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This is one of the most famous restaurants in Belgrade, with what has to be the shortest name in the world (although there may be others with equally short names). The name results from an argument between the owner and the Orthodox cathedral across the street from it. The clergy were not happy with the restaurant using its name to advertise itself, and so the owner changed the name to simply "?".
The restaurant is now a bit of an institution, popular with locals and visitors alike. The food is distinctly Serbian, and extremely tasty. The menus are in English as well as Serbian, and you can easily mix and match the dishes to your tastes. This helps if you don't want a big plate of meat and potatoes, as there are plenty of non-meat options available.
Dva Jelena (Two Deer): Dva Jelena (Two Deer)
I couldn't find the restaurant I was looking for in Skadarlija, so I wandered around looking for something I liked. I saw a picture of Two Deer, and immediately remembered a recommendation, on here or in my Lonely Planet guide book. Outside an English menu advertised a vegetarian menu, which impressed me enough to order it. The waiter, however, was completely baffled, and I had to show him what was advertised. After this it was served up with relish, and it was fantastic. Along with the Gypsy band playing, and the friendly locals, this was a great place to eat.
Open until 1am.
Favorite Dish: The food is very traditional. My starter was fantastic: a mix of four different Serbian cheeses, all with different flavours and textures, salty and tangy, dry and creamy, all perfectly set off against a slice of soft yellow corn bread.
Serbi: Serbian Food
The Serbs in Belgrade love to eat. In contrast to Zagreb with its endless coffee shops and few restaurants, the capital of Serbia has restaurants, cafes, and little hole in the wall eateries every few meters. The food was also great too, even the cheap slices of pizza, at about 0.80e each, were delicious and filling. The beer is cheap too, and good. I bought bottles of Jelen Pivo (Deer Beer) from the hotel bar, at a cost of less than a euro per bottle. From a hotel bar!
Serbian food tends to be very meat based, and very oily. It didn't seem unusual to have an entire meal consisting of fried food. What did surprise me about the food was that every restaurant I went to had some kind of vegetarian option. I'd heard Serbia was a nightmare for vegetarians, and while they did seem to find it odd, they certainly were trying.
Kolerac: Serbian food on the main pedestrian street
I got this recommendation from an expat living in Belgrade, Kolerac is looked on the busy __________, the main pedestrian street in Belgrade. Most of the restaurants in this area have outdoor patios which is where we ate.
Favorite Dish: I made a 2nd attempt at ordering Karaðorðeva šnicla, their version was pork. The meat was a little tougher than the veal I had on the 1st attempt as was to be expected since it was pork.
Ima Dana: Serbian food on Skadarska
Skadarska Street is a pedestrian street filled with tourist restaurants, on Saturday evening they all had live music and terraces where you could dine. I picked this one based on a recommendation from someone on Trip Advisor that is an expat living in Belgrade, while we were there only a few tables were filled while other places on the street were a little busier.
Favorite Dish: I tried Karaðorðeva šnicla for the third time on this trip, each restaurant used a different meat, this one was chicken and the least expensive of the three. They were all similar in quality although the veal that I had at the Traveling Actor was the most tender.
Caribic Pizza: Pizza by the slice
Sometimes you just have to give the local cuisine a rest so on our second night in Belgrade we joined the line at Caribic and got a slice of pizza. Two slices and a coke set us back 360 dinar (less than $5), there's a dining area upstairs or you can get it to go. There are several locations in Belgrade and Novi Sad
Favorite Dish: The slices were actually pretty good and one slice was enough for a meal. They also have an ice cream side called Ice Point, you can get something similar to a Blizzard with soft serve ice cream, a handful of things you can throw in (pineapple, coconut, candy) and toppings which was 130 dinar
Trpeza: Three elegant restaurants in a quiet park
If you want a quiet spot in beautiful surroundings you can choose among three elegant restaurants in Nebojsina street, in Karadjordjev park. The restaurants are 5-10 minutes by taxi from the city center, and around 15-20 minutes walk from Slavija square. The first is a Serbian national restaurant Trpeza, adjacent to a Lebanese restaurant Byblos and an Italian pizzeria Amici. All of these have lovely shady terraces and are situated in the park. Perfect atmosphere of elegance, peace and quiet. The Serbian restaurant offers very reasonable prices, while the two others are more expensive, depending on your choice of dish.
I would recommend these restaurants as a perfect place for lunch or dinner after visiting St Sava`s temple.
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Pekarna or said in English – Bakery. Serbians are kings of baking and they have bakeries on every corner. There is such a big choice of different breads, sweets, etc. We found one bakery, extremely cheap, where for 270 RSD (2.2 EUR) we bought breakfast for 4 people and it was more than enough.
As you can see there are so many people waiting on a tail but it worth the waiting!
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Any: Fast Food
When traveling we always eat some fast food but never McDonalds , KFC or something familiar (besides for me they are unhealthy). So we are looking for something traditional for the country. In Serbia you should definitely try the popular pleskavitsa sandwiches. In the bread they put pleskavitsa, 3-4 kind of veggies and some sauces if you like. You can find them everywhere and what is more they are cheap – 150-200 RSD (1.20-1.70 EUR)
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Skadarlijski boem: The bohemian place
It was nothing much more different from the restaurant we were before. It was pretty difficult to find a place this time as it was already late (around 9pm) and everywhere was full. We finally found a table in Skadarlijski boem. Btw, boem means bohemian and the street is also famous as the street of the bohemians and intellectuals.
This time we tried muckalitsa - diced pork with a pepper and tomato hot sauce, very close to our kavarma and very delicious.
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Dva Jelena: A local place
Many typical national Serbian restaurants are located on Skadarska street (Skadarlija). It is a place where every tourist has to go but also many locals do. There are restaurant by a restaurant offering local food and one of the best – offering live music. There is a musician band in every place, they go around the tables and play Serbian music or whatever you wish and they know.
One of the evenings we were at Dva Jelena (meaning Two Deers), where we drank Veliko tocheno pivo – Big draft beer “Lav”, very delicious and cold beer. And of course we didn’t miss to try the famous pleskavitsa – it’s like a big flat meatball with onion and other spices and it’s a big portion. Be careful when ordering salad if you don’t like hot peppers. There are 2 similar salads one with hot peppers and another with sweet ones, so just pay attention on this ;)
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Snezana: Established restaurant with some tradition
This traditional Café / Restaurant was opened in 1958 and has become an institution in Belgrade. Snezana has specialised on Italian food, but international and Serbian dishes are available as well. Prices are not the lowest, but quite reasonable and for western travellers surely cheaper than at home. Had a wonderful pizza with anchovies and a couple of beers on the terrace which is located right at the main pedestrians treet, Knez Mihajlova. A good place I would recommend you any time.
Ruski Car: Eat with the Czars
The "Russian Tsar" (Ruski Car) is one of the most popular bars and restaurants in central Belgrade. Although it is surely not the cheapest restaurant, you get opulently served food for a reasonable price. Though it is a good location for an elegant lunch or dinner, you can also drop in to have a coffee and a piece of cake where they have a very good selection. Had a Omellette one day and retunred another day for a beer. "Russian Tsar" is decorated like a Russian palace with white, yellow and golden colours dominating. The walls are covered with pictures of all the Russian Tsars.
Loki: Local fast food - best pljeskavica in town
This place is legendary in Belgrad and is used by all kind of people to grab some quick food during or after a night out. It is easy to see why: The ladies make the best pljeskavicas (balkan burgers) I've ever eaten. They make the patties out of minced meat in front of you and everything else is freshly made as well. Choose from a big variety of burgers to eat in (only little space available) or to take home.
I would like to recommend it to anyone who eats meat and doesn't insist on a high-class restaurant. Try in any case to make this place a stop on your Belgrade tour. Prices are good (for Belgrade even quite low), value for the price excellent and the place is even open 24/7.
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restaurant Caruso: Amazing view!
This is a really nice place. It's situated on the 8th floor off the Terazije street, just across the road from Hotel Moskva. They have traditional serbian food and the prices are competitive. I had never been there before but ended up eating there twice in one day, because I wanted to show it to some friends. The service is good and very polite, and the view is just fantastic. I'm deffo going back
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