Restaurang Munken in central karlstad is quite easy to find and is close to Stadshotellet. They serve good food in a pleasant atmosphere. No smoking allowed in any restaurants in Sweden today.
So you can relax and enjoy your dinner here.
This is with no doubt the best lunch restaurant in Karlstad! The guys owning it are very nice and chilled out and their food is absolutely yummie. Its a bit off the beaten track since its not right next to the shopping streets down town, but on the other side its right next to Karlstad Youth Hostel which I think is the best accommodation option :). Their lunch is always a buffé of a varied selection of swedish and international foods, its easy to just eat so much you can hardly move afterwards...
McDonalds...they're all over the world but I've actually never had a burger that tastes the same in the different countries. Are there no such thing as generic burgers?
Anyway there are four McD in Karlstad, one downtown next to Filmstaden movie theatre on Drottninggatan, One on Norrstrand next to the motorway at Sundsta round-about, One at Wåxnäs next to the motorway and one in Bergvik shopping mall.
Alfie's on Västra Torgatan, right next to Tiffany's restaurant is a nice restaurant, slightly more expensive than average with good food and nice furniture. In the summertime they expand onto the street as you can see in the picture.
Favorite Dish: I like their pizzas, especially their hot one with fruits. Can't remember the name unfortunately. Their main dishes are meat and fish though. Try their steak or salmon!
I know it's pathetic to go to Sweden to eat Chinese food lol but it's not too bad really.
Monday – Thurday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 am – 10:00 pm
Favorite Dish: My fav dish is not Chinese though. It was a Broccoli with Swedish meatballs :)
This is a nice pub that wishes to create a british feeling to it I believe and in my opinion they do rather well. The bar is nice, they've got lots of different beers, ales, stout, lager etc and quite o lot of different scotch, whiskey and so on too. My favourite is definately the Czech pils Staropramen which they have on tap!
They have a nice pub menu with dishes not too expensive, from around SEK 70 and upwards, which is quite alright even for a pub (and far less than ordinary restaurants).
The menues are put on video band casings and if you open the case there is yatzee game inside. There is also a large screen on which they show sports events almost all evenings of the week.
This is also the pub for Hotel Savoy which is up the stairs and for the Scala theatre which is next door.
Favorite Dish: I've tried their "Pitcher's macka" a sandwich with chicken on it in a curry sauce and it was delicios, but there are also pasta, other sandwiches and so on.
Tiffany's is one of the upper end (costwise) restaurants in the city that I would like to recommend, though I haven't actually eaten here. It's menu is said to be french-inspired.
In the summertime they build an enlargement of the restaurant out on the pavement, but it's got a wooden floor and glass windows, so there is no risk of getting cold, but on the other hand you don't get to feel like sitting outdoors really either.
The furniture is nice, even on the pavement part, with stuffed chairs and so on.
The Restaurant Pråmen (Pråm=barge) is a barge that has been placed in the river, solidly on the river bed and now serves as a restaurant. I haven't been here for years and years, but it was here that me and my parents ate the first time we came to Karlstad when I moved here in 1991.
It's had its ups and downs since, but to the best of my knowledge they still serve good food, not necessarily the cheapest in town and the best time to go there is in the evening
During the summer most people enjoy takingn a stroll down to the inner harbour , where some small restaurants are open just for the summer.
Outside is nice when the weathers nice which it usually is in Karlstad. We always top the sun-table during the summer, beacause of Lake Vänern( swedens biggest lake )
Karlstad has most restaurants per inhabitant of all Swedish towns. I ate in The Bishops Armas, a pub with a very nice ambient, near the river.