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Wirtshaus Galliker

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$$ - $$$
Swiss, European, Central European
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Schuetzenstrasse 1, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
+41 41 240 10 02
10:30 - 00:30
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pot au feu is only offered three nights a week. Tuesday was one and I always pick the limited or special offer. It worked out here. Fantastic. A glass of excellent Eichhof Klosterbrau is all you need. They couldn't have been nicer to a group of non-German speakers. Reservation recommended; they are packed by locals. Alternatively go early and beg.... More 

1 Thank Drew J
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Look, you can get a steak and chips, an Italian, Chinese or Indian in any European city. What you get here is a taste (no pun intended) of being Swiss for a few hours. The place is brilliantly traditional, the food is as Swiss as it gets. It's not the a la carte the hotels and new restaurants offer...you sit... More 

1 Thank Jon_Holder
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

When there are locals you usually know you have found a good place. Wirtshaus Galliker is no exception. My husband and I had a lovely dinner (loved the beet salad)....with excellent veal cordon blue and a veal puff pastry dish with vegetables. If you are looking for excellent Swiss food and an authentic experience eat here...

Thank BlueSilver84
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Wirtshaus Galliker, and really enjoyed the experience of dining with the locals. The waitresses were friendly and really welcoming. We ordered the chogalipaschtetli and rosti, and they were delicious. We were also privileged to have Mr Galliker's company. Highly recommend this place for people looking for authentic Swiss dining experience.

Thank dude1sg
Usa, Japan
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199 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Had made a reservation by phone before we went to Lucerne and specifically told the restaurant that we had children with us. They were booked on a sat and sun night so we settled for a fri night reservation because we had read all the positive reviews about this place. We arrived a little later than our reserved time but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I went there on Thursday evening (16.02.2027) at 19:10 and was ignored by the waitresses even though I stood in front of them for a while and they were just talking to each other. When I asked for a table for 2 people, a waitress (with short blond hair in her 50s) immediately turned me away because she said they... More 

2 Thank 99177AP
Altnau, Switzerland
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Wow a friend introduced me to this restaurant and it seems it is a left over from older gentler times. The building is historic and the furniture as well. One can see that not much has changed over the years. The food offering is very classical old fashioned Swiss. Hearty and extremley tasty. Expect dishes on the menu that you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Arrived early lunch time and managed to get the last seats on a large communal table, where everyone new each other and all the staff by name. The mature clientele were super friendly and talkative (especially when they heard our accents). The beetroot salad & tomato soup starters were fantastic and our mains were traditional, hearty and substantial. The service... More 

Thank Grudley
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64 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Galliker is definetley one of the top choices if you are in Lucerne. The food offered is of the highest quality and the service is great.

Thank forbiddencirty
Milan, Italy
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

One of the oldest restaurants in the city, owned by the same family since generations, offers a great service and very good swiss food. Interesting wine list!

Thank simon m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schuetzenstrasse 1, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 240 10 02

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?