Succulent Burgers in Québec City

Here are some of my favourite places for a burger in Québec City. Burgers made by people who take extra special care in selecting high-quality ingredients, who take pride in establishing personal relationships with local producers and/or push the limits of their distributors in order to create the most flavourful burgers possible.

Chez Victor
Numerous locations across Québec City

Chez Victor is known for the Veganator, a 100% vegan burger that tastes incredibly savoury. Available at all locations, vegans from all over the province flock to Québec City for the Veganator. Meatlovers will love the incredible variety of meat : boar, duck, merguez and/or chicken where every Chez Victor location has its own extra special recipe. Hipsters love L’Inter (beef, cheese curds, onion rings and bacon), aristocrats Le Cerf ( deer, brie, red wine and rosemary-infused pears) while lighter eaters prefer L’Atlantique (salmon filet, fennel salad, apples and Québec berries).

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Trois Garçons
1084 Rue Saint-Jean, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 1S4

On July 3, 1608, Samuel de Champlain sailed up the St. Lawrence River and settled along Québec’s shoreline. He thus founded Québec City. This date is also given to one of Québec’s best cheese created by the Laiterie Charlevoix made from the milk of patrimonial cows introduced to Canada that same year.

Along with two hefty meat patties, fried and caramelized onions, lightly smoked bacon and a sweet bourbon sauce, the Charlevoix burger is decadent! Highly recommended for those who like to get down and dirty.

Café-Bar Artefact
8 Rue Saint Antoine, Ville de Québec, QC G1K 4C9

Café-bar Artefact
Café-bar Artefact

The Artefact burger oozes with pleasure. Every ingredient that composes this trifecta of beauty harmonize to create one helluva good burger. Highly recommended for a romantic celebration. Notice in the picture how they’ve cut down the buns? Love it!

Chez Micheline
225 QC-138, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC G3A

Chez Michelin is one of Québec’s finest snack bar. Located in Saint-Augustin along highway 138 and in an industrial area that doesn’t have much appeal, Chez Micheline is THE destination. Poutine is the power of attraction behind this greasy spoon, but it’s their decadent ”Inter” burger that keeps customers coming back for more.

You won’t believe what’s inside! Meat patty, cheese curds and onion rings flattened between two traditional burger buns. Some even push their heart rate by pouring over poutine sauce. It’s a heart attack waiting to happen!

Capture d’écran 2016-08-29 à 14.17.32Le Chic Shack
15 Rue du Fort, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 3Z8

Steps from rue du Trésor, and directly across the street from the Château Frontenac, the Chic Shack is a popular, tourist-friendly destination for a burger and milkshake.

A quick and rather satisfying beef-cheddar-pickle trio served between two slices of fresh pain brioché made from the hands of local artisan baker Eric Borderon. In season, dare to plunge into the Magdalene island lobster burger, oozing with love and homemade aioli.

Le Fin Gourmet
774 Rue Raoul-Jobin, Ville de Québec, QC G1N 1R9

Far away from the more attractive, tourist-friendly neighbourhoods of Quebec City, the Fin Gourmet is the quaint essential neighbourhood bistro. Located in a residential area of west Saint-Sauveur, this mother & daughter-run restaurant grills one of the best burgers in town. Lookup their website to find out which burger is available when.

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La Roulotte du Coin
2875 Chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille, QC G0A 3P0

Is it still a burger if the meat is duck? YES! Especially when it’s as good as the Roulotte du Coin’s pulled duck burger. The duck is raised on site, transformed in-house and served in a bucolic farm setting in Ste-Famille on île d’Orléans.

Every product is hyper local. The menu is elaborated by owner/farmer/cook Jean-François Émond where melt-in-your-mouth delicious is an euphemism. The fries are cooked in duck fat! OMG, OMG! Hurry, because the Roulotte du Coin closes during Winter.

Read my overall review of La Roulotte du Coin HERE.

Hobbit Bistro
700 Rue Saint-Jean, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 1R1

Located in the heart of Faubourg Saint-Jean-Baptiste, The Hobbit is where I find both the perfect soundtrack and the perfect setting for a weekday meal.

Its brick walls, leather seats and wooden tables set the tone of this unpretentious, down-to-earth neighbourhood bistro. I love its ambience, one where I imagine novelists come for inspiration or observe human behaviour.

The floor-to-ceiling windows let in a filtered light, often swaying to the sounds of Cohen, Brel or Feist. Its quaint sidewalk terrace is ideal for enjoying a late evening burger: a generous serving of beef topped with bacon and aged cheddar; in perfect harmony for an oatmeal stout.

Read my breakfast review of The Hobbit HERE.

Le Crac Aliments sains – La Carotte Joyeuse
690 Rue Saint-Jean, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 1P8

La Carotte Joyeuse is the first health-centric grocery store to open in the Faubourg Saint-Jean Baptiste. Inside, you will find grains, nuts and seeds in bulk next to local and organic products.

At the far end of the store is Le Crac, a ready-to-eat counter filled with salads, desserts, an olive bar and lots of local cheese. Many vegan options too!

Their best-kept secrets are the sesame and barbecue marinated tofu burgers cooked to order. A generous patty of grilled tofu topped with cheese, beets, pickles, tomatoes and lettuce. It is an incredibly thick and juicy tofu burger. Plan your visit accordingly, because you cannot order their burgers during lunchtime.

 

 

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