The 10 Best Restaurants In Šibenik, Croatia

Sibenik from above
Sibenik from above | © Tomaz Demsar/WikiCommons
Lani Seelinger

Šibenik is a beautiful town on the Dalmatian Coast. It’s been in existence since at least 1066 and was the first city along the Adriatic Coast founded by Croats. There is a wealth of history to soak up but there are also lots of great restaurants to try, here are our 10 favorites.

1. Konoba Nostalgia

Restaurant, Croatian

Konoba Nostalgija is an intimate restaurant with friendly service and fantastic food. The servers are always happy to make recommendations, but the restaurant’s menu is fairly short and very well thought out, so it’s practically impossible to make a bad choice. This is a great place to have a slow meal, enjoying each course as it comes out. First, there is one of their daily soups, and then a main dish, seafood is unsurprisingly a great choice, making this is a great place to try something new and different, like shark or octopus. Finish everything off with one of their delicious cakes for dessert.

2. Pelegrini

Restaurant, Croatian

We can tell you that Pelegrini is generally agreed to be the best restaurant in Šibenik, but don’t just take it from us. They have been voted the best restaurant in the whole region of Dalmatia three times in a row, in addition to winning an award for being the best restaurant in all of Croatia in 2015. Their philosophy is to take local ingredients from Dalmatia and use them to make traditional dishes, but with a modern twist. The atmosphere only complements that, it’s located in a palace.

3. Tomaseo

Restaurant, Croatian

Tomaseo is the rare sort of restaurant that does everything right. Their pasta dishes, seafood, meat, and risottos are all amazing. They have excellent steaks and other beef dishes, all as fresh and flavorful. Don’t stop there, though, as they have some of the best desserts in the city, and you won’t want to miss them. Try their semifreddo, it’s always refreshing and gets very good reviews. Wine lovers will be happy to know that they also have an extensive wine list, so you could even have something different to go with each course of your meal.

4. Tinel

Restaurant, Croatian

A secluded courtyard restaurant, Tinel will provide you with a peaceful setting to enjoy a quiet meal on your holiday. You’ll love their signature seafood dishes, many of which revolve round octopus, like the octopus salad, or their signature dish, an octopus goulash. They also have meaty Croatian classics like cevapcici, though, if you’re in the mood for something besides fish.

5. Buffet Simun

Restaurant, Croatian, Seafood

If you’re tired of feeling like a tourist, head over to Buffet Simun to dine with the locals. Whatever time you come, you’ll find this cute little restaurant full of Šibenik natives, all coming for traditional Croatian food. Both their seafood and meat dishes are well prepared and this is a great place to come on a budget. One of their best dishes is the pasticada, a local Dalmatian stewed beef dish.

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