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.
Thanks to Bounty, the food in Šibenik isn’t all Croatian or seafood. Bounty offers one of the best burgers you’ll find on this side of the Atlantic, and sometimes a good burger can go a long way towards making a perfect day. On top of that, they have great coleslaw as a side, and on nice days, you can eat while sitting right on the harbor. Come at sunset to make the most of it. Since you’re in Croatia, you’ll even get local wine recommendations to go with your burger.
Bounty, Obala Prvoboraca 28, Šibenik, Croatia, +385 22 24 449
When you’re looking for a romantic dinner, Konoba Gorica is your spot (you might want to make a reservation, as it’s quite small and cozy). This is another restaurant where the menu isn’t long, which means that you can’t go wrong with any of the dishes. One particular favorite is the stuffed squid, certainly not something you’ll come across every day. If you want to draw out the evening, start with a generous bowl of their delicious olives, and finish it off with some local wine.
You don’t often get to enjoy a night by the ocean, dining on fresh seafood as the sun goes down. Stari Grad, which means ‘old town,’ will make sure that your evening is as perfect as possible. They have a wonderful seafood platter that will give you a great culinary tour through everything the Adriatic has to offer. They also have some of the best pizzas in town if you don’t fancy fish. Get one of their house wines to go along with it.
There are few things as satisfying as taking a few hours to enjoy the flavors of local wine, cheese, and cured meat. The servers are experts in the field of Croatian wine, and they’ll be happy to make recommendations about the wine and which cheeses will go with it the best. Don’t come here for a full meal, it’s more of a spot to while away a few hours, soaking up the local wine knowledge and feeling like an honored guest and an old friend at the same time.
VINO & INO, Fausta Vrancica bb, Šibenik, Croatia, +385 91 250 6022
The first thing you’ll notice about the lovely Konoba Dalmatino Šibenik is its charming interior. You’ll feel very welcome here, the portions are huge, the meals are excellent, the prices are quite reasonable and the you will receive some of the friendliest service around. The food will all be prepared fresh, so don’t come here in a hurry, the seafood dishes are entirely worth the wait, especially the grilled squid.
Konoba Dalmatino Šibenik, Ul. Fra Nikole Ruzica 1, Šibenik Croatia, +385 91 542 4808