Moules Frites Paris

Where to Get the Best Moules Frites in Paris

Looking to find Moules Frites during your stay in Paris? Our guide has you covered with our spots where you can eat one of France’s National Dishes.

Despite it being at no. 10 spot in the list of the most French food, it’s not actually French. Moules frites is actually a Belgian dish that slipped across the border into Northern France. It’s now frequently found on menus across bistros in Paris and the rest of the country.

Moules frites is a delicious, cheap and sustainable dish to eat. Popular around seaside towns, a classic Moules Marinières served with crispy French fries is a beautiful thing to eat on vacation.

If you’re on the hunt for Moules Frites in Paris then read on. Note that a lot of restaurants will serve Moules Frites in Paris – this list features some of our favourite spots.


Atlas is a French bistro located on the popular Rue de Sein in the 6th arrondissement. Perfectly located in-between the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Pont Neuf, it’s a good lunch spot in-between sight-seeing. The wide, open, covered terrace is perfect for a bit of people watching whilst you enjoy a glass of chablis and moules frites or a seafood platter! Be warned, it is on the pricier side for Paris and you most likely won’t be sat amongst locals.

What to know before visiting

  • Open every day from 8am-2am
  • You won’t need to reserve

Address: 11 Rue de Buci, 75006
Tel: 01 40 51 26 30

Au Trappiste

If you’re a beer fan Au Trappiste is for you. Serving up a huge selection of Belgian & French craft beers along side solid steaks and moules frites. It’s located bang in the middle of the city and is a stones throw away from the river Seine. A perfect spot for lunch or dinner when seeing the sights in the centre ville.

What to know before visiting

  • Open every day from 9am-2am
  • They accept AMEX

Address: 4 Rue Saint-Denis, 75001
Tel: 01 42 33 08 50


Léon is a reliable restaurant chain that primarily serve moules frites. Founded in the 1980s buy a Belgian restauranteur, Léon quickly became successful. They’ve currently got 7 restaurants in central Paris and offer well priced, solid food. They offer 7 different variations of moules frites including a curry and ‘Mediterranean’ version with pesto. There’s also salmon tartare, fish and chips and fried fish burgers on the menu. Be warned that they are a chain so don’t expect a charming Parisian terrace experience!

What to know before visiting

  • Opening times vary according to location
  • You won’t need to reserve


Pl. de la République, 75011
Rue Rambuteau, 75001
131 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006
Pl. de Clichy, 75009
30 Bd des Italiens, 75009
Bd Gouvion-Saint-Cyr, 75017
82 BIS Bd du Montparnasse, 75014



Around the corner from Atlas lies Huguette on rue de Seine. A popular seafood restaurant, Huguette for me is a great spot to get some oysters & your moules frites on a quiet street during the warmer months. Their moules frites aren’t cheap but they’re very good and you’ll get to wash them down with a glass of one their excellent white wines.

What to know before visiting

  • Open every day from 12pm-11:30pm
  • Food is served all day

Address: 81 Rue de Seine, 75006
Tel: 01 43 25 00 28

La Mascotte

If you’re in the north of city and visiting Montmartre, La Mascotte is a great option. Located on the very popular Rue des Abbesses, it’s a fun spot to enjoy lunch or dinner after visiting the nearby Sacre Cœur. The restaurant itself is beautiful – the interior is decorated in the classic art nouveau style from the late 1800s. The menu is substantial with a vast array of seafood options on offer. I’d definitely recommend trying some oysters or a platter before you dig into your ‘litre’ of mussels. Their moules frites are a bit pricey but the location makes it very much worth it.

What to know before visiting

  • Open every day from 7am-midnight
  • You can reserve a table online

Address: 52 Rue des Abbesses, 75018
Tel: 01 46 06 28 15

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