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Krakow Restaurant Recommendations

Rakky 9 | 217  
3 Jul 2008 /  #1
OK, we (the 4 of us) are landing in Krakow around 1:00 in the afternoon and leaving for our tour at 9:00 AM the following morning. We have time for lunch, dinner and breakfast, and maybe a drink or two in the evening before we crash after a long day of traveling from the US. It's Wednesday - where do you recommend we go, and why? Note that we're all hoping to enjoy delicious local dishes, reasonably priced - preferably close to the central area of the city - and to see some of this lovely city and its people before the day ends. My father speaks some Polish, but the rest of us don't.

I really appreciate your sincere input on this - it may be the only trip to Poland my father ever makes (he's 83, but in great shape).
dtaylor 9 | 823  
3 Jul 2008 /  #2
Polskie Jadło or Babcia would be my recommendations for good Polish Food.
Polskie Jadło has a place on the market square. For 200pln you can order a large platter for 4 people, with a good selection of everything Polish. From starters, main and dessert. Everything you could want to try is on it;)
brazilii 8 | 97  
3 Jul 2008 /  #3
Polskie Jadlo is a really nice one. Good tip! It's a chain with at least two in Krakow. But my favourite one is Pod Aniolami. They have great tradicional polish food there and the atmosphere is also something beautiful. It is a old cellar and you really have impression you are back in time. You can have a look in its website for the menu. Enjoy!! I`m jealous already :)
OP Rakky 9 | 217  
4 Jul 2008 /  #4
Thanks for the feedback! I'll see if I can find these places.
5 Jul 2008 /  #5
I'd avoid Chlopskie Jadlo (and offshoot Polskie Jadlo) as the quality is pretty poor. Nostalgia on ul. Karmelicka is a good mid range option, but if you're looking for the best Polish food try Pod Aniolami or Wierzynek (Pod Aniolami is the less formal option of the two).
OP Rakky 9 | 217  
7 Jul 2008 /  #6
That's two for Pod Aniolami - sounds like the place to go. Thanks!
I was provided with a phone number for a good cab driver by another PF member - would anyone in Krakow be willing to call him for me, and make arrangements with him to pick up my party at the airport when we arrive on the 16th? That would be a HUGE benefit and I'd REALLY appreciate it. I want my Dad to feel secure and confident immediately, and having a friendly and competent cab driver there to greet us would be a phenomenal start.
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
7 Jul 2008 /  #7
If you're passing by, I totally recommend CK Browar (www ckbrowar krakow pl) - it's half restaurant and half minibrewery. Near the centre and not too pricey :)
Polanglik 11 | 303  
7 Jul 2008 /  #8
I'd avoid Chlopskie Jadlo (and offshoot Polskie Jadlo) as the quality is pretty poor

I have always had an excellent dining experience at Chlopskie Jadlo .... the food and service has been first class :o)

Check out their website ..


good quality food here .... mmmmmmmm makes me wish I was in Krakow and not London !!
meanit - | 7  
9 Jul 2008 /  #9
My personal recommendation is Chlopskie Jadlo - always, always excellent food, home made, ideal place to go if you wish to taste Polish cousine. every time I bring my English friends there they love the place.

here is nicely done piece on restaurants in Krakow from newspaper. I could not copy everything as they have it in pdf only, the rest is on , third cover with EURO on it.

One recommendation is to go to Morskie Oko (pl. Szczepański 8) which specialises in amazing traditional mountain Polish food. With its long wooden tables and benches, it attracts a more rowdy crowd, and the live mountain music encourages the fl ow of beer. Get your stomach ready for some serious mountain-style alcohol consumption with the fantastic placek (potato pancake) topped with spicy meat sauce, herring in brine and top it all off with Polish apple pie (szarlotka).
9 Jul 2008 /  #10
Chlopskie Jadlo

yep...yumm yumm yumm...
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431  
27 Jul 2008 /  #11

Come on Wiezynek is really over rated .The place is extremely beautiful and the service excellent but the food most unremarkable for the price.
Chimera is much better in my opinion.
27 Jul 2008 /  #12
Come on Wiezynek is really over rated

up until a month ago I would have agreed with you, but then I went to eat there again and found that things have changed. I thought it was worth every penny.

Chimera is much better in my opinion.

Fair enuff
OP Rakky 9 | 217  
4 Aug 2008 /  #13
Thanks again, everyone, for all of your hints, tips and advice. Our trip was incredible - we loved every minute of it. With all of your excellent recommendations, it was easy to just hop into the one that we came across when it was time for dinner - Chopskie Jadlo it was. Expensive, but very tasty. So was the carriage ride through Krakow afterward, as a matter of fact. What a great city!
theblueenigma 3 | 188  
31 Mar 2009 /  #14
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Recommend a good restaurant in Krakow ?

Im taking my girlfriend (Polish gf) out for dinner in Krakow next week, and want to bring her to a place that serves authentic Polish dishes. Ive been to a few around the market square (the Georgian ones are great value and tasty) but as we both have a taste for Polish quisine, Im hoping to find some place that serves more 'authentic' food. Any suggestions would be appreciated :)
MrBubbles 10 | 614  
31 Mar 2009 /  #15
Im hoping to find some place that serves more 'authentic' food.

I'm fond of ckbrowar, although it admittedly is more Austrian cuisine. It's a microbrewery too and you can get a 8L column of beer delivered to your table. Perhaps not the most romantic night out but the beer is good.
theblueenigma 3 | 188  
1 Apr 2009 /  #16
Would you believe it was the first bar I frequented in Krakow Mr Bubbles, loved the beer there and the layout, but didnt realise they served food . . . . must pay a visit back sometime, cheers !
1 Apr 2009 /  #17
here is nicely done piece on restaurants in Krakow from newspaper. I could not copy everything as they have it in pdf only, the rest is on , third cover with EURO on it.

I know the woman who wrote that rubbish article. You'd do far better to use the source which she copied from:

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