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“Very friendly staff and great food!”
Review of A contre courant

A contre courant
Ranked #4 of 67 Restaurants in Cancale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 36
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Very eclectic decor, fun and funny. We thought we would have to wait a long time, but the outdoor sitting was full, with a line, while the inside was free.
We came in a table of 9 people. They originally seated us by the front door, but we asked to be moved because with the door opening and closing constantly, half of us were freezing. They were super accommodating and some of the guests who were already seated, actually moved so we could enjoy a warmer spot. Honestly, that floored us.
We all started with appetizers followed by an entree and some also had desserts. So here is the breakdown:
Appetizers: I had 6 VERY fresh oysters and was in absolute heaven!! Fish Soup was very good (looked and tasted home made). It was served with the croutons, Rouille and cheese to sprinkle on top. The shrimp cocktail served like it always is in France with homemade mayonnaise
Entree: Seafood Choucroute excellent, but a little lacking the sauce. We asked for more and were promptly given some. Overall well appreciated. I had the Sole special and I have to say, it was FAN-TAS-TIC. So fresh, cooked to perfection with a little bit of potatoes on the side. You have your choice of filleting yourself, or the server will actually filet it for you. Hassle free and delicious! Some of the other dishes we had but I didn't taste were the Skate in black butter, ribeye with french fries and pesto pasta with salmon, al of which everyone enjoyed. The pasta dish was especially copious.
My niece had a creme brûlée which was the perfect consistency and my nephew had some cheese which he couldn't finish because of the rest of the food he had already eaten!
The staff, from he owner, manager and servers were super friendly and really made the visit that much more enjoyable.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Wonderful small restaurant at the port of Cancale. There is an 'outside' area which was firmly covered with a zipped up doorway due to the extreme cold the day we visited.

My husband and I each had a 'small' goat's cheese salad which was fine in quantity for us as a lunch.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Clucket
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We drove over to Cancale to see the oyster beds and taste the local specialties, and found this little gem of a restaurant. While there were numerous touristy restaurants on the north end of town, it is well worth walking south to check this one out. The fish and seafood were outstanding,and the spicing subtly reminiscent of the owner's Martinique heritage. Service was very friendly and efficient despite the crowded room. To top things off, the surprise vanilla rum treat was the perfect ending to a great lunch. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

My wife had a succulent sole, I had a fantastic plateau de fruits de mer. We could not have been more happy food wise. 9 out of 10.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank Ernst Jan V
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The food was EXCELLENT! Most friendly waiters in all of France. BEST VALUE of any of the many restaurants we are at in France. The attitudes of all of the servers were so accommodating, unlike many of the other more expensive "snooty" places.
Free complimentary farewell drink.
WE LOVE THIS PLACE!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank MANSIONMAN
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