The Dikke van Dale is named after the big dictionary of the Dutch language.
The historical building as been transformed into the grand café with much care and it's an protected landmark.
Inside you find the old book cases still filled with books, which gives some of the the rooms their unique character.
The central bar is a local meeting point and always busy and full of action.
Outside you can sit on the terrace and watch the traffic heading to or coming from the IJssel river ferry.
Inside, besides a drink you can enjoy the special seasonal menu's in one of the side rooms. One advice, make a reservation if you want to eat here.
Favorite Dish: Beenham met asperges.
Safak is a Turkish-Kurdish restaurant in one of the nice smaller in between straat in the inner city of Deventer.
It's located at a corner and the big windows provide a nice outdoor view.
The interior is warm with dark furniture and candlelight.
The restaurant is run by a family and during my visit I was happy to meet three generations.
On the menu are great starters like:
Their are several Main course options:
-Numerous meat menu's (Kebap)
-Yoghurt based menu
-Tomatoe based menu
-Specials like Karisik Izgara (Lamb)
-Several ice creams
Favorite Dish: Linzensoep - Kepal Special - Baklava
Theres a portuguese restaurant near where DJ lives, its called De Dikke van Dale, and they do cracking food! we had 2 courses and 2 bottles of wine, and some beers between 4 of us for about 100 euros, the food is god damn good! i can recommend the salads!
Arsenaal Nieuwe Markt 33/34
Safak Kleine Overstraat 22
Bistro Navet Golstraat 6
Eetcafé De Brave Broeder Grote Kerkhof 25
De Dikke van Dale Nieuwe Markt 37
De Keizerskroon Stromarkt 12
Bouwkunde Klosster 2-4
De Kokkel en het Zwijn Brink 14-15
Kohindoor of India Zandpoort 15
Hans en Grietje Brink 76
De Keizer Keizerstraat 1
Hooiberg Stromarkt 29-30
De Zevende Hemel Grote Kerkhof 28
De Tobbe Welle 20/21
La Sardegna Grote Overstraat 61
Bella Roma Brink 53-59
Da Mario Vleeshouwerstraat 4-6
La Perla Grote Poort 11/13
Passe Partout Brink 7
Cava Andalusië Polstraat 78
Chez Antoinette Roggestraat 10-12
Dubrovnik Grote Overstraat 30
Gonzales Engestraat 9
Royal Brink 94
As you guess from the title, a Chinese restaurant. It's opposite the station and has a bewilderingly long menu to choose from - took us ages and a couple of beers to decide. Food very tasty, good vegetarian selection for Mrs Bonio.
Que Pasa? is a great BBQ restaurant where you can spend a cosy night with your friends.
There's a fix price for 2 hours unlimited eating and drinking. Tapas menu for € 27.50.
Tu: Only on appointment for groups of 10 people or more
We-Su: Noon - 11PM
Restaurant 't Arsenaal is located in the former Maria church, a building that also was used for storage of weapons and ammunition.
It's a first class restaurant with 20 seats on the ground floor and 40 at the first floor.
Mo: 5:30PM - 10PM
Tu-Fr: Noon - 3PM; 5:30PM 10PM
Sa: 5:30PM 10PM
Su: Only at request for groups.
Eetcafé De Zevende Hemel is a place for having a drink and people watching. The terrace -partly next to the church- is at one of the busiest tourist spots of town and has 350 seats.
Inside at the first floor is a dining room.
Mo-Tu: 10AM - 1AM
We: 4PM - 1AM
Th-Sa: 10AM - 3AM
Su: 10AM - 1AM
De Rode Kater is a bar-bistro with a nice terrace at one of Deventer's busiest spots.
Great lunches and dinners; eco-coffee, home-made pies and other delights.
Ma: From 1PM
We-Su: From 11AM
JacKies NYC is a New York style restaurant with private dining rooms, a basement for parties and a common dining space at ground level. On the menu are steaks, hamburgers, sushi, lobster and oysters.
Daily: From 5PM
The Volkshuis Deventer is an eatery where handicapped people work to integrate and participate in society. Each day 8 of them are coaches and guided to run the business.
On the menu are great pies, pancakes, sandwiches, salads and soups.
Furthermore there's tea, coffee and fresh juices.
On thursdays you can enjoy a simple but tasty dinner after 5:30PM.
Tu-We: 9:30AM - 5PM
Th: 9:30AM - 8PM
Fr-Sa: 9:30 - 5PM
The Heeren op de Brink is a cosy place at the Brink square with a look onto the Waag building.
The café-restaurant offers great lunches and dinners and everything for in between.
On the menu are sandwiches, soups, pizza and 3 course dinners.
Tu-Th: 10AM - 1AM
Fr-Sa: 10AM - 4AM
Su: Noon - 1AM
Engel & Bengel is a cosy eetcafé with great lunches and dinners.
Prices are reasonable; a main course is € 15.50.
We: 5PM - Midnight
Th-Fr: 5PM - 1AM
Sa: 11AM - 3PM; 5PM - 1AM
Su: 5PM - Midnight
La Sardegna is a small Italian restaurant with good quality/price ratio. Don't mind the setting if you are out for a fast and good meal, La Sardegna is the place to go to.
Daily: 5PM - 10PM
Café De Waagschaal (named after the scales of the Waag building in front) is the oldest Deventer café. Besides having a drink, De Waagschaal offers lunches and plate service.
In 1979 the Waagschaal was moved to the present location, a former pharmacy and later vegetable store.
There are 70 seats inside and 80 on the terrace.
Mo-We: 9AM - 8PM
Th-Sa: 9AM - 1AM
Su: 10AM - 8PM