REVIEW: BEST NEW PLACE TO EAT IN OSIJEK? AMERICAN BAR DOLLAR ・CROATIA

 

Finally, something new and exciting in the restaurant industry to emerge in Osijek, Croatia!

Had enough cevapi from Makedonka? The jumbo pizza not doing it for you anymore at Rustika? Or are you tired of the views (and food) at Hotel Osijek? Located in the heart of Osijek city, American Bar Dollar is a new and exciting concept executed unlike any other in Croatia’s fourth largest city. I was even surprised to see their Social Media up to scratch.

Adding to their success, Gastro.hr, listed American Bar Dollar as the best burger in Croatia in their ‘Top 10 Best Burgers in Croatia‘ investigative post. Not a bad start for this new restaurant in Osijek. Over to TripAdvisor and the vibe was much similar with all reviews positive and many comments on the great service and atmosphere. American Bar Dollar also has an impressive selection of international beers and is essentially the one stop shop for all your culinary desires.

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

American Bar Dollar are the best burgers in town and they aren’t afraid to flaunt it![/blockquote]

Moving onto my experience there with my family, I’m going to admit that I unfortunately didn’t order a burger because I was over eating heavy food. However, I was more than thrilled to find a place in Osijek with a smoked salmon salad on the menu. In fact, I was excited by the fact a restaurant actually had a salad as a main meal to begin with and not a side dish. My smoked salmon salad arrived with Greek yogurt on top. Thinking that the Greek yogurt may come in a small plate on the side for me to add to my salad at my own disposal, I ordered feta cheese as an extra. In my opinion, everything was a little too salty.

My sister and her fiancé ordered a tomato-onion feta cheese salad each and were a lot happier with their choice than I was. I probably should have stuck to the itinerary and ordered a burger or a wrap.

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

American Bar Dollar is known for it’s burgers and my cousins were a little wiser with their lunch choices. Burgers here range from 22-45 kuna (£2-5) and it’s a small price to pay considering you’d never be able to buy a  burger for that price in London.

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

After a brief conversation with our waiter, who didn’t seem to enthusiastic about anything on the dessert menu, we decided to test and compare the apple crumble and cheesecake to our experience at Pop’s Burger in Ljubljana (Rated Number 1 out of 396 places on TripAdvisor).  The apple crumble and cheesecake lacked the freshness and authenticity readily available in Slavonia.

While the burgers may be flaunt-able at American Bar Dollar in Osijek, the restaurant has a long way to go in delivering delectable plates of dessert. Surely this can’t be a difficult thing to nail in Croatia, especially when  you’ve got it half-right already.

My advice is to save your money and walk over to Petar Pan, less than 5 minutes away.

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

Adriana Kupresak | LET'S HAVE LUNCH AT | American Bar Dollar - Osijek, Croatia

 

Price between 4 people-  225 Kuna (approx. 25£)

I’m pretty sure that’s what my bill comes to each time I order from Chosen Bun in Fulham, for myself only.

#AKRating | 6/10

Županijska ul. 5, 31000, Osijek, Croatia

+385 31 284 625

 

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22 Comments

  1. Tessa
    12th May 2016 / 10:23 am

    I haven’t yet had the pleasure of trying this place, but I’m itching to go. When I went to the US for a visit with old friends, I fell in love with their burgers…..and it wasn’t one of those big burger chains they have all over. This was a small family-owned diner. My goodness! Will check out the burgers at the American Bar Dollar and see if it lives up to the American style I love. 🙂 Thank for sharing this Adriana. Oh, and you didn’t mention anything about the fries, were they passable? 🙂

  2. Katia
    13th May 2016 / 8:28 am

    I’m not much of a burger person, but those salads do look very yummy! And we all have to watch our figures. 🙂 I’ll be traveling to Osijek next week, so I’ll see if I can give it a try. 🙂

  3. tom
    12th November 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Great review!

  4. Marcus
    21st November 2016 / 12:25 am

    thanks for sharing adriana

  5. Rocio Ruma
    1st December 2016 / 9:25 am

    Tough critic

  6. Arthur
    21st January 2017 / 3:52 pm

    haha your so critical

  7. Anita
    9th February 2017 / 9:46 am

    I hear the ribs here are the best in town!

  8. brittney
    11th March 2017 / 4:44 am

    Great post Adriana, love your blog

  9. marisolvh11
    12th March 2017 / 6:47 pm

    great post!

  10. Jason Esofee
    30th March 2017 / 7:31 am

    Great post!

  11. Nat
    30th March 2017 / 11:23 am

    Visiting Osijek next week, will pop by this place! Looks so cool!

  12. Demascus
    3rd April 2017 / 6:43 am

    awesome post!

  13. Henry
    11th April 2017 / 7:45 am

    Where else would you recommend to eat in Osijek? Are there any sushi restaurants?

  14. -
    13th April 2017 / 8:24 am

    ❤️❤️

  15. Diana
    17th April 2017 / 9:20 am

    Their ribs look so good in their website. Did you try?

  16. johanna
    18th April 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Best burgers in Osijek!

  17. Martin
    22nd April 2017 / 8:48 am

    I’m going to visit American Dollar bar in Osijek 100% this summer, thank you for recommending Adriana. Love your blog too.

  18. Rodney Gils
    1st May 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Great recommendation, thank you Adriana :))

  19. Santos
    11th May 2017 / 12:38 am

    best bbq ribs in town

  20. Monika
    17th May 2017 / 6:59 pm

    soon eating here and bring my family when I’m in osijek over summer. Mum says hello adri

  21. Dusan
    25th May 2017 / 3:07 pm

    How cool is this!

  22. Robert
    8th October 2017 / 3:55 pm

    best burgers in Osijek!

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