Restaurants in Hossegor combine fresh seafood from the Atlantic Ocean with the flavors of French Sud-Ouest and the Spanish influences from Basque Country. You can enjoy a romantic dinner of lobster or shellfish in the town's fine-dining restaurants, many of which offer scenic ocean views. Casual oyster shacks lining the town's waterfront are popular with those who prefer a frills-free dining experience.

    Hossegor's family-friendly restaurants are known for their cozy and traditional atmosphere, paired with succulent dishes made with fresh produce from the Landes region. Unsure of where to find the coastal town's best local food? Check out our guide to the best restaurants in Hossegor.

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    Restaurant La Tetrade Côte Lac

    Enjoy classic French gourmet cuisine

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    Restaurant La Tetrade Côte Lac is a great place for classic French gourmet cuisine in Hossegor. It's on the banks of Lake Hossegor, in front of Chênes-Lièges Beach.

    Enjoy a pleasant lunch or dinner at its expansive verandah, which overlooks the saltwater lake. The chef prepares mainly seafood dishes based on fresh local and regional produce. A must-try is mariscada, a pot of mussels, clams, cuttlefish, prawns and langoustine broiled on a plancha. Restaurant La Tetrade Côte Lac has a petit gourmand menu, so the whole family can enjoy a satisfying meal. 

    Location: 1187 Avenue du Touring Club, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, France

    Open: Daily from noon to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)5 58 43 51 48

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    Lacotel

    Traditional cuisine on the shores of Hossegor Lake

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    Lacotel at Logis Hôtel Lacotel serves quality dishes with an emphasis on the flavors of the sea. The restaurant is on the northern edge of Lake Hossegor, around 1.5 km east of Plage Nord. There's plenty of space between tables in its modern-decorated dining room, resulting in a rather airy and casual atmosphere. During summer, you can dine at the charming terrace, which overlooks the lake.

    Food-wise, Lacotel is famous for its homemade foie gras and tête de veau sauce gribiche (calf's head with a mayonnaise-style egg sauce). For mains, choose between fresh fish (varies depending on the catch of the day) or poultry, followed with gâteau basque (pastry-cream filled pie) for dessert.

    Location: 3058 Avenue du Touring Club, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, France

    Open: Daily from noon to 1.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 9.45 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)5 58 43 93 50

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    Chez Vergez

    A casual oyster shack in Hossegor

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    At Chez Vergez, you're welcomed by a family of oyster farmers, who has been living in Hossegor since 1904. This oyster shack lies on the northern banks of Hossegor Lake. You can purchase fresh oysters and enjoy it back home, or sit on the little wooden terrace with views over the lake. 

    The oysters are best paired with a slice of Bayonne ham and a glass of wine. The owner of Chez Vergez is always happy to strike up a conversation with his customers, often sharing his oyster farming experience. 

    Location: 1 Avenue du Tour du Lac, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, France

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 11 am to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 10.30 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 11 am to 10.20 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +33 (0)6 98 22 67 87

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    Café Bleu

    Healthy meals and homemade cakes in a vintage setting

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    Café Bleu in Hossegor serves breakfast, salads, savory tarts and burgers, along with smoothies and fruit juices. Despite it being in the city centre, the cafe feels miles away thanks to its shaded and vintage terrace, colorful decoration, and flowered courtyard. 

    Food-wise, Café Bleu keeps things simple with lots of organic produce and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a light salad with hot goat cheese, salmon and chive toasts, or a savory tart made with zucchini, tomato and mozzarella. Homemade pastries like carrot cake, muffins and banana bread, paired with your choice of tea, make for a nice refuel after a day of sightseeing in Hossegor.

    Location: 54 Avenue Paul Lahary, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, France

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm (until 10 pm in summer)

    Phone: +33 (0)5 58 49 16 33

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    Tapas Drive Les Halles

    Enjoy various light bites in Hossegor Market

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    Tapas Drive, as the name suggests, serves a wide range of homemade appetisers and light snacks broiled on a plancha. The casual restaurant is within Hossegor Market, a covered shopping area in the city centre. Among the many tapas on offer are verrines (layers of food in small glasses), tartines (open-faced sandwiches), and mini sandwiches. 

    You can enjoy a simple tortilla (potato omelet) or tuna rillette (tuna paté), as well as more sophisticated tapas like Iberian pork, magret cuit à la plancha (duck breast filet) and pommes de terre grenailles (roast potatos). Tapas Drive also has a selection of mignardises (mini desserts) if you want something sweet afterward. 

    Location: Place des Halles, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, France

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 3 pm (hours may vary by season)

    Phone: +33 (0)6 08 51 56 12

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    Jean des Sables

    A gourmet beachfront restaurant in Hossegor

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    Jean des Sables offers innovative French seafood dishes with superb views of the North Atlantic Ocean. It's just a short walk of Hossegor's many beaches, including Plage Sud and Plage Notre Dame. 

    The semi-open-air dining room has simple decor, with wooden tables and benches, as well as light-brown armchairs. One side opens onto the dunes and ocean, while the other overlooks the kitchen. Jean des Sables specializes in lobsters and crustaceans, but you can also enjoy filet de canard des Landes (duck breast filet) with foie gras (duck liver pâté) sauce. The view from the shaded terrace makes it popular for a romantic sunset dinner in Hossegor. 

    Location: 121 Boulevard de la Dune, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, France

    Open: Wednesday–Sunday from noon to 2 pm and from 7.30 pm to 10 pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

    Phone: +33 (0)5 58 72 29 82

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    Restaurant Le Rond Point d'hOr Hossegor

    A traditional family restaurant near Plage du Parc

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    Restaurant Le Rond Point d'hOr is on the southern edge of Lake Hossegor, just a short walk from Plage du Parc. This simple, family-run restaurant has a terrace overlooking the saltwater lake, as well as an indoor dining room with simple decor. 

    You can enjoy fresh salads topped with fresh seafood like shrimps and mussels or poultry such as magrets (duck breasts), gésiers (gizzards), and duck liver pâté. Restaurant Le Rond Point d'hOr's signature burger consists of effiloché de canard confit (shredded duck confit), piment d'Espelette (hot Espelette pepper) tomato sauce, a slice of brebis (ewe's milk) cheese, and red peppers, paired with homemade chips and side salad.

    Location: 866 Avenue du Touring Club, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, France

    Open: Daily from noon to 3 pm and from from 7 pm to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)5 58 43 53 11

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    La Poupe

    Enjoy fresh oysters with scenic views of Hossegor Lake

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    La Poupe is an oyster shack owned by Bernard Lupuyau, an oyster farmer who always welcomes you to his traditional wooden cabin to try his fresh oysters. You can find it on the northern edge of Lake Hossegor, along with many local vendors selling fresh shellfish. 

    La Poupe not only has oysters, but also shrimp and whelks, which are great with fresh bread, Guérande salted butter, and a glass of dry white wine. You can even order jambon de pays (cured ham), pâté basque (pork-based pâté), brebis (ewe's milk cheese) and fresh grapes.

    Location: 1 Avenue du Tour du Lac, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, France

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 8 pm (until 9 pm in summer)

    Phone: +33 (0)6 19 37 17 68

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    Lou Cabana

    For fresh seafood right on Plage Nord

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    Lou Cabana is a casual beach hut on Plage Nord, serving light snacks throughout the day and more substantial dishes for lunch and dinner. It right next to Chipiron Surfschool, overlooking the many surfers tackling the waves of the North Atlantic Ocean. 

    Lou Cabana's specialties include raw tuna carpaccio marinated in ginger, cassolette de moules (baked mussel dish), rillettes de thon (tuna paté), raw beef tartare Charolais, as well as cuttlefish and calamari from the Basque coast. Service can be a bit slow, so you'll have time to watch surfers riding the waves until you get a seat. 

    Location: 952 Boulevard Front de Mer, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, France

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)7 69 03 21 33

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    Café Vintage Avenue

    A classy brasserie with a dedicated children's menu

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    Café Vintage Avenue is a brasserie-style wine bar and restaurant in Hossegor. Occupying a traditional Landes house, it has a modern veranda and a dining room with a curved bar. The dishes are traditional but simple and substantial. You have the choice of seafood, like pan-fried seafood with mussels, baby cuttlefish and prawns, or land-based dishes such as burgers with haché de canard (minced duck) and melted slices of brebis (ewe's milk) cheese. 

    Café Vintage Avenue has a rather extensive children's menu, making it popular for family meals. Visit in the evenings to enjoy live music with excellent wines and shared plates of pintxos.

    Location: 366 Avenue du Touring Club, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor, France

    Open: Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm and from 5.30 pm to 1 am, Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm and from 5.30 pm to 2 am, Sunday–Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm and from 5.30 pm to midnight

    Phone: +33 (0)6 23 52 49 33

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