Where to Eat in Mittenwald: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 7, 2018 Giuseppe Pratt

As automobiles became popular in the early 20th century, quiet little towns along popular roads suddenly found themselves tourist destinations. Mittenwald is one of them. This small Bavarian town in the northern foothills of the Alps, on the route to Innsbruck, Austria, has been a popular stop since the 1930s. For challenging walks, many area ski runs become hiking trails in summer. And visit the local violin museum (Mittenwald is known for the manufacture of fine string instruments).
Things to do in Mittenwald

1. Der Kleine Kartoffelsack

Obermarkt 49, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +49 8823 938392
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Der Kleine Kartoffelsack

Reviewed By ukusa2155 - Medford, Massachusetts

On our first try, despite being early, we couldn't get seated - the place was absolutely packed. so we made a reservation for the next evening. Food absolutely delicious and service very friendly (some people might experience it as overbearing though). Menu also in English. We got a "Schnaps" on the house for visiting after they couldn't accommodate us the previous day.

2. Gasthof Stern

Fritz-Proelss-Platz 2, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards German, Brew Pub, Cafe, Diner, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks +49 8823 8358
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Gasthof Stern

Reviewed By Nancy171717 - Vicenza, Italy

We return to the Gasthof Stern for the very friendly and efficient service as well as for some real German food! My husband enjoyed his cordon bleu and my daughter enjoyed her jagerschnitzel..my Turkey breast was good, but a little tough...the spatzle was excellent--some of the best we've had..good gulaschsuppe as well..Great beer too! The entire town was not crowded the week before Christmas--kind of a surprise, but an enjoyable one!

3. Grobl-Alm

Groeblalm 1-3 | Ist zugleich Alpengasthof Gröbl-Alm, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi German, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$8 +49 8823 9110
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Grobl-Alm

Reviewed By smallworld44 - Ruethen

When staying in Mittenwald we ate at the Gröblalm every evening. The main restaurant is large, but as it is divided up into variously furnished areas it doesn't make the impression of an impersonal eating place. The style is Bavarian country house, with lots of wood and rustic cloth being used. One wall is covered with murals in the style of "Lüftlmalerei", which is found on the outer walls of many houses in the town. The standards of cooking, presentation and service were high; the waitresses were dressed in local dirndls and were extremely helpful and friendly. One reason for choosing this restaurant was the fact that there are vegetarian alternatives on the menu - not always found in other restaurants, as the south generally seems to be a meat-eater's paradise. If I had one point of criticism it would be that perhaps another two veggie dishes would be a good idea, then you could eat all week without repeating yourself! The freshness and quality of the food were admirable; our favourite dish was the kaiserschmarrn, which in some recipe books is incorrectly referred to as a type of pancake. Really it's more like a gigantic sweet soufflé scattered with raisins and served with purée of apples and cranberries - not something to be eaten if your last meal was at four in the afternoon! Also recommended were the windbeutel, but we never had room for them - unfortunately. The prices were not too high, the portions generous; definitely a restaurant to be recommended!

4. Zum Nachtwaechter

Malerweg 2, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer German Lunch, Dinner HK$196 +49 8823 94333
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Zum Nachtwaechter

Reviewed By Paul K - Lymington, United Kingdom

Mittenwald has been a favourite 'all year round' holiday destination for us. It's particularly charming at Christmas. Likewise too, Zum Nachtwachter.
We chose to return to eat here on our first night this year, and were both recognised and welcomed. The menu comprises a good choice of local favourite dishes. The food is lovingly cooked and attractively served.
Well definitively be returning again! Highly recommended!

5. Gaststatte Am Kurpark

Ludwig-Murr-Str. 34, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +49 8823 1290
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Gaststatte Am Kurpark

Reviewed By Andreas G - Berkeley, California

We have learned that quite a large fraction of the restaurants and businesses in Mittenwald take their vacation in April or May. As a result, many of the top rated restaurants were not open. We got lucky with Gaststatte am Kurpark. It reopened on April 15th, our last full day on Mittenwald.
The dining room was largely empty when we arrived, although there was a table of regular customers in the back. The waitress was very friendly, delivered menus, took a drink order, and then brought us our drinks. Since the menu is quite extensive and in German, it took some time to translate the options from German into English and explain all of them to my wife. After a considerable wait, which the waitress apologized for, we ordered.
The Tyroler Speckknödel soup was something I wanted to try. It was good, but not something I would likely order again. The dumpling was a bit on the dense side for my taste. My wife ordered one of the beef steaks. It was very nicely prepared, very flavorful, and accompanied by crispy frites and a green bean and bacon vegetable dish. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the meal. I similarly enjoyed the pork schnitzel, which was done gypsy style, with a mushroom cream sauce, and accompanied by farfalle that was a bit overcooked for my taste, but still quite good. The mixed salad that accompanied the dish had nicely contrasting elements and was quite tasty. Overall, I thought both of the lunch dishes were nicely prepared.
As we lunched, some local residents came and were having a wedding celebration. It became clear that this restaurant has a strong local following. Service could have been a bit more attentive, but considering that this was the first day back, I can understand that there were a few glitches and an urge to spend a little time with regular customers. I suspect that if we came back tomorrow that that aspect would have improved. As it is, I hope to return during my next visit to Mittenwald and feel comfortable recommending this restaurant to anyone wanting a lunch or dinner of local Bavarian dishes. It was also one of the few we have dined out that had fish offerings. There are numerous beers available, and also some wine offerings.

6. Da Mamma Lucia

Untermarkt 22, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$275 +49 8823 5777
Excellent
72%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Da Mamma Lucia

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

The welcoming atmosphere paired with the smiling personal greeting guarantees a wonderful evening out. The preparation and quality of food is hard to find anywhere in the world, considering the very fair pricing. Attention to details are very noticeable in the presentation of the dishes. The service is wonderful and any extra orders or changes are completely accepted and fulfilled to perfection. The effort to please each individual guest is hard to overlook. It's certainly not a place for a rushed meal on the run.

7. Die Alpenrose

Obermarkt 1, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +49 8823 92700
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 236 reviews

Die Alpenrose

Reviewed By daffystjob - Manchester, United Kingdom

It has to said, this restaurant has an impressive facade, the paintings on the building are gorgeous. The service was friendly, a nice change, as the German waitresses can be a little stern. The food was good, very tasty and well presented. The waitress like most restaurants we visited in this area, wore a traditional dress which was gorgeous. Overall a very nice evening was had.

8. Postkeller

Innsbrucker Str. 13, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +49 8823 9379480
Excellent
32%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 134 reviews

Postkeller

This restaurant is run by the Brauerei Mittenwald in Mittenwald Germany. They are a private brewery, making their own beer.

Reviewed By Сергей Б - Kiev, Ukraine

Authentic Bavarian food. Great atmosphere. Amazing local beer. Friendly to visitors with pets. Amazing staff, speaking most European languages. Moderate prices. Restaurant worth to visit to feel the real Bavarian authentic atmosphere.

9. Das Marktrestaurant

Dekan-Karl-Platz 21, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +49 8823 9269595
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 119 reviews

Das Marktrestaurant

Reviewed By DEOBO - Puerto de Santiago, Spain

Red prawn with melon and chorizo outstanding
Venison with a light touch of oriental spices outstanding
Very modern cooking but rooted in Bavarian tradition.
Additionally Bavarian Gasthaus fare on a high level.
Chef is present in the restaurant frequently and likes to discuss technicalities and his plates.
Very casual and relaxed, no business guests.
Have been there twice while our one week stay

10. Gaststatte Restaurant - Romerschanz

Innsbrucker Str. 30, 82481 Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +49 8823 9381333
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 280 reviews

Gaststatte Restaurant - Romerschanz

Reviewed By daffystjob - Manchester, United Kingdom

For our final night at Mittenwald we reserved a table at this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The service is brilliant, the food is gorgeous and the wooden interior is very traditional and authentic. This restaurant has loads of nic nacs and interesting artifacts.

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