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Aug 8, 2011 03:01 PM

Where to eat in Quebec close to Quebec city

In the Quebec city region and looking for a good place to eat that's fresh local homey and preferably seafood.

Any recommendations?

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  1. Although not in downtown QC, we had the most phenomenal food at Monte Cristo at Le Chateau Bonne Entente. Amazing!!!

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    1. re: MRS

      Thanks mrs but we are looking for something more homey and not in quebec city, just on the outskirts

      1. re: oana

        i guess I am totally unfamiliar w/ Quebec City. When I was there, I felt I was on the outskirts as the resort was at least a 15 min/20 min cab to wherever else we wanted to go or see. It is a wonderful restaurant and a great property,by the way. Have fun wherever you go!

    2. Try J.A. Moisan. @ 695 rue St-Jean. It's a combo store & small eatery. It's relatively inexpensive and has a small section with waiter service. You go up to the counter, order how much of an item/s (mostly made in Quebec) you want, tell them you're in eating at the table, and they'll plate everything and serve you. Pretty good stuff and it's not more than a mile from the north end of the fortress wall. Stay away from Buffet d'Antiquare. I ordered a boudin platter and what they served me were sausages out of a package. Practically bland mush save for the fact the cook sprinkled on nutmeg, and frozen vegetables with old rice. A really good rule of thumb is: stay away from any restaurant within Old Quebec. They all suck and are very pricey. Hopefully, you'll have a car and will be able to try some of the Vietnamese/Thai restaurants in the outskirts of Old QC. I also noticed a few homey looking places with a lot of Quebec license plates. I didn't get to try any of these because I was lost on the Bus 801. And I did see quite a few down home looking places on our bus ride to Baie-Ste-Catherine, via the 138 East/North.

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      1. re: David11238

        I really not share your opinion. I was in Old Quebec a few weeks ago and restaurants where outstanding.
        In suburbs can try rue Maguire in Sillery or rue Cartier near Grande-Allée or even la 3e avenue in Limoilou. Our friend took us there real fun!

        1. re: madamebatignolles

          Actually, I meant within the walls. You are right, there are good restaurants in Old Quebec, but none which are inexpensive. At least none that I noticed, except for the eateries in the Market.

        2. re: David11238

          JA Moisan was a wonderful and quaint experience. I could spend weeks trying different cheeses alone. That's before we start to talk about the pate. My wife and I bought some bread, soft cheese and a couple cups of the onion jelly to go with it. We took it to our room and enjoyed it later that evening. Wonderful.