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“Wow. We had breakfast here early one morning with about 80 people.”
Review of Le Relais des Pins

Le Relais des Pins
Cuisines: Canadian
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Description: This is an all-you-can-eat place which costs $20 per person. Another name for it is cabane a sucre or sugar shack. One can browse through the store and purchase maple products and go down to the shed and see how the syrup is made and even sample some.
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Also known as the sugar shack.
The servers handled 80 people like it was nothing at all.
We invaded with two full tour buses.
Family style was the order of the day and the food was hot and great!
My wife is hoarding the jar of maple syrup butter she purchased at the gift shop.
She won't let me near it.

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Reviewed October 8, 2011

During the planning for our trip to Quebec, we learned about sugar shacks, where traditional Quebecois meals and all kinds of things related to maple syrup are served. The best time to visit these places is during the maple harvest time (around March every year), but some of the places open year round. We were planning on visiting Ile d’Orleans during our trip, and as we browsed through the list of local farms and establishments on the island, we found Le Relais des Pins. In addition to selling maple products from their farm, they also have a restaurant that’s open year round, and serve traditional Quebecois meals. Since we’re already planning on having dinner at one of the restaurants in Old Quebec City area, we thought having lunch at Le Relais des Pins would be a good way to vary our dining choices (and easier on the budget too!).

We came on a Sunday, and since we wanted to sample the traditional dishes, the Sunday brunch menu at Le Relais des Pins was a good choice (and a bargain, at $13.95 per person for all-you-can-eat fare). The meal started with pea soup and some pork rinds, followed by a plate with maple-glazed ham, boiled potatoes, meat pie, and baked beans. On the side, there was homemade ketchup/tomato sauce and their house maple syrup. The waitress was very friendly; she explained everything that was on our plate, and said that if there was anything that we would like more of, she would gladly bring more to us. We closed the meal with pancake and maple syrup as dessert, and maple-flavored hot tea.

Everything was delicious, and unlike some all-you-can-eat deal you get in the US, the quality of the food was excellent and we didn’t feel sick even after eating everything served to us, since the food was not greasy/heavy. After the meal, we also visited the store at the back of the property near the maple farm. They had good selection of maple products you can get as souvenirs, and you could also see some of the equipments used to harvest and process the maple saps into maple syrup.

I highly recommend this place as one of your dining options in the Quebec City area that is good in quality and a welcomed break from the touristy area of Old Quebec City (and also lighter on your pocket).

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4  Thank rsetia67
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Reviewed August 21, 2009

Our family (2 kids and 2 adults) were searching for dinner at Ile D'Orleans when we came upon Le Relais des Pins. We didn't visit the 'sugar shack', but were seated in the restaurant that is decorated in a country Quebec style with a lot of wood. The cuisine is Quebecois, with a special multi-course dinner that is all traditional food. Our family's choices are limited since we are vegetarian and the staff were helpful in modifying dishes so that we could eat them. The food is incredible, flavorful, not greasy, full of fresh ingredients. The desserts were especially exceptional, the fruit pie had very fresh strawberries with just a little sugar (no glop). Good selection of Quebecois beer and wine. Prices were about standard, $10-15 for entrees. Pretty low for such quality.

This restaurant is an amazing find. Go there. You won't be sorry

1  Thank dcsuburbs
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Reviewed July 22, 2009

This is what is known as a Sugar Shack and is located on Orleans Island a short drive from Quebec City. The price of $16 Canadian applies during the week and one can get all he wants to eat for that price. There is entertainment during the meal. Among the items on the menu are pea soup, pancakes with maple syrup, boiled potatoes, meat pie, maple ham, and other foods as well as tea and coffee. This is a sugar producing place and one can visit the processing facilities which are located behind the restaurant along with a gift shop. The place also has tables with maple syrup frozen in the snow for customers to eat.

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2  Thank globeseeker007
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile
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