In a massive building overshadowing every other structure nearby, this landmark restaurant serves more shellfish than any other restaurant in Marseille. Inside, a display of more than 40 species of shellfish is laid out for inspection by some of the canniest judges of seafood in France -- Toinou's customers. Dining rooms are on three floors, served by a waitstaff who are very entrenched in their marseillais accents and demeanors. Don't come here unless you're really fond of shellfish, any species of which can be served raw or cooked. The wine list is extensive, with attractively priced whites from such regions as the Loire Valley.
- © Frommer's 2013