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

July 25, 2017 Major Galusha

Sneek ([sneːk] ( listen); West Frisian: Snits) is a city southwest of Leeuwarden and seat of the former municipality of Sneek in the province of Friesland (Netherlands). As for 2011 it is part of the municipality Súdwest Fryslân. The city had approximately 33,855 inhabitants in January 2017.
Things to do in Sneek

1. De Kajuit

Dompleane 1, 8605 CN Sneek, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Dutch, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +31 515 432 503
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 272 reviews

De Kajuit

Reviewed By MWLANDSVB - Guildford, United Kingdom

Yes, this is an excellent restaurant and bar. Friendly owner and staff serving a really good choice of food (incl vegetarian options), beer and wine. Inside or outside it really is a very nice experience, particularly for lunch on a sunny, warm day.
Good parking either in car or boat! We'll go back and next time we'll be staying in the very nice looking motorhome/caravan site close by.

2. Klein Java

Wijde Noorderhorne 18, 8601 EB Sneek, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout Asian, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$118 - HK$251 +31 515 432 498
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Klein Java

Reviewed By David R - Neutral Bay, Australia

Having tried the best rated Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam and being rather disappointed we decided to try our luck again this time in Sneek. A great decision!
Seated with a drink while our table was being set outside, service was prompt and very friendly and relaxed.
Again the menu was only in Dutch but a neighbour translated it for us and in the end we chose one of the Rice Tafel menus of which there were several depending on your choice of courses or number of dishes. The food was truly very very good with great flavours and a great range of dishes. A moderate wine list in terms of choice but not expensive.

3. Onder de Linden

Marktstraat 30, 8601 CV Sneek, The Netherlands Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Dutch, European, Soups, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +31 515 412 654
Excellent
26%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

Onder de Linden

Reviewed By Hendrik_NL - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

A day out in Sneek involves also looking for a nice place for lunch. After visiting the "Fries Scheepvaart Museum" and the heritage liquor shop of "Weduwe Joustra", it was already high time for lunch; the veranda restaurant "Onder de Linden" made an attractive showing. Furthermore, the restaurant was still packed with customers, so they must do something right. Against heavy odds we found a nice table in a relatively quiet corner. The service of the staff was a bit hectic due to the popularity of the restaurant, however, the waitress was able to give polite service. I opted for the "heritage" Sneeker Uitsmijter" advertised on the advertisement board outside as an old Sneek recipe. What shall I say about the food. As for the Sneeker Uitsmijter, you can do only so much with fried potatoes, fried onions and eggs, but as it was it was well prepared, a bit like a hearty German breakfast. My travel companion had chosen the soup of the day and bread with a deep fried croquette. She complained about the amount of salt in the soup. Although the awareness of the harmful effects of the consumption of too much salt is luckily becoming main stream, many restaurants still put too large amounts of salt in the dishes. Tallying the hectic service, the mediocre food and the Dutch restaurant prices, I can only award a three point rating.

4. De Kastanje

Grote Kerkstraat 12-14 | 8601 Ed, 8601 ED Sneek, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Dutch, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +31 515 422 387
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

De Kastanje

Reviewed By David R - Neutral Bay, Australia

Picked this place due to proximity and T/A reviews.
Despite the menu being only in Dutch & German our waitress explained it all to us and was very patient.....as you'd expect.
Service was prompt, perfectly charming and attentive, absolutely no complaints.
Several of our party chose the smoked salmon starter filled with shrimp with the rest of us taking the duck prepared 3 ways - smoked, confit & ragout - all very good and nicely presented. For mains we went for the chateaubriand served for two people....a range of cooking preferences were done perfectly as was the béarnaise dressing.
A reasonably priced range of wines complimented the menu.
If I had to be critical a menu I English would have been good but with few English speaking visitors it's understandable that there isn't one .....which is true of pretty well every restaurant in Sneek!

5. 't Vaticaan

Grootzand 10 | 8601 Aw, 8601 AW Sneek, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Dutch, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +31 515 432 607
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

't Vaticaan

Reviewed By addlethorpe - Skegness, United Kingdom

This is a beautifully lit interesting restaurant. Really lovely decorations with a heavy religious theme. The staff couldn't be more helpful and the food excellent. Don't sit outside, go in and admire the surroundings.

6. Van der Valk Restaurant

Burgemeester Rasterhofflaan 1 | Van der Valk Hotel Sneek, 8606 KZ Sneek, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Dutch, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
32%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 170 reviews

Van der Valk Restaurant

Reviewed By Siamatta - Bonn, Germany

On the 1st of January, we were looking forward to a nice evening with good food and service in a nice atmosphere.
However, the time in this restaurant was more close to a disaster. Although it was not overcrowded and although we had a reservation and were seated by a service person, we had to wait more than 10 minutes before we even got a menu. The service was very slow and uncoordinated throughout the evening, and we noticed some irritations between staff members because they had obvious collaboration problems.
The open white wine we ordered was filled in our glasses at the table but very visibly in different quantities. We quietly accepted but were wondering.
We ordered sparkling water but got still water. It was replaced with impatience although we asked kindly. We both ordered fish dishes but only got one set of fish cutlery. A replacement was done only after we asked a second time.
Part of the fish we were served was obviously not fresh and fried in oil that was not fresh, either. The crayfish we got was stinking and uneatable.
This is the very first time in my life that I did not give a tip.
How can something like this happen?

7. De Walrus

Leeuwenburg 11 | 8601 CG, 8601 CG Sneek, The Netherlands Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$94 - HK$196 +31 515 438 100
Excellent
33%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 304 reviews

De Walrus

Reviewed By lentravel - Pattaya, Thailand

Very friendly service, great food and a must to go when you are in Sneek. I had the fried sole fish, very good. They have an extensive beerlist.

8. Restaurant Texas Steak Sneek

Westersingel 27, 8601 GR Sneek, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Steakhouse, Barbecue, European Dinner, Lunch HK$157 - HK$534 +31 515 425 299
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Restaurant Texas Steak Sneek

Reviewed By John H

Having watched American TV BBQ shows, I always wanted to try the chest meat on a steer called Brisket.
It is slow cooked for 16 hours at this restaurant. It was served sliced rather than pulled and was a bit tough, and not really my thing.
Here's the amazing thing, the staff immediately had the chef prepare another steak which was tender and delicious. They did this without hesitation and without any extra charge even though I offered to pay for both meals. The restaurant itself is well theemed, cosy and full of Texas atmosphere. The sides which are served with the meal are huge and delicious and the bread, home made and to die for.
It totally gets my recommendation.
Go there.

9. Mezzaluna

Prins Hendrikkade 17, 8601 CA Sneek, The Netherlands Italian Dinner +31 515 460 221
Excellent
20%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Mezzaluna

Reviewed By Thelastpasswordleft - London, United Kingdom

Nice decor, lovely food, service was not good. Way understaffed although the staff were really nice and friendly. 14 or 15 euros for most pizzas or pastas, desserts fairly priced, some starters over priced.

10. DE KOPEREN KEES

Parkstraat 1, 8601 GS Sneek, The Netherlands Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Dutch, Seafood, European, International Drinks, Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$283 +31 515 422 300
Excellent
41%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 75 reviews

DE KOPEREN KEES

Reviewed By Michael1111 - Heemskerk, The Netherlands

During our recent overnight stay in Sneek, we walked past ‘De Koperen Kees’ restaurant on the way to our hotel. Due to it’s clean and cosy appearance on the outside, we decided to return later that evening for dinner. You immediately feel the cosy, relaxed atmosphere the moment you enter the door and with the dimmed lighting, you get a real traditional pub style feeling. We hadn’t actually reserved a table, but were offered the last available one by a very friendly waitress.
At first, the menu seemed to be a little different than the usual ones, but with a short explanation from the waitress, it all became clear. We weren’t disappointed! Both our starter(s) and main course(s) were delicious and presented well. Compliments to the chef!
A most enjoyable evening with excellent food and friendly personnel. Definitely recommended and we would certainly return here if ever we visit Sneek again.

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