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299 Rue Lafontaine, Riviere du Loup, Quebec G5R 3A9, Canada
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and great service in French or English. Modern, comfortable atmosphere. Tried the Estimanet burger on the first evening -- an excellent choice! Went back for salmon and filet mignon the next day -- Both tasted very fresh and were prepared with care.

1 Thank Mackayadrienne
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on our way home to Ontario and figured we'd break up the ride & stay in Riviere du Loup for the night & do some whale watching the next day. We came to L'Estaminet because of the good reviews we read. Well they did not disappoint, the food & atmosphere was excellent along with the great service. Highly... More 

Thank Sandy H
Orillia, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick, late-night bite and found the service to be attentive and the food to be very good. It was worth the stop.

Thank Kara M
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a cup of asparagus soup, a basket of chips, the appetizer quesadillas without chicken, and an arugula salad. Our bill was $68 before tip. No drinks. The food was fine, nothing wrong with it, though we didn't try any mains, but extremely expensive for a pub. $19 for Thai chicken soup!!! $17.50 for a burger!

Thank sunworship416
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute restaurant in a nice area. Menu had a lot of options. We tried the Thai curry soup which was delicious, the thin crust pizza and quesadilla were nice too. Friendly service and generous portions

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

thank you so much for all have a good vacation and I hope your coming soon..... Mylen :)) More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you like good food and big portions, this is the place to go in Rivière du Loup. Lots of TV screens and good music. The food is good and they offer a variety of dishes ranging from classical burgers to more Asian fusion kind of dishes. We did not have room for any dessert but they looked good. Their... More 

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

thank you so much see you soon mylen :)) More 

Wesley Chapel, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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400 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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 

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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
Bar, Canadian, American
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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?