Québec City's Best Restaurants
Collected by John Newton , AFAR Contributor
Québec City has restaurants catering to every price point, and our recommendation is that you try them all—from the white-linen special occasion options to creperies and funky burger and poutine joints.
77 Rue des Remparts, Québec, QC G1R 0C3, Canada
Who would have expected that an ancient order of nuns would be generating buzz in Québec City's restaurant scene? The Augustinian Sisters have been present in the city since the 17th century, devoted to caring for the poor and suffering....
1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada
Set high above the St. Lawrence on Cap Diamant, overlooking Old Québec, this imposing yet inviting landmark is as much a lodging as it is a tourist attraction, borne out of its reputation as the most photographed hotel in the world. Opened...
95 Rue Saint-Paul, Québec, QC G1K 3V8, Canada
This busy restaurant sits on Rue Saint-Paul, a street in Lower Town that's lined with antique shops, hence the name. Buffet de L'Antiquaire is a classic diner—but with a Québecois twist—that has been a mainstay of the city's...
71 Rue Saint-Paul, Québec, QC G1K 3V8, Canada
It's not surprising that many Québec City chefs have been trained in classic French cooking. But a number of them are taking those skills in unexpected directions, incorporating unusual ingredients and devising their own signature...
84 Rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1K 8M5, Canada
Given its location near the waterfront, it is perhaps fitting that Café du Monde, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, specializes in seafood dishes—salmon tartare, crab cakes, and fish and chips are some of...
34 Rue Saint Louis, Québec, QC G1R 4P3, Canada
Aux Anciens Canadiens in Upper Town is a venerable favorite among Québec City's restaurants. It opened in 1966 though the building it's in is almost three centuries older than that, having been built in 1676. It's easy to...
8 Rue Saint Antoine, Québec, QC G1K 4C9, Canada
Panache at the Auberge Saint-Antoine hotel in Lower Town was long one of Québec City's most celebrated restaurants, a special-occasion favorite of locals and visitors, located in a cozy and historic 19th-century warehouse with...
481 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1P4, Canada
This casual creperie-bistro sits on Rue Saint-Jean, one of Québec City's busiest shopping streets. With its brick walls and fireplace, the Breton-owned restaurant has a cozy and casual feel. It's best known for buckwheat crepes, a...
15 Rue du Fort, Québec, QC G1R 3Z8, Canada
Old Québec can be a little hard on the wallets of budget travelers. It's not that the restaurants are overpriced, but they definitely cater to the tourists who fill its streets most days, especially in the warmer months, and who are happy...
75 Rue Saint-Paul, Québec, QC G1K 3V8, Canada
Québec City has an abundance of elegant restaurants, both contemporary and classic, where you could easily imagine you are dining in Paris or New York. Café St-Malo, on the other hand, is a no-pretense, casual favorite, albeit one...
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