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Bakfickan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
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Stora Torget 1, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
+46 498 27 18 07
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stroll through the winding streets of Visby and when you fell hungry head for Bakfickan. You'll have to book in advance since there's not so many tables. But it's worth the effort. Sunny days and evenings you can sit outside and enjoy the lively square surrounded by restaurants.

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Thank KerstinBjellerup
Zürich
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

our airbnb hosts recommended this place, not only for being in the vicinity, and we were not disappointed! the sole waitress was very nice, helpful and knowledgeable about the the selections on offer. she offered a taste of the suggested beer before ordering and to switch the side for one starter with the one for another was no problem. good... More 

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Thank janicke73
Lund, Sweden
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Always nice to try a new place. Had fried herring with mashed potatoes and butter. Crazy good! Washed this down with some local beer/pils a real treat.

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Thank Non_Plus_Ultra2013
Visby, Sweden
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Bakfickan is an "institution" among the restaurants in Visby. The service is familiar and Quick, and the dishes are very tasty. A lot of local ingredients and special recepies.

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Thank _per_smitterberg
Sweden
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped by last Saturday without reservations and luckily was given a table at the small bar. The pre course was small crab cakes which were delicious. The sea bass was cooked to perfection served with a good quality recommended wine. Don't miss out on the desert!

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Thank JMZSweden
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing mind blowing, but the traditional fish soup and fried herring was very good. I liked the local Wisby stout beer as well. Surprisingly few seafood options in Visby considering its on an island- so this was the best of few options.

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Thank Tony G
California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Came here solo at 5:30 on a Friday in the off season and could only get a seat at the bar, since apparently the rest of the tables were booked. I didn't see many people show up at 6, though. The place is very small, and only one person was taking care of customers. I'm quite impressed at how prompt... More 

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Thank Rachel H L
Helsinki
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43 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a well-known and very popular seafood restaurant at the corner of the main square (Stora Torget) in Visby. We stayed in Visby for one week in September 2016, and ate three times in Bakfickan: e.g. Toast Skagen, smoked shrimps, marinated salmon and Baltic herring. The food was absolutely fresh and delicious, and the service cheerful. Book ahead, especially... More 

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Sollentuna, Sweden
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A great fish food restaurant. Serves great food in a really nice atmosphere. Right next to Stora Torget in the great old town of Visby. Nice celection of seafood dishes and also a good selection of beer and wine.

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Thank dangli
Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We came here on a Saturday night, in September, which seems to be the off-season. Two people were there, working. She asked if we had s reservation, which apparently we needed, but she was able to seat us at the bar inside of five minutes. They serve about 5 locally brewed beers, from Visby. Food was great. Fried herring with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stora Torget 1, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Gotland  >  Visby
  • Phone Number: +46 498 27 18 07

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