Fish, Mussels & Seafood, Brussels

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    La Marée: SEA SEA SEA AGAIN.....

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 26, 2004

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    Whenever going here, ask for a table on the small terrace, so that you can observe the passers-by while you enjoy an enormous dish of seafrood, a never seen MIX of OYSTERS, MUSSELS, COCKELS AND GIANT SHRIMPS.


    Favorite Dish: You can even order PAELLA, the fantastic Spanish Dish!!!!!!

    People who don't love/like fish will have to look for another place, a steakhouse or something like that..




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    Fish, Mussels & Seafood: Don't miss the fresh seafood !

    by matcrazy1 Updated Dec 28, 2003

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    Walking on a street full of restaurants close to Grand Place (Rue des Bouchers) I noticed a lot of fresh seafood there.
    Brussels is famous for mussels (mules) which are prepared in different ways at numerous seafood restaurants. Don't miss them. Hmm... I would add french (or rather Belgian) fries and good white wine or Belgian beer to them. Btw I heard that French fries were invented in Belgium and should be called Belgium fries hehe.

    Other seafood? I would love cooked or smoked salmon or famous Belgian Croquettes de crevettes ( Shrimp croquettes).

    Favorite Dish: Seafood!

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    Bij den Boer: Fish, Mussels & Seafood

    by Luchonda Updated Oct 31, 2003

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    The interior is unique.Old fashioned tables and chairs - a corner on the left showing a picture how the restaurant was many years ago.And this corner looks still the same.
    Visitors are locals and typical BXL

    Favorite Dish: Seafood - and this in BXL !!
    Mussels in a sauce of gallic - scampis - a good bottle of "Chateau Guibon" and a bottle of San Pellegrino - café Ristretto !
    All this at table 27
    "Merci de votre visite"

    Bij den Boer
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    this is a name I made up for it: restaurant row

    by belgianwaffle Updated Aug 2, 2003

    Near the grande place there are these back alleys that are rows and rows of restaurants, mostly seafood. I'm not a seafood fan, but apparently belgian seafood is good. Get the mules (muscles)! It is a really cool atmosphere... sorry I don't have better directions.

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    Fresh Seafood everywhere

    by TanjaE Written May 9, 2003

    Take a small road from the Grand Market and you will find yourself surrounded by restaurants offereing fresh seafood and mussels. During summer you can sit outside and watch a lot of poeple and enjoy the atmosphere.

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  • Any restaurant: Mussels in Brussels

    by canicelim Updated May 6, 2003

    When in Brussels, you must have mussels. Firstly, it makes a great conversation starter.
    Secondly, it's not too bad.

    Also, you must try Frites - locals informed us that the french fry was invented in Belgium. The French stole them, and named it french fries - hang on, maybe the Americans named it french fries.


    Favorite Dish: Mussels - White wine sauce

    Mussels in Brussels

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    Lalique's Restaurant Tip

    by Lalique Written Aug 25, 2002

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    And this is our mini VT meeting with Suat (Suat_O.). Initially we should have met in Amsterdam but accidentially Suat happend to be in Brussels the same time we were there, so he gave me a call and we met. On the pic we are sitting in one of the restaurants on Rue des Bouchers and devouring huge tray of seafood, though Suat drank only beer and kept on saying the he was already full. Probably he was scared by looking at us and seeing how severe we treated these innosent sea creatures??? ;)))

    From left: Suat, me and two of my friends (Nastya and Ella).

    Favorite Dish: SEAFOOD!!!!!

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    Seafood street vendor: Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 23, 2008

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    Belgium and also Brussels is known for the great food available.

    At the Oude Graanmarkt you can enjoy especial the seafood served by street vendors at the corners.


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  • Fish, Mussels & Seafood: Rue des Bouchers / Fish Street

    by sue_borg Written May 31, 2005

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    This is a great place to stop and have a really good meal.
    Rue des Bouchers is a narrow street full of restaurants serving mainly fish and other local specialities! Great atmosphere!

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    AU RUGBYMAN 1 (Fish market)

    by LysDor Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    A tiny cosy restaurant not far from the Grand-Place and serving succulent lobsters and fish dishes!

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    Fish, Mussels & Seafood: Rue de Bouchers

    by filipdebont Updated Mar 29, 2004

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    Without doubt the place to be is The Rue des Bouchers (the butchers street), here you'll find a lot of excellent restaurants, here you can eat a decent meal for a not so expensive price.

    cosy restaurants
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    Fish, Mussels & Seafood: Unavoidable pleasure!

    by Profsmiley Written Feb 23, 2004

    Favorite Dish: Look for restaurants where the locals frequent - though it might be hard to distinguish them from tourists. Just look for the ones without cameras, hehe...

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    Just a restaurant near Grand Place: Moules & Frites everywhere

    by shrimp56 Updated Nov 16, 2003

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    It would be hard to miss the offerings of moules & frites. Even on a Sunday afternoon this restaurant was busy.

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    by jtb2inky Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite Dish: Mussels, when they are in season, are a true Belgian delight. They come in many varieties, and a splendid with a good white wine or Belgian beer.

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