Ballstad Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ballstad

July 15, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Ballstad is a village in the municipality of Vestvågøy in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on a small island off the southwestern tip of the island of Vestvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. It is one of the largest fishing villages in Lofoten.
Things to do in Ballstad

1. Himmel og Havn

Moloveien 45, 8373, Norway Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Seafood, Scandinavian, Norwegian, European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +47 904 70 004
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Himmel og Havn

Reviewed By DerBasti123 - Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

It may not be the easiest place to find but it surely is ridiculously cool and yummy.
Located in what I think is an old boatshed it is one great place.
Tables, chairs, crockery, simply everything seems to be one of a kind collected from probably a million different places.
Welcome and service by what I think is the owner have been extremely warm, friendly and authentic. Food takes a while to come out but given everything is made with so much love, it's well worth the wait. The quality of the food is absolutely outstanding - very high quality with fresh ingredients. Some of the best we have ever had.
Only three dishes on the menu - traditional Bacalao and one meat and fish dish each. But that is all you need really.
One of the loveliest, most personal restaurants I have been to in a very long time.

2. Johnsen's Fiskerestaurant

Storgata 78 | 8370 Leknes, Leknes 8370, Norway Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$196 - HK$651 +47 76 08 18 55
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 155 reviews

Johnsen's Fiskerestaurant

Reviewed By AndyT2012 - Thornhill, Canada

I read these mixed reviews and thought that we probably visited this place for lunch on one of its best days. The service was very good. Very knowledgeable and definitely taking pride in the place/food. The food was cooked very well. We liked both the fish soup (probably one of the best we had in Norway), and I liked my fish (I think it was cod fillet). Very tender and not oversalted.

3. Huset Kaffebar

Idrettsgata 1, Leknes 8370, Norway Seating, Takeout Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Huset Kaffebar

Reviewed By Ewillmore - Oslo, Norway

I had hot chocolate. My husband had cappuccino. Both were good. Also had the apple cake, which was good although a bit dry. Nice interior atmosphere on a rainy day in Leknes.

4. Kan Thai Restaurant

Storgata 51, Leknes 8370, Norway Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$181 - HK$251 +47 76 08 85 88
Excellent
23%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Kan Thai Restaurant

Reviewed By cmatt43 - charlotte, nc

This Thai Restaurant is in the center of town on the 2nd floor of a building. our group ate there twice, lunch & dinner, and everyone was very pleased. check the hours before going. the owner doesn't seem Norwegian, maybe Russian, don't expect warm service.

5. Sans Og Samling

Storgata 29, Leknes 8370, Norway Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Soups, Scandinavian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Sans Og Samling

Reviewed By Bjørn ørjan V

Cozy and good Cinnamon bun was great, coffee too. Best is that you serve yourself the cakes, so take the size you want :) Remember to notice the "lamps" in the ceiling. Staff was smiling and helpful.

6. Kraemmervika Rorbuer

Kraemmervikveien 3 | Ballstad, Ballstad 8373, Norway European, Scandinavian +47 76 06 09 20
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
14%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Kraemmervika Rorbuer

Reviewed By Thoughtful100 - Lincoln, United Kingdom

We stayed here for dinner bed and breakfast, sleeping in the old fisherman's cabins (rorbuer) and eating in the nearby 'fisherman's hall'. Stunningly beautiful location - like most rorbuer in Lofoten. Authentic, charmingly simple cabins - the others we stayed in at other places were more luxurious and modern, but these had a special feel to them. Clean, tasteful, modern high quality bathroom. Fellow guests felt we had been crammed into a cabin too small for us so the other cabin could be let out and they were rather cross - who knows, something was a bit odd. The staff all declared themselves to be volunteers - also odd, what sort of arrangement is operating here? We were part of a group and ate in the 'reception' building, rather like a community hall, also slightly odd. The food was simple and varied in quality, part delicious, part too authentic for a foreign tourist's taste buds. The place is a conundrum and a good look at the website confuses me more with its pictures of semi-naked women draped over the rorbuer. My advice to the owner is to make the 'offer' clearer.

7. Kraemmervika Havn as

Kraemmervikveien 36 | 8373 Ballstad, Ballstad 8373, Norway Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Norwegian Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner HK$173 - HK$345 +47 916 61 330
Excellent
40%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
24%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 25 reviews

Kraemmervika Havn as

Accomodation and Restaurant: Fishermen's cottages/ cabins for 2 to 7 people. Private toilet, shower and kitchen at all. Restaurant/Pub: We want to showcase the best of Lofoten. Nature, Mountains and sea - not to mention the great food - fish! Restaurant with maritime atmosphere and a varied menu with focus on Norwegian produce. Kræmmervika is located in scenic surroundings in the heart of Lofoten. The restaurant has a unique interior. In the banqueting rooms, you can arrange intimate group dinners, business lunches, conferences or weddings in a beautiful setting. The rooms have ample space and are suitable for groups of 15-180 people.

Reviewed By Miea_H - Bodo, Norway

We were a party of 8 visiting the Lofoten-islands, and stopped by Kræmmervika Havn for a bite to eat. The restaurant itself was not opened just yet, but we enjoyed some lovely Norwegian vaffler (waffles), coffee, soft drinks and ice cream outside in the sun. Wonderful scenery! Thanks for having us.

8. Kaikanten Kro og Rorbu

Ureveien 188, Leknes, Norway +47 905 78 752
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Kaikanten Kro og Rorbu

Reviewed By Michel H

This place is a bit hidden, but the atmosphere and food are certainly worth the small detour. View from the outside Terrace is great. Service is warm, welcomming and friendly.

9. Frk. Lillemor Cafe

Storgata 19, Leknes 8370, Norway Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Norwegian Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch HK$16 - HK$196 +47 997 02 398
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Frk. Lillemor Cafe

Reviewed By kahkityoong - Melbourne

Nice ambience and very pretty cafe inside. Coffee was good for Norwegian standards. We had a lasagna and chicken pasta salad which were quite good. Wifi was a nice inclusion.Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. Welcome back on another occasion :)

10. Skjaerbrygga Drift AS

Skjaeret 2, Stamsund 8340, Norway Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Scandinavian +47 76 05 46 00
Excellent
48%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
10%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 49 reviews

Skjaerbrygga Drift AS

Reviewed By Arnoldbakers - Marlborough

We ate here twice during our stay in Lofoten. The place has a very good atmosphere - pub/restaurant overlooking the harbour. The seafood was good and plentiful - hard to get through the massive prawn dish, for instance. But the service was at snail's pace, There seemed to be plenty of front of house staff, but the kitchen must be understaffed. Do not go here if you need to get away for an event (catch the ferry, go to a concert) afterwards.

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