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Le Petit Ecailler du Zoute

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Dumortierlaan 62, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
+32 5062 8039
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Thu - Sun 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We have eaten here a few times this time we was very disappointed by everything, we had booked two months in advance. Small portions for big money. On our arrival we wasn't warmly greeted, we waited for drinks, menus etc A couldn't be bothered service basically. The fact we had chosen to come back and spend a lot of money... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Charming restaurant and charming service. The sole was outstanding and the service by the owner very charming. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant

Thank John J
Brussels, Belgium
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172 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The staff were good but missed warmth. The food was very good but not superb : I had oysters and they weren't really alive, as they should be, the didn't react to lemon juice of prodding. Taste was good but probably opened in advance. Seafood platter was good, but langoustines overcooked, white-brown and rubbery, sad really as fresh langoustines can... More 

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Houston, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I eat here often. On every occasion we have enjoyed ourselves immensely. On the most recent occasion we started with oysters and they were excellent. Then my wife had the scallops while I ate the turbot. I am sure my wife enjoyed her dinner, but I will dwell on the turbot. Every bite was extraordinary. It was... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Only the front section of the restaurant is exquisite, the back being ordinary, if not dated. The evening we visited the restaurant was full. Unfortunately the service was overwhelmed : waited 15 minutes before getting asked if we wanted a drink ; when the drink was served it was all spilled over the table and nearly on my pants. The... More 

Thank HannibAlain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch. Menu for lunch is same as dinner. Dog is allow to come. Their food is not fancy and trendy but very good quality seafood dishes. Very fresh ingredients were prepared with warm care. Some comments on TripAdvisor mentioned poor service but our experience was completely opposite. Very nice service by nice person. This is restaurant I... More 

1 Thank Makiko M
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

Returned here as it is always an excellent experience. Quiet so that one can converse. Tables well separated and set with white tablecloths and napkins. There is always an amuse bouche to start the meal. The fish dishes are first class and beautifully presented. .Try their Plateau de Fruits de Mer. Outstanding! Family run and the charming owner, Venere, also... More 

1 Thank Stevie C
Schoten, Belgium
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Great place for seafood. Highly recommended, Prices are not cheap , however correct. Italian owner. White wine from Sardegna was great.

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

Every time I visit Knokke I make a point of going to Le Petit Ecailler du Zoute. The table settings are perfect with white linens and flowers. The fish and seafood is so fresh and beautifully prepared. The service is prompt and discreet. The wine list is extensive. And it is located on a quieter street, away from the beach... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dumortierlaan 62, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Knokke-Heist  >  Knokke
  • Phone Number: +32 5062 8039
Restaurant le Petit Ecailler du Zoute is located in the Avenue Dumortier in the heart of Knokke and has been welcoming gourmets since 1998. In a comfortable interior with marine accents one can enjoy the best that the sea has to offer. Everything is carefully prepared with fresh products, and highly recommended are the delicious seafood dishes. We hope to welcome you soon.

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