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$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
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1 Stora Torget, Visby, Gotland 621 56, Sweden
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lund, Sweden
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always nice to try a new place. Had fried herring with mashed potatoes and butter. Crazy good! Washed this down with some local beer/pils a real treat.

Thank Non_Plus_Ultra2013
Visby, Sweden
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bakfickan is an "institution" among the restaurants in Visby. The service is familiar and Quick, and the dishes are very tasty. A lot of local ingredients and special recepies.

Thank _per_smitterberg
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by last Saturday without reservations and luckily was given a table at the small bar. The pre course was small crab cakes which were delicious. The sea bass was cooked to perfection served with a good quality recommended wine. Don't miss out on the desert!

Thank JMZSweden
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing mind blowing, but the traditional fish soup and fried herring was very good. I liked the local Wisby stout beer as well. Surprisingly few seafood options in Visby considering its on an island- so this was the best of few options.

Thank Tony G
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here solo at 5:30 on a Friday in the off season and could only get a seat at the bar, since apparently the rest of the tables were booked. I didn't see many people show up at 6, though. The place is very small, and only one person was taking care of customers. I'm quite impressed at how prompt... More 

Thank Rachel H L
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43 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well-known and very popular seafood restaurant at the corner of the main square (Stora Torget) in Visby. We stayed in Visby for one week in September 2016, and ate three times in Bakfickan: e.g. Toast Skagen, smoked shrimps, marinated salmon and Baltic herring. The food was absolutely fresh and delicious, and the service cheerful. Book ahead, especially... More 

Thank piispa
Sollentuna, Sweden
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

A great fish food restaurant. Serves great food in a really nice atmosphere. Right next to Stora Torget in the great old town of Visby. Nice celection of seafood dishes and also a good selection of beer and wine.

Thank dangli
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We came here on a Saturday night, in September, which seems to be the off-season. Two people were there, working. She asked if we had s reservation, which apparently we needed, but she was able to seat us at the bar inside of five minutes. They serve about 5 locally brewed beers, from Visby. Food was great. Fried herring with... More 

Thank Jeff P
Saint Paul
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We got a great seat outside after only a short wait. The setting and view was amazing on the patio. Our server made our evening perfect. She gave excellent advise in choosing menu items and kept the bread bag full. Everything was delicious and perfectly prepared. The scallops were some of the best I have had. There was also a... More 

Thank LChapie
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

we were very lucky to get a table it was outside , full house inside but as it was a warm evening it didn't matter ... The food was great , never have i tasted fish soup so good , the severvice was excelant , in fact in all it was first class . Margaret Denmark

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Stora Torget, Visby, Gotland 621 56, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Gotland  >  Visby
  • Phone Number: 46498271807

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?