This casual chic terraced restaurant on Visby's main square does everything right and clearly deserves their number one rating on TA. The location is ideal, not on the eastern or northern edge of Stora Torget (too much heavy pedestrian traffic), instead Bakfickan is nestled on the southern edge of the square where it's more intimate and serene. Alma our waitress was absolute perfection: professional, friendly, gracious and welcoming. They should clone her and send her doubles out into the world to demonstrate what "perfect hospitality" means. The menu, consisting of a dozen time-tested recipes (mainly seafood) is original, eclectic and definitely raises your curiosity. I chose the fried haddock, served on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes with gerkins and lingonberries on the side. Phenomenal! My vegetarian companion hit the jackpot. Usually having to "make do" with vegetarian lasagna or a salad when we go out to dinner, he was served a large crispy dumpling filled with seasoned melted cheese and pistachios along with sautéed seasonal vegetables. His plate looked like it was out of Bon Appetite. The tables and benches are rustic wood but it fits the ambiance and gives Bakfickan a special touch. We didn't have dinner reservations but we lucked out and were immediately seated on the terrace. If you are a group of four or more you'd be wise to reserve in advance. A truly memorable meal. On a scale of one to ten: Bakfickan (which means "back pocket") is an eleven! :-)
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