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“Beste vissoep sinds Barcelona” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Griffioen

Griffioen
Kerkstraat 163, Blankenberge 8370, Belgium
050/41.34.05
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Ranked #7 of 95 Restaurants in Blankenberge
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Blankenberge, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Beste vissoep sinds Barcelona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

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

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Don't let the outside look deceive you”
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 with hte owner, we all went for the Northsea bouillabaisse. This proved to be an excellent choice, with plenty of fresh fish and shellfish. If you go for fish on the menu, you know it'll be more expensive than meat. However, a fish menu at the Griffioen doesnt break the bank.

Usually we went to the seaboulevard to have lunch or dinner in Blankenberge. I think we will change this habit :-)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ganshoren, Belgium
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Produce, produce, produce!”
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 the incredibly priced carbonnieux on the wine list.
His daughter can be quite assertive, but hell, give her some push-back (she'll enjoy it :)).

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zuienkerke, Belgium
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
“The best adress far for fresh fish dishes !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The entrance is perhaps not so inviting, the interior is really original with wood and a big artistic accent (of the owner himself, a little bit Gaudini style!). But once you 're here, the taste of pure regional and old fashioned dishes...with a touch of originality...and this based on the best and most fresh fish you can imagine... There is no other place to experience this. Everything is in the house style, the price is very correct and honnest, once you came here you will certainly return !!

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