Part of its charm derives from its name (which translates as "The Ugly Duckling"), and its location is very close to the former home of Hans Christian Andersen. It's set on a cobblestone street in Odense's historic core, in an ocher-colored building from around 1850 that emulates an old-fashioned Danish kro. Attracting a large family trade, it specializes in well-stocked buffets manned by uniformed staff members who will cook your steak, fish, omelet, or whatever into virtually any Danish-inspired configuration you want. There are no smørrebrød, but because the buffet contains a roster of sliced cheeses, breads, meats, and condiments, you can always make your own. The staff speaks excellent English, and if buffet dining appeals to you, you might have a wonderful time here, as we always do.
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