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Seafood, European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Soups
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1 Stora Torget, Visby, Gotland 621 56, Sweden
12:00 pm - 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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Sollentuna, Sweden
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Margaret C
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We attempted to get a place in this restaurant for three nights, but the lines were always so long that we changed our minds. On the last night, finally, my wife and I and our three children got a table inside the little cozy restaurant and had a fantastic dinner. For the children they have a fish burger and my... More 

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Dendermonde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

First of all, what I want to say goes for most restaurants in Visby. They seem to have no liking for tourists! When you inquire about making a reservation, they tell you can't book ahead, but when you go there in the evening, you get to hear all the tables are reserved! Apparently, they don't make reservations for foreigners, but... More 

Thank Nicole M
Phoenix, Arizona
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

It's good to know in advance that this place doesn't take reservations for after 6pm -- it's just first-come first-served. We came by around early afternoon to try to make a reservation and found out the rule. So we just came back a little before 6pm and asked for the first available spot, which happened to be outside on the... More 

Thank AmandaZona
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Hmm. First the food: typical high end fish/bristo. Nothing fancy, Most seemed locally sourced, but prep was not inspired. For example, the fish soup was fine, not particularly rich or intense, the takes on local herring (strömming) were varied but familiar, etc. And if you don't like fish, don't come. Service: Okay, I'm used to Swedish service where folks are... More 

Thank plskmn
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Very rude. Kept us waiting outside for 10 minutes and refused to say if they had a free table (a yes/no question). Attitude obviously spoiled by no 1 ranking here. We gave up and went elsewhere.

Thank LondonLawyer67
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Positive: The food was excellent, the serving was very professional even if it required flexibility (we were 4 adults, 3 small children + 1 dog). The location is charming with a nice overview of the main square from the outdoor tables. Negative: The reception of guests by the young, obviously inexperienced and not the least service minded lady. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Soups
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?