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Chez Fonfon

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140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 52 14 38
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11:55 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:55 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 167
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A place to have your Bouillabasse

We arrived on New years Eve without a booking . Despite being fully booked for weeks they accommodated us. The service was very attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
susheela r
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London, United Kingdom
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Antibes, France
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to spend a weekend break in Marseille to see the changes that have taken place in the last 7 years since our last visit. I have a friend who lives in Marseille, he told me to try the Bouillabaisse at the 'Vallon des Auffes'... We were not let down. Chez Fonfon is renowned. The fish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We arrived on New years Eve without a booking . Despite being fully booked for weeks they accommodated us. The service was very attentive.

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Thank susheela r
La Jolla, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Excellent food in a very picturesque setting. Famous for the bouillabaisse and rightly so, but other seafood dishes were also delicious. Just a few miles south of the Vieux Port. If you go for lunch, the area is very nice to walk around and explore.

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Thank ruth1250
Marseille, France
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Excellent fresh seafood and never dissapointed The view is fantastic at the ballon des aufes, and the air in my he atmosphere is magic

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Thank Corakass
Sydney
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

What a view! What food! The perfect dining experience in Marseille. Watching fishermen clean their boats, while dining on the freshest fish imaginable, cooked to perfection and served with care and style. Of course, the bouillabaisse was excellent, as was the carpaccio of dorade, and the chef's take on a fisherman's basket. Truly delicious.

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Thank JohnandJim
Stockholm, Sverige
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Great service, great food but slightly overpriced. They would need to redecorate the Place, too much light, too much IKEA 1995. But we were there for the bouillabaisse, and it was excellent.

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The best Bouillabaise is made in Marseilles, we are told. So we went to sample it at FonFon , a charming small port framed by the arches of a tall stone viaduct framing a fabulous sea view. The small fishing boats bring the catch of the day to within ten feet of the restaurant. Our table overlooked the port, the... More 

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Florence, Italy
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I had reserved much in advance since I was staying only two nights in Marseille with my family. I had been at Fonfon many years ago and I had always reminded the pleasure of eating the best Bouillabesse in Marseille. I had reserved using la Fourchette from the restaurant web site about three weeks in advance and in the afternoon... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch and somehow they had our booking wrong but still managed to find us a table. Service was a little on the slow side but they were relatively attentive to our needs with refilling our bread basket and water. The bouillabaisse was tasty and portion was generous. The fish were very fresh. Dips were also delicious. Overall,... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Delicious bouillabaisse (in the city where it was invented) in a restaurant on the cove of vallon des auffes. Fish for the bouillabaisse is caught daily by fishing boats moored in front of the restaurant. Service was excellent; manager seated us and told us about our selection. More food than we could eat. Would have given 5 stars but thought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 91 52 14 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 52 - 148
  • Cuisine: Soups, French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:55 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
11:55 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:55 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:55 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:55 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:55 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:55 am - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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