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De Tjotter

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood
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Rommelhaven 2, 8861 AS Harlingen, The Netherlands
+31 517 414 691
Fri 13:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 22:00
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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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120 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

De Tjotter is an apt name for this establishment. A tjotter is an old fashioned flat-bottomed Friesian fishing boat. And the place specialises in fresh fish. There is a formal restaurant and an adjacent oyster bar where they offer a plate service, including oysters of course. The place is run by the owners and it shows. The service is friendly... More 

Thank VanRiebeeck
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I have been in this restaurant with friends and I must say that the fish was really good, the service was good also (always there but never interfere to much during the dinner) and they advice properly when we asked. For sure is a place to keep note if you are in the area and you want to eat good... More 

Thank Redmonster52
Brussels, Belgium
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611 reviews
496 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Pleasant spacious restaurant overlooking one of Harlingen's pretty canals. Great Zeland oysters, sashimi and scallops plus amuse gueules thrown in, which we enjoyed with delicious Côtes de Gascogne white. Friendly staff (possibly the owners) who talked us through the differences between Dutch and (local) Frisian. Despite the architectural charms of Harlingen, we decided to skip a visit to the local... More 

Thank higvin
Wrentham, Massachusetts
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247 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

The restaurant is located in a distant suburb of Amsterdam and serves tasty Dutch cuisine. Especially delightful is the sweetbreads and ray combination and the cuttlefish and monk fish dish. The decor is rustic and polished and the service is friendly and efficient. You can picture a very cozy evening when the weather isa bit chilly and damp.They offer a... More 

Thank william z
Harlingen, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

A wonderful place to enjoy fresh seafood, friendly and hardworking staff, a great view of the Noorderhaven and it's boats and classy décor.

Thank campenles
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

A lovely gem of a restaurant. From the outside it looks small, but inside is a treasure of art, fine decor and friendly staff. The menu was good a varied, and our meal was served quickly and was delicious.

Thank grahamcg
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We ordered two different set menus and everything was really fresh and well cooked. The staff was friendly and attentive. We were sitting outside overlooking the picturesque harbour in Harlingen. The pricing was reasonable, the food excellent and the surroundings very nice therefore we will probably come back again even though it's far away from home.

Thank Monika S
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

This is in a lovely location, has good decor and some (but not enough)lovely staff. The menu is quite extensive and the dishes beautifully presented. .. when they arrive! We had been there around an hour and a half before we got our first course. As I write this, I am still amazed we stuck it out. An amuse bouche,... More 

Thank climber56
Groningen, Netherlands
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Swayed by good reviews we booked here on a trip showing friends round Friesland and Groningen. The good points - service is very friendly, the restaurant is pretty, and the setting is also nice. But there seems to be a huge mismatch between the number of tables and the number of staff, especially in the kitchen. The restaurant was only... More 

Thank Fosciandora
Newbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Nicely cooked fish but chips instead of the potatoes advertised - we chose from the lunch menu that was still on the table but the dinner menu would probably have been more interesting.

Thank Sparks42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$41
Belgian, Seafood
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rommelhaven 2, 8861 AS Harlingen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: +31 517 414 691

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