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XL Diner

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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free
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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
4770124253
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Alesund, Norway
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff was great and polite. We ordered the dish with different types of bacalao and it was delicious. You can also get a refill for free but we couldn't even finish the one we had. cozy place and beautiful view 😊

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Thank you for your kind review, and welcome back at any time :-) XL diner More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The generous portion Bacalao tasted good. Waitress very service minded, but extra an wine bottle and beer added to bill...

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ivar72, Eier at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Im happy to hear that you're satisfied with the food and the service. Im sure that the misunderstanding with the bill was solved and you only paid for what you have been eating and drinking. Hope to see you again, welcome back at any time :-) XL diner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a very appealing place. The fish is sublime and the deer simply perfect. Simply put the best restaurant in Ålesund

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went 7 people on a saturday evening. - Food: 4 star. 5 out of us had different kind of bacalao, all very good. The 2 other people also seemed happy. Did not have starters. Desserts was decent and not worth mentioning. Rated 4 stars based on the place being a medium range fish resto. - Service: 3 star. First... More 

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Thank you for your kind review, and welcome back at any time :-) XL diner More 

Hamburg, Germany
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is well booked, so it is best to reserve way ahead. The normal portions looked good size. We were a party of 9. Everybody ordered straight out of the menu, but me - I only like salmon when it comes to fish. As there is no salmon on the menu I asked for a special dinner. I was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was highly recommended for cod (baccalau) which we wanted to try. The staff was very courteous but not overly friendly. The prices are high so be prepared. We started our meal by sharing appetizers of cod tongues and scallops - a great sauce. My partner has the traditional cod and I had it with curry cream sauce. HUGE... More 

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Alesund, Norway
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A foreigner or a local, if you want an excellent fishdish in Ålesund- you should visit XL-Diner. And in Ålesund(or on the coast places in Norway) fish dishes is a must! And since this restaurant `s speciality is clipfish, you should try one of the dishes based on this .And it´s also a town known for the export of this... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and teenage son all started with fish soup (very creamy, very tasty), followed by the three different bacalao for TWO people and it was more than enough food. Great views from this well run, very popular spot in center of town. (1600 Kr with some wine but no dessert.)

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Everett, Washington
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128 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered Baccalo (fish soup) with three different recipe: Italian, Greek and Spanish. This definitely the way to order dinner here. Each dish was served in a generous size bowl. The server explain that Italian first, Greek next and Spanish last. It was a correct order since each dish tastes distinctly different. The price was reasonable at 338 Kronars per... More 

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Thank you for your nice review, and welcome back at any time :-) PS, its portugese bacalao, not greek, but that sounds exciting too ;-) XL diner More 

Aartselaar, Belgium
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're with at least 2, try the Royal Bacalao Plate. A feast for the senses, with 3 different preparations of bacalao. Plus a matching wine makes the meal compleet.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $41
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  More og Romsdal  >  Alesund
  • Phone Number: 4770124253
Description
Fra hjertet i Ålesund, med utsikt mot Ålesundet, Molja og det store havet utenfor. Vi i XL Diner har siden oppstarten i 1999 målbevisst utviklet det som i dag er anerkjent som Europas beste bacalao restaurant, som befolkningens stolthet, til våre gjesters nytelse. XL Diner er og skal vaere en klippfiskrestaurant, men byr også på inspirerende retter som ikke kommer fra havet. Du skal kunne kjenne igjen rottene våre, men og de rottene vi sunnmoringer har latt spire over en hel bacalao-verden. Menyen er inspirert både Sor-Europa og Sor-Amerika, men holder også en knapp på våre klassiske og kjaere bacalao-retter fra nord-vest i Norge. Hos oss finner du ikke bare det flotteste og mest spektakulaere lokalet, med den gode servicen.

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