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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
+1 418-867-4517
07:00 - 01:00
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Sun 08:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 01:00
Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

on sundays? The place is packed..... They seem to be the most popular restaurant at RDL. Nice atmosphere, but the waiters are disorganised, they took quite a while to fill our order, then another 15mins to bring the bill. They all seemed busy cleaning, or arranging utensils. Constant clanging of utensils!

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Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Coming back from Nova Scotia we decided to stay in Riviere du Loup as a half way stop. Our hotel had a list of local restaurants. This one looked the best and it did not disappoint. Nice atmosphere and great food. Our waitress Virginie was very pleasant and very helpful with our lack of french speaking abilities. Because of her... More 

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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Went there before we leave Rivière du Loup after a short trip in the region. Had an excellent burger. The only negative side was that there was way to many appealing choices on the menu. Choice of local brewery beers made this last supper even better. Nice, clean, upbeat place would return if I have the chance.

Thank B3N01T_79
Laval, Canada
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

Nice and good restaurant for this calm city. Good portion plates. Tried breakfast as well as lunch and they are both good. Good service. Smiling employees. Ok prices.

Thank Jim611
Stuttgart, Germany
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

We stopped by L‘estaminet when we looked for a place to eat in a town we knew nothing about. Seeing the restaurant being pretty busy made us think that it should be a pretty good stop to eat. The waitress spoke good english and had no problem serving us. We ended up having the Italian pasta which was Pasta with... More 

Thank Isabel S
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

The food was pretty good and the service was really great. Our server made some great dessert recommendations. We should have asked her about dinner choices because the pizza we ordered was pretty average.

Thank Tracey D
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We decided to try this place based on the reviews on this site. Perhaps it was the choice we made off the large menu but my husband and I both ordered the same chicken pesto pizza and it was one of the worst pizzas I've ever tried. They claim to make them in an authentic italian style but I'm not... More 

Thank Civory
Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has lively and pleasantly decorated interior. There were plenty of good selections and some of them were uniquely fusion. My wife and I both ordered spaghetti, very unique, and they were excellent. Service was good.

Thank S_Cube43_Ottawa
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239 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

It takes forever to be greeted here. And then a long wait after you are seated. The waitresses are too busy gossiping with friends and regulars. The waitress didn't know the menu and we both had to repeat our choices because she was listening to her workmates gossip while taking our orders. Food took forever and was average. The interior... More 

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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Great music and atmosphere. We went out to eat on a Thursday night and most places along the street were pretty dead, but this restaurant was very busy! The servers are very nice and professional, and best of all, the food is superb! We both had burgers, which were fantastic. i don't usually like burgers, but these were so great!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Riviere du Loup
  • Phone Number: +1 418-867-4517

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