Barba practically invented "fast" food in Dubrovnik, serving tasty items like octopus or shrimp burgers, anchovy sandwiches, and fried calamari, all prepared with today's catch. Their arugula salad with shrimp and Parmesan cheese is a refreshing choice on sweltering summer days. Located on a small side street off Stradun, Barba is tiny and friendly, and just the right pit stop for a quick bite during your Dubrovnik sightseeing jaunt. Snag the prime table by the front window for a chance to observe rivers of people entering town through the Buža Gate. A lovely touch: Customers from all over the world write messages on wooden forks to add to the restaurant's growing collection.