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Aug 30, 2011 09:57 AM

Please recommend a great lunch spot between Montreal and Quebec City

We will be driving between Montreal and Quebec City on Sept 24 (Saturday). I thought I found the perfect lunch restaurant -- Le Mouton Noir in Baie-St.-Paul. I was so disappointed to discover that it's 1 hour 45 minutes PAST Quebec City. Definitely too far off of our route.

We aren't looking for an expensive feast, rather a really good, casual lunch spot (where we don't feel obligated to dress up) which serves memorable food.

Any ideas?

Mouton Noir
43 Rue Sainte-Anne, Baie-Saint-Paul, QC G3Z0C8, CA

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  1. You're asking for a lot I think, as there isn't much between Montréal and Québec City. Will you be traveling on the 20 or the 40? If you are on the 40, you can stop at L'Angélus in Deschambault (roughly halfway, but a bit closer to Québec City). Trois-Rivières has a lot of restaurants but nothing spectacular that I'm aware of (though I might be completely wrong since I haven't lived there in several years). The downtown area of Trois-Rivières is the place where you'll likely find non-chain restaurants.

    If you're traveling on the 20, I'm afraid I'm of no help, since I never drive on the South Shore.

    Happy travels!

    1. If one takes the 20 I suggest you get off in Magog. The main street in Magog Rue Principale has a number of excellent restaurants and Marche Vegeteriene has a selectionof cheese Deli and bread.that would please any North American. Far from being a desert I would suggest that our region probably has as good a selection of food of the highest quality anywhere. If you are looking for something a little upscale I would suggest Peche de Pinnochio. There really are too many to list but Magog in summer is a very very busy place filled with discriminating diners from all over. Check it out and find out why some people want to keep it a secret. I was born and raised in Montreal but I would send any foodie to the restaurants of Magog before Montreal.
      Yes Montreal has many great restaurants but Magog has very few poor and mediocre establishments.

      3 Replies
      1. re: Moedelestrie

        Moe, the 20 does not lead to Magog; I believe that would be the 10. Drummondville would be the place to look into.

        1. re: TheSnowpea

          So Sorry. I guess I really am getting old . Used to travel Montreal Quebec City regularly and never passed by Magog but that was 35 years ago.

        2. re: Moedelestrie

          We travel on the 20 between Montreal and Quebec City. Really, there aren't any great restaurants that we know of along the drive. My suggestion is leave Montreal early morning and you will be in Quebec City for lunch.