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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All 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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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came upon this restaurant while walking around downtown. We sat outside, so we never saw the inside. Our waitress was very sweet and thankfully brought us menus in English! I had the chicken club which was a little dry, but flavorful. My husband got the Euro Hotdog which was a sausage with onions , peppers, bacon, and honey mustard.... More 

Thank Pata58
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was terribly disappointed in the Fish and Chips. I got 2 fish "triangles"..... the pre-formed frozen ones from a box!..... I have ordered fish and chips in many many restaurants, never received that before! The fries were crispy, the beer nice and cold, the ambiance was nice.

Thank MontrealKimo
Regina, Canada
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391 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Riviere-du-Loup my husband and I chose this restaurant for supper. What a great decision. The restaurant is easy to find and there is parking on the street (free) for 90 minutes. We were greeted and seated immediately. Our waitress spoke some English and was a sweetheart. We ordered poutine - they are much better than what we get... More 

Thank Holly5_12
Lecanto, Florida
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182 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Riviere and wanted a late lunch on a Sunday. Not much was open, but L'estaminet was open, And we had a pleasant experience. The serving of Tanqueray was the smallest I have even experienced, but things got better from there. I had the vegetarian pizza that came with an arugula salad on the plate between two... More 

Thank Chescat5
London, Canada
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from the Best Western Hotel to the main 'downtown' area to check out the restaurants. It was about a 20 minute walk. We sat in the patio/ sidewalk eating area. Our server Catherine set us up wth a glass of wine and we studied the menu. It s large, there are tons of choices. We wanted to try... More 

Thank Badforever
Toronto, Canada
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125 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Years ago a co-worker offered me some sage advice, “if someone or something does something to annoy you wait 24 hours before you respond”. It has now been almost 72 hours since I visited this sorry excuse for a restaurant and I am no less annoyed. My unsatisfactory experience started with waiting at the entrance to get a table, the... More 

Thank CdnWarthog
Bathurst, Canada
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor while staying overnight in Riviere-du-Loup. It was a nice surprise for dinner. Although very busy and a bit noisy, the food was very good. We tried their gourmet burgers which were very tasty and the presentation nice. Other meals that were being served looked very well presented and appetising. We would definitely return... More 

Thank MJP695rue
MYL69, Propriétaire at L'estaminet, responded to this review

Thank you so much see you soon Mylen More 

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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Walked into Riviere du Loup and L'estaminet was the only place open for a very late lunch (at least that I could find). I stumbled through 5 sentences using schoolgirl French and was finally rescued by the smiling waitress. A neighbouring guest recommended the quesadilla and what a great choice. Fresh, filling and very tasty. Service was friendly and very... More 

1 Thank jpatto26
MYL69, Propriétaire at L'estaminet, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your appreciation. We are glad you liked your experience. Hope to see you again soon :)) mylen More 

Moncton, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Very busy, a bit noisy, great food, waitress did not ask us if we wanted anything to drink which is odd for a sports pub. The estaminet burger was really good but a bit too large in my opinion.

Thank Harquail
MYL69, Propriétaire at L'estaminet, responded to this review

Thank you !! See you soon i hope Mylen More 

Rimouski, Canada
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Definitly the best burgers in town! Also they have a huge selection of craft et imported beers! Good music and atmosphere. A very nice place to go with friends and couple. Something great in RDL!

Thank JMLRimouski_Canada
MYL69, Propriétaire at L'estaminet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments see you soon :)) mylen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $27
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Riviere du Loup
  • Phone Number: 14188674517

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?