The Québec maritime Blog
Are you planning a trip this summer to Eastern Québec and wondering where to stop for a bite to eat? To make the most of the spectacular scenery found in our regions, here are several patio restaurants that offer a feast for your eyes and taste buds!
If you’re in the Kamouraska area, you’ll want to stop at Côte Est, which offers a friendly atmosphere and a menu inspired by local and seasonal ingredients. Their Cantina patio restaurant overlooks expansive landscaped grounds and provides stunning views of the St. Lawrence as well as access to the water.
The Tête d’Allumette microbrewery in Saint-André-de-Kamouraska offers the lively atmosphere of a beer garden with its large patio and green space near the St. Lawrence. Sample a wide variety of beers brewed on a wood fire in this peaceful location where you can also admire superb sunsets!
Auberge du Mange Grenouille, in the Le Bic sector of Rimouski, offers refined dining featuring local products. Order from the terrace menu and enjoy a relaxing meal in the scenic surroundings of the inn’s garden, overlooking the beautiful Bic Islands.
Located right next to the Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site, the new Distillerie du St. Laurent facilities welcome you by the water in Rimouski. Enjoy sitting on one of the two patios or in the interior courtyard as you savour the distillery’s famous products along with a bite to eat from the food truck-style containers on site.
When visiting the famous Reford Gardens in Grand-Métis, stop in the Garden Café or Le Bufton restaurant where you can eat outdoors surrounded by trees. Both establishments are ideal spots to enjoy a snack or lunch before you resume your visit of the gardens.
The Cargo restaurant at Riôtel Matane invites you to savour a delicious meal overlooking the St. Lawrence. Enjoy the heated patio until late in the evening and then walk down to the beach to sit by a bonfire near the water.
The La Planche wine bistro at Hôtel & Cie awaits you in the centre of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. Opt for a comfortable outdoor table and order from their extensive menu featuring dishes inspired by the great French brasseries and made with local ingredients.
Recharge your batteries during a stay at the Gîte du Mont-Albert hotel, in the heart of the forest and mountains of Gaspésie. On the dining room terrace, which can accommodate up to 50 people, make your selection from an appetizing bistro and grill menu.
In Percé, sit on the terrace at La Maison du Pêcheur and order from their refreshing summer menu. In addition to providing direct access to the boardwalk, the terrace gives you a 180° view of the surrounding area, including the sea, Villa Frederick-James and legendary Percé Rock.
Would you like to eat on an island? From Percé, take a boat to Bonaventure Island where you can enjoy a meal on the patio of the Margaulx restaurant. The menu is inspired by the sea—don’t miss the popular fish soup!
In New Richmond, Pub Bayou in Hôtel Le Francis offers a terrace with a lovely view of the Petite Cascapédia River. Savour their grilled meats and other delicious dishes in a festive atmosphere.
In Tadoussac, discover fresh seafood and other local delicacies at La Galouïne Inn and Restaurant. The terrace offers a bistro menu and a superb view of the village, which is one of the most beautiful in Québec.
To soak up even more of the stunning scenery in Côte-Nord, stop at Bistro La Marée Haute, at Hôtel Le Manoir in Baie-Comeau. Order from the varied menu and take in the view of the bay and the St. Lawrence.
If you enjoy hanging out with friends while savouring delicious craft beer, you won’t want to miss the St-Pancrace microbrewery in Baie-Comeau. You’ll appreciate the warm and friendly atmosphere on the patio as well as the menu featuring local products and beers made on site.
Îles de la Madeleine
To continue sampling Québec beers, be sure to visit the À l’Abri de la Tempête microbrewery in the Îles de la Madeleine. While savouring island flavours, you can admire the archipelago’s beautiful rolling green hills.
Auberge La Salicorne offers authentic local cuisine on a terrace with a panoramic view of the sea. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and typical island dishes featuring maritime flavours.
This list is just a glimpse of what awaits you in our regions. Once you’re here, be sure to ask the locals for recommendations. They’ll be happy to tell you all about their favourite patio restaurants!