One thing you’ll almost always see running around the streets of Split after midnight on a weekend, or any given night in the summer, is a lot of cheerfully happy young adults. Maybe it’s the half liters of Karlovacko, or maybe the 10 different kinds of rakija shots, but they all seem to consume mass absorbents after a session of drinking. Split is no stranger to fast food places, and there are more options than we’d like to admit, but there is one place that stands tall amongst the others, and that is Kebab House.
Having lived in London for a bit, I understand the importance of a good kebab to soak up the alcohol. In Croatia, I always figured a topli sendvič or a ćevapćići would do, but the swarms of kids I see heading to Kebab House after a night out has proved me wrong, and I am beginning to believe that Kebab House has made its mark as the drunk munchies staple of Split.
The storefront is barely big enough for more than 10 people to stand in total, and that’s packed like a can of sardines. The service is friendly as ever, oftentimes laughing at kebab goers who have maybe had one too many and can’t figure out what to put on their kebab. The menu is simple: the kebab will cost you 23 kuna and you can choose to have it in either a bun or tortilla. The toppings are where you can get creative, and you can choose anything from corn to pickles, onions to cabbage, and lettuce to feta. The sauces are where it gets interesting, and every time I have been in there they have recommended a garlic sauce that is then made spicy (as hot as you’d like) with a Sriracha and/or chili flakes. For only 23 kuna you have a meal and a half, and a pretty good one to satiate those hunger feelings.
Kebab House also offers burgers, fries, and some pizzas, as well as a refrigerator stocked with karlovačko and sodas (in case you’re feeling ready to drink again). As Kebab House has really grown with the younger audience over the last few years, it has also become a meeting place for fellow hungry party goers. You’ll oftentimes find yourself sharing a kebab with a complete stranger from another country, and I guarantee you they’ll be your new best friend. Who knew that kebabs would bring the young people of Split together?
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