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Wirtshaus Galliker

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Schutzenstrasse 1, Lucerne CH-6003, Switzerland
041 240 10 02
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10:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
ALWAYS WONDERFUL

A slice of old style Swiss cooking. The traditional wooden dining room takes you right back in time. I always tend to eat the same thing a Mixed Salad, the Veal Zuricher (in a mushroom white wine sauce) with the most delicious Rosti (shredded potato fried in a pan) & the Creme Caramel for dessert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Andra M
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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Wanted authentic swiss food and came recommended by Viking tour assistant in Lucerene as family owned English speaking good food. 20 min walk from hotel were told kitchen closed until 6pm. Had a beer and looked at menu and fond schnitzel with veal that we wanted. Came back at 6pm and only people on pub side and were seated in... More 

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Zurich
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94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Wirtshaus Galliker has become a must-see on our visits to Lucerne: we love the atmosphere of the nostalgic interior in warm wooden colors, the simplicity of the decoration and the authentic local cuisine. We do agree with others though, that the staff behaves weirdly against people from out of town (we're from a different canton only, but even we are... More 

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

One of the trip advisor blogs recommended this place with less tourists, inviting with authentic Swiss food so my sister and I didn't hesitate to go anywhere else. As soon as we entered the restaurant, I had eye contact with 2 waitresses whom totally ignored me then another waitress with a different uniform assuming she's at a higher position looked... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A slice of old style Swiss cooking. The traditional wooden dining room takes you right back in time. I always tend to eat the same thing a Mixed Salad, the Veal Zuricher (in a mushroom white wine sauce) with the most delicious Rosti (shredded potato fried in a pan) & the Creme Caramel for dessert Perfect! Peter Galliker is a... More 

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North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Homey atmosphere, friendly, warm staff! Excellent meal with typical Swiss fare. Quite reasonable prices (considering how pricey meals are in Switzerland). The rosti was delicious and the veal lin pastry was superb! Highly recommend and would definitely return. Seemed to be frequented by locals which made it all the more appealing to us. Reservations appear to be required and it... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Loved this wonderful restaurant with lots of charm. Excellent service though busy, and very good authentic food. If you like calves' liver it was excellent. Do go, but make a reservation, I just recommended to friends visiting Lucerne and they couldn't get in over their 3 night stay.

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Granite Bay, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very attractive Swiss restaurant. We were the only non-Swiss there that night. Crowded but good efficient service and very good food

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Went here with two friends for a meal. The food was very authentic and the service was very friendly. It's a good a really local and traditional vibe to it. The portions are large though the prices are quite high; then again, Switzerland is an expensive place...

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Switzerland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a beautiful place. The Restaurant looks like it hasn't changed in the last hundred or more years. It's like entering a pristine time capsule! The meals are traditional and delicious. It's not a cheap restaurant but all in all the prices seemed fair.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went here tonight on recommendations from trip advisor. The place is very atmospheric. The waitress was very friendly and casual which was really nice. The tables were communal which I liked. The food tasted really good but I would not have said portions were big, they were averagely sized. Prices also were expensive, most mains were around 40 or more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Schutzenstrasse 1, Lucerne CH-6003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: 041 240 10 02
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:30 am

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