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Review of le crabe-marteau

le crabe-marteau
Ranked #7 of 346 Restaurants in Brest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$37
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 September 2013

If you love crab like me, you'll love the homey feel of this crab restaurant in the water. the staff didn't speak any English to speak of, be were very accommodating and friendly. Everything was excellent and fresh. the crab was similar to Dungeoness but with a harder shell and smaller legs. the flavor was almost the same however, sweet and juicy. The prices here were also very reasonable for a crab dinner (I paid 28 Euro for everything including a whole crab, salad, sides, and dessert with a drink).

Thank Seahawksman
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Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

The crabs are huge and delicious . We were given an expert demonstration on exactly how to eat open a crab so you extract ALL the meat . This place is for fish lovers who want to eat in a very relaxed atmosphere on newspaper and hammers to smash your crab . Lovely time !

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Thank phillip g
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Reviewed 30 June 2012 via mobile

This place is fabulous - no menu, just a choice of crab, oysters or langoustines, served on a table covered in newspaper with bread, potatoes & homemade mayonnaise.
There was no wine list either - rosé or white, full or half litre.
There were bibs provided & a bucket under the table for the debris.
Fabulous atmosphere, very relaxed, full of locals & great service.
Best meal of the trip! Would definitely recommend a visit here if you like unpretentious service where the food speaks for itself.

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3  Thank Lucie A
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

This is a old authentic fish restaurant by the docks, the fish comes from across the rd from fish market and local boats, there is no menu, depends on the catch of the day all the locals come here, tables are covered with newspaper with a chopping board in the middle with two wooden mallets and two long steel picks for lobster and crab claws, every table has a bottle of red wine on and a bucket underneath the table for the shells, you are given red bibs to wear
We had a spider crab each which was huge and one portion of langoustines with lovely fresh homemade bread plus 3 sauces and oysters( two different types)
Then the fun begins, you then have to crack open the spider crabs with the mallets the noise all over the restaurant was like an old fashion work shop
The staff and the owner was very friendly and helpful in showing you the correct way how to get all the meat out of the crab

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1  Thank patandfred
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

I loved this place. The seafood is just great - don't miss the crab and the oysters - and the decor is rustic with a twist... they use newspapers as tablecloth and have a wooden hammer on the table for each patron, which is to be used to crack the crabs and lobsters. It's not tourist trap, plenty of local harbour workers among its customers!

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3  Thank apalmero
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