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Chez Fonfon

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Chowder, Soups, French
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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, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great when you finally get there

Not the easiest place in the world to find even with Sat Nav Nice functional looking French Restaurant overlooking a mini harbour with a hodge podge of incongruous houses around it Service ok but very slow The bouillabaisse was very tasty Highly re commended if a bouillabaisse is what youseek

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Ali M
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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Not the easiest place in the world to find even with Sat Nav Nice functional looking French Restaurant overlooking a mini harbour with a hodge podge of incongruous houses around it Service ok but very slow The bouillabaisse was very tasty Highly re commended if a bouillabaisse is what youseek

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New York City, New York, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was really looking forward to eating here given it was recommended by several sources. Our first time in Marseille, and of course we had to have the famous Boulliabaisse from one of the places that supposedly does it the best. We showed up no more than 8 or 9 minutes early. An unsmiling middle aged bald man appeared and showed... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent service and other dishes, but the bouillabaisse was bland, only two kinds of fish, and the plates were not heated, so by the time the fish came, the soup was barely warm. Not worth the premium price of € 50. All of the other dishes, particularly the daube, boned at the table were excellent.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The saying on the wall about sums it up. Bouillabaisse, it's fish with sun. Great service, great ambiance, awesome bouillabaisse. Excellent view of a small quaint fisherman's cove or parking lot. It's one of the top places to find bouillabaisse that originated in Marseille.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lovely relaxed restaurant where you can experienced good food. Sit at the balcony on the first floor and see the world go by and the ships sail in and out of the port in the dazzling blue seas. Will return again in a heart beat

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had high expectation since our local friendly recommended it to us and said it's a must go. However I'd rather spend more money eating oysters at oyster bar in central Marseille. The waiter was rushing and splashed some of the soul on my shirt when he was refilling my plate. The soup was tasteless and the potatoes were still... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The location is excellent, there is a whole floor show going on outside in the evening. The service is professional and friendly. Our starters were excellent. Then things went downhill. There was enough (good quality) fish in the bourride for a least three and possibly four. And it had been overcooked and not completely skinned. And the aoili was brilliant... More 

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Sharon, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

First the setting in very nice, and service was good. The wine, which was one recommended was good but not great (at 32 Euros). The Bouillabaisse was 50 Euros, and the Panier Pecheur was 40 Euros. The ice cream/sorbet was very good, running 2.50 Euros/scoop. It was interesting to see a local restaurant that wasn't too filled with tourists. It... More 

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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We were well received by the waiter of the restaurant but honestly the dishes are not that amazing if we take the price into consideration. But it is quite agreeable to sit near the window of the restaurant and look at the small ships below and let the wind blow. For those who don't have a car, public transportation does... More 

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Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lunch at Fonfon Marseille: It was pouring rain the day we showed up. We were a few tables from the window overlooking a tiny harbor. . Aperitifs: Couple of cassis and champagne cocktails . Amuse bouche - melon and mint purée drink . First course: Breaded and sautéed octopus served on a salad of mixed greens and diced tomato (remotely... More 

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Additional Information about Chez Fonfon

Address: 140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
Phone Number: +33 4 91 52 14 38
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
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
Average Prices: USD 52 - 148
Cuisine: Chowder, Soups, French

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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: Chowder, Soups, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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