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XL Diner

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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
70 12 42 53
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bacalao heaven!

Amazing bacalao! This is where I show friends visiting Ålesund the cuisine of the sea. I grew up in this town, it's one of the most beautiful places on earth, love coming back during vacations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
miacarlota
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Odense, Denmark
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Odense, Denmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Amazing bacalao! This is where I show friends visiting Ålesund the cuisine of the sea. I grew up in this town, it's one of the most beautiful places on earth, love coming back during vacations.

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Bergen, Norway
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Ok service, nice local fish dishes, try some cod. great view of the harbour. Worth a visit with friends or colleagues.

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Hamar, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great bacalao served in a fashionable way. Be sure to get a table at the window. The view of the harbour makes the experience even better. Great service, and good chefs. Wine selections is few, but good. Recomend this place to everybody.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Really excellent fish soup but i was not so impressed with the main course. We'll see about it the next time....

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Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were looking forward to eating at a seafood and fish restaurant and the XL Diner blew us away! I had the fish platter and it was a good thing I was hungry as there was a lot of tasty fish and seafood there. Every bite was a delight. Furthermore, the house wine was very well chosen to complement the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Location is perfect centrally in Ålesund. This place is always full any day of the week, I have tried before my last three or four visits to get a table but not a chance. EWe had shellfish and soup for starters, and two types of bacalao for main. All was great, wine was good and also sides were peefectly cooked.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I orderd Bacalao in Pharmesan ham. The food was ok, but tha taste of cheese damage some og the bacalaotaste. Missing pan fried bacalao. The veg could be better. Not bad food at all, but in this pricescale I expect some more.

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Alesund, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Me and my wife live nearby Ålesund and we come quite regulary to XL-Diner. This restaurant has probably the best view in town as it is in the middle of the channel inlet where all the local boats come in, The owner is famous for his bacalao (portugese for codfish) but the name of food made of salted and dried... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great view of Alesund harbor, delicious fresh fish form the day, good value, apart from the wine! If you love real coffee, ask for the special coffee at the back..

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Alesund, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A very nice place to dine. Be sure to book your reservation in advance, since this place soon fills up. If you are a party try the sampler bacalao. This lets you try different ways of serving the bacalao. Sit back and enjoy the food the view and the bad Ålesund weather.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  More og Romsdal  >  Aure Municipality  >  Alesund
  • Phone Number: 70 12 42 53

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 49
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?