Crikvenica Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Crikvenica

December 27, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Crikvenica (Croatian pronunciation: [ˈtsrikvɛnitsa]; Latin: Ad Turres, Italian: Cirquenizza, Hungarian: Cirkvenica, Cirkvenicza, Czirkvenicza, Czirkwenicza, German: Cirknenz) is the largest settlement on the coast of the Vinodol coastal area, Croatia, and developed on the site of Roman era settlement and military base called Ad Turres. Population 6,860, total municipality population 11,122 with 90% Croats (2011). The city is situated on the Adriatic near Rijeka in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county. In the last twenty years, due to urban expansion of Crikvenica itself and expansion of the nearby town of Selce, the two were merged into a mini-conglomerate.
Things to do in Crikvenica

1. Kantunic

Emila Antica 52, Selce, Croatia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +385 97 730 2280
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

Kantunic

Reviewed By FranciLokar - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Last days we've been to four 'top' restaurants in Crikvenica/Selce according to TripAdvisor (Dida, Zrinski, Galija, and Katunić). The only one that stands out is Dida, all others are in the best way very mediocre… including this one.
I must definitely put my regards to the staff that were very nice and helpful. However, the food was really mediocre. And it's almost impossible to get real/wild fish (and not farm grown stuffed with antibiotics and other poisons).
The octopus salad was OK, nothing special but OK. Than we had Oven baked sardines… also OK but there was missing something. At the end we had Grilled Adriatic squids and Grilled octopus. Especially octopus was almost uneatable, overburned, chewy and hard to eat.
I believe that this has to do with too much customers and getting as much as possible from us, tourists. Unfortunately.

2. Domino

Brace Car 23, Dramalj, Croatia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian Lunch, Dinner +385 51 786 472
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Domino

Reviewed By DVonWaldau - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Hotel recommended this Venue. On arrival nice dalmatian music.. waiter very professional...We had high expectations.. but then came the food.. Such a horror. It looked terrible, toooo salty, tastless. Nothing to do with homemade Dalmatian cuisine.

3. Restaurant Amor

Frankopanska 35, Crikvenica 51260, Croatia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Italian, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +385 51 242 017
Excellent
44%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Restaurant Amor

Reviewed By JanaSarajevo_B_H - Sarajevo, B&H

Again, since last year the offer of this restaurant significantly improved. Now, they have variety of fish from abroad, but not frozen!
I recommend to try all fish prepared in local manner. It is extremely tasty.
Besides, seams that they want to attract more people and prices this year are lower than before, all for better service and food.
Of course, they still have very friendly personnel, they remember you and your food preference.
The only item you should take care about is the fact that they receive only cash, Croatian currency, but not any card.

4. Restaurant Burin

Dr. Ivana Kostrenchica 10A | Dr.Ivana Kostrencica 10A, Crikvenica 51260, Croatia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch HK$71 - HK$534 +385 51 785 209
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Restaurant Burin

We are small family restaurant with long tradition, since 1989. Our restaurant ofer daily fresh fish and dry aged beef croatian origin. Every day we get daily fresh fish and schrims from our fisherman. In our kitchen every meal is preparing in the moment of order with lots love and taste. We are cherish croatian wine culture and also recommended homemade traditional and modern liquer and schnapps. We are speaking english,germany and italien languages.

Reviewed By Lorena Tim B

Fresh fish, LIVE scampi, great steak, tipical desserts, tasty wines, extraordinary service, surprised in all ways!!! Owners - super warm and friendly. Do not miss!

5. Restaurant Galija

Gajevo Shetalishte 1, Crikvenica 51260, Croatia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$196 +385 51 784 710
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Restaurant Galija

Small family hotel, restaurant and lounge bar. Beautiful view, top chefs, culinary delights, kind staff and long tradition is what makes it perfect combination for every vacation.

Reviewed By Siniša M

Nice location and solid interrior.
Food
Fish Soupe - to strong, seems it went thru microwave, in plate was dead bug.
Octopuss salate - no taste, Octopuss 20% Green salad with patatoe and onions 80%
Meat plate Galija - ramstek hard, beefsteak chevy, Burger meat overseasoned, cordonblue very hard with very strange cheese inside like cottage cheese, patatoe frozen and bad, njoki seems NOT homemade, mushroms good.
It seems that restaurant is filty, lets say dont go to toilet before meal you Will lost apetite.

6. Buffet Venus

Set. Ivana Jelicica bb, Selce 51266, Croatia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +385 95 524 5456
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Buffet Venus

Reviewed By Vladimir J

Their pizza is always very tasty, nice and thin and crunchy. But waht's really good are the calamari, or squid. Fried or grilled, you can't go wrong with them. It's a simple dish, but most restaurants can't seem to get it right, and the squid in Venus is always nice and tender, not rubbery at all. I recommend the swiss chard as a side dish, it's a match made in heaven.

7. Gostionica ZRINSKI

Kralja Tomislava 43, Crikvenica 51260, Croatia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +385 51 241 116
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Gostionica ZRINSKI

Reviewed By by_martin_79 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

A simple but pleasant place with good food / wines and friendly staff. We went there the first evening of our vacation, came back a few times and were never disappointed!

8. Restaurant Rubin

Kralja Zvonimira 80, Crikvenica 51260, Croatia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$581 +385 51 241 580
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Restaurant Rubin

Zakoračite u privatan svijet lokalnih ribara i uživajte u tradicionalnoj crikveničkoj i mediteranskoj kuhinji spravljenoj od najsvježijih namirnica, a pripremljenoj prema čuvanim receptima naših baka i djedova. Jedinstven i miran ambijent Rubina predstavlja idealno mjesto za opuštenu večeru uz velik izbor autentičnih kulinarskih specijaliteta s modernim pristupom, uz vina na čaše, kojima dominiraju jela povezana s ribarskom tradicijom Kvarnera.

Reviewed By Miriam S

Best lamb I've ever had. Sidedish and greens were perfect and the wine recommondation was spot on, could not have been better (Veralda Istrian)??????

9. Tos

Frankopanska 2, Crikvenica 51260, Croatia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available Cafe +385 98 932 8098
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Tos

Reviewed By LukaZg23

Today we where on roadtrip to Crikvenica and went eat cokies in Tos.. i only have one word "delicious".. my girlfriend love to eat cakes and she said that this was best cake she ever try.. sorry for half cake on photo but we couldnt wait for picture :)

10. Bistro Corso

Strossmayerovo Shetalishte 48, Crikvenica 51260, Croatia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Seafood, European, Croatian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$337 +385 51 241 237
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

Bistro Corso

Reviewed By Vesnap2015 - Rijeka, Croatia

Home risotto ( skampi), national steak , domestic pasta was really good ! Portions are similar to the others Croatian resturants, as well the prices. Nothing extra really, but very good location nearby beach and like little italian " trattoria". Stuff polite and professional, little bit to hurry and sometimes furious like in Italy !!

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