Salzburg Restaurants and Dining

(Salzburg, Austria)

Picture of central eateryFilled with gastronomic delights, Salzburg is a city that is home to plenty of choices when its comes to dining. You will be able to choose between many recommended restaurants, coffee shops and scenic beer gardens, all of which are particularly plentiful around the Old Town district of Salzburg, often being close to the Salzach River. Look out for the local specialities, which include cheese dumplings (Kasnocken), meringues (Salzburger Nockerln) and many dishes featuring freshwater trout.

Dining out in the city can be expensive, so many visitors choose to save money and follow the Austrian tradition of making lunchtime the main meal of the day. Evening dining in Salzburg does tend to be more pricey, and many cheap restaurants choose to capitalise on the busy lunchtime trade, only opening during daylight hours and remaining closed in the evening and during the weekend.

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Where to Eat

Head to the Old Town and you can be sure that you will not be more than a short walk from a choice of restaurants. This part of Salzburg is brimming with dining opportunities, including traditional Austrian food, Germanic fare and international dishes, from both China and Japan.

The Getreidegasse is a good spot to consider and the connecting passageways are home to a number of excellent restaurants, which regularly become packed and on fine days, feature tables inside and out.

Image of Hagenauer SquareOther restaurants in central Salzburg are clustered around the Lieferinger Hauptstrasse, the Linzer Gasse, the Priesterhausgasse and the Rupertgasse, which is where the popular Die Weisse beer garden is located.

The Alpenstrasse is another good spot for dining in Salzburg and the Herrnau shopping centre contains a number of cheap fast-food restaurants and similar establishments. However, for a spot of history, visit the Stiftskeller St. Peter in the Old Town, which is reputed to be amongst the most historic restaurants in the whole of Europe and believed to date back more than 1,200 years.