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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Danish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed April 23, 2021

Greeted by a rude woman to busy on the phone at her office, which is a desk in the middle of the restaurant. Its nice if you don't mind a clacking keyboard and someone on the phone while your having a conversation. Flies (Blue bottles)...everywhere, couldn't eat my food for having to swat flies away. Humid and noisy from the kitchen. Food is average, nothing special. Drinks over priced. Gum under my table and no salt or pepper anywhere to be seen. If you do go here sit for 5 minutes before you order anything and you will see exactly what I mean. Some gorgeous restaurants and cafes on the walking street, spend your hard earned money there instead. Save disappointment. "Office" in red circle, see picture.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

Sælhunden tries hard but seems a bit overwhelmed by their popularity in this summer’s heat. I had booked ten days early, selecting this restaurant based on its menu and the outdoor seating on the canal. Turns out all bookings are indoors and outdoor seating is...first come, first served but with no organisation of the wait list or queue. I decided in the end not to wait but to eat. A be eak down of the ice machine can happen to anyone, but pretending it is being fixed and then waiting 20 minutes to propose a cold drink alternative is less common. I had been looking forward to a fried plaice, a delicate fish that should be a sure thing in a fish-themed restaurant. Cooking fish is really an art-form, but I had faith. Misplaced, it turned out. The plaice appeared deep fried, all structure overheated into mush and too hot to touch for several minutes. Practically tasteless. The ironic contrast came the next day at a German motorway stop, where a fast food chain provided a better fish experience with an openly deep-fried product. The service is pleasant and quick.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

Had great experience at this lovely restaurant at a great location just of the Main Street in Ribe facing a small canal with outside seatings here. We had two kids with us and they had good fun just by playing outside while we enjoyed the...delicious food 🥘 Crowd was mixed between cyclists just popping in for a late meal, couples dating and locals enjoying the weekend with us tourists enjoying the show 🍺🚴‍♂️🤹🏼‍♀️ Will definitely recommend and come back some other time. Thanks! 🙏🏼More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

Food is really good but also really expensive. Not so many seating places. But it in harbor so nice view if you sit outside. Its good place for fancy dinner.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

We loved our experience at Sælhunden! The food was delicious and the service perfect. We went on a foggy nice and loved dosing this hygge restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

Excellent service, very tasty food. We were there with two kids and enjoyed the nice atmosphere! Must go to!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 11, 2019

We went for lunch as recommended by Lonley Planet. What a charming restaurant! The service was very prompt and friendly. Had the fried fish smorresbrod which comes on a beautiful fish-shaped plate. Simply delicious! The bathroom upstairs is probably the cutest one I've ever seen,...weird to say that, but go and take a look!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Very nice and cozy place with great traditional danish lunch! Definitely worth going. And then try the ice cream nearby:-)

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

I had a dinner time with one of my friend at Saelhunden restaurant but we did not feel that welcome atmosphere! We have had better service than what was given. The restaurant was not full during our visit and don’t have any idea why the...service below expecting. I am so wounded based on what this restaurant had a achieved top ranking! Food was good but menu was limited and no soup or small salad provided.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Friendly greeting when we walked in, fantastic service from the start. We had the fish of the day and it was so delicious and tasty and the vegetables we're cooked to perfection and were packed full of flavour. The chocolate fondue didn't disappoint either and...was extremely tasty. Great experience and a great restaurant. It is a place that I will definitely be coming back to. It's not too expensive considering the quality of the food that is all fresh and locally sourced.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Sælhunden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5