The National Park Plitvice Lakes is a Croatian phenomenon that is part of the beautiful natural heritage in Mountain Croatia, and bears the title of the most beautiful natural landmark in the country. Mountain Croatia is a special part of the country that abounds in forested mountainous areas and has donated to the Plitvice Lakes region a series of sixteen beautiful lakes containing some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe. The water that spans the national park encompasses many rivers and streams that are connected by sparkling cascades and waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes National Park has a lot to offer, from beautiful scenery that will enthrall the forested parts of the park through which rivers flow, all the way to lakes and waterfalls that will knock you off your feet. Apart from the natural heritage, the entire tourist offer of the park includes a rich catering offer that will satisfy every visitor with specific and traditional Lika cuisine. Plitvice Lakes abounds in many cafes and restaurants, and the cuisines of nearby restaurants include ingredients that grow in Plitvice pastures and fields.
If you are wondering where is the best place to eat and which restaurant has the most reviews, read below!
Some of the restaurants located inside and around the park:
1. Restaurant ”Lička kuća” –
Working hours: 7:00-22:00
Contact: 0038553751379 i 0038553751382
The restaurant ”Lička kuća” was built in 1972 and is one of the most traditional restaurants that embraces Lika’s unique traditional space and indigenous local dishes. The restaurant is in a rustic style and consists of two floors. It is located on the opposite side of the northern entrance of the National Park. The restaurant inside has an open hearth where the lamb is roasted under the bake, and in its diverse offer contains specialties from the Lika region such as prosciutto, cheese, grilled dishes, trout, lika donuts, apple and cheese strudel, etc.
4.2 Google reviews
” Homely atmosphere, cozy and warm place. All recommendations and especially for the kind staff. ”
” Cozy ambiance, friendly staff, huge portions ”
” Beautiful …. cozy atmosphere, very friendly staff, delicious food …. come and see for yourself ”
2. Restaurant ”Poljana”
Working hours: 8:00-15:00
Contact number: 0038553751015
The Poljana Restaurant is located within the National Park, next to the Bellevue Hotel and the Plitvice Hotel. The restaurant includes a bar, a self-service restaurant, an outdoor fireplace and a terrace where you can enjoy the summer months. The restaurant offers a variety of traditional Lika cuisine but also refreshing drinks that will be good for any visitor who goes on a tour of the Park or those who are on a return visit.
3.7 Google reviews
” Restaurant to recommend, affordable prices, self-service, a large selection of dishes, staff very friendly. Working hours from 8.00-22.00 Located between the parking lot and entrance 2 ”
” Great food, wonderful ambience and professional staff ”
” Food delicious place in nature, staff friendly! ”
3. Restaurant ”Borje”
Contact number: 0038553751777
Borje Restaurant is 15 kilometers away from Plitvice Lakes and is located along the main road. The ambience of the restaurant is traditional, and the restaurant itself contains a distinctive and authentic Lika cuisine. The restaurant contains a self-service section and a capacity of 120 seats, and an a-la-carte section of the restaurant which also contains 120 seats. The restaurant also has a cafe bar and a summer terrace.
4.2 Google reviews
” All praise for the friendly staff, excellent ambience and hygiene of the facility.
I would very much like to recommend this place as being convenient and peaceful for a vacation trip. The kindness of the staff certainly comes first. Goodbye and see you soon !!! ”
” Great restaurant, along the road handy to stop and dine if you’re on the go. Large parking. All clean and tidy. Food tasty. ”
Other restaurants located within or near the Plitvice Lakes National Park, also have a variety of authentic and traditional offerings. They include the Korana Restaurant, the Plitvice Hotel Restaurant, the Grabovac Hotel Restaurant, the Hotel Restaurant. ‘Lake’, bistro ” Hladovina ”, bistro ” Vučnica ”, bistro ” Kupalište ”, bistro ” Kozjačka draga ”, bistro ” Labudovac ” and buffet ” Slap ”.
Plitvice Lakes has a lot to offer, from the world-famous natural heritage that appears on the covers of world travel magazines to traditional gastronomy that is specific to the area where the park itself is located. The hospitality of the park itself is extremely diverse and visitors can choose from a large number of traditional rustic restaurants, cafes and restaurants in hotels that have a diverse offer.
If you are doing a tour of Croatia, Plitvice Lakes should be one of your priorities when it comes to tourist attractions, and if you are in Split you can book a trip to Plitvice via our website at the following link: