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39 AVENUE JJ THIBAULT, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Marietta, Georgia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect sunny spring day on their patio facing the Atlantic Ocean and view of the coastline. Mussels with a cream tomato sauce and fries were delicious, fresh and plentiful. My wife had the goat cheese salad and loved it.

Thank Mehran-Mikail
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

After passing this place regularly for the last 25 years and constantly meaning to try it I finally got round to it. Nothing pretentious here, wooden seating under canvas, with plastic wind shields drawn the night we went in. Service was attentive and swift without being pushy while the menu concentrated, unsurprisingly, on marine dishes. Moules Frites was my choice... More 

Thank TimDiggle
Sydney, Australia
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460 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We went to the Le dauphin on a cold Sunday lunch and we were outside in a fully covered busy place We selected two main courses and whilst the waiters were running to accommodate all the needs find the very helpful and did perform brilliantly. I will return again The good was good and well presented

Thank mje0250
Winchester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Le Dauphin is located right on the beach promenade so you have a beautiful view of the sea and can watch the sun set. The waitstaff is friendly, and the food is authentic and delicious. The muscles are especially good! It's a causal restaurant.

Thank family_traveler521
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We stopped off as the sun was setting and the view and location was fantastic. Service was good and friendly. However. The food was poor. Kids had chicken nuggets (overdone), I had mussels (with loads not open) and wife had salad (which was best meal). Feel like they live on location and quality of food is secondary. Shame.

Thank KingBud
Garris, France
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

On a gorgeous Sunday evening we decided to have dinner at Le Dauphin which is situated on the promenade overlooking the bay at St Jean de Luz. We were looking forward to a nice relaxing dinner as the restaurant was barely half full. Within two minutes of handing us the menu the waiter was back asking for our order. The... More 

Thank andypandy89
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Dreadful place, staff couldn't care less and what food there was cold and overpriced.The position didn't help, as the strong wind whistled right through the venue.

Thank Ray G
Chicago, Illinois
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622 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My wife and a friend and I visited Saint-Jean-de-Luz while staying in San Sebastian. We drove out for the afternoon and were looking for a lunch spot that wasn't "touristy." After walking around without success, we returned to this spot we had initially passed and decided to give it a try. We had very warm and friendly service (my wife... More 

Thank Mark L
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

We live in St Jean De Luz for part of the year. We thought we would give it another chance. What a mistake. The service was just as bad, more like the worst of Paris than the typical excellent service for St Jean de Luz. The mussels were the worst we have ever had. Overcooked and full of grit. The... More 

Thank Grovesbob
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We ate here lunchtime recently, the restaurant is in a nice location overlooking the beach and the menu looked nice. Once we had sat down, it was a while before our order was taken and the waitress was very impatient with our slow and limited French. At the same time we ordered a bottle of wine and some water. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$65
French, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 AVENUE JJ THIBAULT, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: 0033(0)59260069

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