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Cochon Dingue

46 boul. Champlain, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H5, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #85 of 1,178 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I'd highly recommend you check out Cochon Dingue located in the Petite Champlain district in the lower part of old Quebec. I've been going to Quebec City for over 20 years and this cute little French Canadian bistro has been around as long as I can remember. I had the opportunity to go there for a late breakfast/early lunch on... More

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Montreal, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cochon Dingue is an institution in Québec City restaurants. This is a bistro "à la française" with an excellent selection of meals, including steaks, sea food, and plenty of others. Don't miss the French fries, with mayonnaise. The reason why it did not deserve my 5 stars is because of the service: a bit too slow, and somewhat disappointing (I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The sea food linguine was unbelievably heavy. The fish and chips were presented soaking in oil. Really disappointing cause the location and service are quite good. Both my husband and I felt physically nauseated after the dinner from the amount of butter/oil in the food.

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Washington, dc
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a great place to have a casual lunch and watch people go by. The pulled pork sandwich is a must, complete with jalapeno peppers...yummy! My wife's salad was a little oily so get the dressing on the side. My daughter loved the mac n cheese mixed with pulled pork. Yes, it was delicious. The staff was polite and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped at this place for a quick lunch after overlooking it as a dinner option. Busy spot, right near the water. The wait staff had their hands full, but they were very attentive. We had the veggie mac and cheese and some local Quebec beer (recommended by the waitress) and were not disappointed. Wasn't the best mac and cheese... More

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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423 reviews 423 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

B E S T. P O U T I N E. E V E R. Patrick, our server, was a rocking ball of happiness, joy and energy (seriously get the guy off of caffeine, although he ROCKED!). The place is C R A Z Y, packs people like nuts, and the food is FANTASTIC. This is a Quebèc version of... More

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nothing special, just a tourist trap. Small portions of bland food. We were seated next to the servers station that was very busy. I asked for a table by the window, but was told they were four tops and since we were just two, we couldn't move. Thirty minutes later, I noticed that the table by the window had been... More

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KarineGRP, Gérant at Cochon Dingue, responded to this review

Dear KJS0603, As the general manager of Cochon Dingue, I would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you had at our restaurant. Having read your letter, I am appalled by the series of events you experienced. This does not reflect the high standards we hold here at the Cochon Dingue. We pride ourselves on our customer’ service and... More

Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went to Le Cochon Dingue late morning and had a wonderful egg white veggie omelette with goat cheese. It was flavourful and guilt-free. Others in our group had stuffed pancakes with cinnamon apple. The apple butter with bread is a must-have! Would definitely come back for lunch or early dinner.

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St. John's, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Honestly we were disappointed with our visit. Both my friend and I had been here in the past and the meal this time just did not live up to our expectations. The service was good, the atomspere is a little crowded but okay, it was just the food was subpar.

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Le Cochon is a favorite from previous trips to Quebec City. We haven't changed that opinion. We were seated immediately. Our waitress was lovely and the food was delish. My husband and I had lemonade and it arrived in promptly. I had a new menu item lemony shrimp tartine which I really enjoyed. My husband had a croque monsieur which... More

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