We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Zum heiligen Josef

Certificate of Excellence
Austrian, European, Central European
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Osterwitzgasse 7, Klagenfurt 9020, Austria
(0)463 500 807
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 15: English reviews
Level Contributor
60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trip advisor helped us find this place! So glad it did! It was busy which is always what you want to see! We were given a table straight away, picked our meat and beer (of course!) and within 15 minutes our food arrived. I had the angus steak, so good!! My boyfriend had the mixed grill, also to die for!... More 

Thank MichelleB1989
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Found this place via TripAdvisor and did not regret it. The best grill in Klagenfurt. We ordered Mixed grill where you will get 4 types of meat, delicious barbicue souce, french fries and two types of other souce. Simply delicious. Next time in Klagenfurt absolutly my choice.

Thank Dejan D
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Real good local food for the money - also the beer is special! And if it was too much food - a Schnaps will help for sure!

1 Thank Christopher R
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Klagenfurt City doesn't really have many options of good restaurants. Heiliger Josef is one of the best. The food is excellent, very authentic. You get either traditional dishes such as Wienerschnitzel (but made in the traditional way), Kaiserschmarren, Leberknödelsuppe etc or saisonal dishes - all of them are awesome. Can definitely recommend the time around autum since it's then "deere... More 

Thank HerrFranzKaiser
Ferlach, Austria
Level Contributor
38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
Level Contributor
113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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
Level Contributor
266 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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
Level Contributor
220 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 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
Level Contributor
50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Thank LogieBaird
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
338 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 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.

Thank mc m

Travelers who viewed Zum heiligen Josef also viewed

Klagenfurt, Carinthia
Klagenfurt, Carinthia

Been to Zum heiligen Josef? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Austrian, European, Central European
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Osterwitzgasse 7, Klagenfurt 9020, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Austrian Alps  >  Carinthia  >  Klagenfurt
  • Phone Number: (0)463 500 807

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Zum heiligen Josef and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Zum heiligen Josef staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?