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Top Choice Slovak in Štrbské Pleso

Koliba Patria

On a pretty lakeshore perch with an outdoor terrace, wood-lined Koliba Patria exceeds expectations with refined (though comforting) takes on Slovak shepherd cuisine. Chilled strawberry soup, chicken salads and hulki…
Slovak in Štrbské Pleso

Reštaurácia Furkotka

A cheerful place with nourishing meals like tenderloin, sausage skewers and shepherd beans sizzled with smoked pork neck. Veggies will also be fit to bursting, thanks to mountain warmers like baked encian (soft chee…
Bar in Tatranská Lomnica

Humno Tatry

Roll straight from the cable-car station base into this club, diner and cocktail bar, where the sound of clunking ski boots is as loud as the soundtrack within. It's an enormous, wood-beamed temple to après-ski that…
Cafe in Smokovec Resort Towns

U Vlka

Near Sport 2000 and La Montanara, ‘The Wolf’ is a ramshackle, hippie-chic hangout with coffee, snacks and a huge range of teas. Film and cultural events take place in summer; keep an eye on the posters outside.
Slovak in Smokovec Resort Towns

Restaurant-Penzión Koliba

This grill and guesthouse is tucked away just south of the Starý Smokovec train stop. Venison stew, steaks and strapačky (dumplings with cabbage and bacon) fill plates within its rustic walls.
Slovak in Smokovec Resort Towns

Reštaurácia Svišť

Stuffed pancakes, stuffed chicken breasts, stuffed diners. The food in this log-lined haunt will have you full to bursting; fortunately its traditional decor is worth lingering in while you recover.
Bar in Tatranská Lomnica

Switch Club

Behind the train station, this vintage-themed bar serves the best coffee in town, soothing herbal teas and cocktails when the sun goes down, always with a sultry funk soundtrack.
Slovak in Tatranská Lomnica

Reštaurácia Stará Mama

An old granny's kitchen in name and style, Stará Mama serves up egg and spinach bakes, horseradish and ham rolls, and every species of grilled meat. It's cosy inside, with wooden benches and ceramic ornaments (possi…
Museum in Tatranská Lomnica

Ski Museum

Picture yourself hurtling down the slope on antique wooden skis at this museum of retro winter-sports gear. It's strictly for diehard snowheads, but there is a pleasant adjoining coffee shop.
Italian in Smokovec Resort Towns

Pizzeria La Montanara

Pizza, lasagne, tiramisu: the holy trinity of carb-loading satisfies many a hiker at this simple Italian joint. It’s above a grocery store at the east end of town.