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There is a great variety of restaurants available in Dubrovnik that cater for every taste and most are very reasonably priced. Many serve traditional dishes that introduce you to the best that Croatia has to offer but there are also the typical staples of other Mediterranean countries that are just as popular. Areas such as Stradun are home to a number of eateries but be aware you are likely to be approached by ‘hawkers’ trying to entice you into nearby restaurants. If you would prefer somewhere a little less touristy then head to the city’s harbour or the gate where more exclusive establishments can be found.
It is not surprising due to its location that Seafood plays a large role on many menus. Fresh fish dishes are very popular but can prove quite expensive. A local specialities is black risotto in squid ink. There are however many meat dishes that deserve attention such as the grilled raznici and cevapcici, or peka (a stew) and the beef dish Pasticada.
For those looking for healthy option, Dubrovnik serves up some great salad dishes and vegetarian options are quite prevalent on menus. While those with a sweet tooth can also find delicious puddings including rozata, which is a local speciality that is similar to a crème caramel. Don’t forget to try the local drinks as well as the local food while you are on your short break in Dubrovnik. Wines and beers are very refreshing but try the local liquor called Rakija that can be made from grapes, walnuts or plums.
Read more on this destination in the AA Key Guide to Croatia.
Recommended Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Lokanda Peskarija, Na Ponti bb - With views overlooking the harbour or tables in a candlelit dining room you can enjoy the seafood at this popular restaurant. Be sure to try the speciality dishes of octopus salad or shellfish risotto.
Nautika, Brsalje 3 - With the reputation as the number 1 restaurant in Dubrovnik, you can enjoy modern cuisine with traditional dishes. Many tourists head to this great location just outside Pile Gate for the top class dining experience.
Nishta, Prijeko 30 - This vegetarian restaurant serves dishes with a Mexican, Chinese and Indian twist. Delicious food and a great variety to the menu that everyone can find something they will enjoy.
Orhan, Od Tabakarije 1 - With a stunning waterside terrace at the foot of the Fortress, diners can enjoy the fresh seafood platter whose content depends on the catch of the day.
Poklisar, Ribarnica 1 - A romantic piano provides live music for you to enjoy every night at this family run hotel. Sit outdoors and enjoy delicious food, wine and all at very reasonably prices.