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US$11 - US$67
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Steakhouse, Barbecue
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Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

This place is awesome! So rich in history! The food is amazing and the guided tour is great to learn a little history and to see how they did it back in the days!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

A must see!! Out of the ordinary and super fun bar !! The band is great shows they love what there doing and the deco of the bar is great ! Not to miss

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

Went here with some friends mid-afternoon after looking for interesting places to visit in La Malbaie. Initially we were very excited for the tour and cocktails, as the place upon arrival was very intriguing, however, there was no English speaking guide when we arrived. We...were visiting over Quebec's Construction Holiday, so understood that they may be short staffed, but would have thought there may have been some sort of self-guided English tour. We stayed for drinks anyways. It appeared as though everyone else in the bar were served before us, even though we arrived first. We felt like this place has potential, but were left under the impression that they were "busy enough" to change much to accommodate tourists from other provinces. Would still recommend a visit, but call ahead to ensure tours in English are available. Glad that we went for the afternoon and did not pre-book the dinner and show as we were not made to feel overly welcome.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Has to be the most over priced meal i ever had in my 55 yrs of living and the coldest i ate in any restaurant

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Worth the $10.00 for the tour before dinner. Lots of history and the guide was quite funny and informative.

Date of visit: August 2017
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JoBras, Owner at La Maison du Bootlegger, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you for you commentory . . . We appreciate

Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We cane to the bootlegger just by luck and it was really good luck! The location is sooo unique! From the entrance to the bathrooms all really really worth seeing. And the food? GREAT! We had Burgers with fries and salad and every single thing...was as good as it could be. Homemade bbq sauce (best I've ever had), homemade salad dressing, and their own beer brewed by a quebecoise microbrasserie. AWESOME! I will definately go back there!More

Date of visit: August 2017
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JoBras, Owner at La Maison du Bootlegger, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

thank you for your great remarks we appreciate

Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

My wife and i were there on aug 3 ,2017 for supper recommendation from a friend so we said we would try it out . First of all you sit with a bunch of people thats ok waiter was nice spoke french and english people...around are ready to party so get ready . KNOW FOR THE FOOD wow a massive disappointment for the price hugh $$$$ yes i had the 20oz steak ( 68$) so you expect it to be perfect so wrong they say aaa beef i say it comes from iga grocery store i can make a steak any time better then that and the ( boiled ribs) wit sauce slapped on after no taste at all 45$ around for that . Not even close worth the money stay awayMore

Date of visit: August 2017
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JoBras, Owner at La Maison du Bootlegger, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

Sorry you did not appreciate your meal but I can assure you that our meats are all triple A. Our baby back ribs are not boiled ???? and yes they our coated with our special sauce it is one of our best sellers as for...More

Reviewed June 5, 2017

La Maison du Bootlegger is nestled in the middle of nowhere, about a 20 minute drive from the heart of La Malbaie. This very casual place is a tourist attraction that serves ribs and steaks. Patrons must take the "table d'hôte" in order to stay...for the night's concert and party that starts around 9:30pm. The food is average, while prices are steep. But one must consider that prices include the cover charge for the live band. Once dinner is over, everyone moves up to the attic where a live band plays classic rock and the whole place turns to a party! The "western" / "coyote ugly" atmosphere rocks and everyone is invited to have a good time. Note the place closes at midnight.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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JoBras, Owner at La Maison du Bootlegger, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Just wanted to point out that you also get a guided tour during the evening on top of the band . . . Sorry to see that you thought our food was average? Thank you for your comments . Johanne Brassard

Reviewed April 20, 2017

I had been here before so I knew what I wanted to order. I can't go past the French Onion soup as an appetizer and the ribs for dinner! And they didn't disappoint. Every meal also comes with a house salad, garlic bread, onions and...the very famous Backfire sauce, dessert and tea/coffee. Make sure you taste everything (probably a good idea to not eat all day because you will gorge yourself here)! The dinner also comes with a visit of this historic and quirky house, it is good fun and they can do them in english or french. After dinner the band comes on and does a live show for about two hours. Everyone is up dancing and enjoying themselves it really is incredible. Plan to stay there the whole night, you won't want to leave. Definitely make sure you book early as they are busy on weekends, but don't miss this place!More

Date of visit: April 2017
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JoBras, Owner at La Maison du Bootlegger, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

Thank you for your great comments - I will pass it on to all my staff. Johanne Brassard

Reviewed December 21, 2016

Food is ok but what you need to see is the building itself. Built during prohibition there is a maze within the restaurant. Dine in a unique piece of history, and a truly 1 of a kind building. Great live band. Biggest downfall is it...is a bit out of the way.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Good food, friendly staff, great fun. Enjoyed the tour of the old building. Great live band and party atmosphere. Unfortunately it is a long way out of town and the double expensive tax fare can make it a very expensive night. Perhaps a shuttle bus...would be a good idea for the restaurant to consider.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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JoBras, Owner at La Maison du Bootlegger, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2016

Thank you for your gteat comments. Looking into the possibility of a shuttle

Reviewed October 24, 2015

Key facts about my night last night: -Amazing live show, playing all the classics -Great company and fellow guest who were all there to have a good time. I was solo (free night on a business trip) and they put me at a table with...super fun and welcoming people. -THE BEST STEAK OF MY LIFE, and I eat lots of steak -No, I'm not being paid to say this. Thanks Bootlegger gang!More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Nicolas B, General Manager at La Maison du Bootlegger, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2016

Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Joey is always having a blast playing the rock & roll classics. It's like his voice is made for this kind of music. The owner will be pleased to hear your comment on the steak because she cares...More

Reviewed October 9, 2015

Drive to this fantastic quirky restaurant .... It was one of the best nights of our holiday. Expect to be one of the few non-French speaking people but sharing a table, eating great food, touring the hidden bootlegger house and having the best laugh with...dancing ... And other events that I wouldn't tell you in advance because it would spoil the fun .... Made for a brilliant night out. Just make sure you keep an eye on your drinks bill ...... Not that they alter it but we watched so many people having a fantastic party night they obviously lost track of consumption and therefore their bar bill! We went with our 21 year old sons and had a brilliant night.More

Date of visit: November 2014
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Nicolas B, General Manager at La Maison du Bootlegger, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2016

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. With the Canadian dollar currently going down, we're starting to have a lot more non-French speaking people from other countries, so maybe next time you'll have more people to talk to in English !...More

Reviewed September 28, 2015

It's my second time around at this place and what can I say....the staff is just amazing. They will go out of their way to please you and entertain you. The atmosphere is just perfect....from a great supper...to staff that takes the time to talk...to you an explain every detail about this amazing house of bootleggers. I will definitely be back because once you go there and experience the whole thing, you can't get enough. Cheers! Sylvie G.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Nicolas B, General Manager at La Maison du Bootlegger, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2016

Hi Sylvie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your first time with us ! You know what they say, one night is never enough :)

Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I found this joint on trip advisor and decided to surprise my boyfriend who knew nothing about it before we arrived. We stayed at their accommodations, in a room with a beautiful bathtub in the center,( the 2 ladies working the next morning were absolute...sweethearts) and got shuttle to the resto by this awesome dude with a lots of character who also took care of us on the way back. The food was great, the service impeccable, the band was rocking and the shots were pouring. The house is fascinating and worth the visit even if your only popping by. The crowd that night wasn't the best but the staff are very good at creating a wild atmosphere. Thx you so much.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Nicolas B, General Manager at La Maison du Bootlegger, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2016

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. This awesome dude with a lot of character is Johnny, our very own sheriff ! As you say, when the crowd is not the best, the staff always take it as an...More

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Hi, For our night concept please do call us for a reservation. A table d'hôte per person is required so you may share amongst the 2 of you and taste 2 different plates. In the fee we include the band and the guided... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5