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Le Restaurant L’Hippocampe

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14, Quai du Port | in front of Notre Dame de la Garde, 13002 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 90 88 38
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11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Fresh fishes and seafoods, Spaghetti with seafoods, Wild prawns, fresh...
Fresh fishes and seafoods, Spaghetti with seafoods, Wild prawns, fresh cuttlefish, fish soup, bouillabaisse,aioli, grilled squid...
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  • 57
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 13
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Bouillabaisse

The food was really good but the service was so so, we had three different waiters, and it took a bit too long to get the check but otherwise great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food was really good but the service was so so, we had three different waiters, and it took a bit too long to get the check but otherwise great.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We found the food and service to be good. Excellent location . This restaurant was used by locals as well as tourists like ourselves and all appeared quite happy with the food and service. We will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The restaurant is located at the Vieux Port, probably the best known place of the very multicultural city of Marseille. The surroundings have been nicely renovated and is quite convenient for pedestrians as motor traffic has been drastically limited. Lot of affordable underground parking is available. Hippocampe located near the upper left corner of the Vieux Port, offering a quite... More 

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Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A perfect place for the last lunch of a lovely holiday! And what a view from the table at the pavement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This little restaurant is located near the center of activity in the Vieux Port. As such, in addition to excellent seafood and attentive service, it is a great place for people watching. Try the oysters with some always excellent Cote du Provence rose wine. We dined here twice and enjoyed both meals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was our last evening in Marseille and we wanted Bouillabaise. It was excellent with lots of fresh fish. The price was reasonable for the quality of the fish. I had strawberries for dessert and my husband had tarte aux pommes. The service was great and the wine average. Most of the customers around us were French and they all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited this restaurant for dinner with my wife on my birthday. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the service very good. Food really nice - excellent calamari and prawns. Bouillabouise was well worth trying and sweets lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This restaurant is on the main strip in the old port, so it is accustomed to tourists who abound. That aside, the food is really good. The bouillabaisse is large and with so much fish, not cheap, however worth it for the quality. The appetisers with black truffles are historic. Good seafood and very good pigeon also. A very competent... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We've been there 5 people. 4 ordering menus (42 Euros), 1 a la carte. Service was quite bad, the waiters not nice or pleasant. The food was average at best, for the price ridiculously pricey. Some items were ok (Salmon Carpaccio for exemple). Some really bad (Octopus salad for exemple) The view is good, location is good. Mostly tourists around... More 

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Bonjour Monsieur ; évidemment, si vous venez chez nous en juillet, août ou septembre, vous rencontrerez beaucoup de touristes qui... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I had our first dinner in Marseille at this restaurant because of it's location to our hotel. We didn't want to eat at the next door restaurant, Le Miramar, because of the negative reviews on Trip Advisor. What a mistake we made. We paid 100Euro for meals we could not eat. The complimentary tappenade was accompanied by... More 

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Bonjour Monsieur ; la noix d'entrecôte est effectivement la pièce la plus grasse du bœuf, c'est ce qui fait qu'elle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14, Quai du Port | in front of Notre Dame de la Garde, 13002 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 91 90 88 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 56
  • Cuisine: French, Chowder, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Fresh fishes and seafoods, Spaghetti with seafoods, Wild prawns, fresh cuttlefish, fish soup, bouillabaisse,aioli, grilled squid...
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm

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