Whether you are on vacation in Quebec or simply on an outing for the evening, bringing your furry friends along is fun. Luckily, there are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants in Quebec City that can accommodate both you and your pup. In this article, we share some of our favorite restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal and a glass of wine in the company of your pooch.
Are dogs allowed in restaurants in Quebec?
Dogs are not allowed inside restaurants in Quebec by order of the city. However, this rule does not apply to service animals. Despite the no-dog rule, there are many restaurants that get around this by having outdoor areas. Many establishments have outdoor terraces or outdoor seating on the streets to accommodate for dogs.
What are the best pet-friendly restaurants in Quebec City?
If you are planning a day trip or a vacation to Quebec City with your pup and are looking for recommendations for restaurants, we’ve got you covered. Here are our 9 favorite dog-friendly restaurants in Quebec City.
Cotes-a-Cotes Grill is perfect for all your BBQ cravings. From juicy burgers to specialty ribs, this restaurant has an extensive delicious menu. Your pooch will be lucky to get any scraps at the end of your meal. The setting for this restaurant is ideal, with outdoor seating overlooking the St-Laurent River and Château Frontenac, key landmarks that can’t be missed. It’s perfect for a quick dog walk to burn off all the amazing food you have just devoured.
Cafe-Terrasse La Nouvelle-France
If you are looking for a quiet Parisian-style lunch in the middle of Quebec, Cafe-Terrasse La Nouvelle-France is perfect. Although it is classed as a quaint cafe, you can get far more than just a croissant and coffee here. They have a wide selection of meals, soups, and salads, as well as the classic Parisian cafe treats that you can enjoy with your pooch by your side. The service here is amazing and they even offer you a blanket to keep you warm as you sit outside in the seating area with your dog.
Chez Muffy provides a unique dining experience that adopts a farm-to-fork approach, ensuring you are only offered the freshest ingredients within innovative dishes. The restaurant is located inside the Auberge Saint-Antoine Hotel, which is also a dog-friendly hotel. The best part of this restaurant is the fact that they are used to dogs so your pooch will be treated like royalty. They’re virtually guaranteed to be snuck a special dog treat and their water bowls will always be full.
Pub L’Oncle Antoine
If you are looking for somewhere to spend a chill night with the alcohol flowing, Pub L’Oncle Antoine is the perfect place. With a historic charm that is hard to match, the interiors of this pub are stunning. They make you feel as though you’ve been transported into an 18th-century wine cellar.
If you are visiting with your dog, you will be on the outdoor patio, which is equally as charming and allows for some entertaining people-watching as you look over the side streets of the Petit Champlain neighborhood. Although the food options aren’t extensive, their alcohol options are, so make sure you visit during happy hour.
Le Buffet de l’Antiquaire
Visitors to Quebec City should make sure to visit Le Buffet de l’Antiquaire if they want a taste of traditional Quebecois food. They change their menu depending on the season, so you will be sure to only get the best dishes with the freshest ingredients. If you visit, you have to try the Poutine, it is delicious.
When they set up their curbside seating in the summer, you can relax in the sun on an outdoor table with your dog. The staff is extremely friendly and loves interacting with the dogs that accompany their owners, so your pup is sure to be pampered.
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La Barberie is a unique microbrewery located in the heart of Quebec. It is one of the first breweries of its kind in the city. This is a must-visit joint thanks to the wide variety of different locally sourced and made beers they have in-house. You can easily spend a whole day here trying all the different drinks they have. The vibe of this place is completely relaxed, which is why they are happy for you to bring your tiny pup or huge hound along. Their outdoor seating is also extremely aesthetic as they have curated a beautiful covered patio that is an entirely green space.
This is a special pick for all vegan dog owners looking for a vegan and dog-friendly restaurant in Quebec City. Copper Branch is one of the few restaurants in Quebec that tick both boxes. Plus, this is a vegan chain restaurant, so there are plenty all around Quebec. If you are looking for a healthy meal that is quick and convenient and that you can visit with your dog, this spot is ideal. They offer an extensive menu including things such as power bowls, burgers, and soups, so you will be sure to find something you love.
La Knowlton Co.
La Knowlton Co is perfectly set up for dogs thanks to its extensive outside seating area filled with picnic tables. This microbrewery specializes in craft beer and pizza, which is why millennials and their french bulldogs and pugs absolutely love this place. Although you can visit the restaurant/bar all year round, we recommend visiting in summer so that you can properly enjoy the sunny patio.
Joe Cool Cafe and Curiosities
Joe Cool Cafe and Curiosities is perfect for a quick cup of coffee or a small bite to eat. They make amazing hot chocolate and innovative coffee-based drinks alongside a selection of sandwiches, tarts, soups, and pizzas that you can enjoy with your dog on their patio.
Stay at a dog-friendly hotel in Quebec City
If you are planning a trip to Quebec City and need somewhere to stay with your pet, the Best Western Plus located in Downtown Quebec City is the perfect option. We pride ourselves on creating a comfortable stay for you and your dog, with a variety of different room options available.
Located in downtown Quebec City, we are ideally located to ensure you and your four-legged friend can easily explore the city without having to think about travel logistics. If you need a break from all the exploring you have been doing, we have everything you need on-site. From an amazing breakfast restaurant to a cocktail bar with a specialty mixologist, we have it all.