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Wirtshaus Galliker

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Swiss, European, Central European
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Schuetzenstrasse 1, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
+41 41 240 10 02
10:30 am - 12:30 am
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Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
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56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We unfornately were denied a table as we arrived too late at...20h15! This happened on a saturday night in the very touristy town of Luzern...We came back to our hotel after an afternoon stroll and carefully chose a place to eat: The Galliker appealed to us. Well, not sure we'll want to give it another try after the (non) welcome... More 

Thank christeldesmoinaux
Milan, Italy
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 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
Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Wirtshaus Galliker definitely lived up to the good reviews on Tripadvisor. The place was full of locals and had a great atmosphere. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. We went with a couple of Swiss friends who know what to expect from good local cuisine and they too were impressed. In a country where everything seems expensive to... More 

1 Thank Floydeboy
Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Back in times. What a lovely place with the interior reminding one of a typical Swiss living room in a farm or old city house. And the menus full of local specialities that it's difficult to choose. We did not opt for the more adventurous dishes such as Kalbskopf (veal's head) or Kutteln (tripes). The pot of feu was excellent... More 

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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We were reading a few blogs on finding great Swiss food in Lucerne when we came across a name, unmissably forming part of each of these individual write ups. This was our first introduction to Wirtshaus Galliker. We found it to be just a 5 min bus ride from the place we were staying ( Near the Bus stop: Kasernenplatz).... More 

1 Thank TimetravellerJ
Hickory, NC
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173 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This restaurant, run by the same family for over 150 years was a delight. We sat at long communal tables and had a delicious meal. We ordered the smoked trout appetizer followed by a veal cutlet, Parisienne style. The warm apple strudel was great.The owner sat and chatted with us while we ate our appetizer and we learned a lot... More 

Thank stems22
Canton, Mississippi
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We were in Lucerne a few years ago and our hotel recommended Wirtshaus Galliker. Great choice! I had calf's liver and not only was it the best liver I've ever had, it was the best MEAL I have had in over 30 different countries. The service and atmosphere was also outstanding and the owner even sat down and talked with... More 

Thank Col_Reb1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My wife and I ate here following a long day of walking and it was just wonderful. We shared a large Pot au feu. We got some instructions on eating the bone marrow from one of the owners, and also tips on adding the sweet sides to the salty stew. Absolutely delicious. The staff was friendly, the local wine was... More 

Thank TonyWoodworker
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Eat here if you want a cozy, relaxed atmosphere, traditional Swiss menu with some lighter options, and a price that is not outrageous (for Switzerland). The highlight of my meal was talking with the friendly, fourth-generation owner about the restaurant, Switzerland, and the branch of his family that moved to my home state (PA). I was there in the off... More 

Thank Wendy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
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?