One thing tourists love to do when visiting any coastal destination is to try the seafood. So where to go in Croatia where you won’t be disappointed? We could literally list hundreds, but make a date with these restaurants if find yourself in the mood for fish in Pula, Rovinj, Split, Mali Ston, Hvar, Korčula, Brač, Dubrovnik, Zadar or Šibenik.
Konoba Batelina – Pula
Address: Cimulje 25, Banjole
A great place to enjoy fresh seafood in the town famous for its Roman amphitheatre. The fish at Konoba Batelina is fresh and extremely well cooked in a creative way. The brodetto and seafood pasta is top-notch. and if you are looking for something different to start with then check out the conga eel pate and the shark liver.
Monte – Rovinj
Ul. Montalbano 75
Monte (photo credit: Dean Dubokovic)
The award-winning Monte restaurant is a must-visit if you are in the Rovnij area. The fish is excellent here, fresh and perfectly cooked. The five course dégustation menu with wine pairing is highly recommended and the attention to detail is second to none. There is limited seating so make sure you book in advance.
Perivoj – Split
If you are in Split and looked for some good seafood then be sure to check out Perivoj, which is just a short walk from the Riva. The setting is lovely and the food matches it. A standout on the menu if the tuna steak and truffle gnocchi.
Kapetanova Kuća – Mali Ston
Obala Dr. A. Starcevica
Condé Nast Traveller named eating oysters in Mali Ston in 7th place on the its ’50 Things to do in Europe before you die’ list. One of the most well known restaurants in Croatia for trying oysters, Kapetanova Kuća is well located and serves fresh oysters from the bay. The fish pate appetiser is also worth trying.
Gariful – Hvar
Riva, 21, Hvar
If you are the island of Hvar and want to eat decent seafood then Gariful will not disappoint. The restaurant is a bit posh so you need to make a bit of an effort with your dress code. All the seafood is very fresh and always well prepared. A bit price but very tasty and the service is great.
Aterina – Korčula
Trg korculanskih klesara i kipara 2
Another island with a number of great seafood options is Korčula. One of those is Aterina, which is tucked away in a quieter corner of the Old Town. The prices here are reasonable and the wine card is decent. Try the prawn pasta, grilled swordfish and chilli prawns.
Gradele Bistro – Brač
Bracka Cesta 10, Bol
Gradele Bistro is located close to famous beach ‘Zlatni Rat’. The atmosphere and staff are excellent. The seafood here is always fresh and well prepared. The fish platter is a good option for variety or try the delicious shrimps in tomato and wine sauce.
Konoba Bonaca – Dubrovnik
Sustjepanska Obala 23
In Dubrovnik you are spoiled for the number of great places to dine at and enjoy great seafood. Konoba Bonaca is in a great spot with views of the sea and the mountains. The fish here is excellent, in particular their fresh grilled squid, mussels and octopus salad. The fresh home baked bread is also delicious.
Pet Bunara – Zadar
Stratico 1 (next to ‘Pet bunara’ square)
Zadar is another destination packed with seafood restaurants. Pet Bunara is located in a great spot and is always busy in the summer. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The tuna here is fantastic, as to is the octopus and chickpea salad and the cuttlefish stew.
Konoba Nostalgija – Šibenik
Ulica Biskupa Fosca 11
Finally if you are looking for somewhere to dine for some fish in Šibenik you are in luck as there are many great places. One of those is Konoba Nostalgija, which has great prices, staff and importantly outstanding seafood. The Dalmatian style mussel brodetto is very tasty, as is the grilled blue shark steak with a garlic and parsley sauce. A very good wine card too. A great little place.