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La Boite a Huitres

#145 of 1,849 Restaurants in Bordeaux
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38, Cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 (0)5 56 81 64 97
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
Ms Ana

Excellent ! The best oysters in town ! Great ambiance ... Just a short walk down the hill from the main square. Well worth it !

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent ! The best oysters in town ! Great ambiance ... Just a short walk down the hill from the main square. Well worth it !

Thank Anazgombic
Tisvildeleje, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I ate my first meal in Bordeaux here. It's the place to go to try all kinds of oysters. I sat outside and consumed their "plateux degustation" with a selection of different oysters, which were some of the best oysters I've ever eaten. The waiter asked whether I wanted a saussise (a hot, spicy sausage) with the oysters (sort of... More 

Thank Larry-of-Denmark
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Went there in the beginning of Sept hoping to get some local huitres from Arachon. They said it was out of season and one could no longer get them locally. We believed them and had some mediocre oysters. The tuna pate they have is horrible, mostly mayo. The real insult was going to Arachon the next day and seeing tons... More 

1 Thank travelalotParis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

It is not for whole lunch but before lunch or dinner you can eat and taste different fresh oysters in Bordeaux.You can find good table wines too.One of the best spot in the city Bordeux.Don't miss.

Thank aykut57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Dined here twice in Sept 2014 and have returned Sept 2015 and "I'll be back"! Service is friendly and enough English understood to make ordering easy. Quality and choice of oysters is excellent and freshness is not a concern as you can watch your oysters being opened and they are fresh. Well worth it!

1 Thank Dan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Had 3 kinds of oysters and the seafood bisque. Both were excellent in quality and presentation. The waiter spoke English and taught us the right sequence to eat the oysters. Will come back!

Thank Julian C
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

While in Montreal I have been to this corner stall twice this summer. The place has over 20 different varities of oysters and shell fish. The oysters are all fresh and peeled in right in front of you. just sprinkle some fresh lime, hot vinegar or Tobasco and gulp / slurp it down. They are decently priced at $2.50 onwards.... More 

Thank kolkatacool
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

lovely place outside the main square in Bordeaux this restaurant serves a variety of oysters, some of which are the best I've had. Simple, just a squeeze of lemon and your transported to the ocean. a delight to experience

Thank Sexybeastintheeast
Hawi, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Who knew the oysters in France could be so good! This place is awesome if you love oysters. They also have smaller dishes that you can pair with your oysters like pate, fois gras and sausages as well as a selection of Bordeaux wine. Highly recommend.

Thank HT L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

As the name implies, if u're in Bordeaux u have to taste the huitres and la boite a huitres is the place to be.They offer different types of huitres and the appetizers are just to fill an empty stomach with some tasty traditional sud-ouest cuisine before indulging on les huitres.

Thank Rony A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38, Cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)5 56 81 64 97

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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