That is, where can I go to find crowd-sourced ratings of restaurants, clinics, etc? I'm looking for something by and for Croatians, rather than tourists (in other words, not Tripadvisor).

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    Did you check Foursquare? Most of the comments are in croatian so my guess is that locals use it. – JordanBelf Nov 9 '15 at 15:38
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    Tripadvisor isn't necessarily foreign tourists. Plenty (maybe most) TA restraunt reviews in the UK seem to be written by locals. No idea if that does apply to Croatia however. – CMaster Nov 9 '15 at 15:59
  • @CMaster no, TripAdvisor isn't entirely foreign tourists, but one would expect it to have relatively more of those users because it is designed specifically as a platform for tourists to post reviews, while Yelp caters to both locals and tourists, so I think OP's question is reasonable. That said, it is certainly hard to quantify how tourist-heavy a review site is, and the tourist-local balances of various sites/apps probably vary by locale. – Urbana Nov 9 '15 at 19:14
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    Can you read Croatian? Likely a review website by and for Croatians will not be in English. And machine translations tend to lose the nuances that are a vital part of understanding the underlying emotion. – user13044 Nov 10 '15 at 9:09
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    @Tom I can't read Croatian, but nor do I feel I need to understand the nuances of "underlying emotion". I just need, for example, a dentist who does reasonably good work, as could be ascertained from a star rating. – rainbowsorbet Nov 10 '15 at 15:38

The international equivalent is Foursquare. Searching for "dentists in Zagreb" yields plenty of comments from local Croats:

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