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XL Diner

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Mediterranean, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
4770124253
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Fra hjertet i Ålesund, med utsikt mot Ålesundet, Molja og det store havet...
Fra hjertet i Ålesund, med utsikt mot Ålesundet, Molja og det store havet utenfor. Har vi i XL Diner siden oppstarten i 1999 målbevisst utviklet det som i dag er anerkjent som (Europas beste bacalao restaurant, som befolkningens stolthet, til våre gjesters nytelse. XL Diner er og skal vaere en klippfiskrestaurant, men byr og på inspirerende retter som ikke kommer fra havet. Du skal kunne kjenne igjen rottene våre, men og de rottene vi sunnmoringer har latt spire over en hel bacalao-verden. Menyen er inspirert både Sor-Europa og Sor-Amerika, men holder også en knapp på våre klassiske og kjaere bacalao-retter fra nord-vest i Norge. Hos oss finner du ikke bare det flotteste og mest spektakulaere lokalet, med den gode servicen.
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  • 194
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  • 110
    Very good
  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Harbourside dining with a view

I had cod's tongues and scallops for starters' and really good it was. The fish combo I had for mains was slightly overdone which was a pity. Happens easily but that's no excuse. An extremely limited wine list for a place with ambitions but both the Sancerre and the Chablis were ok. All in all it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vaksan
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Malmo, Sweden
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Malmo, Sweden
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had cod's tongues and scallops for starters' and really good it was. The fish combo I had for mains was slightly overdone which was a pity. Happens easily but that's no excuse. An extremely limited wine list for a place with ambitions but both the Sancerre and the Chablis were ok. All in all it's well worht a try.

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and welcome back! XL diner More 

Alesund, Norway
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

XL Diner is most famous for its bacalao, but any seafood served is top of the line. This evening we had the Royal Bacalao consisting of three types of bacalao. Strongly recommended for those visiting Aalesund!

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Thank ksdyrkorn
ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, and welcome back at any time! XL diner More 

Rhenen
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Good rack of ribs. Friendly staff. Worth going to. Nice interior. Also good for having deer meat. Soft and juicy. Staff stayed friendly when we wanted to decide and pay the bill by four...

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

THank you for you review, glad to hear you enjoyed your time at XL diner. Welcome back at any time!:-) More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Beautiful place with nice view, and the best bacalao in the world, you can try different styles of preparation and you will have trouble to say which one is the best.

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, and welcome back at any time! XL diner More 

Kiev
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I would recomend this restaurant for dinner if you want to try really norwegian food, as a part of culture this mirracle city. You find here different national dishes from wild meat to traditional fish. They offer the best Bacalao in Ålesund. And what is also important - absolutely spectacular view!

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, and welcome back at any time. XL diner More 

Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

As a foreign cook i had to try lutefisk so i choosed XL dinner well known to be good with fish. Dish is simple and traditionnal , and delicious . In the title i said "restaurant with identity" , here is why i think so : first you are received by someone at the door and seated in a beautiful... More 

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and welcome back at any time. XL diner More 

Alesund, Norway
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

XL Diner is located above the Tourist Information at Skateflua and offers a really great view of the harbour and Brosundet. Bacalao is perhaps the most popular dish on the menu and it is very good indeed. It is served with style. The restaurant was rather crowded when we were there and the sound level a bit too high for... More 

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We tried the combo dishes made with bacalao...it's was delicious. We kind of bumped into this restaurant which is behind the tourists information centre. And we were pleasantly surprised. The dishes were a bit on the pricy side, but it was worth it.

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, and welcome back at any time. XL diner More 

Alesund, Norway
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a fantastic seafood restaurant and I have particulary good experiences with the bacalao. If you want a taste of all the Toyal Bacalao Plate is to recommend (Eat as much as You can...)

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and welcome back at any time! XL diner More 

Alesund, Norway
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at XL Diner for the past few years. The menu has not changed at all, though the choice of bacalao dishes caters for all tastes and the food has invariably been more than satisfactory every time. The restaurant caters for the business crowd, this is reflected in the high-end pricing of the food, and especially the wines.... More 

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Thank Turist1000_12
ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have made changes to the premises to improve the noise level in the restaurant. Welcome back at any time :-) XL diner More 

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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  >  Alesund
  • Phone Number: 4770124253

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 41
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Fra hjertet i Ålesund, med utsikt mot Ålesundet, Molja og det store havet utenfor. Har vi i XL Diner siden oppstarten i 1999 målbevisst utviklet det som i dag er anerkjent som (Europas beste bacalao restaurant, som befolkningens stolthet, til våre gjesters nytelse. XL Diner er og skal vaere en klippfiskrestaurant, men byr og på inspirerende retter som ikke kommer fra havet. Du skal kunne kjenne igjen rottene våre, men og de rottene vi sunnmoringer har latt spire over en hel bacalao-verden. Menyen er inspirert både Sor-Europa og Sor-Amerika, men holder også en knapp på våre klassiske og kjaere bacalao-retter fra nord-vest i Norge. Hos oss finner du ikke bare det flotteste og mest spektakulaere lokalet, med den gode servicen.
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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