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Eating Out in Quebec, Canada

Quebec Eating Out

You’ll find plenty of places to eat out in Quebec, whether you fancy trying out the local specialities or want to stick with something more familiar. A wide variety of international cuisines are well-represented in the city, with numerous restaurants boasting diverse menus.

Many of the city’s most popular eateries can be found in and around the Vieux Quebec area. If you go a little farther afield, you’ll find plenty of other places to try out, too. Go for a stroll along rue St-Jean and see what takes your fancy, or make your way to the Quartier Saint Roch to try out some of the newest hotspots on Quebec’s culinary scene.

One of the local favourites you should try to sample during your stay in Quebec is ‘poutine’ True, it’s available all over Canada but it originates from Quebec and is particularly good here. And what is poutine? Well, it might not be the healthiest thing you’ll ever eat but it is ridiculously tasty. Traditionally consisting of fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy, this dish is available at eateries throughout the city.

Restaurants in Quebec

  • Chez Ashton

    640 Grand Allée Est, Colline Parlementaire , Quebec, Canada

    This might be just one spot in a chain of fast-food restaurants across the city but there’s no denying that the poutine they serve is some of the best you’ll find anywhere. Poutine, which was invented in Québec, is a Canadian favourite consisting of a generous helping of fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy.

    Open daily 10.30am-4am.

  • Buffet de l’Antiquaire

    rue St-Paul, Vieux Québec , Quebec, Canada

    If you're looking for a hearty meal at a very reasonable price, this is the place to go. Grab a table or a seat at the counter and you'll soon notice there's a steady stream of locals around you enjoying the hearty food. This old-school café serves up big breakfasts, pea soup, meat pies and plenty more.

    Open daily 6am-10pm.

  • Le Cochon Dingue

    46 boulevard Champlain, Quartier Petit Champlain, Quebec, Canada

    The oldest of Québec City’s Cochon Dingue (Crazy Pig) restaurants, this eatery does a brisk trade and attracts a good mix of locals and tourists. Prices are very reasonable for this area and there’s plenty to choose from on the menu including french onion soup, salads, ribs, steak, seafood and a tempting array of pies.

    Open Mon-Thurs 7am-11pm, Fri 7am-midnight, Sat 8am-midnight, Sun 8am-11pm.

  • Marche du Vieux Port

    160 quai St-André, Vieux Québec, Quebec, Canada

    Québec City’s popular farmer’s market is a great place to get delicious fresh produce at affordable prices. Along with the stalls selling everything from fruit, vegetables, fish, meat and cheese, you’ll also find a tempting cakes and pastries along with stands offering Canadian favourites like maple syrup and ice cider.

    Open daily 9am-5pm.

  • Le Billig

    526 rue Saint-Jean, Quartier Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Quebec, Canada

    Located on a stretch known locally as ‘Saint-Jean outside the walls’, this comfy little crêperie is a great choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu features a wide variety of both sweet and savoury crêpes with fillings running the gamut from seafood to chocolate.

    Open Mon-Fri 11am-2.30pm & 7pm-9.30pm, Sat 11am-9.30pm, Sun 11am-3pm.

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