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L'estaminet

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299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
(418) 867-4517
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best burgers!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2014
Rose193
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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.

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Laval, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

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.

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Halifax, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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.

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Canada
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311 reviews 311 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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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Toronto
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

There were 9 in our party, 6 adults and 3 children. The food was universally terrible except for the frites. We sent our mussels back because in addition to being terribly over done, the cook had thickened the sauce with so much flour it looked like the mussels were coated in cheese. Disgusting! The salmon was also over cooked and... More 

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Ontario
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Good food, great presentation. They have a whole menu just for moules et frites. Their kids menu has the same options as all kids menu in North america, but the food is well made and tasted good. Their menu is huge and had too much variety, but it seems that they are able to keep up with it. The desserts... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Riviere du Loup
  • Phone Number: (418) 867-4517
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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