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De Oude Haven Mussel Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Dutch, Seafood, European
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Waterpoortstraat 3, 4553 BG Philippine, The Netherlands
+31 115 491 691
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Oosterzele, Belgium
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and friendly place, with warm welcome from the owner and waiters. Food is very good, mussels-snails au gratin with garlic butter as a starter are delicious, followed by a mussel's casserole of the house with a unique vegetable's "soup" taste typical of the house. A place to go when you want a decent mussel's casserole with ample quantity and... More 

Thank b737bbj2016
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely ambience, flavourful food and very warm service! The mussels are very fresh, big portion, in a onion-herby clear broth served in a huge stainless steel bowl! Serve with either ciabatta bread or fries ( I suggest your get the bread which is lovely to dip into that salty herby broth )! Their North American ( Wyoming, USA ) Angus... More 

Thank Melfred P
Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had a table on the terrace outside and ate the best mussels ever! Cooked to perfection! The terrace is fantastic and even fully booked there is plenty of space between tables. The boss comes to say greet you and checks whether you ate all the mussels ;-) very personal approach that we liked a lot. It is not cheap... More 

Thank Céline W
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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246 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This restaurant is one of the best in Phillipine that serves the best seafood in town. with a very flavourfull grey schrimp a locale schrimp from the northsea.friendly and good service

Thank Jean-Paul D
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Mussels here are so good, and the plate is so big, you actually want more but can't! A bit expensive, though and the fries were not at the same level of the mussels (too soft, not really hot). But the place is great, the service excellent and the freaking MUSSELS out of this planet!

Thank Giuliano B
Aalst, Belgium
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Since my childhood, we're going from the east of flanders in Belgium to Philippine in The Netherlands. My grandfather always took us to "De fijnproever", but one day there was an incident and we were not very satisfied. Some friends always went to "De Oude Haven" and invited us to come along. The boss, "Frans" is very charming and knows... More 

1 Thank bepdwi
Deinze, Belgium
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

We had the pleasure to visit this restaurant on a warm summer evening. So we could enjoy the beautiful terrace with attention for the little pond and a lot of green. Also enjoyed the lounge. The mussels are great; especially the vegetables they use to prepare them. Wine is priced very reasonable and we loved the Spanish Augustus chardonnay .... More 

1 Thank geert c
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

This is one of the many mussels restaurants in Philippine and it is ok, but does not stand out, We visited this family restaurant with a group of about 25. We were seated at two different tables and that is a pity if you go there as a group. Half of the group went for the famous mussels whereas the... More 

1 Thank Cor D
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

It has been 20 years sins i have been To this mussel Resto It still is THE best in this town And it is a musseltown THE best ever Think i Will go back soon!

Thank Tony V
Temse, Belgium
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

On the Waterpoortstraat are several restaurants serving mussels. De Oude Haven is a very large family restaurant, serving mussels their style. I prefer them cooked or steamed the natural way, here they were cooked with garlick, lots of onions, some parsley and white wine. Too many onions. Very large portions - 1,7 kg per guest. Fries and/or bread to your... More 

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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
Dutch, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterpoortstraat 3, 4553 BG Philippine, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Zeeland Province  >  Philippine
  • Phone Number: +31 115 491 691

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?