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Stara Macka

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Krojashka ulica 8, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 251 17 49
08:00 - 03:00
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Maribor, Slovenia
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858 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I don’t know difference between Kavarna Maček, Stara Mačka and other names for the restaurant with nice terrace on the banks of Ljubljanica and average inner place in two levels. Outside it is fine to sit during happy hours and look to the people strolling around and to the houses around. Food inside is nothing special. Try it only when... More 

Thank Miha P
Zagreb, Croatia
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Stara Macka is a restaurant on the bank of Ljubljanica river in the best section for pubs and restaurants in Ljubljana. My friends and I visited in early October and the weather was still nice enough to allow outside seating. The location and ambiance was very good; food average, service somewhat slow.

Thank Marko D
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339 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

My favorite restaurant in Ljubljana is the Stara Macka, and whenever I am in town, I stop here to eat. They have many Slovene authentic dishes, the prices are low, the staff speaks flawless English and are quite friendly, there is a nice bar scene, (in fact both pub crawls stop here) and the owner, (who owns a pure pub,... More 

Thank iowaaggie
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Not many people were there so we got our food quick. I ended up leaving my sweater there and the waiter chased me down the road at least 100m to give it back to me. 5/5 for him. Location great. Prices a bit high but for the area you can't complain compared to other places

Thank Toby H
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We should have been suspicious when the charming waiter refused to produce a wine list, saying that it was easier for him to tell us what was available. Then we got into a discussion about the choice and stupidly failed ask the price. We ended up paying €35 for a litre of Refosk, whereas in an equally tourist-orientated restaurant nearby... More 

Thank Martin N
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice place beside the river,the coffe tastefull and the boss ready to help us in everything we need!

Thank Vasilero T
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Three of us (young men in our 20s) went here with an open mind and a positive attitude. Waited around the door, no one asked us if we would like to sit down. Had to follow a waiter and ask him if we could have a table. He replied "here" and pointed to a table which was a bit rude... More 

Thank mj54yyd
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Looks like a proper place to have a drink or a bite, but looks can be deceiving: no service at all and quite expensive for some simple dishes. The reviews on TA prove we were not the only guests with this bad impression. It took the waiter 15 minutes to notice us and another 10 to deliver 4 drinks, forgetting... More 

Thank Michel H
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1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I ordered steak. And no question about how I want it cooked. The waiter spoke terrible English and can hardly understand what you're talking about. The food turns out to be not so bad though.

Thank Wang X
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

We had a great lunch at noon. There were few people so the serving went quite fast. The prices we paid were around 10-15euro. The young guy who served us was funny and attentive. I don't know why many people disliked this restaurant. Just take a place close to the river and enjoy your meal!!

Thank Thomas V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$33
Steakhouse, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krojashka ulica 8, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 1 251 17 49
Eat or drink at one of the most recognized places in the old town of Ljubljana. Romantic dinner, party with friends or just the best cocktail in town right at the bank of the Ljubljanica river. Kitchen open until 1AM.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?