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lobster is king




Restaurant the Oesterput is an experience.


The good name and fame of restaurant the Oesterput stretch far beyond Blankenberge, where the Devriendt family started their seafood business five generations ago. The Oesterput is the place to be to enjoy fresh lobster, oysters, fish, mussels, or an exquisite seafood dish. 

The Oesterput derives its charm from the vibrant lobster tanks located in the restored warehouse some ten meters from the dunes. The unique location, the friendliness of our waiters, and the guaranteed freshness of the seafood make it a place worth visiting. Lobster, oysters, and our offers of selected champagnes are our specialty. A cozy and romantic time is assured at the Oesterput. 


We don’t take reservations. Everyone who visits gets a table. Try to come as early as possible so as to avoid getting in line. For groups of more than 12 people please send an email to Dogs are allowed. 


opening hours

Kitchen: 12:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 21:00.

Closed: Monday and Tuesday. Open on Mondays during school holidays.

Annual Leave : 7/1 - 31/1
Open Friday 2/1



Call 050 41 10 35.

Go to the takeaway page.



Wenduinse Steenweg 16, 8370 Blankenberge.

GPS: Bevrijdingsplein, there’s a spacious private parking lot at the end of the street.

Public transportation: Tram stop Harendijke (Wenduine) is within walking distance along the trail. 





The story of the Oesterput goes back to 1885. “My great-grandfather, Pieter Devriendt, who everybody called Pito, was an entrepreneur. He started wholesaling fish in that year and became the owner of the first oyster pit constructed in Blankenberge in 1888; a pit filled with fresh seawater where oysters are cultivated.”

“The wholesale business and restaurant flourished and our family was delivering fresh fish, oysters, and lobster all over the country.” Owners Piet Devriendt (fourth generation) and Caroline Pattyn run the restaurant together with their two sons. 


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