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Gostilna Pri Zabarju

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$$ - $$$
European, Slovenian, Central European, Eastern European
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Viska cesta 50, Ljubljana, Slovenia
+386 1 423 24 62
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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KOMENDA
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

I'm going to this restaurant for 30 years and it's always very good food and in all these years I have never been disappointed. They have also the best cream cake...even better than in Bled.

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Thank DIDA V
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Gostilna Pri Žabarju - an old Ljubljana Inn. If you want to eat a decent meal for a reasonable price - it is a really good choice. The inn is known for the fried frog legs, the standard appetizer consists of fried frog legs, home made pate, fresh mushrooms with scrammled eggs - very good! For the main course you... More 

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Thank smiljanasverko
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Business partners wanted a Slovenian cousine and they enjoyed Žabar. One of rare places that offers fried frog legs, which was a surprise for americans (and they eat gators:)) Service is genuine and kind, variety of food is great, so worth visit. If you visit between spring and autumn garden is superb. Must try local beer Grim reaper from craft... More 

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Thank Saso D
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

One of the oldest restaurants with fine selected foods so you can find for everybody something! You have to try fried frogs and home pate is also good so don t hazitate and just go!

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Thank Obi O
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I visited restaurant multiple time. Interior of restaurant is simple but is traditional Slovenian Inn interior. Service is average and attentive, but in peak times you may wait longer. Food is average and they offer Slovenian dishes. Wine choice is a bit limited. They have also nice outdoor garden for summer. It is good restaurant in this area but nothing... More 

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Thank 007Jack
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The menu list is full of slovenian traditional specialties. You should try frog's legs and home made pate as a starter. Beef's soup is tasty and made in traditional manners. One of the local specialities is cooked Beef's tongue with horse reddish and rosted potatoes. The best dessert is home made ice cream. Staff is highly professional and is helpful... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Food is good, sweets are even better! This is a good choice for business travelers who don't need commotion of the city and are not looking for splendor of a big hotel. Easy to get there by car, free parking, free wi-fi, not to far from the center. Try delicious home made breakfast, have a dinner in the shade under... More 

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Thank Boris1635
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

"Pri Žabarju" is absolutely amazing. The venue is lovely, very homey yet comfortable, peppered with numerous (yep, you guessed it) frog decorations. I didn't have frogs, though, but an excellent venison in cranberry sauce, with two štrukli/štruklji on the side. The štrukli/štruklji were so good that I think they were home made. I've also tried an apple strudel for dessert,... More 

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Thank SunnyAndBeautiful
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Standard menu, but everything is prepared fresh with fine ingridients. Fried frogs, what a taste! Great service, the ordered food is quickly on your table. I like strudel, but not to often on the daily menu.

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Thank Ave2011
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Gostilna Pri Zabarju is one of the best typical Slovenian food restaurants in Ljubljana. Instead of offering cheap approximations of what should be a typical Slovenian dish, they offer fresh and seasonal food. They are known for fried frog legs, but I would suggest trying their "one pot wanders" as for example obara (with žganci), golaž and vampi! Quality was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $44
Cuisine
European, Slovenian, Central European, Eastern European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viska cesta 50, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 1 423 24 62

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?