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le crabe-marteau

8 quai Douane, 29200 Brest, France
02 98 33 38 57
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Ranked #14 of 220 restaurants in Brest
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $37
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Gdynia, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I spent wonderful 90 minutes in this restaurant with great food and atmosphere. I've ordered admiral dish with big crab and langustines and together with three dips and boiled potatoes itbrought a real feast to my stomach. The only thing i regret (but a very little) is lack of local beer, but i could understand as French are more focused... More

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Paris, France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Excellent restaurant in Brest close to the sea port, it's actually much better in terms of quality than the one which opened in Paris. Personnel is really friendly, the lagoustine platter is huge and the crab very tasty

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you love crab like me, you'll love the homey feel of this crab restaurant in the water. the staff didn't speak any English to speak of, be were very accommodating and friendly. Everything was excellent and fresh. the crab was similar to Dungeoness but with a harder shell and smaller legs. the flavor was almost the same however, sweet... More

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london
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The crabs are huge and delicious . We were given an expert demonstration on exactly how to eat open a crab so you extract ALL the meat . This place is for fish lovers who want to eat in a very relaxed atmosphere on newspaper and hammers to smash your crab . Lovely time !

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Cork
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

This place is fabulous - no menu, just a choice of crab, oysters or langoustines, served on a table covered in newspaper with bread, potatoes & homemade mayonnaise. There was no wine list either - rosé or white, full or half litre. There were bibs provided & a bucket under the table for the debris. Fabulous atmosphere, very relaxed, full... More

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birmingham
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is a old authentic fish restaurant by the docks, the fish comes from across the rd from fish market and local boats, there is no menu, depends on the catch of the day all the locals come here, tables are covered with newspaper with a chopping board in the middle with two wooden mallets and two long steel picks... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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596 reviews 596 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
968 helpful votes 968 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

I loved this place. The seafood is just great - don't miss the crab and the oysters - and the decor is rustic with a twist... they use newspapers as tablecloth and have a wooden hammer on the table for each patron, which is to be used to crack the crabs and lobsters. It's not tourist trap, plenty of local... More

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