A guide to the best restaurants in Kaprun

The restaurants in this picturesque town stick to what they know best – serving regional Austrian specialities. But alongside traditional favourites such as wiener schnitzel and strudel you’ll find lighter, more modern versions of the classics.

Step back in time at Der Dorfstadl

This restored barn is decorated in the traditional style, complete with chintz curtains and antlers lining the walls. But it’s not just the decor that will entertain and surprise – the food will too. Families and couples will love cooking their meal on a hot stone at the table, while the cheese fondue is also a hit.

Traditional meets modern at Orgler's Restaurant

This restaurant, conveniently located in the centre of town, is the perfect spot to sample authentic delicacies during your Austria holidays. And it’s easy to see why, as Orgler’s uses local, seasonal products and serves traditional classics alongside lighter fare, catering to all tastes and appetites. The home-smoked alpine salmon and porcini mushroom dumplings with wild herbs are two of the menu’s highlights.

A slice of Italy in Austria at Paletti Pizza Bar

Paletti’s Pizza Bar attracts a young crowd, especially in the evenings – and it’s the ideal place to kick back with a cold beer during your Kaprun holidays. But even if you’re not in the mood to party, come and try the pizzas. Baked in a traditional stone oven, they have thin, crispy bases and are packed with delicious toppings.

Alpengasthaus Glocknerblick – a hidden gem

This restaurant is located a little off the beaten track. It’s only a short walk from the top of the Maiskogel lift, but it’s worth the effort as you’ll work up an appetite to enjoy the generous portions. Enjoy the alpine views whilst satisfying your hunger pains with homemade strudel and dumplings.

The best view in town at Gipfel Restaurant

Gipfel Restaurant is located at the top of Kitzsteinhorn mountain, at an altitude of 3,029 metres. It’s worth making the trip up to the top for the views across snow-capped peaks alone, but the food is good too. Gipfel is a self-service restaurant in the summer and a la carte in the winter, serving up generous helpings of pasta and juicy burgers.

Upmarket Austrian cuisine at Gastwirtschaft Tafern

This tavern is stylishly decorated and comes with the warmest of welcomes. Friendly staff dressed in lederhosen will deliver traditional Austrian fare with a contemporary twist to your table. Try the traditional tafelspitz, a beef broth served with crispy roasted potatoes, apple and creamed spinach.

Traditional fare with a view at Bergrestaurant Mooserboden

Located near Kaprun’s amazing high-altitude reservoirs, this restaurant promises a view of clear waters and mountains. It serves traditional, down-to-earth Austrian fare such as warming goulash and sausages. There’s a menu for kids too.

Hearty pub grub at Pavillon

If you fancy a drink after a long day in the mountains, chances are you’ll find yourself at Pavillon, one of the town’s most buzzing watering holes. Open year round, Pavillon offers a shady terrace for hot summers and a warm, welcoming interior for the winter. The menu’s full of crowd-pleasing favourites like pizza, burgers and nachos.

Lively lunches at Jausenstation Stangerbauer

Hungry hikers flock to this restaurant, located on the Maiskogel. This traditional jausenstation offers well-cooked, hearty Austrian fare perfect after a long walk. Tuck into beef goulash or homemade sausages with sauerkraut, and make sure you leave space for dessert.

Eat like a local at Hilberger's Beisl

One of the town’s most popular restaurants, Hilberger’s Beisl is adored by locals and tourists alike. It’s a year-round favourite, with a welcoming interior and a heated outdoor garden by the river. Hilberger’s Beisl serves excellently cooked regional specialities, plus their wiener schnitzel has rave reviews.