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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 - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Verteillac, France
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Ldy370
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

Thank Julianne C
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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381 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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365 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank pingaroo
Litchfield, Maine
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Stopped in for lunch w/o reservation for a couple dozen oysters and for what the server thought was a crazy amount of sausages. The food came promptly. The oysters tasted fresh and cold and the cheap white bordeaux was one of best bottles of white wine I enjoyed while in France.

Thank BCBakery
Alexandria, Virginia
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70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The oysters here were so fresh and delicious. Also many varieties. What a treat! The service was great! I would recommend they add a salad or vegetable to their menu. Otherwise, wonderful!

Thank SLL3
Istanbul, Turkey
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip to Bordeaux in 10 yrs and we first looked at some fancy bistros around place de la comedie. Destiny drifted us towards this interesting place. We first entered to have few oysters and a drink before moving on to a second restaurant for the rest of our meal. Degustation oyster plate was so good we... 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?