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Address: Brussels, Belgium
Activities: People-watching, Dining

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Super fun environment. Lackluster food. Annoying servers.

We had a blast walking through this bustling lively street chock full of cafes. It was really colorful and peppy. So quintessential! Our meal was a kinda crappy experience... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had a blast walking through this bustling lively street chock full of cafes. It was really colorful and peppy. So quintessential! Our meal was a kinda crappy experience though. We got hooked on the tip. The server insisted too wasn't included which was a lie and wouldn't let us leave until we put in a service tip for him.... More 

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Morongo Valley, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

How these restaurant owners figure that they can succeed with such an appauling approach is amazing. It is like the carnival callers trying to drag you into their place. The rudeness is beyond acceptable and I think this street gives Brussels a black eye.

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Naantali, Finland
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339 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Next to amazing Grand Place Square. Narrow street full of restaurants, but there are much more interesting and cheaper places, if you just walk through and go on. Whole street is made for tourists only.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Dont walk here if you can avoid, its noisy and smelly and the onl place worth visiting is chez leon.

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Hamburg, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

narrow street full of restaurants which look all the same. Their staff is pretty annoying and sometimes even rude if you walk past and are not keen to go in. I can name two exceptions: aux armes de bruxelles and chez leon, otherwise dont't stop there, go somewhere else.

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england
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Don't go , don't stop , don't be persuaded by the pests , keep walking and go somewhere else. There are scores of excellent restaurants within a 5 minute walk and you won't get ripped off . It is a pity that so many people seem to get taken in by the blatantly false offers

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Budapest, Hungary
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449 reviews 449 reviews
235 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

An otherwise cute narrow street full of crappy overpriced diners with aggressive invitations by the staff. There are some exceptions (see restaurant scores), but especially to get proper seafood, one is better off walking another 10 minutes to the area of Sainte Catherine.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

In the middle of all these crapy restaurants you find scheltema and aux armes de bruxelles and le taverne du passage, places where the food is good and where you will not be ripped off...

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Doha, Qatar
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316 reviews 316 reviews
219 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Described as a protected original early street it pales in comparison to just about every old street in Amsterdam. Everything has been carefully preserved in Amsterdam whereas Brussels has had extensive demolition throughout even the old area and new buildings and renovations are often unattractive and unsympathetic. Some of the Rue des Bouchers is nice and other parts are not.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Just a narrow street full of restraunts. Definitely a tourist trap. Worth a walk down the street but I wouldn't eat at any of the restaurants here.

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