Steakhouses, BBQ and More: Your Bible for Beef in Split

Daniela Rogulj


October 17, 2019 – Are you on the hunt for the best steak in Split? Look no further. 

When the seasons change in Dalmatia, so do our diets – and after a summer of fish and white wine, we are more than ready for a winter of beef, beer, and a heavy red.

So, where should you bite into beef in Split? A look at the best steakhouses and BBQ’s in the city. 

Chops Grill: When it comes to steak in Split, it’s hard to argue with Split’s one and only authentic steakhouse – Chops Grill. Making meat lovers on Marmontova happy for years, Chops brings the best beef to the table and is a pioneer in introducing new cuts to the people of Split – like Wagyu beef. Boasting prime meats from all over the world, Chops is where you’ll want to park for the night if you’re after a variety of cuts, from Black Angus prime rib to Tomahawk on the bone, that is guaranteed cooked to perfection. And if we had to rate them on the tender and juiciness scale, we’d call it an 11/10. 


Toro Grill: If you’re after something simple, quick, but 100% quality, Toro is your number one. With orders taken at a counter and only high-top outdoor seating available, Toro isn’t trying to impress you with their looks –  because they know their beef will bring you back for more. This steak shack’s menu isn’t decorated with ingredients you can’t pronounce, but instead gives you the option to choose your cut of meat, and a few sides if you’re hungry – like French fries, grilled veggies, or a seasonal salad. Whether you want the beef tenderloin, ribeye, Chicago steak or T-bone, your steak will be traditionally cooked on the grill, without all the bells and whistles. 


Toro Instagram

Bosso Steak House: Popular in the summer thanks to its outdoor alleyway seating and live music, Bosso is a casual steak house with BBQ favorites. However, what sets Bosso apart is that their meat is cooked in a special KOPA oven, which is a grill and charcoal combo that exudes a unique BBQ aroma. Bosso busts out menu items such as burgers, spare ribs, and beef cuts that range from T-bone and ribeye to Tomahawk. 


Bosso Facebook

Bakra: Local favorite Bakra might be known for their pizzas as much as their steaks, but it’s good to know that they fail to disappoint in any area they conquer. Just outside of the historic city center, Bakra is praised for its homemade Croatian BBQ, where you can find regional delights such as cevapcici and sausages, though we think their steak BBQ is right on par. From matured ribeye to Chicago steak, t-bone to steaks drenched in sauces like truffle or green pepper, Bakra isn’t afraid to do it all. We give this Split institution an A+ for atmosphere, too. 


Bakra Facebook

Mandrill Brewpub and Kitchen: Brand spankin’ new to the scene is Mandrill, though you might already know them for their pizza and beer. Moving on from the simple menu offered at their original location, Mandrill is taking its place on Split’s meat stage with a specialty in sous vide. However, they’re not afraid to pump out burgers, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and, of course, the tried and true Tomahawk steak. If you’re looking for something different, you’ll want to get after their beef brisket or chicken wings! 


Mandrill Facebook

Yes, we know, this is just part of Split’s steak scene. What are your favorite places to beef out in Split?

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