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La Boite a Huitres

#115 of 1,757 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, well presented oysters

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 

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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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My bucket list for Bordeaux included a meal of oysters with entre-deux-mers and this was the perfect spot to realize that goal. It was a beautiful sunny day, hot enough that we chose to sit inside rather than the terrace but had a view out doors. The terraces filled up very quickly as did the main restaurant. Many customers seemed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visited tonight at 20:30, having booked on the strength of the tripadvisor consensus. Expected it to be busy, was not at all. The owner seemed friendly enough, although my wife thought he went and shared a joke with his shucker at our expense. The oysters were ok, although not one of the 12 flinched at the application of lemon juice.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Had a really good selection of oysters including some I have not had before. Went here on a recommendation and I'm really glad we did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice oyster as always been here four years everytime we come to Bordeaux... Unfortunately they don't speak much English

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were happy to be part of La Boite aux Huîtres's first ever edition of the "Merci pour les Huîtres" event ("Thank you for the Oysters" event) in collaboration with Virginia Seafood. Three kinds of oysters were part of the event: J&W Seafood from Lower Bay Western Shore, Massawadox Salts from Upper Bay Eastern Shore and Sewansecott from Seaside. A... More 

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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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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