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Cantine Chez Paul Enr

Fast food, Canadian, Diner
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283 rue Principale O, Magog, Quebec J1X 2A8, Canada
+1 819-843-4000
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Ottawa, Canada
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place has been here forever - probably 50 years or more. And it's your best bet for a traditional Quebec friterie (French fries and other fried deliciousness) it's a lunch counter/diner in the best sense. Fries are dark and slightly crisp on the outside, and melt in your mouth soft inside. Hot dogs come with your choice of toasted... More 

Thank KatikaOttawa
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Best french fries in town and at the best price. Service is very friendly and charming. Business hours are also very accommodating.

Thank PeterBarrette
Montreal, Canada
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570 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Chez Paul has been around for a very long time. It has fed me many late night munchies that definitely not needed but well appreciated.

Thank Nicq
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This is a small/quaint diner with maybe 8 tables and bar stools looking over the kitchen. Plenty of parking on the street. The service was fantastic — Fast and friendly! We all had poutine (of course!) and my hubby had a burger as well. The medium poutine portion was rather large (we were unable to finish) and the burger was... More 

Thank AmyS1975
Quebec, Canada
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Was surprised that they only accept cash. The sauce is lumpy and VERY greasy. I like poutine just as much as the next person but theirs was not good. The reason why I gave it 2* rating is that there's a lot for your money.

Thank Coleen B
Orangeville, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

My 12 yr old son and I stopped in at Chez Paul for a hamburger and Poutine. The poutine was some of the best we've had with LOTS of cheese. The staff was also friendly and kind as we struggled with practicing our limited french language skills. Once back home in Ontario, I realized we had left something behind and... More 

Thank Christine256
Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

It is a small "hole in the wall" that you can easily pass on your way to a restaurant with more curb appeal; however, for a small diner, food is affordable and very good. I was born in Magog and I used to go to their take-out counter when I was in high school, more than 40 years ago. I... More 

Thank flyboycanada
Magog, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

For being in Magog for 1 year, we tryed manny restaurants. Cantine Paul remain our favorite. We often pick up after a long day, for a quick and good snak. The service is impecable, the plates (no matter what you order) are verry generous, and the food excellent, try their smook meat... Wow. This is not a "snobish" restaurant with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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530 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

I was in the area with friends and craved poutine, and we headed to Paul's based on tripadvisor reviews. No one should expect a healthy lunch when they want to eat poutine - and this was not - but it was delicious. Restaurant was very clean, and staff friendly, so a worthwhile stop.

Thank whiterabbitjb
Sherbrooke, Canada
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807 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

Sure this place has good ratings but do not expect much, just another greasy spoon. Food is ok. Fries are sometimes bad if they have not changed their oil in a while. No Coke there, only Pepsi, if you care. I like their poutine.

Thank JPDeM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Canadian, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 rue Principale O, Magog, Quebec J1X 2A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Magog
  • Phone Number: +1 819-843-4000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?