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LE DAUPHIN

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39 AVENUE JJ THIBAULT, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
0033(0)59260069
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: REGIONAL FOOD WARM WELCOM WITH THE ENJOYMENT TO RECEIVE YOU AND PLEASURE...
REGIONAL FOOD WARM WELCOM WITH THE ENJOYMENT TO RECEIVE YOU AND PLEASURE TO SEE AGAIN YOU SUCH IS THE CURRENCY OF OUR RESTAURANT STOP HERE
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A lovely cafe for visitors wanting a view

My wife and a friend and I visited Saint-Jean-de-Luz while staying in San Sebastian. We drove out for the afternoon and were looking for a lunch spot that wasn't "touristy." After walking around without success, we returned to this spot we had initially passed and decided to give it a try. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
Mark L
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
329 reviews 329 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and a friend and I visited Saint-Jean-de-Luz while staying in San Sebastian. We drove out for the afternoon and were looking for a lunch spot that wasn't "touristy." After walking around without success, we returned to this spot we had initially passed and decided to give it a try. We had very warm and friendly service (my wife... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We live in St Jean De Luz for part of the year. We thought we would give it another chance. What a mistake. The service was just as bad, more like the worst of Paris than the typical excellent service for St Jean de Luz. The mussels were the worst we have ever had. Overcooked and full of grit. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We ate here lunchtime recently, the restaurant is in a nice location overlooking the beach and the menu looked nice. Once we had sat down, it was a while before our order was taken and the waitress was very impatient with our slow and limited French. At the same time we ordered a bottle of wine and some water. The... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The pros: This restaurant is open all day (most restaurants are closed in the early evening opening about 19.30 -can be very frustrating when you arrive in town first!) so for this reason alone it gets a big thumbs up! It's in a really good location, right on the seafront. There seems to be a good selection of fish on... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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154 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Really enjoyed our meal at Le Dauphin. Can't give it 5 because is wasn't 100%. What let it down was the service. A lot of the staff seemed very young & obviously seasonal, might be better out of season. Food wise, we thought it was great. The mainly seafood menu was good in that it forced the children to all... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The five of us seafood lovers went to this restaurant on a wednesday evening. We ordered the "poêlée royale" - which includes half a lobster, 2 camarones, gambas, langoustines and mussles in a flavorful sauce. Everyone was delighted with the food. 3 full poêlées, a bottle of wine and coffees - the bill? just about 20 euros per person! We... More 

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Cognac, France
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49 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

we stayed in st jean de luz for 1 night travelling back from spain,chose to eat in here as we were reading menu & the young girl almost ushered us in,2 of the young girls were all over us before we ordered then we had a third "young" girl take our order,for starters we ordered oysters(what a big mistake) after... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Ordinary food, unprofessional staff, no good value for money.

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Biarritz, France
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314 reviews 314 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

I have recently moved to Saint Jean de Luz and chose to eat at Le Dauphin simply because it has the highest Trip Advisor rating of any restaurant in the town. Perhaps because my expectations were so high the disappointment was that much greater. We were shown to a table by a pleasant waitress, the restaurant was very busy. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

We had been touring through rural France for almost three weeks, picked this place due to other reviews - it was the worst meal we have had. The house speciality in particular was a disappointment - the mussels were small and dry and the prawns little beter - I would not return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 AVENUE JJ THIBAULT, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: 0033(0)59260069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 67

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

REGIONAL FOOD WARM WELCOM WITH THE ENJOYMENT TO RECEIVE YOU AND PLEASURE TO SEE AGAIN YOU SUCH IS THE CURRENCY OF OUR RESTAURANT STOP HERE
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?