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Ben's Cafe

$$ - $$$
Belgian, European
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Grote Markt 11, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
+32 12 26 30 64
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have eaten here many times when I visit Tongeren for Business. The food is always excellent and so is the service. It is in a great location on the square with seating inside and outside. One night I arrived late in Tongeren, hungry, when many other places were closing and they were very welcoming. Hildeke even helped me translate... More 

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Thank Alan F
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking around Tongeren for something to eat and came upon Bens cafe. It's centrally located and very picturesque. Me and my family thought it was just a bar, but as the waiters started bringing food out it was obvious it was anything but. I'd recommend the the mussels in white wine sauce. We all agreed it was one... More 

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1 Thank Ryan D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Quite good salads and friendly service. Very good bread at the side. A good place for inbetween walks.

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1 Thank Danny S
Herentals, Belgium
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156 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

We had dinner on the terrace watching over Ambiorix and the Market. It's actually a very cosy place to have a seat, to watch other people, to watch cars passing by etc. We ordered a 'Steppegras' which you British / American / Dutch will all love! A big piece of meat covered with ultra thin fries! Delicious guys, go order... More 

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1 Thank Mathias B
Zeppelinheim
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Very friendly, quick and observant waiters, very good food at reasonable rates! This was the third time @Ben's so it must be worth writing a review. Thanks, again!

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1 Thank Tim S
Tilburg
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92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Very nice and good restaurant where you get good food for a good price. The personnel is very nice too

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1 Thank BenvDeursenTilburg
Hasselt, Belgium
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

During our shopping trip in Tongeren, we went for lunch at Ben's café. I ordered a special from the lunch menu, the traditional chicory in ham rolls with mashed potatoes. When I got my lunch, it was a big bowl of bechamel sauce with the mashed potatoes hidden in it and the chicory even hidden better. I had to go... More 

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Thank Wendy D
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

We ended up in this restaurant because the restaurant of our choosing was totally full. We were really hungry when we found a empty table in this restaurant, and ordered of steak and a carpaccio dish. The steak looked more then a piece of ham then a proper steak, the carpaccio was also not very special. I think we at... More 

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Thank Peter E
Lviv, Ukraine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

Like a lot of pubs at the market square, they offer you also food. I prefer the real restaurants.and by the way, those tavernes are not sheep at all.You go better to a real restaurant, and you have thema in Tongeren at a normal price!,

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Thank francois d
London, Kentucky
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

One of the only food-pub that was opend this day. Service was fine, the only thing was that the portions are small for their money. Not enough to fill your stomage. If they pay attention to that it would be very good...

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Thank Karl C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 11, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Limburg Province  >  Tongeren
  • Phone Number: +32 12 26 30 64

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