We absolutely loved our time in Hvar, a beautiful Croatian Island that should definitely be part of your Croatia Itinerary. Eating in Hvar is full of different experiences, from eating in a narrow little street to having ice cream along the Riva, to having seafood right by the beach. So where to eat in Hvar? Here are our favourite restaurants and food experiences.
Fig Cafe Bar
Fig Cafe Bar is healthy and delicious and you will be tempted to come back here for every meal. After you walk down a few small streets you will find a small restaurant with a few tables and chairs out the front.
I loved the food here! I had a grilled peach, cheese and rocket salad and it was one of the best salads I’ve ever had. I also had some of Chris’s Mexican pulled pork with sour cream and flatbread which was equally delicious. This is definitely one I can’t wait to return to. It’s one of the best places to eat in Hvar for a fresh, healthy and delicious meal. They are also a great place to come for breakfast in Hvar.
Address: Ivana Frane Biundovica 3, Hvar Town
Opening Hours: Every day from 10 AM to 10 PM
I’m always dubious of restaurants that are number one on Tripadvisor, but this restaurant came so well reviewed everywhere that we had to try it. Dalmatino is genuinely deserving of all the praise. Here we sat outside in the laneway and you could still enjoy the energy of Hvar Old Town.
It’s a great place to try some local dishes. I had the black gnocchi with shrimp and truffle and it was so delicious, something you should definitely order if you go. Chris had the tuna which was also so good. The service here was so friendly and relaxed. This is my pick for the best restaurant in Hvar for dinner (also a great option for lunch) with excellent food and great service.
Address: Sveti Marak 1, Hvar
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11 AM to 11 PM
Being so close to the beautiful ocean you start to crave seafood. Zori is actually on Sveti Klement, one of the Pakleni Islands, about a 20-minute boat ride from Hvar Island in the Adriatic Sea. Visiting the Pakleni Islands was one of my favourite things to do in Hvar, with the most beautiful beaches and nature, eating at Zori definitely topped it off.
Zori is located in the Palmizana area of Sveti Klement. I’m not sure you could get a better location to eat a delicious seafood meal than right on the beach with nothing but blue water in front of you. Zori has some of the best views of the beautiful Palmižana beach and the nature of the island.
The restaurant looks fancy, but as soon as you’re seated you feel at ease as the service is so friendly. Although I enjoy some seafood, I’m in no way a seafood fanatic, but this meal was one of my favourites of the year.
We had some incredible fish dishes at Zori. I had tuna with sesame crust and rice and Chris had a sea bass fillet with martini sauce and potatoes. We went for lunch so we could see the view and enjoy the islands and beach.
Zori is my pick for where to eat in Hvar for seafood and it’s also a great option for a special occasion. Because of its beautiful location on the beach, it’s definitely one of the best places to have lunch in Hvar.
Address: Palmizana 19, Hvar
Opening Hours: Every day from 11 AM to 11 PM
Icy Bar Hvar
Located along the Hvar Riva right near all the gigantic yachts and the beautiful ocean, is there a more perfect place to take an ice cream break? And it’s not all about the location, the ice cream is so so delicious. We tried the peanut and toffee ice cream and peach sorbet, all amazing.
Address: Kroz Burak 39, Hvar
Opening Hours: Every day from 5 PM to 11 PM
Central Park Club
Central Park club is a restaurant and live music venue but we just went here to try some Croatian wine. The local wines are incredible, ones to try include the red wine Plavac Mali and the white wines Prč, Maraština, Bogdanuša and Pošip. It was such a lovely atmosphere, sitting on a cushion on the steps whilst music played below.
Address: Bankete bb, Hvar
Opening Hours: Every day from 7 AM to 2 AM
Feeling like dessert? Nonica is a small bakery where you can get your cake fix. They also have a small seating area out the front but it can get busy.
Address: Ulica Kroz Burak 23, Hvar
Opening Hours: Temporarily Closed
Mlinar is a chain bakery in Croatia but perfect for those times you just don’t feel like a big meal or going to a restaurant. Come here for a bakery snack, a slice of pizza or some Burek.
Address: Riva 1, Hvar
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 7 AM – 10 PM + Saturday – Sunday 7 AM – 11 PM
More Options For Where To Eat In Hvar
Most of our restaurant recommendations are in Hvar Town. We would love to go back and try delicious food in other areas around the island of Hvar, like Stari Grad, Jelsa and more. Hvar is also known for its’s olive oil. There are actually some beautiful restaurants at some of the olive groves that we would have loved to try (see below). Here are some more Hvar restaurants that we didn’t get to try but looked amazing…
More Restaurants In Hvar Town
Black Pepper Restaurant | Located in a small alley in Hvar Town (also with a garden area), serving Traditional Mediterranean dishes with a modern touch.
Lungo Mare | Family restaurant located in Hvar Town not far from the Franciscan Monastery, serving Croatian cuisine and seafood.
Konoba Menego | Located in the ancient part of Hvar Old Town, called Groda. A family restaurant serving local cuisine.
Giaxa | A modern take on local cuisine, using local ingredients. Located in Hvar Town.
Alviž | Dalmatian dishes and pizza in Hvar Town.
Bunar | Local Dalmatian food and bar in Hvar Town.
Kava37 | Great coffee in Hvar Town.
More Restaurants Outside of Hvar Town
Moli Onte | Family-run restaurant in Milna serving traditional Croatian food and seafood with beautiful water views.
Bonaca Vrboska | Family-run restaurant in Vrboska with water views and Mediterranean specialities.
Konoba Humac | Family-run Konoba located in Humac, it’s a great place to try the local dish of Peka.
Konoba Vrisnik | Local Dalmatian cuisine, located in Vrisnik.
Konoba Stori Komin | Family restaurant in the abandoned village of Malo Grablje, serving local Croatian food, including Peka. Reservations are recommended and you can get a taxi to the restaurant.
Konoba Dionis | Family-run restaurant with a focus on slow food. Located amongst the Olive trees and a vineyard on the island of Sveti Klement (one of the Pakleni Islands). Seems to be open from early June through to late September. Reservations recommended.
The Fisherman’s House & Pension Tonci | A place to enjoy freshly caught fish on Sveti Klement, one of the Pakleni Islands.
Konoba Huljić | Local cuisine and winery located in Jelsa.
When Are Hvar Restaurants Open Throughout The Year?
If you happen to be visiting Hvar in the off-season, keep in mind that most of these restaurants are open in the summer months (high season) and perhaps the shoulder seasons. Most restaurants are open from early June until late September. Some Hvar restaurants may be open for a longer season from early April until late October, but definitely not as many.
So that’s our picks for the best restaurants in Hvar… what’s your favourite?
This post was first published on May 10th, 2017, and last updated in December 2022.