Where to Eat in Zakopane: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 5, 2017 Misti Hsu

Just a few miles from the Slovak border in south central Poland, Zakopane is a resort town in the Tatra Mountains, popular with skiers in winter and with hikers and climbers year-round. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Zakopane grew into Poland’s most visible art colony, a hotbed of culture ended by Soviet influence after World War II. Today it harkens back to an earlier time, complete with gorgeous wooden houses. Learn about these buildings and more at the Museum of Zakopane Style.
Things to do in Zakopane

1. Bakowo Zohylina Niznio

ul. park Miejski im. Marszalka Jozefa Pilsudskiego 6, Zakopane 34-500, Poland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +48 18 206 62 16
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 507 reviews

Bakowo Zohylina Niznio

Reviewed By bergunia - Orpington, United Kingdom

It is really nice and traditional restaurant but the staff cannot answer easy questions about meal preparation or recipients. Prices are acceptable but I have expected better taste. It is good to visit because of the design and nice atmosphere.

2. Appendix Cafe Bar

ul. Krupowki 6, Zakopane 34-500, Poland Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Bar, Pub Lunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$16 - HK$71 +48 18 200 02 20
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Appendix Cafe Bar

We serve delicious coffee & tea, very rich selection of drinks and wine. During the summer you can chill sipping our refreshing Mojito, sitting in the garden placed between lively Krupówki street and a swooshing mountain Torrent. In the winter you will warm up holding in your hands mulled beer made with honey and spices. Every Friday and Saturday drop in for some live music.

Reviewed By fela221

We like sharing so for the last 5 years we have been spending half of the evenings of our holidays in Zakopane in Appendix (the other half in Tygodnik Podhalanski). It is all about atmosphere! We always end up on a bigger table than we started with some strangers. Drinks are great and reasonably priced for Poland, bargain for forners. Boys can watch football when I can stuck on unlimited cocktail supply.

Perfect for a night out.

3. Tuberoza

Pilsudskiego 31, Zakopane 34-500, Poland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast HK$39 - HK$118 +48 18 201 37 38
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Tuberoza

We are family owned and operated Polish restaurant.

Reviewed By HiGiFant

We hardly give 5 stars but this one got it. Very nice tasty and creative food and vine for a very fair price in a nice home atmosphere...nothing to complain at all and more than good average! Consequently we went even twice....try it, you will not regret.

4. Mala Szwajcaria Restaurant

ul. Wladyslawa Zamoyskiego 11, Zakopane 34-500, Poland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Swiss, Polish, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +48 18 201 20 76
Excellent
58%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 352 reviews

Mala Szwajcaria Restaurant

Reviewed By Anneke B

We went here because of the positive reviews and it certainly did not disappoint. We had a table inside and there were plenty free tables at eight o'clock, outside as well. The waitress introduced herself, spoke very well English and was really attentive. The food was tasty and the portions large.

5. Bakowo Zohylina Wyznio

ul. Jozefa Pilsudskiego 28, Zakopane 34-500, Poland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +48 18 201 20 45
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Bakowo Zohylina Wyznio

Reviewed By pawel_hbg - Gdynia, Poland

Beautiful path to the restaurant. You can sit outside with a great view of Mountains. Interior of restaurant is typical, regional. Very nice local music- 3 pln extra per person from 18:00. Service was also OK. However the most important food was not good. Chicken was raw with bones! That is completely not acceptable. We have got 10% discount but that is not enough compensation as people go to restaurant to eat together at the same time and spend nice time. Maybe my rating is 1 step too low but this is on purpose. I want to warn people that not everything is perfect. Restaurant like that shouldn't give people meals in hurry which are not properly prepared. Not for such big money.

6. Karczma Po Zboju

ul. Krupowki 22 B, Zakopane 34-500, Poland Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Polish, Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$24 - HK$181 +48 18 201 61 40
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 728 reviews

Karczma Po Zboju

We kindly invite you to the largest regional restaurant in Krupówki area! The interior is styled in a way that would remind you of old highlanders' houses, and the walls feature genuine finish from such place. Two fireplaces made out of bricks and broken stones and numerous folklore elements create an unique atmosphere. In the evenings you can listen to the music by a highlander folk band, which guarantees the uniqueness of the place. In the "Karczma po Zbóju" you will also find a glass winter garden at the ground floor. Drink bar with a view of the Krupówki street. Our youngest guests may use a children's corner in the winter garden, and there is a small playground outside the restaurant, which is to be used in the summer. We offer traditional Polish and highlanders' cuisine. We serve everything you need to enjoy the Tatra Mountains atmosphere! Our staff is nice and professional. We invite everybody who dreams of tasting the traditional highlander atmosphere to our inn!

Reviewed By Heliotropka - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We went there twice during our 6 days stay in Zakopane. Overall lovely atmosphere. The place is decorated with old folk kits, waitresses are wearing traditional mountain-region clothes.
Food was good but nothing amazing. My husband had once chicken broth (coming called rosół) and it was not good I must say (I tried it). I had kwaśnica, sauerkraut soup served with pork rib and it was good. Also had grzaniec, grzane wino (mulled wine) and I really really liked it.
Another nice bit about the place was the menu. For me as polish person I could read the menu in Polish thus you do get the nice details of mountain dialect being used, that adds on to the expierience and the feeling that you are in Mountains and in Zakopane.
The second time we went there I ordered polewka which was interesting traditional mountain soup, it was good, slightly sour. I also had just side of potatoes, surówki (3 different caslews) and mug of sour milk (fermented milk, very popular in Poland and very good for your gut and digestion). Overall that meal was good. My husband had some meat ragoue or stew served with 'kluski' a small pasta.
The service was ok. On our second visit they were very busy, we struggled to get someone to bring our bill.
It is not a place where you go on romantic dinner btw. It's more like eatery or more social restaurant.
You have large wooden tables, smaller for 4 people, largest for up to 10 so you sometimes end up Seating at the larger table with someone else.
Overall we liked it although we have been to place called Bąkowo Zohylina (Niźnio) and despite those places being similar style and atmosphere we preferred the other.

7. Dobra Kasza Nasza

ul. Krupowki 48 | 34-500, Zakopane 34-500, Poland Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Polish, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +48 791 523 245
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 731 reviews

Dobra Kasza Nasza

Reviewed By Gimleu - Marsascala, Malta

We dropped by this restaurant as it was just a couple of minutes away from our lodging and we wanted to try out some local cuisine. Unfortunately we made the mistake of visiting one hour before closing time, and while we really appreciated their welcoming us, it ended up being quite a rushed meal.
Still, we took the ribs roasted with pear, grilled chicken with dried tomatoes, roast beef in gravy, and the pierogi... and each dish was delicious.

8. Marzanna

ul. Oswalda Balzera 17e, Zakopane 34-500, Poland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Polish, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 7751 944683
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 646 reviews

Marzanna

Reviewed By Piotrul

You must wait for a table about 15-20 minutes, sometime outside the door, but it's worth of every minute. Food is excellent and the service - owner very fast. Prices nice and easy.

9. Karczma Czarci Jar

ul. Male Zywczanskie 11a, Zakopane 34-500, Poland Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Polish, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$110 +48 18 206 41 78
Excellent
69%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 339 reviews

Karczma Czarci Jar

Reviewed By Klaudia W

You are coming inside, you are cold and they serve you hot tea with warm home-made bread, lard and garlic butter on the side. Live music is the best background. Restaurant lnside looks like highlander old house and its very cosy, romantic. They have many big tables and many tables for four. I love everything in there but remember - if you order a soup - its a portion for two! The best food and atmosphere, always busy. Proper stuff.

10. Goralska Tradycja

ul. Krupowki 29, Zakopane 34-500, Poland Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Polish, International, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch +48 18 200 03 74
Excellent
70%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 423 reviews

Goralska Tradycja

Goralska Tradycja is an extraordinary place, which is inspired from the style of Zakopane - trend in art created by Stanislaw Witkiewicz. Visiting Goralska Tradycja can be a real feast of the senses! In a beautiful and unusual interior fine cuisine created and prepared by the best chef in Podhale, Dariusz Siciarz, taste absolutely special. Combining highland traditions, modern solutions and tremendous talent our chief created a unique card of exquisite dishes. Góralska Tradycja is a friendly place for all families, including those with small children. For the youngest we have created a play area and a special children’s menu. Also lovers of sweets do not leave Goralska Tradycja disappointed. Locates on ground floor cafe offers a wide range of delicious pastries. Fresh, prepared by excellent pastry chefs cakes and desserts and the best coffee guarantee a pleasant and tastefully time.

Reviewed By Kevin F - London, United Kingdom

Food, presentation, quality and value fo rmoney were over the top....first Polish Duck dish that I had in Poland with a proper amount of Baked Apples and Cranberry sauce...they had a whole apple, hollowed out and filled with cranberry sauce rather than just two or three apple slices!!! Waiter took great first order, but after Delivery of main course he sort of disappeared...had to ask 3 times for a glass of house red to be served with my meal, removed my partner's' plate prior to me finishing my meal, never came back to ask for desert orders, and after asking for bill, which I paid cash, he did not return my change, expecting that it was a tip, which it was not, as the service was not deserving....All in all, can still recommend this restaurant as a top flight establishment, but maybe the waiters, or the one we had, needs some remedial training!!

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