I would not call it a fast food restaurant as the food is homemade and really nice but the place has the ambience of this kind of establishment and caters for large numbers of people coming and going all the time. It is set up in a yard between some buildings and faces the main street. It is only a summer business and closes in October to be opened again in May, I think. It's great for those who are in a hurry. And who wants to waste their time waiting for food to be served when the beach and all the other attractions beckon? Another good reason for wanting to leave the place quickly, and the main one in my case, may be the musac that accompanies you there all the time. Talking is difficult but my asking the manager to lower the volume only met with a weird look. We once went there in the evening but that was a mistake. The place was full of young people with no aspiration to civilized behaviour, talking loudly, swearing, beer drinking and having their idea of a good time. But by day it is a perfectly safe place to have your lunch or dinner in, where you can meet anybody, including many local people and families with young children.
Favorite Dish: Their speciality is fried fish as befits a fishing port and it is fresh and very nice. It is very good value for money if ordered as a set meal with chips and salads. We had cod and sole there on the two occasions we ate there but a few other kinds are also available.
When we visited the place last year it was so full of smoke that we gave up before even ordering anything but this year it was all right. It was the Saturday just before Easter and the bistro was closed so we had no choice anyway. Wladyslawowo has very few restaurants open out of season. But the selection of dishes on the menu was quite extensive for this rather small place and the food proved to be OK, even if we had to wait a little.
Favorite Dish: Their specialty is fish fried in breadcrumbs with chips and salads, but we didn't try it.
We had fish soup, which we found a little disappointing as it contained more vegetables and potatoes than fish - we had had much better fish soup in other places before. The fisherman's version of potato cakes (served with fish goulash and three kinds of salad) was tasty and very filling.
If you stay in Chalupy off season, when most of the local eateries, and there are some good and inexpensive ones there in the summer months, are closed, it may be worth going the eight kilometres to Wladyslawowo to have a cheap but savoury meal. The Bistro Bar in the centre of the town offers a wide choice of pizzas, salads, meat dishes with chips, all inexpensive and nice. It's where the local people eat, which says it all. The price of a pizza, for instance, is about half of what you would have to pay for it in Warsaw. The dishes can be ordered on the phone and delivered to your address.
For a dessert, visit a stall just about 20 m from the bar and have a hot wafer with cream and fruit (gofr) - yummy! You will have to eat it in the street or in the car with passers-by smiling at your moustache of whipped cream but let them smile.
Favorite Dish: Tropical dish (chicken or turkey with pineapple and cheese) with chips and 3 kinds of salad. It is so good I never eat anything else there.