When you are in Ostend city and the weather is nice, you really need to try an Ice-cream from Maxzim.
Lots of choice, we like the orange,lemon and special tastes.
Price is only €2 for 2 balls (and they are big!) and nice presented in a big horn with spoon.
Don't have a picture, but you'll like it.
Most ice-cream sellers ask €2.20 and the balls are half the size!
Sympathic seller also, so very recommended in general!
Address: Hertstraat 3
Directions: Sidestreet of Adolf Buylstraat near Het Wapenplein
Rather new restaurant, very cosy inside with dim lights & modern furniture.
The kitchen is 'nouveau cuisine', it's a fine stylish restaurant with great menu for only €32 !
Favorite Dish: MENU ’TOI MOI ET LA MER’ €32,00
Oostendse vissoep met kaas en rouille
Soupe de poissons à l’Ostendaise,rouille et fromage
Huisgemaakte garnaalkroketjes met citroen
Croquettes aux crevettes
Aardappel met Oostendse Grijze garnalen Fijn sausje met bieslook
Pomme Polder farcie aux crevettes grises d’Ostende
Inlandse Entrecote met groene peperroomsaus
Entrecote sauce au poivre vert à la crème
Scampistaartjes in roomsaus van het huis
Scampis, sauce à la crème
Kabeljauwhaasje in lichte jus met duxelles van Champignons,bintjespuree,
basilicumolie en zongedroogde tomaatjes
Cabillaud à la vapeur, duxelles de champignons, Puree ,
huile au basilique et tomates sechées
Quattro van gebakken zeebaars,coquille,gamba en tonijn,
Pommade van tomaat ,Romige Risotto ,olijventapenade
Quattro de bar de ligne,,coquille St. Jacques,gamba et thon,
Lamskroontje met Porcinisausje, bladspinazie en linguine
Couronne d’agneau,sauce aux cepes , epinards et linguine
Dessert’toi moi et la mer’
Address: Albert I promenade 68 8400 Oostende
Directions: Between the Casino & Thermae Palace
Phone: 0032 59 80 66 13
Nice restaurant from a friend,the kitchen is open from 12 till 14,and from 18 till 01am each day,and in july and august from 18 till 02 am.
Closed on thusday.
I have to tell that all the food is fresh.
Favorite Dish: Everything is just very good.
Address: Hertstraat 10,8400 Oostende.
Directions: In the city center.
Phone: 059 33 15 00
We went here for a business diner and our host ordered a whole seafood menu. Normally I'm a meat addict so I was very curious about this dinner!
Just a few persons are able to let me take fish for main course, but Le Grillon convinced me to also take some seafood for a change.
Excellent adress for seafood! Great ambiance and very friendly people! Mr. Willy Verdonck the restaurant owner knows how to spoil a guest.
Favorite Dish: I can suggest all their fishdishes!
Address: Visserskaai 31, 8400 Oostende
Directions: Near the old harbour!
Phone: +32 (0)59 70 60 63
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The waiters are friendly and the food of the brasserie is prepared by the same chef of the gastronomic restaurant Gloria in the same building. In summertime you can eat outside in open air.
Favorite Dish: Kabeljauw met stoemp
Address: ALbert I Promenade
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Open every day as of 5pm (even when all the other restaurants are closed), close to the pubs and cafes. Located in a small street, very discrete. Always very clean, nice lamps on the ceiling. They have this delicious pita Shoarma, and the taboule is excellent ! They love children (they have at least 3 kids...). I've been there many many times ! Don't miss it !
Favorite Dish: Mixte Oriental: to die for !
Address: Madridstraat 8
Directions: between Langestraat & Adolf BuylstraatRelated to:
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a new place centre town, Borsalino. The menu is in Italian and the staff speak italian and french, their dutch isn't so good, not yet, and i don't think their english is very good but the food is delicious and cheap, 9euro for a trio of pasta.
Favorite Dish: trio of pasta, penne quatro fromaggio. Haven't tried the rest yet.
Directions: centre of Oostende
as we were only in ostend for 3 days we asked the manager of our hotel for somewere good to eat.he recomended a local reataurant called BISTRO PANAME.it is one of the best in OSTEND
(we think), the young couple who own the bistro made us very welcome.there is a very good choice of menu
Favorite Dish: so much to choose from
Address: van reckem-de leeuw torhoutsesteenweg 82(petit par
Phone: ostende 059 70 92 72Add to your Trip Planner
Romantic restaurant with veranda chairs and terrace. Best local seafood, mid-priced, good service, recommended!
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is :
Starter : Gambas in spicy sauce (or Scampi Oriental)
Main dish : Northsee-fish with fries (Salmon, Lotte, Kabeljauw, Griet) grilled.
Address: Visserskaai 21 8400 Oostende
Directions: Close to our small beach
From 15th september 2006 till 25th March 2007 Oostende will organise an event by which Gastronomy in Oostende will by the centre of intrest for the next 6 months.
The purpose is to print a specially designed work of 12 prominent artists linked to the city of Oostende on a plate.
When booking the 'artist menu', the guest can take the plate after dinner.
Favorite Dish: Willy Bosschem in Restaurant Le Grillon, Marc Cloet in Restaurant Windaue’s, Rik Delrue in Restaurant Lobster, Jacky De Maeyer in Restaurant Villa Maritza, Jan Fabre in Restaurant Ostend Queen, Hubert Minnebo in Restaurant Gloria, Roger Raveel in Restaurant Fort Napoleon, Bart Soubry in Restaurant Périgord, Piet Stockmans in Restaurant Savarin, William Sweetlove in Restaurant Auteuil, Johan Tahon in Restaurant Marina, Bernard Vandenberghe in Restaurant Marc Aerden en Yves Velter in Restaurant Bottarga
The only thing that you have to have is some patience because it is always well crowded (or you have to come early).
You can eat tagliatelli's, pizzas, lasagnas and also steak-frites,...wide choice.
Don't forget to watch the board with the suggestion of the day.
Vispannetje with french fries is very good, also the Lasagna (vegeterian or Bolognese) are great.
It is not a real restaurant,nor a café,it's called a 'taverne' here in Belgium. It's a sort of between restaurant and café.
Everybody used to be satified, but now there are rumors, and some friends also experienced less quality (like Garnaalkroketten not filled! and less taste in the food in general)
Favorite Dish: The tagliatelli Funghi or Seafood are my favorites...large plates well garnished with lots of mushrooms & fresh parmezan (Funghi) or if you take the Seafood tagliatelli, it is well garnished with seashells, and other great seafood.
Also a new discovery is the Scampi 'Zeezotje'. A plate with delicious scampi's in a superb spicey sauce with spicy french fries! Try it,it's great!!!
Address: Bonenstraat 17
Directions: Close to the Visserskaai (Pier) & Amadine ship that you can visit (not so far from the station)
Phone: 059 70 48 58
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This is a very popular place were you can eat very good for 'okay prices'... You can find mainly local people here but because it's very good location you also see tourists there! I think this place is specialised in pasta, but you can eat much more here and everything is fresh (and I can know cos a good mate of me works in the kitchen :) ).
When you wouldn't feel hungry... it's also a nice place to have a drink!
Address: Bonenstraat 15-17
Directions: Very close to the station and the pier... it's on the corner of a square (called 'visserspleintje' by the locals)
Well, this isn't exactly a restaurant, but along the Vissers Kaai, I stopped at one of the tent-like stalls and bought some fish stew. All of the stalls sell it, so I just decided to choose one. When I walked up to the lady who was dishing it up, I asked what it was and she said, "Fish stew. Do you like spicy or no spicy." So, I decided to order the one with a little kick to it.
For 1.50 Euros, it was worth trying, but I have to be honest and say that it wasn't that great. There were big chunks of, well, I'm not sure what they were, but I'll describe them as rubbery slugs of some kind. I'll eat anything and the taste wasn't bad, but my jaw was tired after trying to chew these suckers for about ten minutes and I didn't even finish it.
Next time, I'll order something else. There were all sorts of more recongnizable and scrumptious looking things on sale here.
This is a great pittabar with best price / quality pitta's you will ever experience.
A nice, honest & friendly couple from Turkey opens this essential pitta place.
You can eat inside or take-away. Sometimes people wait almost till outside the pittabar, cause it has so much succes. A must for a fast take away snack!
Favorite Dish: Favorite plate : €4.5 (normal)-€5 (large) for a chicken dish with french fries & vegetables.
Once you tried this crispy chicken plate with french fries and garlic sauce, you will always compare other pitta's with this one and will never be satisfied again!
Directions: Close to AZ Damiaan hospital & Leffingestraat
A superb bistro in the centre of oostende. Great food, friendly service. Only one thing call and make a reservation, it's a small but popular place !!! Kitchen is open from 12 till 22u30. The speciality is the Steak Tartaar, which is made at your table by Luc the chef.
Favorite Dish: euh everything ???!!!!!
Address: near the casino, Leopold II laan