Where to Eat in Graz: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 24, 2018 Fernanda Pittenger

A bevy of universities give Austria's second-largest city its lively pace. Baroque palaces are a pleasant contrast with 16th-century courtyards and provocative modern buildings. The Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, teems with fine architecture, including the Burg castle complex, with its Gothic double staircase, and the graceful Uhrturm clock tower. A funicular takes visitors up the dramatic bluff. The River Mur dashes through the city, and thermal springs dot the surrounding countryside.
Things to do in Graz

1. Delikatessen Frankowitsch

Stempfergasse 2-4 | 8010 Graz, Graz 8010, Austria Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$24 - HK$118 +43 316 8222212
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 547 reviews

Delikatessen Frankowitsch

Reviewed By Fernando D - Portland, Maine

Frankowitsch is a quaint gourmet Sandwich shop offering its take on the Sandwich. The day I visited, I tried the lachs and tuna sandwiches. They were superb. The prices are reasonable, the service is professional, and the atmosphere is just right for the midday getaway.

2. Der Steirer Graz

Belgiergasse 1 | Innere Stadt, Graz 8020, Austria Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Austrian, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$31 - HK$220 +43 316 703654
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Der Steirer Graz

Hans Weitzer (centre) was very busy running his wine bar back in 1910, the bar where DER STEIRER is located today. But he knew how to enjoy himself too, and took great delight in spending time in the company of his guests, sitting down together to share in delicious food and drink. DER STEIRER follows in his footsteps: gemütlichkeit is our watchword. Our aim is to make you feel completely at home, savouring the taste of traditional Styrian (or “steirisch”, as the locals say) cuisine and our almost limitless selection of wine. Relax in a laid-back atmosphere, grab a quick coffee at the bar or find a souvenir of that uniquely Styrian joie de vivre.

Reviewed By olka2310 - Tarnowskie Gory, Poland

What a place. In the heart of the town of Graz, just few steps from the famous city center. Great local cousine with nice cider and delicious Apfel Strudel! Great, pleasant service and moderate prices.Dear Olka2310, wow - thank you for this great review! We are looking forward to your next visit! Best regards, The Steirer and his team

3. Glockl Brau

Glockenspielplatz 2-3 | 8010 Graz, Graz 8010, Austria Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards German, Austrian, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$173 43316814781
Excellent
39%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 791 reviews

Glockl Brau

Reviewed By ProfessorOnHoliday - Chicago, Illinois

Touristy European brau haus with excellent beer and service, but typically average food. Outside Seating allows you to soak in downtown while enjoying a pils

4. Restaurant SCHLOSSBERG

Schlossberg 7 | 8010 Graz, Graz 8010, Austria Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Austrian, European, Central European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner +43 316 840000
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 503 reviews

Restaurant SCHLOSSBERG

Reviewed By metrochica - Washington, DC

Had a wonderful window seat overlooking Graz on a beautiful sunny day. Went for lunch with a friend and took advantage of the delcious three course menu. I had a fish stew, pike over polenta and sauteed veggies, and a wonderful chocolate dessert. All of it was delcious. There was a a wedding party using the upper deck and we were worried we'd never get any service since it was a big function. However, the staff inside the restaurant were friendly and provided great service.

5. Gosser Brau Graz

Neutorgasse 48, Graz 8010, Austria Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards German, Austrian, European, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$157 43433168299090
Excellent
45%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 478 reviews

Gosser Brau Graz

Reviewed By Leonard L

Gosser Brau Graz is a brewery-style restaurant that covers all the essentials of traditional food. We had goulash frankfurter and crispy chicken with vegetables and both were very good. The service was great and the staff very friendly and respectful. Great value for money, overall.

6. Carl by Philipp Haiges

Opernring 5a, Graz 8010, Austria Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Austrian, European, Central European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$337 +43 316 824848
Excellent
84%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Carl by Philipp Haiges

Reviewed By Alex_Salcedo - Lausanne, Switzerland

A culinary experience. Food was amazing, service was good.
We found the place through Tripadvisor, it was ranking high so we gave it a try. The place itself is very central, the interior is quite modern and stylish, we had dinner outside in the Terrace.
We were four in our party and all of them really loved everything that was served. In between we had some snacks on the house which were just heavenly (some mini-hotdogs). Three of us ordered a combination of meats and they were really really good. Even thought they do not position themselves as the meat place, it absolutely beats El Gaucho, which I had tried the day before.
It was a bit pricy and we were told people combine early dinner there with opera, which explains why they couldn't give us a reservation earlier and yet when we were there it was rather empty.

7. Welscher Stub'n

Schmiedgasse 5-7, Graz 8010, Austria Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +43 316 834145
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

Welscher Stub'n

Reviewed By luce1308 - Harrogate, England

Booked here for 4 on MotoGP weekend. They clearly had more tables than they could wait/cater for. 10 minute wait before our orders were taken and after a 35/40 minute wait for Deserts we gave up and tried to leave. Astonished that the Deserts ordered but never delivered were on the bill!

8. Ginko

Grazbachgasse 33 | Klosterwiesgasse, Graz 8010, Austria Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +49(0)316 815625
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Ginko

Reviewed By madaanharry - Graz, Austria

I personally like this restrau.
Specifically coz its vegetarian(or Vegan may be).
Salad spread is great.
Always 2-3 veggie curries (Indian style) and most of the time 1-2 curries are good.
Eggless (or vegan) cakes are the choice for me.
I think for a decent food one needs some salad, some 1-2 good curry , rice, drinks, cakes and most of them one will get it here.
Here you pay by the weight and its self service restrau.
What i dont like - salad is bit expensive & difficulty of parking :(
Happy Eating !!!

9. El Gaucho

Landhausgasse 1, Graz 8010, Austria Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, Austrian, Barbecue, European, Argentinean, International, Grill, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$173 - HK$581 +43 316 830083
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 830 reviews

El Gaucho

We offer first class food with a uncomplicated and professional service. Also vegetarians will find a delicious meal on our menu.

Reviewed By smatthews8473 - Mission, Texas

i'm from texas. let's just say i know a good piece of meat! we got there at 10pm and they were ready for us. expert hostess, fantastic waiters and waitresses. THIS was a menu for any steak lover. yes it was expensive BUT well worth the money. this a must go to restaurant when you want a real nice dinner to celebrate.

10. Aiola Im Schloss

Andritzer Reichsstrasse 144 | 8046 Graz, Graz 8046, Austria Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$31 - HK$157 +43 316 890335
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Aiola Im Schloss

Reviewed By burtourist - Europe

This is actually a very good restaurant with great local cuisine that would deserve the full 5 points. I wish I understood why management tortures its guests (average age +50 years) with disco music that is so loud that it cannot be called "background music" anymore. If they had asked (or understood) their guests, they would know that +80% of them do not want any background music over lunch/dinner, but only to enjoy food and to have a nice discussion with the other guests on their table. Noise pollution can easily be prevented, and the management just needs to follow the general and obvious trend in customers' requirments towards a quiet restaurant ambience.

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