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Cafe Generalen

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Ravnedalen Naturpark | Ravnedals veien 34, Kristiansand 4616, Norway
+47 38 09 07 91
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Moss, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a hidden gem in Kristiansand. Great food, amazing surroundings in a secluded waterpark below steep cliff-faces, a shadowy wonderland. In addition to the best burgers in Kristiansand the cafe also offers a rich range of entertainment, music and outdoor concerts all summer long. If you visit Kristiansand without going to Cafe Generalen, you're missing out.

Thank Tribekal
Hurth, Germany
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337 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We were here with a group. The choice was to be made between a normal and a vegetarian burger. Both were handcraft, and both were delicious. Service was good. The location (at Baneheia area) is fantastic.

Thank SimsalabimTim
Bø, Norway
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The burgers here are very good. Not to complicated, but that's what makes it great. The suroundings are unique with high cliffs and a pawn with swans. Very relaxing and great atmosphere. It's one of very few places were your burger isn't grilled to death and it's still a little pink in the center.

Thank Thenorwegianviking
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Nice café in a park. Had only a waffle, which was good, so I can't say much about the burgers. Across the intrence is a small path to the top with a nice view. It takes less than 10 minutes.

Thank Evi D
Kristiansand, Norway
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located at an amazing park in Kristiansand. The ambiance is quite peaceful and relaxing. The burgers are really good and tasty!

Thank RobertRoy75
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

When we went there – friends told me that it is dangerous and once you try you can get addicted :). Cafe is located in the park and also have seating outside. Served mainly burgers, but also have salads and desserts. I took Generalens special burger with champignons, cheese and bacon. When you seating outside you need to order it... More 

Thank Lintdn
Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Ravnedalen park si really nice place to walk or relax. We went there during the cloudy weather and nevertheless it was lovely place. Because of possible rain, we wanted to sit inside, but we found there rather really small, busy and noisy place. We could not find free table there. So we had to sit outside, but because we had... More 

Thank Turists6
Kristiansand, Norway
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We were told that they had the best hamburger in town. But this was a big disappointment. We were there on a tuesday and there were a few other guests but we had to wait 45 minuts for a burnt hamburger. NOT worth it!!

Thank Lioged
Kristiansand, Norway
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Cafe Generalen is a hidden gem in Kristiansand. The restaurant is located at the beginning of the very fine designed valley, called Ravnedalen. The valley itself is well worth a visit, and everyone who visits Kristiansand ought to add a trip here. The restaurant has recently upgraded the outdoor areas, and with views over the valley and the water it... More 

Thank Sirator
Kristiansand, Norway
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429 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

If you are in the area , you just have to take the time to sit doown and enjoy the best burgers in the world . You can enjoy it in the most scienic place to sit Down in , tne ravndalen park. It is a must .

Thank Tor Steinar E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Cafe, European, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ravnedalen Naturpark | Ravnedals veien 34, Kristiansand 4616, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Southern Norway  >  Vest-Agder  >  Kristiansand
  • Phone Number: +47 38 09 07 91

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?