First time in Steenwijk and you’re thinking where you should eat? The city has a lot of restaurants to choose from.

Here, we have compiled a list of the best restaurants in Steenwijk, whether you’re craving Chinese food, steak, or perhaps, some crispy frikandel that you won’t find anywhere else. Also, while you’re in the city, make sure to sink your teeth in “the Steenwijker meatball.”


1) Woody’s House Steenwijk

Get your fill of good steak and delicious seafood at this loghouse-like steakhouse. Located in the city centre, it’s the perfect spot to eat in if you’re going with your family and friends. Even kids will be able to enjoy, thanks to their playroom where they can interact with other kids while parents can eat at peace.

Not a fan of meat? They have delicious vegan options. For meat lovers out there, you can feel less guilty about the food you consume by going for organic alternatives.

Ask The Dutch Guy Insider Tip: If you are with a group of persons do order the ‘Rocky Mountain menu’. These are 5 plates with all kind of meat.

You will love this. With this menu it is also possible to include some vegetarian options as well. Another great option is the ‘Hungry Woody’. This is a combination of Grilled Black Angus steak and Spare Ribs served with Stockyard BBQ Sauce.

2) Shanghai

Craving for chinees in Steenwijk? Shanghai offers authentic Chinese dishes that will surely satisfy. Don’t miss out the on Peking duck and the fried shrimps. Shanghai is known to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in Steenwijk. Rest assured, all the meals here are made from the freshest ingredients. Shanghai is the best wok restaurant in Steenwijk.

3) La Gondola

Craving pizza in the city? Don’t worry, La Gondola is an excellent pizzeria in Steenwijk that has a wide selection of pizza flavours you can choose from. Must-try pizzas are the Pizza Salami and the Pizza Margherita. They also have vegetarian options and a kids’ menu.

4) Ristorante Pizzeria Casanova

Get a taste of Italy here in Ristorante Pizzeria Casanova. The place is run by an Italian family who cooks authentic Italian dishes. Expect authentic ingredients that will make you feel like you’re in Italy.

5) Snackbar Bestaria Steenwijk

Grab a snack at a popular snackbar in Steenwijk here at Bestaria. Their most popular dish is their juicy beef burger that is the ultimate comfort food. A bite of this burger will melt all your worries away. Aside from that, they also have The Steenwijker Meatball that is unique to The Netherlands. The meatball was invented by a Steenwijker butcher, Lieffert de Vos and it’s existed for over 150 years. Bestaria offers also vegetarian as gluten-free snacks.
Ask The Dutch Guy Insider Tip: The Steenwijker Meatball is just a thing what you really have to try once in a lifetime. However we will warm you that after eating this meatball you won’t need to eat for a day or two 😉

6) Cafetaria De Honingpot

Located in Oosterstraat, this snackbar is known to have the best fries in town. They also have their own spice mixture over it, which makes it remarkably delicious. Aside from that, they also have tasty sandwiches and hamburgers that will go well with your frikandel!

7) Steakhouse Tennessee

As soon as you step inside the restaurant, you will be transported to the Wild West. They serve American foods, from various types of meat from the grill. This is an excellent place to eat in to satisfy your steak or spare ribs craving. They also offer vegan options and homemade pastries to cap off a satisfying meal. It gets jam-packed here, so make sure you call in advance to reserve. On this page you can do a virtual tour in the restaurant.

8) De Opschepper Steenwijk

Located in the heart of the city, this is the restaurant to satisfy your barbecue cravings. It’s a great spot if you’re going in large groups. Eat your heart out with the barbecue buffet that they offer. It’s a perfect place to be in after a long day at work. Here, there is something for everyone.

9) De Bovenmeester

If you like to dine in luxury then De Bovenmeester is the place to go. The restaurant is located in the city centre and just a short walk away from B&B Slapen in de Kerk. It actually doesn’t matter what you choose from the menu because it is all mindblowing away. From the minute you are intro the restaurant you feel welcome. The interior gives you an intimate and warm feeling.

You won’t go hungry in Steenwijk with these restaurants—and eating here will make you feel relaxed. Whatever dish you’re craving, trust that the city has it.


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