Free Issue! Try Saltscapes Magazine before you buy. Download Now

Le Shack à Joe, Shippagan, NB

I love when the heart of a community beats within an unexpected place such as a little canteen. This is the case with Le Shack à Joe in Shippagan, NB. But a relationship like this doesn’t happen overnight; it’s cultivated over many years and this little canteen has been a local favourite for more than 50 years. Opened in 1963 by Joseph Duguay, aka “Joe Patate,” it was originally known as Ready Chef, the local burger joint, which was famous for breaded, deep fried potato wedges. In 2016 Ready Chef was purchased by a young entrepreneur named René Guy, who changed the name to honour the man who had built the business. The property was given a makeover reflective of the fun spirit of its new owner and the menu was revamped to include some healthy options such as amazingly fresh salads. They’ve even put a traditional donair on the menu. Their Shack à Joe burger has become legendary and the canteen’s soft serve earns raves as well, but the cornerstone of the menu, the wedges, have stayed as popular as ever. As a result of a well-done makeover, the heartbeat of Shippagan goes on. Visit Le shack à Joe at 184 Rue 1, Shippagan.

Le Shack à Joe, Shippagan, NB

Other Stories You May Enjoy

Fish Meets Flame

There’s more to grilling than a juicy striploin sizzling on the barbecue. Seafood is a nutritious addition to any barbecue—plus it’s a fast way to get dinner on the table. But, just like meat, there are...
Measuring Cups

10 Gadgets for the holidays

Our annual list of terrific gadgets for the foodies in your life has been running for several years and we’ve covered everything from the perfect grapefruit spoon to personal Vitamix blenders. It...

Summer Salads – For Your Palate – And Your Health

It's not so long ago that a salad served in a restaurant consisted of a selection of iceberg lettuce, cucumber slices and a few pale tomato wedges. The dressing was probably French or Italian. How...