Buffet Fife in Split, Dalmatia

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Buffet Fife is a locals konoba, although it has definitely become more popular with transient tourists lately. Fife is about a 5 minute walk from Diocletian’s Palace, keeping it a little out of sight. The tavern overlooks a marina with a large terrace with long benches meant for sharing.

During high season (and nights with particularly beautiful weather), you may be in for a wait if you come at peak lunch and dinner times. 

If you are looking for super affordable meal with casual Croatia food, Fife is your place. It’s entirely possible for two people to have a full meal with wine for under 120 kuna. If you are living in Split, one visit is just not enough.

On to the food!

Dalmation Ham with Olives

Salty Dalmatian smoked ham, similar to prosciutto, served with local olives. This is what they considered to be one serving. MEAT SWEATS.

Pasticada and Goulash

Croatian meat and potatoes. On the right, Pašticada, which is similar to pot roast but with an even longer preparation and more flavor served over mashed potatoes. On the left, beef goulash over handmade (and giant) gnocchi.

Grilled Fish

Freshly caught fish grilled whole and finished with olive oil and parsley. The red mullet was out of this world. Their fish varies throughout the year depending on what is in season. 

I can also personally attest that the black risotto, seafood risotto and chicken with mushrooms are all incredibly delicious. Pull up a bench and grab a beer!

Buffet Fife, Trumbićeva obala 11, 21000, Split, Croatia

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7 thoughts on “Buffet Fife in Split, Dalmatia

  1. David Allen
    April 4, 2015 @ 1:24 am

    We will be in Starigrad and Trogir at the end of the month for about 7 days. Will be sure to look for Buffet Fife when we visit Split. Do you have any more recommendations for restaurants that serve local dishes at a reasonable price. We want to avoid the tourist traps and experience the "real" Croatia. We will have a car, so isolated places are no problem. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


    • Expat in Croatia
      April 4, 2015 @ 10:11 am

      Hi David!

      In Split, I highly recommend Kobaje, Kruscic and Bepina. I’ll be posting next week about my favorite places in Split, which will have more information like maps and best dishes. Check back soon!




  2. David Allen
    April 4, 2015 @ 2:48 pm

    Thanks Sara,

    Will be looking for your article next week. Wish you would include some places in Trogir as we plan on staying there as a base to visit Split and drive to the Makarska area to see Biokovo and SV. Jure. 

    Also my wife is curious about clothing to bring. Will it be warm enough in late April to wear Capri pants and sandals or will she need to bring warmer wear?


    • Expat in Croatia
      April 9, 2015 @ 2:55 pm

      HI David,

      In April and May, the weather can be hit or miss from day to day. I recommend bringing layers and an umbrella so you can adjust as the weather changes. Definitely bring long pants. 

      Not super familiar with Trogir actually, so can’t help there. 

      Enjoy your trip!



    • Expat in Croatia
      April 17, 2015 @ 9:39 am

      Hi David, 

      The post about the best places to eat and drink in Split is now up! You can find it here: https://www.expatincroatia.com/best-places-to-eat-and-drink-in-split/

      Have a great time in Split!



  3. Merrill
    November 16, 2015 @ 5:39 pm

    We found Bufet Fife today and they have closed for the season! I was looking forward to trying their food as I read about them in more than one place. Our loss.


    • Expat in Croatia
      November 16, 2015 @ 5:42 pm

      Oh, that is disappointing! I’ve never seen them close for winter before. This is the time of year when their food is at its best.


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