We've been to Magog a few times - great little town. However the only place we've really liked so far is Jesse's, which is right in the heart of the downtown. Interesting, eclectic menu, nice vibe.
We've also tried Jack-o's which was just 'ok'. There is supposed to be a very good localvore type place on the road between Magog and Mt. Orford, haven't tried it yet. We did discover a very good Asian place in Sherbrooke in the historic district, can't remember the name. The Eastern Townships are quite beautiful but not known for great dining - lots of pizza, hot dogs, potine, etc. Surprising with Montreal so close by.
MAGOG! Great little town, I go every year! Used to rent a cottage in that neck of the woods too as I did lots of fishing in that area.
1691 Chemin De la Rivière-aux-Cerises
Magog, QC J1X3W3 (819) 843-7320
Great little family owned italian restaurant. Been going there for ages and they never screwed up. Its just a nice comfortable place to have a cozy italian signature dish.
Great pasta! and pretty sure they have good mussels and fish too.
Just a quick report back from Magog:
Tried Guacamole and Tequilia on Sat night - bad name but surprisingly pretty good and authentic Mexican food - the sauces for both the mole and the other pork dish had a good kick and were definitely homemade - nice ambiance and friendly service...
Fondissimo on Sun (Valentine's Day - part of a package) - also fun - liked the cheese fondue the best - the chinese hot pot had abundant food but lacked a little flavor - and very decent chocalate fondue - not surprisingly it was very crowded...
also there is a smoke meat place called B&G smoked meat - now it's no schwart's or smoked meat pete's - but definitely on par with other places in montreal - good flavor and size - a bit lean for my liking -
anyway that's all - otherwise had a great time skiing...
Magog is a nice little town - lots of cafes and restaurants. Can't recommend any in particular, it's been too long since my last visit!
For smoke meat, you have to come to Montreal!
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