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Skarven

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Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
77 60 07 20
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3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Kristiansund, Norway
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great surroundings down in the harbor make this one one of the most visited pubs in town, and it`s especially popular during Summer, when you can be seated outside. Very crowded though, so might be difficult to find a place. Basic snacks and food served inside the pub, try the bacalao which goes well with the local beer, Mack. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub down stairs has a wide variety of beer and a nice warm atmosphere. The restaurant up stairs is quite a fancy one with excellent food. We did however have a bad waiter that did spoil the evening a bit and the starters really isnt much more than 3 bites, so it wasnt worth it for me. But the... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had grilled stockfish with a Haakon beer to drink. The Fish taste fantastic good, it was first time I had grilled stockfish and it can be recommended. After dinner we walk down from our window view to the pub at groundlevel. Good selection for them ho like good beers.

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Thank 258arild
Winchester, Virginia
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168 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late "lunch". Very busy. Meager food offerings. A couple of stew type choices ... so had that and a Mack or two. Popular place for all ages ... outside seating if you can find it. We had to sit inside. Great location on the harbor.

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Thank Cymru1
Nesna, Norway
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skarven is a nice place to have a beer or a meal in central Tromsø. During our visit we had the luxory of high temperatures and sun, so we sat outside and enjoyed a cold pint of beer, while looking at the nice Tromsø harbour.

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Strangnas, Sweden
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217 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.

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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 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.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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 

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Thank MaritB90
Tucson
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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