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le crabe-marteau

8 quai Douane, 29200 Brest, France
02 98 33 38 57
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Ranked #20 of 251 Restaurants in Brest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $37
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

After reading about le crabe-marteau we decided we must visit. Luckily we were able to get a table and what an experience....did not disappoint.....highly recommended

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have been in this restaurant several times in 2013 - 2014 and I always found fresh and excellent oysters (there are two different sizes, too), crabs and shrimps. The furniture are special, with table clothes made by newspaper and marine environment. They give you the typical wood hammer which is used to break the crab and enjoy with a... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Crabs and hammers, and a few other bits like oysters, crevettes etc. Aprons provided (needed when using the hammer with any force) Charming service, great shack-style interior. . House white goes perfectly with the ultra-fresh crustaceans, bread fantastic - heaven!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It's not a michelin style restaurant, but you wount regret coming here. The simplicity and the whole setting did everything in this place. At a first sight it's located in the harbour area and looks a bit scruffy, but once inside it's a genuine crab-banging and oyster feast circus. We tried the oysters and the spider crab together with the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
880 reviews 880 reviews
519 restaurant reviews
2,700 helpful votes 2,700 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I liked the character service food and feel of this place. Good value, friendly and very tasty fresh sea food. We drank a good deal more than we ate but the crab and the rest was first rate. We stumbled upon le crabe-marteau as we strolled down by the water but it is well worth seeking out specially.

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Brest, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This place was excellent for myself and my partner. We were greeted with smiles when we entered and were sat. We were unsure about the crab meal to go for and luckily the waiter was kind enough to go through the options in enthusiastic detail. We had the Oysters to start, which were well shucked with no noticeable grit. The... More 

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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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Additional Information about le crabe-marteau

Address: 8 quai Douane, 29200 Brest, France
Phone Number: 02 98 33 38 57
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Finistere  >  Brest
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 37
Cuisine: Seafood

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