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Gamli baukur

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Hafnarstett, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 2442
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice little place for a quick bite or coffee after your whale watching experience. It can get chilly out there and is nice to grab a cup of something warm after :)

Thank IcelandicAdventure
Oude-Tonge, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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342 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Touristic trap. Not Ok for us. Long waits, not friendly and over prices. If you want to grab some food and you do not mind the quality ......

Thank Patricia R
Turnhout, Belgium
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food was veryg good, the starter was yummy and for main course we ate the fish of the day: cod with mash and a nice tomato sauce.

Thank DTorfs
Edmonton, Canada
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Sadly only popped in for a beer and soup but was not disappointed what so ever. Service was good, location perfect, great atmosphere...but the soup was awesome. Almost went back later that day to have it again. Highly recommend.

Thank Nicole H
Chemainus, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

On a cold rainy and windy day we stopped here for a bowl of Icelandic meat soup. It was delicious. The restaurant was cozy and warm.

Thank Travelbagg
South Lyon, Michigan
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445 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Gamil Baukur hit the trifecta of very good service, food, and view of the harbor. The room has a bit of a rustic appearance and appearance, yet an elegant feel to it. It was nice to hit it in the evening before our whale watching tour.

Thank gblack7205
Newcastle, Australia
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51 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We ate here after we had been on a whale watching trip,so didn't get there till about 3. That was not a problem and we were given a really great meal. I had the meat soup which was amazing, and our friend had no trouble getting a vegetarian meal. The weather was very sunny so we sat outside and watched... More 

Thank Fiona1110
Reykjavik, Iceland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

On a cold and rainy day the sea food soup was an excellent choice :)The place is located at the harbor of Husavik where you can see the fishing boats out of the windows.

Thank SuperJeepLady
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

As soon as we walked in and smelled whatever was cooking, we were hooked. They had a lovely kids menu, serving baked fish with smashed potatoes and salad. Not what our American children are used to, but we parents we delighted with it. The fish soup was rich and delicious. Loved it!

Thank Briana H
London, Canada
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We ate at this restaurant after a whale watching tour with North Sailing. Excellent food and service. We had three different people wait on us providing excellent and timely service. Great fish and lamb dishes top the list. We were there on a sunny day and able to eat outside and take in the sights.

Thank Heather M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, Scandinavian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hafnarstett, Husavik 640, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Northeast Region  >  Husavik
  • Phone Number: +354 464 2442

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