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Zum heiligen Josef

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German, Austrian, Barbecue, European
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Osterwitzgasse 7, Klagenfurt 9020 , Austria
(0)463 500 807
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Great food and a pleasant atmosphere

A very friendly and warm restaurant for a cold night. I discovered this bar / restaurant just last week. We were surprised at the extent of the menus and how quickly our meals came out. The food was great and the friendly atmosphere even better. It was with real regret when we had to leave with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Ferlach, Austria
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Ferlach, Austria
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A very friendly and warm restaurant for a cold night. I discovered this bar / restaurant just last week. We were surprised at the extent of the menus and how quickly our meals came out. The food was great and the friendly atmosphere even better. It was with real regret when we had to leave with the thought of facing... More 

1 Thank Rad1945
Prague, Czech Republic
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

All restaurants in Klagenfurt are good. We just picked one of them. Great selection, special daily offer. We had eirschwammerl pasta, salomon, veal schnitzel and salad. All was tasty. Service fast enough and also good value for money. I enjoyed house Bier.

1 Thank mstrauchsr
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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216 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Zum heiligen Josef is whatwe call "für Insiders" since it is hard to find for someone who doesn't know Klagenfurt and also it's not exactly in international meeting place but rather where locals go for lunch and later more locals come for Gemütlichkeit. Hearty Food, a bit smoky but eine tolle Atmosphäre. It is right in THE Centre of town,... More 

1 Thank hansulricha
Belgrade, Serbia
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220 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Really good food! Try the signature pork ribs/chicken wings! Desserts are fabulous also! Service is very fast. Excellent basic food with very drinkable house beer! Wine is not as good... Price is around 25€ per person for soup, main, dessert and beer/wine.

1 Thank Ratko_Vranes
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely evening meal here. It specialises in, and is proud of, it's meat dishes, so I wasn't sure I'd enjoy it as I eat very little meat. Wrong. They provided a delicious, imaginative fresh salad for me, while my husband tucked into an excellent meat dish. We sat outside among a number of friendly Austrian visitors who... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had a very tasty mixed grill and some good ribs and wings.Staff were friendly and helpful and kindly prepared me a mini ice cream as I was so full after the main course.The beer and housewine were pleasant.It was lovely to be able to eat outside in the courtyard.

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102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

In view of the favorable reviews of “Gasthaus zum Heiligen Josef” we were deceived when we entered this restaurant. The rustic furniture and decoration of the non-smokers' area are inharmonious and rather unappealing. Evidently the bare wooden tables without table-cloths shall create the atmosphere of an Austrian or Bavarian pub. This would be alright if the chairs were not extremely... More 

Thank Austriacus
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Had lunch here today on 2 January as a change from the Augustiner. The food here was good. We had the ribs and wings and our son had the Kaiserschmarren. However, the place completely lacked atmosphere. I cannot put my finger on why this was. The waitress was friendly enough . Comared with Augustiner it was complety lacking character and... More 

Thank Austriamad2
Elmhurst, Illinois
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We asked the desk clerk at our pension where we could get good local food, and he sent us to Zum Heiligen Josef. It was a great choice. The restaurant has a cozy, Old World feel that makes you want to linger. Wish we'd read the other reviews and ordered the ribs, but on the other hand, we can get... More 

1 Thank salcal73
Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Christian is a great chef, and the food is always tasty. Our favorites are the wing & rib combo, and the fish platter!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Osterwitzgasse 7, Klagenfurt 9020, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Austrian Alps  >  Carinthia  >  Klagenfurt
  • Phone Number: (0)463 500 807

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Austrian, Barbecue, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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