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299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
(418) 867-4517
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7:00 am - 12:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 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
Brunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ms_Ephemere
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Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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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Caledonia, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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316 reviews 316 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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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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