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“Charming restaurant: De Mikke”
Review of De Mikke

De Mikke
Price range: USD 39 - USD 54
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 16 March 2016

My family has a studio in Oostduinkerke, for more than 16 years I spend every summer holiday on the Belgian coast. So it’s logical that we have already eaten in several local restaurants, but there is one restaurant that really springs out and that is ‘De Mikke’. This steakhouse is famous for their delicious grilled steaks, people come from all over Belgium to enjoy this delicacy. On the outside it’s a very old farm, this year ‘De Mikke’ already exists 40 years and they have never changed their location neither their concept. The building isn’t very appealing from the outside and unfortunately the inside isn’t much better. Their tables have a repulsive red plastic tablecloth and they serve their food on a wooden cutting board instead of on a nice plate but this way the restaurant creates a home atmosphere. Another disadvantage is that you can’t reserve a table, so you need to come very early in the evening if you don’t want to wait half an hour or longer. But we always say: “never judge a book on his cover”, because they serve delicious dishes. One of my favourites is the brochette, the meat is very tender and it really melts in your mouth. The taste is very special because it was grilled on a stone grill. The brochette or steak is always presented on a wooden cutting board with a little bit of lettuce and a slice of bread of the local bakery ‘Espero’. You can also order an extra bowl of salad, French fries and their sauces assortment with their famous spicy sauce. The service is very lovely and irreproachable, the waiters are very gentle and after 16 years you know them very well and vice versa. I really can recommend this charming restaurant to small families with children and couples who like to eat grilled food. If you want to come with a larger group, it is not so easily to have a large table because you can’t reserve.

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5  Thank Nils V
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

Had lunch here several times, and each time we had a very good, woodfire grilled steak, entrecote, or even better filet pure, with a swift and friendly service.
It's a big restaurant, with large 'dining room', lots of tables, and usualy crowded during the season and on weekends, no reservations possible.
The food is served on a wooden plate, and can be accompanied with several sauces. For the non meat eaters, there is a good shrimp skewer and a belgian shrimp based cold dish.
The south african house wine (from a son of the owner) can be recommended.

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Thank filipmije
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

If you like steak, this is the place to come. My husband and our friends had the steak and I had the scampi. It was all very delicious. I had been here once before and remembered the baked potatoes with nutmeg and garlic butter, so was pleased to get to try them again and they didn't dissapoint.

You can't book and we got there very early as we hadn't had lunch. By the time 7pm came the place was full, with people waiting in the bar for tables. It is a large restaurant so I can imagine how long the wait would be around 8pm!

It is well worth the wait if you have to!

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Thank nbalwaystravel
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We had been recommend this resto by a friend who has been eating there for years. As we had had our fill of steaks we (4 out of 5 of us) decided to order the skewered lamb côtelettes. What a mistake. They were dreadful - skinny, and grisely. In addition the frites were not up to the Belgian standard we expected having lived in Belgium for nearly 40 years. Our son rated his steak as very good so it was not all bad. On a more positive note,the serving staff were very attentive.

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Thank David W
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

We went there twice (Friday, Saturday) over a busy summer week end. I was with my parents who have been going there for the last 20 years, and never been disappointed.

On both occasionsWe had to wait 30-45 minutes to eat, so we waited in the bar area. We received a nice table (5 people) and directly when seated, the waiter presented himself to take the order. Despite being a busy night, we did not have to wait for the food, all arriving at the same time, so we could all eat together.

The meat is always perfectly cooked, and fries are very tasty, they have a nice selection of sauces, and I highly recommend the one from the "house". Fries and Salad are served with the meat, and you can ask for a second serving if needed.

It is important to know that all the dishes are cooked on a Wooden Grill BBQ, and the selection of dishes is limited to steaks, and one fish option (scampi skewer).

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Thank Yves B
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