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De Ballentent

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Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 436 0462
09:00 - 23:00
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Bruges, Belgium
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ball from ground beef is everything this place is famous for. It's taste and structure is the best I have ever eaten. The french fries were delicious as well. I don't know what the fascination is from the dutch with hot peanutbutter sauce but this is really awful. Don't order it with the balls I recommend or do it... More 

Thank delphi_101
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great local place, nice "balls", fun service. Good prices for big dishes. A need-to-visit! Don't expect a place for candlelight, fancy dinner, but great pub place instead.

Thank Adriaan J
Paris, France
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254 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Simple but tasty food. Often crowded and overloaded service. Tasty simple dishes from the Netherlands.

Thank philhellich
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I'm new in Rotterdam, so following my "domestic colleagues" wherever they lead me :). First it seems weird to take a car and drive so far for a lunch. But after being there I understood the point of having lunch exactly at this place. The menu card is quite rich for a lunch, but the place is famous with its... More 

Thank Catherine V
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We were taken to this restaurant by our dutch friends on a Sunday afternoon in February. We had heard about the meatballs many times and therefore did not bother to look at menu. Meatballs and Chips all around and they did not disappoint anyone in party of 8. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff are really friendly... More 

Thank anniem757
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Big, delicious and well-priced portions and cozy interior terras. We had a very nice evening at this place. Especially the meatballs are worth a try, as the name suggests!

Thank selkhet
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Good food, great value, and a superb atmosphere, well worth a visit.. The night we went it was packed but we managed to blag a table for 4 people and boy did we have a good time. Couple of Birthday celebrations in full swing and in true Dutch style everyone got involved.. Food was excellent..Must go..

Thank mutchgb
Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The best meatballs in Rotterdam. On weekends the interior is very crowded and you have to make a reservation if you want to eat inside. But they have a really nice esplanade with lots of space.

Thank Dom P
Sao Luis, MA
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128 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This restaurant is quite close to Euromast and it has beautiful view by the waters. Food is traditionally Ducht cuisine.it has very good beers , especially great Belgian beer.. The wine is also very good.

Thank doresg
Province of Verona, Italy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I really recommend this pub for people who want eat local dishes (meat balls with a fantastic sauce) and breathing an Holland atmosphere next to the port! The prize is appropriate. Great place!

Thank Christian G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parkkade 1, 3016 GN Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 10 436 0462

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