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Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
77 60 07 20
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Strangnas, Sweden
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots and lots of people, full tables everywhere in the outdoor area. People were mostly drinking and only a few had a bite to eat.

Thank HannaBragberg
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Extremely busy and packed pub/restaurant next to the harbour and water. All kind of people, but rather high age level to be so busy. Good beer selection and anything else you might want to drink.

Thank Reijo B
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old and traditional pub. It's connected with a steak restaurant and a fish restaurant as well as a separate bar. Outdoor serving when the weather allows it. The menu contains some interesting Norwegian specialties that definitely should be tried out. Recommend the whale meat.

Thank zx55xxrmk
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and two friends went to skarven for lunch, one friend is living here so he wanted to show of this "famous" location. We ate in the pub, they ordered the bacalao and I had a ham and cheese omelet. One was served first, he had to go back to the kitchen and ask for it to be heated up... More 

Thank MaritB90
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main reason we went here was to try the beer from the Northernmost Brewery - MACK. We did that and it was excellent but also was the service and the food. We don't speak Norwegian but the server spoke very good English and was very helpful. We love your country, it's gorgeous!

Thank Mindbuster73
Kristiansand, Norway
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our two nights stay in Tromsø we visited Skarven several times. It´s the perfect place to sit down for a beer outside in the sun (and yes, we had lots of it!), and the fish restaurant Arciandria on top of the bar serves all the traditional northern Norway fish dishes that you would like. We tried several starters and... More 

Thank janojak
Hamburg, Germany
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here with 9 people and everybody was satisfied! We all agreed, that the best starter were the Arctic crabs. On the main course we just had one of each and everybody was happy. The chocolate desert was fabulous too! Highly recommended!!

Thank biker5050
Stavanger, Norway
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We enjoyed a couple of local beers at Skarven in Tromsø! The atmosphere is great, and there is no loud music so it's fully possibly to have a decent conversation. All in all a recommended place!

Thank henrikr529
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We ate in the restaurant upstairs. There is a lot if fish on the menu, especially appetisers so not ideal for people who dont eat fish. Crab soup was good and we had the burger which was made from good meat, and some sweet potatoe thick cut chips. You can get wine but we had local beer.

Thank RWhitecross
Jonkoping, Sweden
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Went here with a group of colleagues. We all had fish which was good, but not great. However, the personel was very service minded and it's a nice environment.

Thank All0verTh3Plac3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  Tromso
  • Phone Number: 77 60 07 20
Restaurant with table service. Traditional food, fish, seafood, sea mammals. Located in an old stone house on the quayside in central Tromso

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