If you’re enough of coffee prepared in your hotel (or by your own), then I suggest you enjoy your morning cup of coffee excatly on the Stradun (Dubrovnik Old City main street). Other places that got “in” just few years ago are caffe bars “Revelin club” (located in fort of «Revelin», just before you exit Old City on the East) and caffe bars called Upper Buzaand Lower Buza (Gornja i Donja Buza, located on the rocks in «Karmen» south-eastern part of the Old City, visitors say it’s wort walking there:) )
Try prosciutto with olives and goatish cheese for appetizer.
For main dish I suggest you taste Dalmatian sea food, black rissotos, oysters and mussels which are grown in Malostonski bay (60km far from Dubrovnik), octopus salad, or simple and tasty grilled sardines with olive oil and garlic. Traditional fish meal is “Dalmatinski brodet” (italian brodetto), made from mixed fresh fish that give delicious sause.
If you prefer meat then you should try roasted lamb(pecena janjetina) from traditional broiler, in Dubrovnik region another popular meat meal is “Green Menestra” – mixture of fresh green and yellow cabbages with mixed meat (prosciutto, lamb and sausages). Traditional “Cevapcici” which you will be offered everywhere are brought from neihgbouring Bosnia.
Famous white vines from neighbouring Island of Korculaare “Posip” and “Marastina”. In Konavle area best white is “Dubrovacka Malvasija”. Well known reds are Dingac and Postup from peninsula of Peljesac based on “Plavac mali” grapes.
Top class restaurants are “Nautika” (on Pile), “Proto” (in “Siroka Ulica” – wide street inside Old City) and “Gradska kavana” (in Dubrovnik Old Harbour, may be accessed from Dubrovnik theatre and “Sloboda” cinema too).
But “in” fish restaurant is “Lokanda” (located in the Old City harbour), and it’s not easy to catch a table there. Another good cost/value fish restaurant is “Kamenice”, located on Gunduliceva Poljana (Gundulic Square).
On Prijeko street I suggest you restaurant “Rozarij” (located at the eastern end of the street).
Best pizzas inside the Old City you may taste in “Mea Culpa” located in Domino street and in pizzeria “Tabasco”, minute walk from the Old Town, beside “Buza” public garage.
Low budget (but tasty food) self service restaurant is located in 2nd street on your left walking by Stradun (main street) from the East.