I live in Zemun, but my whole adult life has been connected to the very city centre: I studied there, I work there, I spend days and nights working at various film and theatre festivals. And when you spend so much time in an area where you do not live, an important issue presents itself: where to have a proper meal – something good, something warm, something inexpensive, and something that is not fast.
As a tourist – I know it very well – the situation is similar.
Mornar (Sailor) is the solution, and you must treat yourself with at least one meal there during your stay, even if you have the money for something more expensive, as they serve good old Serbian food in big portions: punjene paprike, đuveč, musaka od krompira, ćufte u sosu, sarma, prebranac, grilled meat, and many other traditional dishes.
Although the exterior is completely inconspicuous, the modest but tasteful interior will make you feel at home and want to stay. And you should, as you will have a chance to eat the same food you’d eat at any Serbian home.