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Au Pied d'cheval

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10 quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
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Stockholm, Sweden
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really a pearl, a genuine small seafood restaurant by the port. We had a plateau de fruit de mer, a plate filled with seafood of all kinds. Perfectly fresh and very tasty. We enjoyed every little oyster, shell, shrimp and crab. The family who runs the restaurant are very friendly and provides a great atmosphere and service. I... More 

Thank Tholon
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381 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We came for the oysters, and found them all there. From the flat "pied de cheval" to the "creuse", from the gigantic no' 00 to the big enough no' 3. They were brought in couple of hours earlier, looking all fresh and ready to continue their 3 years long life. We took both types, both sizes, "00" and "1" (the... More 

Thank ybhk19
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Got the shellfish tower. It was excellent. Crab, shrimp, clams, oysters, whelks, and snails. I believe it was about 28 euro per person at lunchtime. Totally worth it. Promptly served. Delicious. Lovely views from the second floor. Highly recommend.

Thank bkc1983
Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

In fact our diner was very enjoyable, we had the chance to eat on the balcony (only two tables available) weather was nice and the view on the bay and harbour magnificient. I took a plate of crustacés and the only reason why I gave only an average score is it because they were a lot of "bulots" (snails, the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My mum and I had a great meal at this place. We only had basic French but we ordered a feast of wonderful seafood, so fresh. Very rustic, felt very authentic. Nice.

Thank Kiwi_Prawn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Cancale is a really nice town - very atmospheric and authentic. We walked along the quai and wandered into this place - had a couple of glasses of Muscadet and some very fresh oysters. I can't say that the oysters were any better than others we enjoyed along the Breton coast, but they were very good and the prices were... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Basic-looking restaurant, but very fresh and excellent good fruit-de-mer, overlooking the boulevard and sea. One of the best lunches ever!

Thank Joosmark
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We were seated at the only available table which was basically outside under an awning. It was cold enough that we had to keep our coats on but this isn't a place for relaxing, just eating great seafood. Service was fast and effective, the oyster opening area is within arms reach of most tables. The oysters are only served with... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We were recommended this place by the same individual who recommended LE CANTORBERY in Dinan. It was amazing. Oysters from Canale are know the world over. People talk about eating them on the pier, but, we really wanted a comfortable place to sit. This place was run by two women. They spoke less English than we French, but, their attention... More 

Thank Paul P
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

"Au pied d'cheval" means "The Horse's Hoof". It refers to a Belon variety oyster that has been allowed to grow for many years until it weighs well more than a pound and is the size of a horse's hoof. In other words, this restaurant's name is a dream. It is the outlet for an oyster fisherman's product. You can buy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 39
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Cancale

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