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The Best Poutine in Montreal

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Poutine is to Montreal what gumbo is to New Orleans, and what fish & chips is to London. In fact, it would be a sacrilege to visit Montreal and not eat this legendary and earthy dish, which consists of French fries doused in gravy and sprinkled with cheese curds. Here is a list of the best poutine places in Montreal (approved by locals), where visitors can help themselves to a generous serving—eating pants required.
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1348 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2G 3A7, Canada
No visit to Montreal is complete without a good poutine, preferably late at night (it is well-known among Montrealers that poutine is the best cure for a hangover). But instead of hitting the touristy Old Port joints or the busy Banquise, why not...
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181 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G8, Canada
Poutine is the stuff of legends, much to the chagrin of many Canadians. It is the one food non-Canadians seem to know the most about, and a snack of this heavy dish is at the top of the list for most visitors to Montreal. Even though it can be...
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4351 Avenue de Lorimier, Montréal, QC H2H 2B3, Canada
If you are moving to Montreal or spending a few weeks on the Plateau Mont-Royal, you must pay a visit to Ma’am Bolduc. Located in a graded building on the eastern, less glamorous but more authentic side of the neighborhood, the restaurant has been...
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1217 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2S6, Canada
It's still unclear which is the most popular greasy spoon in town, but few beat Montreal Pool Room. Established in 1912, this place is ocated on what used to be the most dangerous street corner in town, and it still maintains its reputation...
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2017 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2H 1J6, Canada
This Plateau Mont-Royal institution just celebrated its five-year anniversary with a bang, and it is with great pleasure that I joined in the festivities and ordered my favorite dish on the menu: the breakfast poutine. If you are not one for...
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536 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2L 1A9, Canada
Chef Martin Picard is one of the leaders of Montréal's restaurant scene, introducing diners—and other chefs—to a new appreciation of the bounty of local ingredients grown and produced in Québec. (He is also a television celebrity...
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1562 Avenue Laurier E, Montréal, QC H2J 1H9, Canada
Frite Alors! isn't entirely dedicated to poutine. It's first and foremost a Belgian-style french fry eatery, and in Montreal, he who says french fries says poutine. What makes the poutine at Frite Alors! so delicious is 1) the incredible fries,...
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451 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2L 1A5, Canada
Where in Montreal can diners hope for an affordable meal that isn't drenched in oil or entirely free of flavors? At L'Gros Luxe, that's where. This stylish neighborhood watering hole may look like a hip, Victorian-inspired and overall super cool...