In Szczecin there are plenty of restaurants. There are many , which specialize in traditional Polish food , many fast food restaurants , or where you can eat quite cheap pizzas (the big pizza costs 12 zl = 3,5 $
I really cannot speak highly enough about this place. Were in not for the fact that I'd eaten some delightful venison in Scotland the previous week, I could honestly have said that this was the best meal I had enjoyed in years.
The decor is modern with a centrepiece of the Leaning Tower of Pisa serving as the repository for the spirits bottles. The service is efficient and friendly, with good English spoken and English menus. It seems to be a place for romantic trysts as, on the Saturday night we visited, there were nothing but couples there.
When we visited, my ex-girlfriend only wanted a lightish meal and had what she declared to be a wonderful pizza, which was prepared and cooked in the main part of the restaurant while we watched. I shall go on (at length) about the wonderful meal I had in the next section!
Whilst this place is probably quite expensive by local standards, by London standards, it was an absolute bargain, the entire meal (starters, mains, a couple of drinks and coffee) coming to around £20. In a city which seems blessed with great eating options (see other tips), this place really stands out. An absolute must.
Favorite Dish: Although predominantly an Italian restaurant, there was an extensive game menu, it being December. After much deliberation, I plumped for what was called the Forest Managers Choice. This consisted of various cuts of venison, wild boar and liver offered with a beautiful rich sauce and served with pan-fried pear with cranberry compot and cheese croquettes.
To be honest, and I'm not known for being short of something to say, words almost fail me. It was absolutely divine. The meat was prepared beautifully and the accompaniments did exactly what the word implies, with the pear and cranberry cutting through the richness of the sauce. An inspired combination.
I really could go on, but I think you've probably got the idea by now.
Ladoga is probably the nicest restaurant in Szczecin. Not only the food is great but the service is excelent. No matter what time of day or night you will get there and how "profitable" are you to the restaurant the stuff will be happy to see you and they will make you feel like at home. The restaurant is inside a ship docked on Waly Chrobrego. During the summer months it is a pleasure to eat outside on the deck.
Favorite Dish: Every dish I ever had in Ladoga was delicious, also thir wine list is great. Restaurant is not cheap for Poles, but if you make your money somewhere else it is really inexpensive.
A restraunt with a difference - It is run with an owners personal touch.
The ambience is quite, peaceful and the clients are made to feel comfortable and at home.
The food quality in the last 4 years that i have been visiting the restraunt has been of a high standard comparable with some of the best Indian Restraunts in Europe or even in India.
Favorite Dish: I love the entire menu card and if you have the time on your hands then you can order a special of your choice and they will try to fulfill it.
So, Szczecin can be sometimes fussy and grumpy, rainy and yucky, if that happen in the middle of the summer, don't let it bother you. Call the taxi and ask for a ride to Boguslawa Promenade. Right in the middle of the Boguslawa, you will find nicely decorated coffee shop called Fanaberia.
Fanaberia has some great tables inside, but don't be affraid, if it is not raining too hard :-) try to sit outside, having a hot expresso, or hot chockolate on a chilly Polish summer day is something you can't experiment in too many places.
Service is nice, drinks are great and sipping your drink on a busy promenade and people watching can be really great idea to lighten the rainy day.
Favorite Dish: My favorite is hot chocolate made by Wedel, famous polish chockolate producer. Santo can swear by their expresso coffee with little ice cream inside. Everything is really great in Fanaberia. It is really an upscale European standard.
Here is link to my friend's site who is a photographer and took some interesting pic of Fanaberia:
Great Old Polish (Staropolski) food in well decorated decorated rooms. Antiques display. Romantic. Good service, good value. Food was 30 ZL, and two 0.5 beers, 10 ZL.
Favorite Dish: Zur Staropolski: Old Polish style sour soup (6.50 ZL), tasty with rye bread. Chicken Filet, with ham, hard cheese, mushroom sauce, French fries, salad: tender, tasty chicken in a tasty sauce, perfect fries (12 ZL), Mouthwatering cheese cake (6.5 ZL).
A nice place to eat pizza. It is not located not in the centre of Szczecin, but near Pogodno / Krzekowo district of town. You can also order pizza by phone to your home.
Favorite Dish: in "Perugia" I especially like a pizza with a cheese, sauce, tuna fish, pine apple and corn - really delicious
Szczecin's "El Greco" is not a restaurant that is famous in the city and the surrounding area. It's far away from the centre, doesn't look interesting from the outside - you may think it's just another cheap restaurant, not worth noticing. If you do, I'd say: don't judge the book by its cover. Just try and enter it, and I guarantee you'll want to return there. Delicious food (try Suzukakia or Spanakopitakia dishes), interesting decor, quiet and peaceful surrounding and a very kind owner make the restaurant atmosphere unique.
* I have the especially warm memories about that place, as my wedding party was held there in August 2010 :)
Favorite Dish: You have to try the dish called "Suzukakia": 3 lamb rissole with onion, cabbage salad and potatoes in tomato sauce. Also, try Spanakopitakia - three deep-fried cakes with spinach and feta cheese stuffing, served with tzatziki sauce. Delicious!
After all those years Fanaberia is stronger than ever :-)
You can see personal touch of the owner on every step.
The waitresses are probably the nicest in entire city of Szczecin. They will go out of their way to please their costumer. If you go there often they will remember your favorite drinks and make them the way you like it.
Aside of different type of coffee and tea they also have small food menu. Their mozzarella and tomato salad is pretty good.
Often they have home made ice cream - last summer they made green tea ice cream - and that is very unusual for Poland.
We go there pretty much every day we are in Szczecin.
We order our favorite coffe or tee and read books for few hours.
This is also our meeting spot with my friends who are always busy and often run late.
Favorite Dish: Coffe, hot chocolate, tea, ice cream, small plates.
W. Koch is one of the oldest (after WWII) bakeries in Szczecin.
During communism they had only one store and the line was always out of the door.
Now they have several stores and cafes where you can enjoy great paczki and jagodzianki and have delicious cappuccino.
Favorite Dish: Paczek - Polish doughnut
Jagodzianka - danish filled with fresh bluberries
This place is a gem.
You can find it on a local road that goes from Goleniow to Wolin.
We like to drive on this road is it is not too much traffic comparing to the main road.
In a small village called Zarnowo there is a small B&B or Agroturystyka as they call it in Poland.
The place is run by an Italian husband and Polish wife.
He cooks right there in the main dining room and BOY HE COOKS!!!
Food is really delicious and pizza is outstanding.
Favorite Dish: We tried several dishes.
Our favorites are pizzas and pasta with truffles.
This place is located on Boguslawa Promenade next door to our beloved Cafe Fanaberia.
It is called Teatr Maly (Small Theater)
I went there with my friends to have some pierogi and salads.
We were very happy with the quality of the food and service.
We will definitely be back next year.
This place is located on Boguslawa Promenade
They have nice garden during the summer.
Pizza is good - not the best but pretty good for Poland.
We usually go there for a small pizza and beer with my niece.
Service is not the best but also not the worse.
Favorite Dish: Pizza
This place is about 40 min north of Szczecin on the polish/german border.
It is located in small fishing village called Nowe Warpno.
We go there few times every summer as the food is outstanding.
Favorite Dish: We love their fish soup and fish soup with fish pierogi.
We love fried fish and pierogi and salad.
Clearly everything they have is delicious.
Pasztecik is a dish typical to Szczecin and a favorite snack of many Szczeciners and tourists. Paszteciks are made of deep-fried rolled yeast cake, stuffed with meat or vegetable filling. The most popular stuffings are: meat, cabbage with forest mushrooms and cheese with champignons. On the outside, the cake is crispy and slightly crunchy; inside it is tender and delicate. Paszteciks are usually served with spicy barszcz (beetroot soup).
There are many places in Szczecin where you can eat paszteciks, but the best are served in the oldest pasztecik diner in the city, founded in 1969. Its decor, unchanged since the communist era, is quite austere, but many guests say it makes this place really atmospheric and gives it the historic charm.
Favorite Dish: Paszteciks with barszcz :) (in fact, it's the only dish served there). One pasztecik costs around 2.00 PLN (around 0.50 EURO) and 3 paszteciks are enough to get full.