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le crabe-marteau

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8 quai de la Douane, 29200, Brest, France
+33 2 98 33 38 57
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
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Medellin, Colombia
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesome experience. Friends told us about this place. We loved it. You get your crab, they show you how it works and then you start to hammer the crab. We laughed so much and had a lot of fun. Everywhere in the restaurant were crabpieces flying. So much fun.

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Thank Jen_worldwide
cornwall
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed Oysters; only restaurant in area with fresh seafood, had Oysters, left happy and all for €15 with a glass of wine. Nice place, lovely staff, gets my vote!

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Thank Richard L
Bargemon, France
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

In the port of Brest , atmosphercic restaurant with a lot of character. You really feel thta you are in the Finistère and Bretagne! A lot of fun! We will be back!

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Rome, Italy
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

My father was here some years ago, so I wanted to come here from long time. Actually in our travel in Brittany, we maybe passed by Brest, just to eat here, there is also Le crabe-marteau in Lorient, but it was always closed, for holiday, I think three days straight. So in the end we decide to pass again from... More 

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Thank Giordana V
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Wow, just I can wow !! I enjoyed longostin, fish, potato, designing, garsons,l. That is a good people resturant. I suggest it to you

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Thank susan j
Bayeux, France
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125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

What a surprise! Reading about the place was tempting enough but living it was thrilling The crab is goooooood and my son just loved hammering it done Dessert was worth the experience A must do!

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Thank Rudy P
Bordeaux, France
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Obviously the owners have succeeded to created a very funny and enjoyable mood. Service is great, you feel welcome,which is so rare in France. Then great thirst impression. The food, I should say the sea food, is delicious and fresh. Like in the crab shacks in the US, you have to wear a bit. A hammer is provided to crack... More 

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Thank Eric P
paris
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37
Cuisine
French, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, 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: +33 2 98 33 38 57

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