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Kerkstraat 163, Blankenberge 8370, Belgium
050/41.34.05
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food and service experience - again and again

One of the view fish restaurants at a very high level who has not seen any deterioration of food and service over a period of almost a decade. Great service by the owner. Special location with lots of work of art (including the toilets!). We've been here so many times and will be back again when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
BorisandDenise
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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One of the view fish restaurants at a very high level who has not seen any deterioration of food and service over a period of almost a decade. Great service by the owner. Special location with lots of work of art (including the toilets!). We've been here so many times and will be back again when we' are visiting De... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

we visited this seafood restaurant on the recommendation of the owner of the Alfa Hotel where we were staying [he booked for us which seems a must as it was busy and we had to wait a while but this was no problem as we had a drink beforehand, excellent local beer recommended by mine hosts daughter, lovely lady very... More 

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Ostend, Belgium
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My friend invited me to have lunch at this very established 'institution' of sea food. He picked the € 30 menu which includes fish soup, an ensemble of different sea shell food and a dessert. As a surprise with the aperitif there was delicious haring and cucumber, prepared by the house. The menu consisted of fish soup -which was excellent... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We wanted a special meal on our last night in Belgium, and were lucky enough to try this place, having seen it on tripadvisor. We called in without booking on a Sunday evening, and they found us a table (family of four). We were fortunate to have gone there early, as the place soon filled up. The owner helped us... More 

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gent, belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We walked 1 km to try this place - it sounded great. We got there at 9:00. Their website says they are open until 11:00. When we got there, the owner grouchily shook his head and said (in dutch) "too late". Apparently he just wanted to close. I am not impressed. That was our last night in Blankenberge and I... More 

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Ichtegem, Belgium
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314 reviews 314 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Excellent food for a fair price. Lots of seafood: cold and warm. The price is not expensive but fair for what You get. The grilled langoustines are delicious. Nice atmosphere: You'll see very different things in the interior and always have something to look at. First visit here after hearing lots of great things from lots of people and it's... More 

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Zuienkerke, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Simply delicious. Great quality for modest price. Friendly and personal service. Real must-do! And the rest is blablabla. (Must fill up to 100 characters)

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Blankenberge, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Fine honest fresh seafood. Nice and friendly atmosphere and service. More than worth! Actually: excellent!

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Brussels
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We made a last minute decision to go to Blankenberge and were lucky to get a table here. If it wouldn't have been for the reservation, we would have been deterred by the outside look. Its' somewhere between a euphemistic rustique and shabby... The inside though is, as other reviewers wrote, different from the ordindary Blankenberge restaurant. After some discussions... More 

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Ganshoren, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Michel's place (maitre D) is the place to be if you want fresh fish in Blankenberge. Any dish on the menu will not disappont you, ever! Michel is an amateur copper welder/artist and some of his fabrications are 'inspiring'. However, the food is top prio here! As a recommendation, don't go for the house white, but have a look at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kerkstraat 163, Blankenberge 8370, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Blankenberge
  • Phone Number: 050/41.34.05

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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