Kombuis – Ostend
Radiating a somewhat dingy vibe that has a certain kind of tourist running for the hills, Kombuis is often walked past without a second glance by unsuspecting Ostend visitors. Yet locals and those in the know seek it out in search of the iconic hole in the wall that’s been serving legendary mussels for over 40 years. Unassuming, with rows of brown tables covered with white paper tablecloths and walls dressed up in kitschy paintings, mussel lovers come from afar for its moules à la Belge and moules marinière. Friture Kombuis is a testament to why you should never judge a book by its cover – you might just miss out on the best mussels in all of the land.
Kombuis, Van Iseghemlaan 24, 8400 Ostend, Belgium, +32 59 80 19 49