Restaurant Spotlight: Michael's Restaurant

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 10:19am.


Michael’s Restaurant is an excellent dining experience in Central Minnesota featuring one of the only places you can find authentic Austrian cuisine in the area. It’s a locally owned and operated business by Heinrich Wurdak for the past 20 years. Customers will experience a relaxing and casual atmosphere where they can enjoy a huge menu of options and American cuisine opportunities.

They are a great choice for hosting special events, romantic nights out, business conferences and any other occasion you may need a place to dine together. Stop in for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11am-1pm, dinner Monday through Saturday from 5-8:30pm and Sundays are only open for private parties. Here is what you can try at Michael’s Restaurant.

What to expect

Located in St. Cloud, MN, Michael’s is found at 510 South Highway 10. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner six days a week with Sunday available to host your special occasion dining experience. It’s easy to access right off Highway 10 on the East side of St. Cloud.  The staff is attentive and the menu is vast with plenty of Austrian and American options. Call them during their business hours to make a reservation (Monday through Friday from 9am-8:30pm or Saturday from 10am-8:30pm).

The owner was raised in Austria and studied hospitality while living in Vienna at the Hotel Fachschule. He trained further in Switzerland, England, France and even on cruise ships. He moved to the US in 1971 and purchased Michael’s in 1994. Enjoy European hospitality, authentic entrees from his homeland and notice the hard work put into this locally-owned restaurant where all guests are treated wonderfully.


The lunch menu offers delicious options Monday through Friday with daily specials from the chef. The dinner menu includes a variety of entrees like steaks, seafood, chicken and vegetarian options. Enjoy traditional Austrian cuisine. Try options from the gluten-free menu as well. You can pair your meal with a fantastic glass of wine, an imported beer or a cocktail from the bar.

If you’ve ever wanted to try Austrian cuisine and get great service from a longstanding gem, Michael’s is the place to go. Check them out in St. Cloud.

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