Review of 'Frites Alors!'

While in Montreal we had passed by one of the outlets of “Frites Alores!”. Attracted by the name we had a look at were astounded at a picture of an enormous poutine burger…not sure if was attraction or a bit of revulsion. Nonetheless, intrigued, when we spotted a branch of this fast food restaurant in Quebec City we decided to give it a try.


The interior is crammed and has a feel of a local dive (in a nice way). Though the staff spoke very broken English they were welcoming and chatty, showing us to a seat in the corner by the front window. The grill and preparation area is along the back and side wall open to the interior of the restaurant with a small (single) bathroom in the corner. Mid-afternoon on a holiday Monday it was reasonably busy with people coming and going throughout our visit. Take away did not seem to be a big business, on our visit at least.

The rather large menu features various takes on fries, specializing in Belgium-style, which is to say, thin fries served with mayonnaise. Prices were all reasonable with good menu options on offer as well (all burgers come with fries, for example). Being in Quebec we decided to go the poutine option but diverted from the path somewhat and bother ordered burgers (though sandwiches and hot dogs are also on offer).

I had the “ordinary” ($11; beef, relish, mustard, onions, mesclun - a salad of mixed greens - and tomatoes) which came with a side of (small) fries which I upgraded to a poutine. The bun, a ciabatta, was very tasty as was the juicy burger with tasty toppings. The fries, as you might expect, were delicious and perfectly cooked if slightly over cooked for my liking.

Burger and Poutine

Next visits I would like to work my way through their large poutine menu but also try some of their delicious looking Belgium fries options.

A nice, friendly, though small fast food restaurant in the heart of a slightly more up-market area of Quebec City, Frites Alores! is indeed “Fries then!”

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2019-04-22

Cuisine: Belgium

Address: 122 Rue Crémazie O, Québec City, Quebec G1R 1×5, Canada

Location: Quebec City (Canada) - Montcalm



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Telephone: +1 418-614-5522