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't Crabbetje

Sint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 5128846
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Ranked #11 of 182 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Maastricht, the Netherlands
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173 reviews 173 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Knowing from experience that it is quite difficult to get a decent dinner at Schiphol airport, or around the Central Station in Amsterdam, we decided to try our luck in Leyden – which is 15 minutes from the airport in southern direction. The answer to what we were looking for was “’t Crabbetje” (The little crab), a sympathetic fish restaurant... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Fantastic service, very good food, friendly atmosphere, highly recommended. Chefs and waiters make you very welcome. Nothing to dislike, will definitely go back next time.

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Boston Area
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I suppose I was disappointed because this restaurant was so highly recommended and had such great reviews... and we'd had such a fabulous meal locally the night before. But there was absolutely nothing wrong with our meal. It just wasn't anything special. Now, I can't even remember what I had except that it was cod. It wasn't bad, it just... More 

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UK
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119 reviews 119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We booked the last table here last Friday and had some luck in that we ate at 20:30 at a point where most of the other tables were running down to puddings. Staff was extremely engaging and helpful holding firm views as to which red wine went with what (we don't drink or rarely drink white). First night we had... More 

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Kraainem
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

On a short trip to Leiden, we were lucky enough to get the last table, next to the chefs on a busy Friday evening. 't Crabbetje is a fish restaurant, serving the freshest fish imaginable, chosen each day by the Chef/Owner from the local fish market. He should know about fish, having grown up in the business, and in the... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We have been in 't Crabbetje in November 2013. It was in a week day and not so crowded. Hence, we had a special service there. We ordered the Chef's Menu which included quite various kinds of sea food. Overall, they were tasty and filling. Though the outside of the restaurant seems not that good (with garages near it); inside... More 

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Holland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Family affairs brought us all to Leiden and we reserved a table of 7 in 't Crabbetje. A contemporary designed small fish restaurant with a well balanced, suprising menu and wine list. The staff was very helpful and friendly and any combination we made was possible. To our pleasant suprise we could also choose between tap water or bottled water.... More 

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant very often, mostly for work related diners once a month, but, showing how much I appreciate this place also often with the family. The most positive point is the fresh fish, certainly the best fish restaurant in Leiden, but also you won't find a better price quality ratio for a superb meal in the... More 

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New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is good, it is comfortable and cozy, and the service is friendly and helpful. Excellent seafood, and the cheese course is not to be missed. The selection of ports to accompany the cheeses is perfect. I have never seen that before, and it worked really well.

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Leigh-on-Sea
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Sometimes you visit restaurants which deserve every star that can be awarded. This is one of them. It's a fish restaurant in a side street close to the centre of Leiden. My wife had scallops followed by sole. I chose the Dutch shrimps for starters then the Dover Sole. It covered the plate and was cooked to perfection in butter.... More 

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Address: Sint Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 71 5128846
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
Cuisine: European

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