6 top spots for mussels in Ostend

On holiday by the sea? Unthinkable not to go eat mussels at least once! We asked our fans on our Facebook page for the best places to eat mussels in Ostend. Discover their suggestions here.

De Kleine Garnaal

If you like old-fashioned mussels, book a table at De Kleine Garnaal. Here, too, fresh vegetables, fresh mussels and a little bit of patience have been part of the success for years. "You won't find them much fresher!"

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The Mosselhuis is a small no-nonsense eatery where you can enjoy mussels and fish preparations according to the catch of the day. The dark, old-fashioned but cosy interior is loved by many Ostend fishermen. The menu includes mussels, sole with fries, tomato with shrimp, shrimp croquettes and steak. Everything is fresher than fresh because the selection on the menu depends on what the fishermen brought ashore the previous night.

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An excellent spot for anyone who loves fresh mussels. How to best prepare them? Restaurant Ocean's chef lets us in on his secret: "We cook on a hot induction stove. After all, mussels are best when they are cooked very hot and short."

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La Moulinière

Did you know that there are many ways to prepare tasty mussels? At La Moulinière, they know no fewer than 40 different ways! Ideal for any enthusiast who wants to try a different mussel preparation.

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De Markt

De Markt, a restaurant in the heart of Ostend, stands for cosy dining, not only inside but also outside on the large sun terrace. Belgian food critics are full of praise for De Markt's fish stew and the mussels are really finger-licking good. Prepared in 4 different ways! The choice is yours.

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De Amandine

Can you order classic mussel preparations at Amandine? But of course! However 'Mussels Amandine' are the speciality of the house. The mussels are prepared with lobster sauce and cream. Definitely worth the try!

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