Where to eat in Salzburg
The charming Austrian city of Salzburg includes UNESCO listed attractions, the true atmosphere of the Middle Ages and many amazing restaurants ready to feed their guests hearty traditional dishes.
We found out where to eat in Salzburg in Austria in such a way that it is tasty, pleasant to the eyes and not too burdensome for a wallet. Hans W This small restaurant will appeal to those who are already tired of schnitzels, boishels and zwibelrostbratens. The main area of the institution is hot dogs with 25-centimeter sausage made from lamb, beef or chicken. According to the creators, they use exclusively premium-class meat from animals that fed in neighboring alpine meadows. Vegetables, leaf lettuce, lentils, greens, pesto sauce, as well as traditional ketchup, mustard, curry, mayonnaise, etc. can also be added to the hot dog. Also in this Salzburg cafe there are vegan hot dogs with seitan sausage and tofu with hummus and vegetables. Plus a really good selection of Austrian beer and a modern minimalistic interior design that is pleasing to the eye.
Augustiner Bräu Located across the bridge from the grand Mirabell Palace, the restaurant at first glance looks very much like a museum: vaulted ceilings, paintings on the walls, vast spaces. The total guest area of this establishment is as much as 5000 m² (0.5 ha), and it is the largest beer restaurant not only in Salzburg, but throughout Austria. The restaurant works like this: you choose food in two dozens of stalls (ribs, schnitzels, sausages, chicken, salads – whatever you like), and then order a beer that you pour from massive oak barrels.
Querbeet Restaurant If you have settled in the Maxglan area, a 10-minute drive from the historic center and Salzburg Airport, and are now looking for cheap food, check out the Querbeet Restaurant. This cozy establishment is located on the territory of the famous Panzerhalle Loft, built in the building of the former barracks. There are only two restaurants on the territory of the loft, but Querbeet has a more decent choice of food and a relaxed atmosphere. Every day of the week the menu in the restaurant is different, but the structure remains the same: fresh salads, soups, “special dish of the week”, “special dish of the day”, pasta and wok, hot, desserts and drinks. One hundred percent hit sleeping area.
Café Wernbacher The authentic 1950s retro style combined with excellent food make Café Wernbacher the best of its kind. The institution is located away from well-trodden hiking trails, so there are much fewer foreign visitors here than locals. This is a typical Austrian cafe, so it may very well happen that there are no empty seats here – especially during the day. The cafe offers a wide variety of breakfast options, seasonal dishes and, of course, Viennese schnitzels – where without them!
Bärenwirt The very homely, incredibly cozy Bärenwirt restaurant by the river is one of those soulful places where you can eat tasty and inexpensively in Salzburg. Large portions, a chic veranda, Austrian rustic cuisine and the legendary Salzburg dumplings for dessert – nobody will go hungry from here.
Zum Zirkelwirt Those who are looking for a place to eat in Salzburg and enjoy the Austrian spirit can safely recommend Zum Zirkelwirt. Located in a quiet little square of Papagenoplatz, this establishment is the embodiment of the best culinary traditions of this country. The decor of the restaurant is a tree, a tree and once again a tree that creates a relaxed mood and does not distract from the main thing – food in a plate. The institution has a good selection of Austrian alcoholic drinks. The menu is relatively small, but this means that every dish is sure to be fresh and cooked with a soul. We strongly recommend trying Pinzgauer Kasnocken (something like pasta with cheese and meat) and small dumplings fried with local cheese and onions.
ARGE Beisl Conveniently located next to Hohensalzburg, one of Europe’s largest medieval fortresses, this unusual restaurant at the University Arts Center offers an eclectic mix of Austrian and international dishes, light snacks and drinks. If you came here to have breakfast, be sure to choose the Salzburg combo (after all, there is also Paris, Barcelona and Florence), but at lunchtime you can meet young scientists and artists who have long chosen a restaurant.
Die Weisse If you want to get a modern look at traditional Austrian food in Salzburg, opt for Die Weisse. Unlike most of the best tourist restaurants in the Old Town, this place is also favored by locals. The constantly changing weekly menu shows the best seasonal hits, while the standard selection guarantees the most famous dishes of Austria. Oh yes, Die Weisse is also a brewery. After all, the taste of local cuisine would be incomplete without a mug of foamy Austrian beer.