First time going to Quebec City
I'm taking my 20 yr old son to Quebec City for a few days in August. Looking for restaurant recommendations that are inexpensive or reasonably priced for "local" cuisine... We live in NYC so looking for local flavor(s)... By local I don't necessarily mean "grown on that farm right over there" but more like food that is and has been favored by people that live there
There's plenty of cool microbreweries that you could try out, I'd personally recommend either Korrigane (on Dorchester, they have a small terasse in the back near rue St.Joseph) or La Barberie (near the Old Port). There are the two Archibald micro-brewery/restaurants too, but I've never been so I can't recommend anything.
For good reasonably-priced food, there's a variety of options. A few are getting a bit more buzz (L'Affaire est Ketchup, La Planque) so you might want to try and book ahead. I've had pleasant experiences at both the SSS and the Bistro Boreal for solid bistro fare.
To be honest, in Quebec City I'd recommend you simply walk down many of the cool streets we have and pick and choose. Many have great eateries. I'd recommend St. Jean (more touristy, but right in the heart of old Quebec and if you head out you'll find awesome restaurants like the Moine Echanson), Rue Cartier (Bistro B is a favorite, I adore the sushis at Metropolitain), and St. Joseph (in St. Roch, used to be a rundown neighborhood that's been extremely gentrified, you'll find L'Affaire est Ketchup, Cafe du Cloche Penche). If the weather's nice you'll find the streets packed until the wee hours of the morning - find a nice terrace and people-watch. :D