Local people have liked fish dishes starting from the early Middle Ages. Yet at the first part of the 14th century, a large fish market was open in Gdansk, and fresh seafood was delivered to it every day. Nowadays, there are many fish restaurants of different level in the city. Some of them offer classic fish fishes that are very affordable, and some dining establishments specialize in rare seafood delicacies cooked by signature recipes.
Among expensive and exclusive fish dishes, it is important to mention tuna and smoked sturgeon. Affordable restaurants offer original herring tartar and shrimps cooked in a number of ways.
Roasted and stewed meat is among the traditional national dishes of the region. Gdansk restaurants offer many interesting foods with beef, pork, mutton, and, of course, poultry. Tourists wishing to try everything at once can do that if they order meat platters that are available in many restaurants and cafes of the city. One plate can contain several kinds of meat that is traditionally served with potatoes, cabbage, fresh vegetable salads, and a selection of sauces.
When heading to a Gdansk restaurant in order to enjoy a breakfast, consider ordering traditional potato pancakes. Some dining establishments add mushrooms to this dish. As a rule, the pancakes are served with sour cream and various sauces. Despite the fact that local people consider Polish vodka their traditional alcoholic drink, local restaurants and bars also offer many popular types of local beer. Finally, the Gdansk region also produces quality white wine.