Quebec City's family food faves

While there is no shortage of eating establishments in Quebec City, finding a family-friendly spot with great food can pose a bit of a challenge. Whether you're a visitor, new to the city or playing tourist in your home town, try any or all of these places that the whole family can enjoy.

Buffet De L'Antiquaire

1
95, rue Saint-Paul, Québec, QC G1K 3V8

Tucked away from the main streets, this gem can be easily overlooked. It would be a shame to miss out on this diner-style restaurant serving up generous portions of authentic French Canadian foods at very reasonable prices. If locals frequent a restaurant, it's a solid indicator of great food, and this diner does not disappoint. The tourtiere and poutine are both highly recommended choices.

Sapristi Champlain

2
24, boul Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H7

What kind of establishment called "The Crazy Little Pig" wouldn't be a family favourite? Although self-labelled as a pastry and sandwich shop, the restaurant offers food for every taste. With eclectic decor and seating indoors and out, this comfy bistro is well suited for casual dining. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to try their unique sandwich or pizza combinations.

Casa Calzone

3
1298, rue de la Pointe-Aux-Lièvres, Québec, QC G1L 4L9

If you have big appetites in your family, Casa Calzone is the place to eat. Drool-worthy appetizers; plate-sized calzones filled to bursting with delicious meats, cheeses and vegetables; and delectable desserts are a mere sampling of the offerings. Friendly wait staff make this Italian eatery an ideal spot for a family meal on the town.

Cosmos

4
575, Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 2K4

Youthful decor and a charged atmosphere make this restaurant a fun spot for families to have a feast. The café offers options for special diets, as well as a large selection of foods such as pizza, burgers and crispy fries. If you’re looking for a great spot to enjoy a large breakfast, note that Cosmos serves up heaping plates of breakfast favourites accompanied by a great selection of fresh fruit that's usually a big hit with the kids.

Restaurant Le Manoir

5
3077 Chemin Saint-Louis, Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge, QC G1W 1R6

Pasta, pizza and excellent service make Le Manoir a great family dining spot. Despite the formal outward appearance, the restaurant offers an experience that is very casual and friendly. The menu is wide-ranging, offering specialty pizzas and a wide array of pastas, as well as seafood selections, sandwiches and meat entrees. The kids have a special menu with prices and portion sizes that fit just right. The ice cream bar doesn't hurt either.

Restaurant Chez Victor

6
145, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1N4

If you're in the mood for an upscale burger and fries, look no further than Chez Victor. The cozy atmosphere makes it a great spot to bring the family together, especially if big appetites are at play. Kids will love the homemade fries, poutine and traditional burgers, while you might enjoy a gourmet burger made with duck, salmon or one of several veggie choices. Be sure to try their specialty house mayonnaise flavours with your fries.

Spag Et Tini

7
40, rue du Marché-Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H3

At Chez Spag & Tini, they say from the outset: “it’s your family-friendly Italian restaurant in Old Québec!” Here, children are greeted like royalty and parents can dine worry free: the restaurant has thoughtfully provided games to keep more active kids entertained, and even the dishes are unbreakable. The kids’ menu features pasta with four types of sauce to choose from, lasagna, pizza, chicken tenders…and a surprise! Older hungry patrons can profit from the table d’hôte, where you can expect to find lasagna, pork tenderloin, fettuccine with spinach, filet mignon, salmon steak and more.

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