounded in classic French gastronomy. The decoration and setting is exquisite and worth a stop if only for cocktails.

Portrait
Od Puča 8
Star chef Jeffrey Vella (formerly of Gil’s and 360°) has opened this new restaurant in the romantic Gundulic Palace. The finest local ingredients are served up with style and flair.

booking.com
Book apartments
Book B&Bs
Book guesthouses
Book Villas

Book Hostels

Victoria Restaurant
Frane Supila 4
Part of the luxurious Villa Orsula hotel in the Ploce neighbourhood, Victoria is captained by chef Thierry Caruel who concocts magic from Mediterranean and international inspiration. His signature dish is herb-breaded roast lamb with Provencal trimmings. Dining on a terrace overlooking the sea is another plus.

Mid-Range Restaurants

Orhan
Od Tabarike
Only a few steps from Nautika but much cheaper, this restaurant with a terrace overlooking the sea has accumulated quite a fan club over the years. Famous for its heaping plates of seafood and scrumptious black-ink risotto, patrons are also pleased with the roast veal.

Levenat
Nika i Meda Pucica 15
If you're staying in Lapad, no need to confine yourself to a hotel restaurant. This classy establishment serves up delectable Dubrovnik cuisine in a pretty dining room.

Restaurant Horizont
Put od Bosanke 8
This new addition to Dubrovnik's dining scene is making waves around Ploce gate. Run by a local family, the menu is a sophisticated take on beloved fish, seafood and pasta dishes. The views over the Adriatic are stunning and the wine list is impressive.

Wanda
Prijeko 8
The imaginative Mediterranean cuisine here has caused reviewers to swoon. The emphasis is on fish and there are some incredible pasta dishes. Portions are small however. Count on two courses to feel as though you've eaten a meal.

Pantarul
Kralja Tomislava 1
This young, modern restaurant prides itself on the quality and freshness of its ingredients. Start with stewed octopus over creamy polenta and go on to a prawn and vegetable risotto before finishing with a chocolate and hazelnut mousse cake.

 

Budget Restaurants

Buffet Škola
Antuninska 1
Fast-food Dubrovnik-style with smoked ham sandwiches, locally-caught sardines and marinated cheese. A vegetarian sandwich will run 26Kn and a vegetarian plate is available for 80Kn.

Bistro Riva
Lapadska obala 2
Simple and filling, the international dishes in this Lapad eatery are a favorite with local students year-round.

Glorijet
Obala Stjepana Radića 16
This cosy, cavelike eatery with soft lights and friendly service is where locals eat. From Adriatic calamari to vegetarian spaghetti to fresh fried fish, everything is prepared according to tradition. Excellent value for money.

Lokanda Peskarija
Old Port
Too many guidebook reviews (all excellent) have kept the crowds flowing in to this very typical fish house on the port. It's hard to beat the prices and the scenic location. The interior is decorated in a comforting nautical theme.

Kamenice
Gunduliceva
At the scene of the morning market, venerable Kamenice serves up big plates of mussels to a stream of appreciative patrons. Touristy in the high season, it reverts to a local hangout off season.

Mea Culpa
Za Rokom 3
Incredibly popular for years, this restaurant is a blur of activity as waiters race outside bearing steaming pizzas to the diners outside. The crust is appropriately crunchy and the ingredients are the freshest. Expect to spend from 60 to 100Kn per pie.

Sesame
Dante Alighieria
Just about 100m from the Old Town, this relaxed tavern-restaurant-inn is a great place to have a drink and nibble or settle in for a tasty meal. The crowd is young and casual.

Vegetarian Restaurants

Nishta
Prijeko 30
It's truly vegetarian and draws inspiration for such far-flung places as Mexico, India, China and the Middle East. From falafel to spring rolls, you can nosh well and keep a clear conscience.

Did you like this page?
Get Croatia Traveller's Dalmatia: Split to Dubovnik 2016

Dalmatia: Split to Dubrovnik

 

Related Pages

Dubrovnik
Travel Planner

 

Dining in Dubrovnik

 

StradunOne Day in Dubrovnik

 

Book a Foodie Tour with Lunch!

 

Restaurant Reviews

Adriana Restaurant, Split
Interior of Adriana restaurant, SplitAs a general rule, restaurants in heavily trafficked tourist locations offer poor value for money. But rules are meant to be broken!  More.
Buffet Fife, Split
Is there such a thing as too much guidebook love? Buffet Fife in Split is much more popular with tourists than locals. Maybe it's the quality of the food.  More.
Best Restaurants in Croatia 2016
The ultimate foodies guide to Zagreb, Zadar, Istria, Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar island and more.  More.
Zigante: The Truffle Palace
My truffle meal in famed Zigante restaurant.  More.
Pane Vino, Rovinj
Pane Vino e Non Solo bills itself as "The real Italian cuisine with the finest Istrian product". Was I happy with it?  More.
 

Updated: November 24, 2017

Sign up to our newsletter for the latest Croatia travel updates
and a FREE Language Guide

Language Guide

 

Questions? Comments?

comments powered by Disqus  


Back to Top

©CroatiaTraveller 2005-2017 All rights reserved