10 Best Places To Eat In Dubrovnik

best places to eat in dubrovnik

As lovely as it is, the outstanding Croatian city of Dubrovnik gives us a fine example of what extraordinary and well-preserved architecture genuinely means. Enclosed by colossal stone walls, the exceptional Old Town quarter of the city serves as a massive tourist stop where visitors from around the world fall awe-struck at the gorgeous sight of its construction. Read on to find out about the 10 best places to eat in Dubrovnik.

1. Proto: the finest fish restaurant in the city

Posted by Proto Dubrovnik on Friday, 6 April 2012

Naturally, while enjoying an incredible sightseeing tour around the top spots in the city, visitors will surely be interested in some of the highly rated restaurants, bars, and cafes nestled in the soft embrace of the massive ancient buildings. Furthermore, fish lovers will lose sanity when they find out that one of the most refined fish restaurants is just a few steps away! Proto is a great spot serving mouth-watering fish meals and an incredibly rich variety of other delicious appetizers, as well as traditional desserts.

Why eat there: If you’re a stranger to the city and its traditional cuisine, we highly recommend you make a reservation for Proto. Also, don’t skip the exquisite foreign wine varieties which go excellent with the local specialties.

Proto fish restaurant

Address: Shiroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia

Price: From 150 USD

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Contact: ++385 20/32-32-35

Proto Restaurant

2. Nishta Restaurant: heaven for vegetarians

Posted by Nishta on Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The gorgeous town of Dubrovnik welcomes you to another high-class place that serves an excellent menu of traditional Mediterranean meals and typical desserts you can find on every Croatian dining table. At Nishta you can choose from a wide array of meals including vegetarian and all-vegan cuisine alongside International and Croatian cuisine.

Why dine here: Believe it or not, Nishta restaurant is the perfect spot to try, for the first time, a myriad of cuisines, such as Indian, Mediterranean, International as well as plenty of vegan-friendly and vegetarian options.

Nishta restaurant

Address: Prijeko bb, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Price: From 15 USD

Open: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Contact: +385 20 322 088

Nishta restaurant

3. Lose yourself in the exotic world of the Taj Mahal restaurant

Tarhana soup

Posted by Taj Mahal Bosnian Cuisine on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

It’s time to plunge into the exotic atmosphere created by the excellent Taj Mahal restaurant. Why not enjoy delicious Eastern European and Mediterranean cuisine while taking in the surrounding unrivaled setting?

Why it’s totally worth it: Don’t let the opportunity of exploring another heavily recommended restaurant slip by. Instead, treat yourself to an amazingly rich variety of exotic meals and desserts which won’t cost you a fortune, whatsoever.

Taj Mahal restaurant

Address: Ul. Iva Vojnovića 14, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Price: From 10 USD

Open:10:00 am - 12:00 am

Contact: +385 20 323 221

Taj Mahal restaurant

4. Gusta Me: eat, drink and enjoy live events

Posted by Gusta Me on Sunday, 5 March 2017

If you ask travelers who have already had an awesome time at Gusta Me, they will undoubtedly drive away any doubts you might have about visiting this restaurant. Apart from the high-level cuisine, visitors are offered an astonishing atmosphere thanks to the immense number of live events and shows held at this remarkable Croatian restaurant.

Why go there: Imagine tasting a refined selection of red wine while enjoying excellent Mediterranean meals and chocolate-filled desserts. The best part: you’ll be able to contemplate a picturesque view of the ocean. Doesn’t that sound like heaven?

Gusta Me

Address: 20000, Hvarska ul. 2, 20000, Croatia

Price: Reasonable

Open: 10:00 am - 1:00 am

Contact: +385 20 420 013

Gusta Me

5. Taverna Otto: a blend of traditional and modern cuisine

Posted by Taverna Otto on Friday, 20 March 2015

As a guest at Taverna Otto, Dubrovnik, you may treat your senses to a prime menu, written by the chefs themselves. A wonderful blend of conventional and European meals, alongside high-class wine varieties, await the visitors filled with anticipation.

**Why come inside”: Taverna Otto offers a scrumptious dinner and a memorable setting that will make you dream about coming here over and over again!

Taverna Otto

Address: Nikole Tesle 8, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia

Price: From 25 USD

Open: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Contact: +385 20 358 633

Taverna Otto

6. Oyster & Sushi Bar Bota: a favorite spot for sushi-lovers

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Posted by Oyster & Sushi Bar Bota - Dubrovnik on Thursday, 16 March 2017

Are you a sushi lover? Then you had better make a call for a reservation at the classiest seafood restaurant in Dubrovnik. Once you come inside, you’ll fall in love with the interior of the restaurant as well as the splendid range of colors on your plate!

Why dine here: Oyster & Sushi Bar Bota welcomes all travelers to an unforgettable adventure of gourmet meals that satisfy with a fine blend of flavors and ingredients of top quality. Come inside and enjoy a healthy and admirable plate of Adriatic, Asian or International cuisine. The best part: you can order a healthy and delicious plate and not pay a fortune for your meal.

Oyster & Sushi Bar Bota

Address: Od Pustijerne b.b. | Old City, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia (Formerly Oyster & Sushi Bar)

Price: From 10-15 USD

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Contact: +385 20 324 034

Oyster & Sushi Bar Bota

7. Lady Pi-Pi: a curious and charming place

Konoba Lady Pi Pi restaurant with remarkable fountain, the Old City, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Source: Photo by Flickr user wiredtourist.com used under CC BY 2.0

The lovely “Lady Pi-Pi” is known to treat and spoil guests with a great variety of dishes and mouth-watering desserts. Once you come inside, we promise you, this will be your most favorite spot when you are in and around the unique city of Dubrovnik.

Explore its charm: Lady Pi-Pi loves enchanting its guests with a wonderful set of seafood picks and typical Adriatic dishes while offering magical views of the sea and the great walls of the city! Tip: make a reservation early on before showing up.

Name: Lady Pi-Pi restaurant

Address: Antuninska ul. 21, 20000, Dubrovnik

Price: Reasonable

Contact: +385 20 321 288

Lady Pi-Pi restaurant

8. LAJK Restaurant Dubrovnik

Enjoy a family meal from a close-knitted community in LAJK Restaurant Dubrovnik, a charming restaurant sitting in the center of the old city of Dubrovnik. Apart from its warm menu, the restaurant also offers a spacious setting that is enough to serve up to 20 guests on the outdoor terrace and another 20 in the unique indoor floor. You will be welcomed into a friendly environment by cheerful smiles that are committed to serving you with one of the best dining experiences here in Dubrovnik.

LAJK Restaurant Dubrovnik

Address: Prijeko 4, Old Town, DUBROVNIK

Website: LAJK Restaurant Dubrovnik

9. Azur

Azur is committed to serving you some of the best local dishes with the local-made unique seasonal ingredient that you will not find elsewhere. The restaurant has also been recently expanded to include a brand new bar that serves chilly Martini. Drop by if you are looking for some authentic local delights or if you simply want to enjoy a stress-free night out in a cozy atmosphere.


Address: Ribarnica 1, 20 000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Website: Azur

10. Nautika Restaurant

best places to eat in dubrovnik | nautika restaurant
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Regardless if you are looking for an elegant or casual dining experience, Nautika Restaurant has just the right thing for you. Engross yourself in a historical setting while you enjoy authentic local dishes accompanied by a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding city all in one place. Nautika Restaurant is all about serving you dishes that are a combination of tradition, quality, and creativity, making your dining experience richer than you anticipate it to be. Walk in now to enjoy the refined Mediterranean cuisine and let yourself be amused by flavors you wouldn’t get elsewhere.

Nautika Restaurant

Address: Brsalje no. 3, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Website: Nautika Restaurant

What to expect

Fish dish
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As you already know, Dubrovnik offers a myriad of exotic and exquisite restaurants and bars which will absolutely gather the attention of both locals and international travelers. While in the charismatic town of Dubrovnik, stop by some of the top seafood bars and restaurants which will surely turn out to be your new favorite dining spot.

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