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Le Canot

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24 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 78 68
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Beijing, China
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Good choice of tasty mussel dishes. I enjoyed the burger and chips too which were well-presented. Dishes arrived quickly and service was good throughout.

Thank 463SLT
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52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A nice relaxed restaurant & I ate here twice during my stay in La Rochelle. The covered outside terrace is great for views of the harbour, people-watching & if you're lucky some nearby live music to enjoy during your meal. The staff were friendly & courteous. There is an extensive menu, but the "Fish & Chips" was so good I... More 

Thank Lexi61
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Don't listen to the bad reviews! We were really happily surprised after seeing the bad reviews.... The place was packed but we managed to get a table! There is a lot of choice on the menu for fish and meat. We all went for fish entreé and main and the food was amazing! Friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A good range of local seafood is served at le Canot. There are meat dishes available as well. It is all fresh and well cooked. The service was excellent, this restaurant can get very busy in the holiday season but has enough staff to ensure service remains good. We enjoyed the mussels and if you don't want a large desert... More 

Thank Bobbledog
Nelson, New Zealand
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242 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I'ts hard to choose which restaurant to eat at along the quay in Port La Rochelle. We chose Le Canot and were not disappointed. A good and reasonably extensive menu with a strong seafood bias as would be expected. The food was good bistro standard, the waiter excellent and the outlook and crowds walking up and down outside entertaining.

Thank JohnandTracy_L
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Lesson learned! Here I am writing a review...if only I'd checked here before eating here. Mussels..worst I've ever had...anywhere! Small..half of which weren't open..chicken burger you would think safe...wrong...dry,tasteless,probably warmed up from lunch time. Just dreadful.You would think when half your food is left uneaten...waiter might say something....nothing. well I did feel like saying something...so here it is. Avoid Avoid... More 

Thank Kel O
St. Lucia
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Specialising in mussels. Natural, with blue cheese, cream or curry sauce!! Although we were put at the outside extension we experienced people smoking all around us which was unpleasant. Tables very small and rather an obstical course in getting all items to use. Not a pleasant dining experience.

Thank christopher a
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Situated in the 'Vieux Port' (Old Port) Dozens of open air Restaurants to choose from... How does one choose ? Well, the waiter was very pleasant as we perused the Menu outside the door, our choice was made!! Seafood galore moules & lovely 'fishSoup' A nice glass of white wine.. & some sparkling water too... Not the best seafood meal... More 

Thank Alexander M
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

All we'd hoped for on a busy, sunny, lunchtime in February. Nice welcome and seated under cover on the warmed patio overlooking the harbour. Not a huge menu and mussels are the speciality. Service was good, happy to speak English when needed, happier still if you try your French first. Food was good, well prepared and presented and excellent value,... More 

Thank deedub47
Bilbao, Spain
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Had a fish soup that was OK and mussels with local wine sauce that tasted mainly of alcohol. The wine did not provide much of a taste to them. The mousse au chocolat was fine. They ran out of the local beer which was sad. Surely they can do better. PS: if you like my review click OK

Thank Ander G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 41 78 68

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