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XL Diner

Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
+47 70 12 42 53
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
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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.

Thank RobinAlexPrice
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...More

Thank Jørn S
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...More

Thank UKtrotter2007
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...More

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!!!

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

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

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...More

Thank Mike P
ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 17 January 2017 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...More

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

Reviewed 20 December 2016

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....More

2  Thank HaberDu
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.

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

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

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.

Thank jannebeatew2016
ivar72, Owner at XL Diner, responded to this review

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

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

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

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Hi, We company of 3. I hope you can find table for us? Artem
30 September 2016|
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Response from Folkvard B | Reviewed this property |
I went directly to the restaurant and get a table inn less then 15 min.
Inês V
Hi, do I have to make a reservation for late september? My parents are coming to visit and I'd really like to take them here
1 September 2016|
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Response from ivar72 | Property representative |
Hi Ines :) we are glad to hear that you want to take your parents to XL DIner. Most days at XL Diner we are fully booked, so to be sure that we have a table for you and your parents it would be safe to book a table with us... More
Are vegetarian options available?
6 June 2016|
Response from Vitaepro | Reviewed this property |
Hei.No problem. Just tell us when you are here :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 42
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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 !