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“Just ordinairy good food and atmosphere”
Review of Kaat Mossel

Kaat Mossel
Ranked #126 of 1,019 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Oud-Beijerland
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632 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Just ordinairy good food and atmosphere”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

If your're not familiar with Rotterdam you should anyway try this restaurant. It is not glossy, it is not 4 * but the plain vanilla dishes are simply good and especially fish cannot go wrong.
I can advise the fried mussels (superb today).
If the weather is good you can sit outside and enjoy the view at the harbor, if that's not possible
it is inside cosy and a lot of rumor for free.
From lunch to dinner, most of the days always quit busy.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Dutch first
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  • Italian first
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“This is where we eat our seafood”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

If you are in Rotterdam and craving seafood, you must go to Kaat Mossel. We as locals go here to eat our seafood. I have tried so many things from the menu and was never disappointed. Check out the good selection of their oysters too. Prices are very reasonable and the service is good.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank vincenthalma
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Frankfurt, Germany
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very very good food!”
Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

This place is famous for its seafood, but also meat dishes are very good. Try the calamari rings for starter, very tasty and crispy... The scampis and mussels are fantastic. Service is good and fast (had to tell them to slow down with the food serving), good wine, and very nice ambient. I don't know how old has this restaurant exist, but it gives you the feeling that you're in an old family tradition! The mussels are served in a pot on your table, just like if you'd eating at home.

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Thank schnutzi68
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Stamford, Connecticut
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Terrific spot for lunch”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

We had just gotten off a cruise ship and were met by some friends in Rotterdam. After a short drive around the city to see some of the sites, we ended up at Kaat Mossel for lunch. It happend to be very close to a major camera store and my camera battery had just died. I got the camera fixed and we were off to lunch. Of course our two friends speak Dutch, but the waitress (chef's wife) spoke perfect English to us. While we looked briefly at the menu, both my wife and I ordered their daily special, fish and chips with "small salad". The fish was a breaded fried cod, the chips were home made fries, perfectly done, and the "small salad" was an excellent portion of slaw. The lunch was terrific. Our host had a fried mussels entree and his wife had what looked like a delicious piece of sauteed tuna. The fish and chips was 15 euros each and the total for the lunch for four came to around 70 euros, with two small beers, two small waters and two glasses of wine. There was a choice of tables outside or inside. Service was very prompt, courteious and efficient.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank GeorgeEB
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Cairo
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent selection of oysters”
Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

Excellent oysters and very good food. Their asparagus dishes are plentiful and hearty. The atmosphere is similar to pub atmosphere only with many old money hanging out. Clientele is classy and plenty of business lunches. Casual to smart casual dress. Bill not for everybody, medium to high.

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