A trip to the North Shore would clearly be incomplete without a stop in a local canteen. There's fish and seafood, of course, but also the experience of visiting a salty seaside food shack. This unusual spot my offer the most unique experience of all. Shaped like a lobster trap, it's like the Krusty Krab right here in Quebec.
The Casse-croûte du pêcheur, in Sept-Îles, really leans into the coastal culture of the North Shore region.
After ordering a shrimp roll, a lobster club sandwich, seafood poutine, and other local delicacies, guests can simply drop by the dining room.
They then enter a gigantic lobster cage, decorated inside and out with marine artifacts.
Anchors, baskets, skimmers, ship's bars — not to mention a huge pot for cooking lobsters — make the place fit for Spongebob, himself.
A small lighthouse serves as an order desk, nicely complementing the scene.
The restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
It's the perfect stop for a quick lunch or supper before heading back to nearby Route 138 on the way to the Mingan Archipelago National Park further east.
Prices range from $3.25 to $34.95, so there's something for everyone. Of course, seafood lovers will be delighted.
But there are still a few options available to others, such as the classic poutine.
And if ever the lobster cage is full, Sept-Îles offers some pretty magnificent views of the river — and they're easy to reach since the snack bar is located right in the port.
The menu varies from week to week and it's best to call before you go.
The dishes are also available elsewhere in the area, such as at Poissonnerie Soucy, for example.
Get all the details below.
Casse-croûte du pêcheur
Cuisine: Seafood and Quebec classics
Address: 4, rue Maltais, Sept-Îles
Why You Need To Go: To visit the Krusty Krab right here in Quebec
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.