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le crabe-marteau

8 quai de la Douane, 29200, Brest, France
+33 2 98 33 38 57
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“le crabe” (5 reviews)
“langoustines” (6 reviews)
“half crab” (3 reviews)
Closed today
French, Seafood
$$ - $$$
8 quai de la Douane, 29200, Brest, France
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We got there on a Thursday (where there are concert on the harbour - (booking preferred) The staff is friendly, explain to you how to use the hammer and crack your crab open. We went for 1/2 Araignee and 1/2 Tourteau crab. You ll get...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Yves-Alexandre_YAL
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Visited and had the local crab served whole complete with hammer and all the tools you need too enjoy the taste of fresh local seafood. Simply presented in a fun atmosphere with fellow diners enjoying the same. Check out the website for pictures and testimonials...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nick C
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

There’s NO menu card - all the menu choices are on the wall along with their prices. You’ve come to a seafood restaurant so order the seafood: crab, langoustine, prawns and/or oysters. These come with a huge pot of boiled new potatoes so you’ll never...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ChaiAUS
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Mai 8 , a french bank holiday! Almost all restaurant were closed. So we landed in Le crabe marteau ! Wrong choice! From the beginning to the end: We have been placed in front of the toilets even with the restaurant being half empty! It...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sikais
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant for lunch and had a great experience! The staff was friendly and welcoming and the food was exceptional.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank JMart22
Reviewed 5 April 2018

First, I suggest to reserve a place, in particular, when planning to go for dinner as the restaurant is crowded even in March. Second, pay attention to clothes as those might smell of fish at the end. There is not only crab but also other...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank floflo5896
Reviewed 30 September 2017

During a day trip in Brest we went for lunch to this restaurant, we were extremely pleased by the place. If you like seafood and are not afraid of getting your hands dirty well that's the place. High quality seafood such as Crab (a half...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank pablogaz1981
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Very good restaurant without menu card, just order crab marteau or half crab marteau plus 6 oysters, bread, potatoes and veggies included, good vines, good draft beer. Booking in advance is obligatory.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank LightPacker718826
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Crab, oyster, potatoes and a p'tit boulon white wine; quel délice ! Great place, great deco , newspaper tablecloth , hammer ! Of course to break the crab shell. Great service ... perhaps too quick ... a place to go

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 872catherined
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food at incredibly reasonable prices. Staff if extremely friendly. Would definitely go back again.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank DePuff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 37
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
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
  • E-mail
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