Located on a narrow strip of coast between hills and the Adriatic Sea, the white-stone capital of Croatia sits protected by turrets and towers. A former city-state, Dubrovnik thrived on the wealth of merchants and ship builders, and has a rich culture. It has an impressive culinary presence. These ten restaurants are among the best in the country, serving fresh fish and succulent meat dishes with stunning views of the Adriatic Sea.
Nautika is a world-class restaurant which lives up to its fantastic reputation. Head Chef Mario Bunda’s dishes are carefully prepared with utmost attention. The seafood is so fresh it’s almost water-to-plate. Nautika is known for delivering high standards of service, VIP guests include Pope John II and members of the Japanese and Norwegian royal families. Diners can sample pureed fish ice cream cones on terraces at the edge of the Adriatic Sea.
Lokanda-Peskarija (Mea Culpa Dubrovnik)
While taking a gastro-journey through the streets of Dubrovnik, there are many different options available. In a beautiful location near the sea, and right under the city walls, diners can enjoy budget-priced cuisine at Lokanda-Peskarija. Don’t be fooled by the low prices, the seafood is fresh and good quality. Popular with tourists, get there early to guarantee a seat, unless you wish to take advantage of the fabulous outdoor terrace.
Lokanda-Peskarija, Gorica Sv. Vlaha 77, Dubrovnik, Croatia, +385 20 324 747
This historic and highly praised restaurant offers some of the finest seafood in the city. In business since 1886, Proto underwent renovation in 2002 to further enhance the dining experience. The restaurant started out serving fish specialties prepared according to old recipes, which were handed down by Dubrovnik fishermen. These secret dishes have remained intact to this day. Fine seafood and high-quality service define Proto. For those seeking alternatives to fish and meat, vegetarian options are also on offer, including the delicious vegetarian stuffed eggplants, baked and drizzled in melted cheese.
This beautiful restaurant offers diners the chance to dine on fresh seafood in luxurious a sea-front setting. Located on the Lapad peninsula in Orsan Marina, the restaurant is near a yacht club and has a terrace offering impressive views of Gruž Port. Portions are generous and the terrace offers the best views, so it is best to get there early or book in advance. A selection of local and international wines and other beverages complete the seafood menu at Orsan.
Orsan, Ulica Ivana pl. Zajca, Dubrovnik, Croatia, +385 20 436 822
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