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XL Diner

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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
+47 70 12 42 53
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17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Alesund, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went there for a romantic dinner. The view was exquisite, the waiter was very polite and the food was perfect. We had the royal bacalao wich consists of 3 types of bacalao. Very good! I highly recomand it even though is a little bit pricey:)

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Thank crazyme2015
ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and welcome back to us at any time :-) XL Diner More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you only are staying in Ålesund for a while and thinking about a bite we strongly recommend stay away from this place. We were tourists in Ålesund: We walked up to the restaurant without a booking and asked if they had a free table. They told us they had some extra tables that were booked for a later time.... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

If you like a good codfish, this is your place. Everything was carefully prepared resulting in delicious dishes. The service was very nice. Helene served as very friendly and she was always ready to help and provided us with good advise.

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and welcome back at any time :) XL Diner More 

Alesund, Norway
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I can really recommend this place. The food is excellent, the view breathtaking. Different bacalaos to choose between. I have tasted four different ones. The price is a bit high, but all in all worth it.

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and welcome back to us at anytime :-) XL Diner More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and super service from friendly waitress. We tried their speciality and can't recommend it highly enough. A must visit for great food and top notch service

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Thank Mark A
ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and welcome at any time :-) Xl Diner More 

Helsinki
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

First time in Ålesund. Asked the taxi driver if he would know a good place to get some fresh local fish and he pointed out this place. What a disappointment. The fish platter that should be the crown jewel dish of this kind of fish restaurant included some tasteless salmon from the fish factories up north, cod that was destroyed... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Ålesund is the biggest producer and export harbour in Norway. XL Dinner serves the best Bacelao probabely in the whole kingdom. The Bacalao is served in many differnt forms. Just ask the waiter. The view over the harbour and The Molo Lighthouse gives a good atmosphare. Good service and ambiance.

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Thank Kjell G
ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and welcome back at anytime :-) XL Diner More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food in romantic restaurant with friendly service. We order fish soup for starter, fish platter for main (recommend) and chocolate fondon for dessert

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I spent good time in restaurant. the food was excellent . service at a very good level. nice atmosphere and beautifull view :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very good food, well prepared and well served. Staff was very nice and gave a thorough explanation to all courses as well as wine

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and welcome back at any time :-) XL Diner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$42
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  More og Romsdal  >  Alesund
  • Phone Number: +47 70 12 42 53
Description
From the heart of Aalesund, with a view towards Aalesundet, Molja and the great sea. We in XL Diner has since the start up in 1999 Purposeful developed what is today well known as Europes best Bacalao restaurant, to the habitants pride and our guests enjoyment. XL Diner is and shall be a Clipfish Restaurant, but we also offers inspiring dishes not coming from the sea. You shall be able to recognize our dishes and the dishes we have spread over the entire "Bacalao World" Our menu is inspired from both South Europe and South America but is still faithful to our dear and classic Bacalao dishes from the north-west of Norway. We want to provide you with not only a spectaculare location and menu, but we will also strive to give top notch service, welcome to us !

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