Alongside its hearty pubs, colourful buildings and gorgeous surrounding countryside, Saalbach is where home-cooked Austrian dishes come to life. Think smoked meats and cheese, paired with hearty stews and broths, as well as tasty pastries and cakes for dessert. Take a look at the town's finest restaurants below, ranging from schnitzel specialists to pizza parlours.
As the name suggests, you're getting prime smoked ribs and chicken alongside piping hot fondue cheese, or a chocolate version for dessert. This is the perfect place for an introduction to the local cuisine during your holiday to Austria. The extensive drinks and wine menu makes it a decent place to start a night on the town too, while the interior is nicely lit with modern style.
The promise of pizza is sure to tempt the kids, but this is a restaurant that also offers stylish dining at good prices. Stools, armchairs, stone walls and wooden beams make for a homely feeling, while the menu offers braised steak and tasty prawn platters. There are also noodle and pasta dishes for lighter bites.
Traditional Austrian flavours done right are what you'll find on the pristine white tablecloths of this restaurant. Prime ribs and steak cutlets get many mouths watering, but decent vegetarian options and desserts that include brownies and toffee drizzle cakes round off those meals superbly.
With its rich wooden walls and minimalist furniture, Seppi's does things differently. The seafood selection is sublime, and the beef dishes are aged and smoked to perfection. Better still, the staff here know exactly what wine to pair with each dish, so you're bound to find a new favourite tipple.
Inside this inviting restaurant is a fantastic range of dishes. Pizzas are wood-fired in the finest Italian tradition, while breaded fish dishes and melt-in-the-mouth meats make tummies rumble. Be sure to try the Tiroler Grostl too, which is strips of pork and roast potatoes topped with fried eggs.
You can pretend you've hopped to the other side of the Alps at La Trattoria. With chefs from Naples, the flavours are definitely authentic, from stonebaked pizzas to the lasagna al forno and carbonara. Desserts are also worth mentioning and include everything from cheesecakes to tiramisu.
Outside the town centre and among the rolling hills, this cosy wooden venue welcomes all. The menu goes from simple sausage and chips through to classy pizzas and steak or spare ribs. The real winners are the desserts though, with a particular mention to the scrumptious apple strudel.
As one of the newer restaurants in Saalbach's scenic outskirts, Luis Alm has two parts. There's a self-service cafe where you can have your fill of burgers and chips, or a restaurant where more traditional tasty meals await you like fish and chips or chicken.
With fillet steaks cooked to taste, paired with garlic baguettes or jacket potatoes, hearty meals done right are what you can expect here. It's a classy place to treat your loved ones, meaning the insalata and pizzas are a cut above the rest. You can also expect some exclusive wines and a good range of Italian options, with the lasagna highly recommended.
The views from this venue are breathtaking, but so is the restaurant itself. Styled like a classic alpine lodge house, its beautiful architecture is backed by a menu featuring baked potatoes, creamy pastas and sensational schnitzel. Added to that, there's often live music with traditional Austrian guitars and accordions to enjoy as you eat.