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

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 22
    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
This is one of our favorite places in downtown Riviere du Loup

They have good seafood. I enjoy their salads and large soups. They do burgers and sandwiches well. In the summer you can sit outside on a terrase.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
James C
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Edmundston, Canada
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English first
Kingston, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Ate here twice for breakfast. Exceptional food. Lots of fresh fruit. Excellent coffee. Good portions and totally reasonable prices.

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Levis, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good variety in the breakfast menu everything was good but nothing special. We came early so we didn't have a problem getting seated even though it was Father's Day. Coffee was hot but again not special. We would come back if we are in Rivière du Loup but might not plan a trip to come back here

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Edmundston, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

They have good seafood. I enjoy their salads and large soups. They do burgers and sandwiches well. In the summer you can sit outside on a terrase.

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Canada
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
4 restaurant reviews
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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
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about L'estaminet

Address: 299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
Phone Number: (418) 867-4517
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Riviere du Loup
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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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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