Montreal Pool Room
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100 Years of Poutine
It's still unclear to me what is the most popular greasy spoon in town, but in terms of age, no place beats Montreal Pool Room. Established in 1912, a lot of stuff went down in this place. Located on what used to be the most dangerous street corner in town, it still maintains its reputation as a seedy late-night eatery—without actual creeps, thanks to the rejuvenation of the neighborhood and its evolution toward becoming the Quartier des Spectacles. The specialties: steamed top-loaded hot dogs and, of course, poutine, with tons of cheese curds. Also, despite being called a "pool room," I have yet to see a pool table, or anything related to pool for that matter, in this establishment. But I guess I'm willing to forgive this nonsense for an extra cheese topping on my poutine.
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