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XL Diner

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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
+47 70 12 42 53
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like a good codfish, this is your place. Everything was carefully prepared resulting in delicious dishes. The service was very nice. Helene served as very friendly and she was always ready to help and provided us with good advise.

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and welcome back at any time :) XL Diner More 

Alesund, Norway
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can really recommend this place. The food is excellent, the view breathtaking. Different bacalaos to choose between. I have tasted four different ones. The price is a bit high, but all in all worth it.

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and welcome back to us at anytime :-) XL Diner More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and super service from friendly waitress. We tried their speciality and can't recommend it highly enough. A must visit for great food and top notch service

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and welcome at any time :-) Xl Diner More 

Helsinki
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

First time in Ålesund. Asked the taxi driver if he would know a good place to get some fresh local fish and he pointed out this place. What a disappointment. The fish platter that should be the crown jewel dish of this kind of fish restaurant included some tasteless salmon from the fish factories up north, cod that was destroyed... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Ålesund is the biggest producer and export harbour in Norway. XL Dinner serves the best Bacelao probabely in the whole kingdom. The Bacalao is served in many differnt forms. Just ask the waiter. The view over the harbour and The Molo Lighthouse gives a good atmosphare. Good service and ambiance.

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Thank Kjell G
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food in romantic restaurant with friendly service. We order fish soup for starter, fish platter for main (recommend) and chocolate fondon for dessert

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I spent good time in restaurant. the food was excellent . service at a very good level. nice atmosphere and beautifull view :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Very good food, well prepared and well served. Staff was very nice and gave a thorough explanation to all courses as well as wine

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Thank Jakub W
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

2 couples had delightful dinner of wonderful food. Fresh seafood with interesting spices. Not a place for kids

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Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

During a recent visit to Aalesund i was taken to XL Diner and shared the royal bacalao plate and it was excellent. The three servings of the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese bacaloa is a delight to savour and will satisfy your hunger for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $42
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +47 70 12 42 53
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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