6 Must Try Foods in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is the ideal destination for foodies. The Croatian coastal city is home to some of the most unique and delicious foods in all of Europe.


Based on the Adriatic Coast, it’s no surprise that seafood is well represented across menus. Vegans are well catered for too, and Croatian brewed craft beer dominates the Old Town’s bars. Here are 6 must try foods in Dubrovnik.

1. Black Risotto

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You’ll find this on the menu of any good restaurant in Dubrovnik. This quintessential Croatian dish gets its black colour from squid’s ink. It’s usually served as a starter, but due to its popularity, you’ll also find it as a main course served with mussels and clams.

2. Nishta Restaurant

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Nishta isn’t just for vegans. Located on Prijeko Street, down one of Dubrovnik Old Town’s many alleyways, this cosy restaurant offers a delicious, new menu every day. Whether you’re looking for a traditional vegan meal or a raw option, Nishta has something for you. Check out their daily menu here.

3. Ston Cake

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Pasta and chocolate isn’t the obvious food pairing , but Croatians like to do things differently. Typically served as a dessert, Ston cake has become a tourist attraction in its own right. It’s mostly enjoyed as an afternoon snack with tea or coffee. You’ll find it in local bakeries all around the Old Town.

4. Seafood

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Given the city’s location on the Adriatic Coast, it should come as no surprise that seafood is a menu staple in Dubrovnik. Many restaurants serve seafood platters to give you a selection of the variety on offer. Fish is locally caught and freshly prepared, and servers are usually more than happy to recommend each restaurant’s specialty.

5. Craft Beers

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You’ll be hard pressed to find a pint of Heineken in Dubrovnik. The bars in the city proudly serve locally brewed Croatian beers. Zmajsko Pale Ale and the dark Križevačko Tamno Pivo were two of our favourites. We recommend heading to Fontana, a favourite among locals, or Glam Café who have a wide selection of craft beers.

6. Rozata

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Rozata is one of the most popular desserts in Dubrovnik, especially during Croatia’s warm summers. Similar to crème brûlée in texture and taste, it’s a delicious treat to enjoy while relaxing on a summer evening in Dubrovnik.



These six must try foods in Dubrovnik are just the tip of the iceberg. The city has a lot more to offer and foodies will be in their element during a trip to the Adriatic Coast. Discover more things to do in Dubrovnik on Try Somewhere New.


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