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Chez Francois

#11 of 231 Restaurants in Sete
Certificate of Excellence
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8 quai General Durand, 34200 Sete, France
+33 4 67 74 59 69
09:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 09:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had an amazing meal. The "miniature fried fish" unbelievable! The rose wine selection and the grilled Dorato whole fish was not only good but reasonably priced! The location on the canal is very touristy but has underground parking so close if you are just passing through. Good spot for lunch!

Thank RaquelToronto
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This Monday night Chez Francois was fully booked. A lot of restaurants in Sete are closed Monday, but not Chez Francois. I asked how they could get fresh fish on Mondays, and they answered that the fishing boats sailed out early Monday morning and came in at 4-5 p.m. so the fresh fish were ready for the restaurants. We got... More 

Thank trvelfreak
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We chose Chez Francois for lunch after a morning wander through Sete as it was full of happy looking diners and just a little bit back from the closer to the water view places a bit further along the Quai General Durand. The highlight was the grilled fish; there were three choices the day we visited (sole, loup (sea bass)... More 

Thank Peter3801
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

You couldn't have fresher seafood anywhere, just amazing!! We had a mix of shell fish, that must had just came off the boat.Highly recommended. Lew

Thank Lewis T
Toronto, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Very fresh seafood, especially the oysters. Reserve in advance or arrive early - the place fills up fast! I wrote a blog post about my dining experience: pourquoipasmary

Thank EmJay_Canada
Scotland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It pains me to write this review. It really does. Chez Francois holds many happy memories. There are many alternative seafood restaurants in Sète but Chez Francois has been a class apart. I have eaten there for many years and it has been excellent for a very long time. Until now. Sadly, I fear, they have lost sight of what... More 

Thank Lufbro97
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51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. You really feel that you are close to fresh fish and all kind of seafood. Their oysters are amazing, living or au gratin. All kinds of fishes and crabs. Also their fish salad is really good. There are many fish restaurants on the quay, not all of them are good . My... More 

Thank trvelfreak
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We were a bit late for lunch so we could "only" order cold dishes. We chose a plate with oysters, seesnails and shrimps. Everything was very fresh and delicious. We had a bottle of Picpoul de Pinet that went great with the seefood. Nice staff and a good view over the canal from the terrasse. Try avoiding all the tourist... More 

Thank Isabel V
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Chez Francois seems to be a nice authentic restaurant by the canal. It is mentioned that they are producer of told them how long was the food to come, seafood which is probably true as the food is very fresh. We went there for lunch and we found the service a bit cold at first. This feeling was even worse... More 

Thank squalebea
Le Mans, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

For the best seafood in Sete, chez Fracois is perfect!!!! The seafood platter was delicious!!! It's absolutely worth the wait... Thanx for the service!

Thank AnzanneS

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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, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 quai General Durand, 34200 Sete, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Herault  >  Sete
  • Phone Number: +33 4 67 74 59 69

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