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La Boite a Huitres

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38 cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 (0)5 56 81 64 97
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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niceville
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our oysters and sausage and the white wine. Sat at an outside table and watched the oyster shucking. Excellent lunch.

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Orlando, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right off the Main Square on a pedestrian area. You can identify it quickly as there is a barrel outside with oysters on the top. Eat out under the umbrellas. Order them with sausage. Don't ask, just do it. It will make sense when you eat the combo. The wait staff is OK, but you are really here for the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked by this place around 2pm on a Saturday in late May. We weren't even hungry because we had had brunch a few hours ago, but when we saw the man shucking oysters outside the restaurant we couldn't resist sitting down and trying a few. Of course the oysters were very fresh, meaty and delicious. It's not cheap but... More 

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Litchfield, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Stopped in for lunch w/o reservation for a couple dozen oysters and for what the server thought was a crazy amount of sausages. The food came promptly. The oysters tasted fresh and cold and the cheap white bordeaux was one of best bottles of white wine I enjoyed while in France.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The oysters here were so fresh and delicious. Also many varieties. What a treat! The service was great! I would recommend they add a salad or vegetable to their menu. Otherwise, wonderful!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip to Bordeaux in 10 yrs and we first looked at some fancy bistros around place de la comedie. Destiny drifted us towards this interesting place. We first entered to have few oysters and a drink before moving on to a second restaurant for the rest of our meal. Degustation oyster plate was so good we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Come here for oysters. Fish soup was average but the jamon was good too. We were told we have to eat the sausage together with the oysters.

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Thank DuchessMaggie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Lunch today was exactly what was needed. After a visit to the Christmas Market we stumbled across this restaurant for lunch. We had the fish soup followed by oysters and ate our full. Should/when we revisit Bordeaux this is somewhere we would revisit.

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Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for oysters just go there, €28 degustation oysters platter (14 pcs./4 qualities) Great deal,great wine,great oysters. Only concerns were the fish soup, not even close to be decent,they have to improve it alot. No English speaking staff 14 oysters,fish soup, water and half bottle of white wine from the region, €47 Reccomended

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Thank Naorad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We went to this small restaurant for a romantic dinner, and it was a perfect choice! First of all, be aware that the menu offers some starters (smoked salmon, tuna mousse, fish soup...) and then oysters. If you are looking for other kind of sea food or fish you won't find them in here. We had the salmon (really good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)5 56 81 64 97

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?