I love the restaurant because:
- they have home-like food,
- nice atmosphere - the place is very cozy,
- it is close to the mountains - you can go there after hiking or skiing in Kasprowy area,
- you never leave it hungry :)
- it is not expensive.
Please, be careful - dishes are huge! If you order soup, second dish and dessert - it is almost impossible to eat it ;) Even tea is big ;)
*Menu is in Polish, English and Russian
Favorite Dish: Hot apple pye
Beetroot soup wit croquette
We read about this place in both Lonely Planet and Rough Guide-recommended for its fish- grilled trout/salmon and sea fish!
This is a self -service restaurant, but not as we know it!!!!
to be continued....
Open Daily 09.00 - 22.00 hrs
Gosia and I ducked into a cozy little restaurant which served traditional Highlander style foods, and the wait staff dressed in native costumes. The day was chilly with rain threatening ... as it had for days, on and off. We welcomed the hearty fare and hot tea. Our server was very attentive and a couple of them tried hard to find information about the gallery we were searching for. Somehow my travels are always more interesting when I am looking for someone or something in Poland. The Polish nature is to go to almost any length to be helpful, and it helps you to become better acquainted with local people.
I'm sure there are several traditional restaurants along the busy "strip" in Zakopane, and I would urge you to try one of them as opposed to less interesting or nourishing "fast foods" on the street.
One of the surprises I had in Poland was the number of kebab [gyros] restaurants. The kebabs were delicious and were filled with chicken or lamb, salad, chilli sauce and a type of marie rose sauce…delicious.
Favorite Dish: The kebabs looked so good we tried both the chicken and the lamb.....both were delicious.
Local food is nice to try but at some point in your holiday, it is nice to have something familiar. The food at Poland’s McDonalds is the same as elsewhere but the strawberry milkshakes were absolutely delicious, you could really taste the strawberries.
Favorite Dish: McChicken sandwich with strawberry milkshake.
Food in Zakopane is almost always good. Just walk around and look what other people have on their plates.
Don't go to places that don't look right or don't smell right.
Zakopane is known from good food and no matter where you are coming from you will be able to recognize good restaurant.
Good tip if you like to eat late at night is to choose restaurant with live local music. There is nothing better than biting on baked trout or roasted ribs when listening to Gorale (mountain people) playing their native music.
We went to several restaurants on Kropowki and we were never disappointed.
Favorite Dish: We liked fish in Seafood restaurant located on Krupowki.
Pstrag Górski (Restauracja nad Potokiem), ul. Krupówki 6 A, tel. 018-20-641-63
It was very inexpensive, self service, but the fish was really good and there was always nice table for us. You could mix and match your dishes to your liking.
This restaurant was also very nice.
Gazdowo Kuznia, ul. Krupówki 1, tel. 018-20-172-01
We had some trout, pork ribs, and some other smaller dishes. Everything was delicious and they had live music. It was nice, large restaurant, with tables outside as well and fantastic decoration. We really liked atmosphere when the restaurant was full of people and music was playing. Service was also fantastic (very friendly).
We came back down from the mountain feeling a little pekish,roosters was the place we chose to eat,none of our party of 6 got starters,just the main course.i had steak with fries plus salad,my brother got the large platter which is the main picture,ribs,chicken wings,steak.
Favorite Dish: steak.
In fact this restaurant is not located in Zakopane but in Chocholow, which is easily accessible from Zakopane by bus or by mini bus. It's worth paying a visit because of many reasons - very good and not pricy food, good atmosphere, because of local people (not only tourists) visiting it.
Favorite Dish: I've tried pierogi("dumplings"), potato pancakes with chopped meat in sauce, and other.Everything was yummy!
There are plenty of cafes and restaurants on Gubalowka Hill. We stopped at one of these, which had a nice terrace overlooking the town and the mountains, for a quick drink, a pack of crisps and a game of cards. The food and drink here was very good value.
After a great day hiking in the Tatras we were exhausted and very wet when we got back to Zakopane. We went back to the hotel, had a quick sleep, and then went out for dinner. We didn't really have the energy to look around too much so we chose the first place we found.
We were enticed into Swarna by the 13 Zl menu offer outside but we mustn't have read the small print as this was only offered at lunchtime. Nevermind - it all worked out reasonably cheap in the end at 45 Zl and it was quite a nice meal.
I tired Beetroot Borsch for starter, followed by pork and chips for main course while Ruth had steak with egg. The food was nice and the beers were even better. It was our last night in Poland and I was really going to miss my Zywiec and Okocim.
After we returned from Gubalowka it had started to rain heavily so we didn't waste time trying to find somewhere to eat. We chose Zbojecka, a cellar level restaurant/bar/night-club with folk music, a nice menu and a cosy atmosphere.
The food was nice but not amazing. Ruth had Goulash for starter which contained what she first thought was pasta but which turned out to be pieces of tripe. I was glad I had chosen tomato soup!
Our mains were pork and veal, both very nice, and we washed it all down with a couple of Zywiec beers. It was a good value meal at 30 Zloty in total for everything.
The restaurant is conviently located at the very beginning of the main street. The staff are friendly and dressed in traditional outfits.
It has a great atmosphere with wooden decor and dimly lit with a real wood fire. In the evenings they have a traditional highland band which are very entertaining and you have the option of sitting outside or inside.
The best thing though is the food! This restaurant has the best tradtional food that I tasted all holiday. I loved it so much that I changed my Rehersal dinner from the Pension to the restaurant instead.
Favorite Dish: All their food is excellent - As crazy as it sounds ... Try the Pig's feet.
For two sharing .... definately go for the 'Goralsko Juzyna dlo dwok ', a local grill with all types of meat and salad. Quite steep at ZLN 75 .... but worth it!!!! I didnt think meat could be so tender!
Even though when abroad, I always try the local cuisine, I'm happy to have some food I know! Big fastfood chains let me feel like home at least a little bit! I was surprised to see KFC, MC and Pizza Hut in such a tiny town like Zakopane! I have to admit that I was very happy to have some Restaurants there where I could be sure to get the same food as at home;-)
If you visit Mt. Kasprowy Wierch, there's a good chance you'll stop here. The chalet style interior has photos of many famous visitors, most of whom are famous skiers. They have pizza, some local food and of course a full selection of beverages to warm you up. I had a cup of borscht and a some tea and just enjoyed the views.
When I first walked into this place and noticed the three man folk group performing in the corner, it struck me as a bit touristy. It goes a little over the top with the folky themes as you can see from the picture, but everyone in here was speaking Polish and the food was great, so I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the place.
Favorite Dish: To start out, I had a cup of Borscht, which I think was actually my first taste of the famous beetroot soup in Poland. It was delicious and perfect for the chilly evening. For only 4 zl, it was also a good bargain. After the Borscht, I had a decent pork steak and a beer and the whole thing was under 30 zl.