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“Fun Lunch which also is a bargain”

Restaurant le Bateau
Ranked #14 of 24 Restaurants in Tadoussac
Price range: US$8 - US$16
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We arrived in Tadoussac around lunch time and began looking for a restaurant. We came upon Le Bateau which looked nice with an outdoor dining area perched atop a small cliff and overlooking the valley area below. It turned out to be a buffet -- "all you can eat" (or "all you care to eat"). I need to be careful with such restaurants as I have a normal tendency to observe rites of the former -- all you can eat -- rather than the more sensible alternative. It turned out that the options were copious: two soup options (chicken soup and pea soup) -- of course I tried both; delicious. Main course options -- (a) semi cooked spaghetti which the dinner finished cooking in hot water, with multiple topping options; hot salmon tort; sliced ham; (b) several hot vegetable options and cold salad ingredients; (c) several delicious deserts; and (d) complementary hot coffee. It was copious. Sitting on the open terrace was delightful; the service was very good. The food was not haut cuisine, but it was flavorful, filling; and quite the bargain.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This restaurant has a great buffet for very reasonable prices. Lots of seafood selections and local Quebec dishes - very good! Staff were very friendly and everything was clean, so overall, a great place to eat in Tadoussac.

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

There is not much selection however all what is there is delicious. It seems to be home made and it tastes like loving grandma cuisine. They use real wild blueberries for example.
I am not fan of mussels however they were good. They serve some kind of seafood sauce, really good with rice, then kind of fish soup, then some meat stew pie whatever you call it however delicious. And the price is really reasonable. Will come again once in Tadoussac.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Had a buffet style dinner here and there was a good choice of dishes, including home made soups which were delicious and several main courses and desserts. Really good value.

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Yes this is a buffet style restaurant and not for everyone but we really enjoyed it. The only place we ate at in Quebec that played traditional music. The view from the windows is spectacular and we had a beautiful sunny day. We arrived just at the restaurant opened at 5pm so were the first people there for dinner. We were greeted and the whole thing explained in English. There was also a person in the buffet room to explain and encourage us to try things- she was adorable and had fun practicing her English.

We enjoyed the food- it was home cooked. The pea soup was DELICIOUS (wish we had the recipe). Pizza was good, tried the spaghetti and enjoyed having a salad. The desserts were fun- yes we tried the vinegar pie which is sort of like a custard pie with a small amount of white vinegar (think it is an acquired taste) but what fun to be able to give it a try.

We were impressed that they had tried to translate their menu into English but some of the translations were interesting. We tried to figure out what "minced vegetables" would be but realized they meant "mixed". Really it was just sweet that they tried so hard to accommodate us!

All in all a good experience at a reasonable price- no way you could get appetizers, main course, dessert and coffee/tea for $20 anywhere else.

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Thank EMtravelers
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