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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
+47 70 12 42 53
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Alesund, Norway
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The white bacalao with ham was fantastic. The recomended wines match the food perfectly. A nice place overlooking the harbor.

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Bergen
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's absolutely no doubt that this is the place to eat when in Ålesund. Even if you're not in Ålesund, you might consider going for the food. We had the bacalao taster meal, three different receipes based upon the 'klippfisk' of the region. Excellent food, excellent harbour/city view, excellent service.

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Thank kimlinBergen
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hole family went there for celebrating a birtday, 70 years of my mother in law. As always the food was very good, and same with the service. Everyone were satisfied with their food, and went back home well fed. The view of the Ålesund harbour is also nice in the evening.

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Moss, Norway
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alone on business trip, visited one of my favourite restaurants, very tasty as always (always a dried cod variant). These guys knows how to serve fish, will come back for sure

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Thank EvenStenersen
Alesund, Norway
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A very good restaurant who has clipfish as their speciality (they also serve other meal). Classy, excellent food and serviceminded staff. The restaurant also has a really nice view to the sea, ask for a table by the window!

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Thank 369mariv
Eastern Norway, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food here was really good. It was a little difficult to keep a conversation going though, as the chatter from other people was pretty loud. But I guess that's sort of proof of how popular the restaurant it.

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Thank RobinAlexPrice
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Located on the waterfront it can boast a wonderful view when weather permitting. Perfectly situated for a Place focusing on Fish. Being in Ålesund mostly on business You tend to end up here, when the hosts want to show of the citys food. For that reason I would have liked a bit more variety on the menu. But dont get... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I decided to have my very first meal in Alesund at this No. 1 ranked restaurant on TripAdvisor. I had a sort of high expectation and the food was indeed good though nothing special. However, I did not quite feel comfortable as I could feel the young waitress often wanted to take the plates even though I had not yet... More 

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are very sorry that we did not meet your expactation of us. All guests are very welcome with us regardless if it is one person or a bigger group. We take your remarks very seriously and we will use them to improve ourselves. I hope you change your mind... More 

Svelvik, Norway
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you are in Aalesund just one evening... If you are eating just one meal here... If you wanna be close to heaven... Go for the Royal Bacalao Plate at XL Diner!!! Its just Lovely!!!

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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 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I visited XL Diner on a Thursday evening without a reservation. I was very fortunate to be able to secure a table after around 20 minutes. The restaurant is positioned just at the seafront with panoramic windows and a super view. I opted for the seafood platter (around £40) which had a selection of beautifully fresh fish and changes daily... More 

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ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

thank you for your great review and welcome back at anytime :-) 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$ 40
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups
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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