Whether you’re visiting Split, Croatia for Yacht Week or just to soak up the sun, you’ll also want to take advantage of the growing food scene. From Adriatic Sea views to cozy Diocletian’s Palace bodegas, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite dinner spots in town.
Zrno Soli, which means Grain of Salt, is a beautiful upscale seafood restaurant overlooking the ACI marina. It’s located southwest of the Promenade with perfect views of the harbor and Diocletian’s Palace. Expect fresh-caught fish with lavish garnishings. The portions are small, but flavorful, and it’s the perfect spot for a romantic night out. Uvala Baluni 8, 21000, Split, Croatia
This cozy, family-run bodega specializes in fresh-caught seafood at affordable prices. There are only a few tables in their below-street-level dining area, so make sure to RSVP or be prepared to wait. We recommend the seafood risotto – you won’t find anything better in Dalmatia! Tomica Stine 3, Split 21000, Croatia
Inspired by Barcelona’s famous open-air market (La Boqueria), Bokeria is a classy, brassy bistro in the heart of the Palace. With seating upstairs and down, there’s plenty of room for the hundreds of diners that frequent this popular spot each day. Their breakfast menu is small, but the portions are generous. Where they really shine is dinner service – with fresh seafood, house-made pastas and moderate prices. Domaldova 8, Split, Croatia 21000
Located on the Riva Promenade, Brasserie on 7 is one of the only spots that serves up dine-in food. Plus, they’re one the only places in town that serves brunch, so it’s popular with weekend-warrior tourists. It’s a sister property to Zinfandel Wine and Food, so expect the same level of food quality and excellent wine list, just with a better view and more international fare. Dive into Eggs Benedict for breakfast, light pasta for lunch and their 4-course degustation menu for dinner. Obala Hrv.Preporoda 7, Split 21000, Croatia
Featured in the New York Times, this upscale tapas restaurant usually has a line out the door. Opened by local olive oil and deli specialists, this olive oil bar features a wide range of dishes and tastes from across Dalmatia. From grilled tuna to veal liver, Venetian cuttlefish to fresh cod, it’s a seafood lovers delight. They also offer daily 45-minute olive oil tasting sessions for 99 kuna. Dominisova 3, Split 21000, Croatia
Once located in prime real estate on the beach, Plan B’s new location is a bit off the beaten path, but still worth the trip. Stepping inside, it feels more decidedly American than Dalmatian, with their heavy selection of craft beers and stylish mix of hipster reclaimed wood tables and bistro counters. They serve up a make-your-own-burger menu with some of the best fries (that’s chips, for the Brits) in town. It’s a hotspot with the college students, so make sure to call ahead for reservations or you’ll be in for a wait. Ul. Matice hrvatske 1, 21000, Split, Croatia
This isn’t just one of the top-rated restaurants in Split for nothing. Having just undergone a remodel in the beginning of 2018, Zinfandel Food and Wine is a destination to add to your list. They feature an extensive list of 100+ Croatian wines along with tasty tapas and plates to share. The menu rotates seasonally and incorporates locally sourced ingredients. Don’t miss their three-tier signature platter. It comes with tartar steak, your choice of featured pasta or risotto and a charcuterie and cheese plate. It’s the perfect sampler for date night.