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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
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Altnau, Switzerland
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 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
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 

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Milan, Italy
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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!

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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 

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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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91 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Hickory, NC
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174 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?