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Hippopotamus Marseilles Vieux Port

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29 Quai Des Belges Vieux Port, 13001 Marseille, France
0491599140
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dinner

Nice view but foods was not excellent..Creme Brulee was mouthwatering and yummy .I had beef ribs and it was too big that I had no appepite to eat .Old salad and tasted awful .Disappointed ....

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This was our first trip to France, and the hippopotamus and this restaurant was everything we feared. We tried the little bit of French we knew at the door, and were greeted very smugly by Cindy, who also was unfortunately was also our waitress. She seemed to be choking back some kind of disdain, and scoffed at my boyfriend when... More 

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I already ate two times at Hippopotamus, the meat is very delicious and the burgers are excellent! I can highly recommend the 7th Avenue with double meat!

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zabbar , malta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Went here for lunch, really good food snd nice stuff.. Although service could be a little faster, but would go back over all.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My parents ordered two salads which were OK, I ordered a BBQ ribs, which seemed to be reheated and yet not hot enough to look like fresh. The taste was OK though. The part which justifies the two stars were their hygiene. All the forks and knives on our table were stained!

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Palm Desert, California
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17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Having just arrived at the "New Hotel Vieux Port", after a long train ride from Paris, we six travelling ladies, stopped here for dinner, and found the food to be excellent, good prices, and sat outside looking across the street to the Harbor....It was a wonderful "first dinner in Marseilles" for casual dinner....so nice we went back one more evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice view but foods was not excellent..Creme Brulee was mouthwatering and yummy .I had beef ribs and it was too big that I had no appepite to eat .Old salad and tasted awful .Disappointed ....

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Vientiane, Laos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Average service. Average food. Great location. Good for a quick lunch but other better places. Nice toilets though.

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Don't expect service with a smile. Took about 10 mins standing around the entrance to be acknowledged though it was not busy. The staff don't seem happy at all. Burgers were tasty but a little too expensive for what they were.

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Pointe-Claire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

menu was great, very fair price and delicious... a good option for a quick lunch on quai des belges overlooking the port. very nice and pleasant staff. lovely .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice place . We got tasty burgers, but service could be better. In general not so bad,maybe will come again.

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  • Address: 29 Quai Des Belges Vieux Port, 13001 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille>  > Opéra
  • Neighborhood: Opéra
  • Phone Number: 0491599140

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