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Enjoy a Bite to Eat in the Patio Restaurants of Eastern Québec!
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    Mathieu Dupuis

Enjoy a Bite to Eat in the Patio Restaurants of Eastern Québec!

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!

Bas-Saint-Laurent

If you’re in the Kamouraska area, be sure to stop at the Côte Est café bistro, which offers a menu inspired by local and seasonal ingredients as well as a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant’s heated terrace offers a stunning view and access to the St. Lawrence.

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.

As of summer 2022, the new Distillerie du St. Laurent facilities, located right next to the Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site in Rimouski, will be open to the public. Enjoy sitting on one of the two terraces or in the interior courtyard as you savour the distillery’s famous products along with a bite to eat from the food trucks parked on site.

Gaspésie

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 forest. 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 Broue dans l’Toupet restaurant, bar and grill 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. Their specialty is premium beef grilled to perfection!

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 a 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.

Côte-Nord

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!

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Author Marie-Eve Lagacé

Originally from Gaspésie, Marie-Eve Lagacé loves both writing and her corner of the world, so she’s delighted to be able to combine these passions as the person responsible for this blog! Her favourite subjects are people, local culture and our regions’ unexpected (and sometimes unusual) treasures. Although she loves relaxing with a coffee and a good book, she also enjoys exploring new vistas and swimming with the salmon in the Matapédia River!

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