At this bistro in the plateau you can order yourself a main course 1.5lbs of mussels, and you can choose any one of their 8 different sauces to go with it. They have the more traditional cream, white wine and garlic sauce, but if you want something with a little more zing, go for the tomato salsa, chill, coriander, and lemon juice sauce - it's super flavourful. They also have an all-you-can-eat special for mussels on Sundays and Mondays!
This upscale pub has some pretty mouthwatering mussels on their menu. They're cooked with cider and bacon (yeah you read that right, mussels AND bacon) and they're served up with some deliciously golden french fries. This dish is not to be missed.
Restaurant Santa Barbara may be known for their vegetarian food, but their PEI steamed mussels deserve some recognition of their own. This tasty seafood dish comes cooked to perfection with white wine, dijon mustard, cream, shallots, and tarragon and is so good you might as well just order one for everybody, because there's no way you'll want to share.
This Old Montreal classic restaurant has got a mussels dish that cannot be missed. Their Mussels a La Provencale are oven baked, instead of the more traditional steaming, and cooked with french shallots, garlic and crumbled bacon. It's an amazing flavour combo that is sure to bring your tastebuds to life, and you'll most likely find yourself trying to soak up every last drop of sauce.
The mussels at this high end French bistro are always fresh and never disappoint. They're done "Leméac" style and come with freshly made french fries. The sauce put on the mussels has a bit of a dill flavour, which gives it a nice taste, and the mussels themselves are perfectly chewy and get better and better with every bite.
At Holder Resto-Bar you can get the mussels two ways. The first is with a Marinère sauce, which has a onion and white wine base. The second is in a creamy pastis broth. Both are absolutely delicious, so there's really no wrong choice here. They also come with a side of house fries that compliment the mussels perfectly.
This wine bar is serving up some of the best mussels in the city. They come cooked in an amazing creamy sauce made with Pernod liquor and served with a side of crispy fries. This dish is sure to satisfy all of your seafood needs and keep you coming back.
Chez Delmo keeps it fresh with a 'Mussels of The Day' bringing in their mussels straight from PEI. They're made with either you choice of a Ricard sauce or a white wine sauce, both of which are extremely delicious, and come served with fries and mayo.
Across from Parc La Fontaine, Bistro Tot ou Tard has 7 different kinds of mussels on their menu. For those who like the more traditional flavours, you can get a freshly made marinara sauce, but for those who want something with a more unique taste, you can try the blue cheese, the pesto creme or the dijionnaises. No matter what you pick, you're in for a good meal.
For those looking to eat as many mussels as you possibly can, Les Tontons Flinguerus is the place for you - they have all-you-can-eat mussels every day of the week. They come made with an extremely tasty white wine, leak, and cream sauce that's so good you may find yourself eating more than you ever thought you could.
A startling 46% of seafood samples sold in restaurants and grocery stores in four major Canadian cities were mislabelled, according to a report published Wednesday by the non-profit group Oceana Canada.
Often, low-cost knockoffs were pawned off as fancy fishes; out of a total of 94 samples, all 24 of butterfish, yellowtail and white tuna were mislabelled and over half of the samples labelled snapper was actually tilapia, "a much cheaper" fish.
Furthermore, there were 10 occasions where products labelled butterfish or tuna turned out to be escolar, a fish that "can cause acute gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting and nausea and is banned from sale in several countries," according to a news release.
Despite promises to tackle the issue, seafood fraud has been an ongoing problem in Canada. Oceana's multi-year DNA testing study found the Canadian city with the most fake fish was Montreal, where 52% of the samples were mislabelled, though Ottawa and Toronto did nearly as poorly, with mislabelling rates of 50% each.
Sayara Thurston, a seafood fraud campaigner, highlighted the need for better traceability systems to detect foul fish before they hit our dinner plates. "Buying fish shouldn't be a guessing game. Canadians deserve to have confidence in the seafood they eat."
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The restaurant is located on the Bay of Quinte, on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. The spacious terrasse overlooks Victoria Park Harbour, where many people dock their boats, including sailboats and yachts. The ambiance is very nautical chic — just like you'd expect to find in a trendy port city.
To top it all off, Boathouse serves amazing seafood. According to its website, it was voted "Best Seafood Restaurant in Ontario" by the Ontario Food Awards in 2019, and it's won the Belleville Readers' Choice Award for favourite seafood restaurant 16 years running.
The menu includes seafood chowder, battered halibut, a lobster and king crab combo, fish tacos — and basically anything delicious that a seafood lover could dream of.
Boathouse has daily food and drink specials and live music every Saturday night. It's open all year round, but if you go on your birthday, you'll get a free entree valued up to $15. Make sure you sign up in advance to take advantage of the free birthday program.
Boathouse Seafood Restaurant & Waterfront Patio
Address: 32 South Front St., Belleville, ON
Why You Need To Go: You don't have to travel far to eat delicious seafood by the water. The harbourfront views will transport you to Spain!
A menu posted in May also shows classic snack shack eats, like burgers, giant hot dogs, club sandwiches and fries.
But best of all might be the view. The cantine sits right on the seashore (well, it's technically still the Saint Lawrence River Estuary, but it's the closest we can get to the sea in most of southern Quebec).
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Cuisine: Seafood and summer snacks
Address: 479, route de la Mer, Sainte-Flavie, QC
Why You Need To Go: To enjoy some greasy fried food and eat seafood the way it's meant to be consumed: on the side of the road.