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Dutch, European, Bar, Pub, Central European
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Saroleastraat 52, 6411 LV Heerlen, The Netherlands
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

In dutch a good " eetcafe" , a pub where the food is very tasty, menu is basic but enough choises. Good size portions, nice staff. You are lucky if you get a table whitout reservation, but you can give it a try and wait at the bar till a table is available. If you sit in the back, its... More 

Thank Mirjam J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I went here with my parents for lunch. They ordered an omelet which was huge! I ordered a small size "Bracke" salad. Glad that I didn't order the large size as this was more than enough for a lunchtime meal. The atmosphere is nice and making a reservation is recommended, as they get very busy!

Thank M0rrighan
Las Vegas, Nevada
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

BRACKE is an institution in Heerlen. It’s what the locals call a café, or, in English, could be called a pot-luck pub. In a way, it’s typical Dutch, or rather part of the “Limburg” tradition, surely the most charming province Holland has to offer (of course, perhaps, we’re a bit partial too, and some folks always exceptions to the rule).... More 

1 Thank Joost H
The netherlands
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

many times we walked by , many people inside , so 1 day we allso sit on the terras , and it was not dissappointed

Thank flaboes
Heerlen, The Netherlands
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139 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a popular eating venue throughout the year, with seating outside when it is warmer. The food is good, well priced and the menu is extensive. The staff are also happy to discuss and adapt meals to meet specific dietary needs

Thank LollSol
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

We were 6 people and arrived at 20.45. No order could be taken after 21 but the staff allowed to order till 21.15. We really apprecited. Local beer too sweet for my taste, deer was tender but wild pig little bit too dry. Affordable prices but not cheap.

Thank monteluxOry
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We went here with a group of 4 on a Saturday night. The food was very tasty and absolutely enough. The bbq dish was a bit disappointing ( way more salad than meat) but after a friendly comment to the waiter he deducted € 3 from the bill. They have a few good vegetarian dishes, nice to actually have a... More 

Thank Silvia81NL
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Bracke is a very popular place, so you're packed into the cafe with little space between the tables. I have never seen so many main courses on the menu as in Bracke. Normally that's not a good sign, but the food is pretty good actually.

Thank Robin D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We often go there to eat. It's a very nice restaurant were you can eat a lot of different food. And the price for food and drinks is not too expensive! It's also very busy, so you can make a reservation. The service is very good and there's a very friendly staff. So go..... and visit this restaurant.

Thank Peter R
Heerlen, The Netherlands
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143 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I often go here with friends or when we want to have a quick dinner outdoors. Food (sate, wraps, spaghetti, schnitzel, everything is possible!) is good for what you pay. Also a nice lunchroom. It is always busy and I believe reservation is only possible with a group. You can wait at the bar for a table and it never... More 

1 Thank NataschaR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dutch, European, Bar, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saroleastraat 52, 6411 LV Heerlen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Heerlen
  • Phone Number: 045-5743686

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