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le crabe-marteau

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8 quai de la Douane, 29200, Brest, France
02 98 33 38 57
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
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paris
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here during International Maritime Festival July 17. Simple, enjoyable crab shack. Crack your own crab and langoustines. Nice staff who do a fine job managing massive crowds. Festive, fun, casual atmosphere right on the waterfront.

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Thank shaggyparis
Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quirky, different, fabulous waiters, friendly and food and wine excellent. I cant remember eating a meal as good anywhere in the World.

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Thank andychantalr
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

There is nothing more fun than putting on a bib and going at a whole crab with a mallet. I love every bit of this place including the newspaper on the tables and the big ole bucket of potatoes as a side. My only nitpick is that the different mayonnaises taste too similar but that really is a nitpick.

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Thank Dangosteen
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We are a group of international students in Brest, and we tried it in autumn, the season of crabs. The ambiance was super good and the servers were très gentils so sympathetic. They answered all my questions, no matter of the meals or of the win. We are at a grand table sharing with a group of family from south... More 

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Thank Xiaoming L
Madagascar
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

To experience Brittany at its best you must visit the CM. Fresh seafood all year long. Warm service. Love the fish soup and the crab croustillant. Try the Paris address if like me you get homesick while in the capital.

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Thank segominette
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

On first investigation, this restaurant looked great, but I'm not a fan of faffing around with crab on the shell, so was pleased to note that they had one dish that was crab not on the shell. We ordered fish soup to start, which was a bit wishy washy at first taste, and really neede plenty of all the accompanying... More 

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Thank platpeeps
London, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

With its newspaper covered tables and selection of mallets it reminds me of a Deep South crab shack. Had a really nice meal overlooking the working port and were served by a charming Italian waitress who could speak about 4 languages. Service was a little slow - so could not give it 5 stars as it was midweek and not... More 

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Sussex UK
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The menu is limited but you know that before you go. Make a choice of half-of-one and half of something else or select a whole dish of the same. Don the apron provided and use the hammers to get smashing where needed. All great fun and at a reasonable price.

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Thank UKTravellerSussexUK
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This together with the restaurant next door must be the best two in Brest. Try the crab be prepared for a mess but the food will not disappoint. Service is excellent the staff are extremely friendly

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Thank MandM5960
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

When arrived in Brest we did stroll along the waterfront resturants. Le crab was crowded with people and the fact that the tables was covered with old newspapers, made it an easy choise for where to dine. You get some wrapping to cover up yourself, since you (and those around you) are using wooden hammers to access the crab meat.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37
Cuisine
French, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 quai de la Douane, 29200, Brest, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Finistere  >  Brest
  • Phone Number: 02 98 33 38 57

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