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Koscieliska 8, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
+48 797 564 167
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The restaurant "U Grandson" is located in a wooden house, built in 1850 by...
The restaurant "U Grandson" is located in a wooden house, built in 1850 by his brother Sabaly - Joseph Krzeptowski . This is the first story house in Podhale. Here housed the first restaurant, the first store, the first post office, and later - also the first casino and a reading room with a library. The house was a center of culture and frequented, among others Valery Elias, Titus Chalubinski, Helena Modjeska, Karol Estreicher - senior, Mieczyslaw Pawlikowski, Vincent Witos, Kazimierz break-Tetmajer, Wladyslaw Orkan, Jan Kasprowicz, gen. Jozef Haller. March 4, 1904 year contemporary inn Highlanders Association was formed under the Care of the Blessed Andrew Boboli, who later became a Polish Highlanders Alliance. In 1907, the granddaughter of Joseph Krzeptowski she married John Grandson, Lviv restaurateur, who came to Zakopane, to cook for the Henryk Sienkiewicz. 1907 Grandsons of Joseph and John ran his own restaurant, combined with an inn. The restaurant quickly gained a reputation and numerous customers, after all, among others Jan Wnuk apprenticed in Foyeta in Paris. And since the beginning of the inn has become a favorite place for mountaineers from all over the Highlands. In this house lived upstairs grandsons John and Joseph. Here they were born six children, of whom still lives only Mieczyslaw grandson. Vladimir grandson - a writer, author of many books on podhalanska died in 1992. Subsequent decades contact "U Grandson" lowlanders and highlanders worlds, combining and creating a unique atmosphere of the community.
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good traditional food

You have to walk a little bit from the main promenade to get there, but it is worth, as you can see the oldest pub / restaurant in Zakopane and you can feel the traditional mood. The food is very good (definitly better then the average on the main promenade). On Sutardays (and from time to time on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
marcopolomarcopolo
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Warszawa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Warszawa
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

You have to walk a little bit from the main promenade to get there, but it is worth, as you can see the oldest pub / restaurant in Zakopane and you can feel the traditional mood. The food is very good (definitly better then the average on the main promenade). On Sutardays (and from time to time on other days)... More 

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Maffra
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great family restuarant in #Zakopane Poland. Had the minced lamb with fried potatoes and salad was fantastic. My wife had the pierogi which was some of the most filling i have ever seen in pierogi. Staff where friendly and welcoming. Prices where excellent. Highly recommend

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Warsaw, Poland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We liked both the food - particularly "U Wnuka" pork; as well as the friendly service by the waiter. Great bulding as well - nothing to complain about, just enjoy !

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Firstly, the interior of the place is what we had hoped for in Zakopane. The host, Kristoff was most obliging with a wry sense of humour which we loved. The menu was easy to read and the food was superb. We went there two nights in a row simply because the food and service was so good on the first.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our tour guide recommended U Wnuka; and, we were not disappointed. Four of us went to lunch there one day during the Tour de Pologne. Although there was only one server, he efficiently covered the entire dining area. We started with Polish beers and appetizers of herring, grilled cheese and cheesy-spinach dumplings. For our main meal, we had zurek (traditional... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

it taked to long to order . people next table do some self serving and get their beers from the bar themself. we waited like 90 min for the food.... and it waz 1 tomato salad missed due to very long time of waiting we even didnt argue about it. food average -/

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I loved our dinner in this old traditional restaurant. I do think they could do with more staff though as we did have to wait a bit, on the other hand we were on holiday and there was no rush. Plus a group of highlanders in traditional outfits were playing and signing practicaly all the time so we didn't really... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Restaurant with traditions, which does not give in to the kitschy village style. Nice music but the tables covered with dirty cloths and the quality of food on the verge of being acceptable.

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Paralimni, Famagusta, Cyprus
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Away from the busy and cosmopolitan street of Krupowki but still in the heart of Zakopane. Not crowded which was appreciated, we really enjoyed live music played by the boys from the area. The food was good but no choice of wine which was a shame. The atmosphere was typical of the village years ago. There was an obligatory 'szatnia'... More 

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Ther was good and not expencive food. Service was friendly and they to know recommend what you eat. I like that pork what they do...it´s gooood.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Koscieliska 8, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Zakopane
  • Phone Number: +48 797 564 167

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: Polish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

The restaurant "U Grandson" is located in a wooden house, built in 1850 by his brother Sabaly - Joseph Krzeptowski . This is the first story house in Podhale. Here housed the first restaurant, the first store, the first post office, and later - also the first casino and a reading room with a library. The house was a center of culture and frequented, among others Valery Elias, Titus Chalubinski, Helena Modjeska, Karol Estreicher - senior, Mieczyslaw Pawlikowski, Vincent Witos, Kazimierz break-Tetmajer, Wladyslaw Orkan, Jan Kasprowicz, gen. Jozef Haller. March 4, 1904 year contemporary inn Highlanders Association was formed under the Care of the Blessed Andrew Boboli, who later became a Polish Highlanders Alliance. In 1907, the granddaughter of Joseph Krzeptowski she married John Grandson, Lviv restaurateur, who came to Zakopane, to cook for the Henryk Sienkiewicz. 1907 Grandsons of Joseph and John ran his own restaurant, combined with an inn. The restaurant quickly gained a reputation and numerous customers, after all, among others Jan Wnuk apprenticed in Foyeta in Paris. And since the beginning of the inn has become a favorite place for mountaineers from all over the Highlands. In this house lived upstairs grandsons John and Joseph. Here they were born six children, of whom still lives only Mieczyslaw grandson. Vladimir grandson - a writer, author of many books on podhalanska died in 1992. Subsequent decades contact "U Grandson" lowlanders and highlanders worlds, combining and creating a unique atmosphere of the community.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?