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La Boite a Huitres

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38 cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 81 64 97
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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County Meath, Ireland
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner wanted a fresh seafood for lunch. It's a small, family run restaurant with a 99% oyster menu. 24 fabulous oysters with an excellent bottle of local wine for an extremely reasonable price..... Next time we are in Bordeaux we will be back.

Thank Ed0765
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The perfect spot if you fancy outstanding oysters in Bordeaux...but just be aware that oysters really are the only dish on the menu, and so if you or people you are with want some variety then be warned! Great location in central Bordeaux, we were able to sit outside and watch the world go by while sharing a dozen of... More 

Thank PaulandJane10
Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is all about oysters. If you love them you will love this restaurant. If you don't know if you like oysters, you will love them after trying them here. Gracious service, freshest oysters ever. We ordered a dozen of "the big ones" and they were great. E32 so not cheap but worth every euro. We also tried their... More 

Thank tastywords
Verteillac, France
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We started off with a tasting plate of different oysters and then chose our favourites. We paired with a fine entre de mers. The staff were really lovely and the ambience was great. It's not the cheapest of places but if you're going to do one thing, do it as well as these folks.

2 Thank Ldy370
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Place is medium size with oyster cleaning place out of the restaurant, service is very basic (could be better...) and the menu essential with a few choices but good quality and reasonable prices considering what they sell. Wine list as well is short and ok regarding prices. Nice place if you're in central and you want oysters or foie gras.

Thank Diego S
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

It was a slightly breezy evening but still warm enough so we sat outside under the trees, which was the best spot! The entire staff was most friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, and gave perfect wine recommendations to go with what turned out to be the best oysters we've had in Bordeaux, and at such reasonable price. Highly recommended for oyster... More 

1 Thank Julianne C
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were lucky enough to be able to sit outside for dinner, and this restaurant provides great food, wonderful atmosphere and surroundings with great service. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Thank Gill S
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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

Thank ewlevin
Orlando, FL
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412 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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 

Thank gatorboyOrlando_FL
Chicago, Illinois
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511 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 81 64 97

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?