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Dunn's Famous

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$$ - $$$
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1249 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V5, Canada
+1 514-395-1927
00:00 - 23:59
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Oshawa, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best smoked meat sandwich with sweet potato fries ever. It melted upon contact! Could only eat half. Friendly, warm staff. Lively atmosphere.

Thank Fernshadows2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Classic restaurant for authentic Montreal "Smoked Meat" sandwiches. This is a must-try for all fans of deli food. It's a unique variation similar to pastrami, but with different spices and they slice it by hand for a great texture.

Thank JohnDJTravel
Miramichi, Canada
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always try to get to Dunn's for breakfast when visiting Montreal. Friendly, helpful staff to go with a good well priced breakfast! The Eggs Benedict is very good!

Thank Pat K
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154 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy to look at when walking by but the food is worth stopping for. It was busy and the decor inside is from the 70(s) but that is OK. I had the all dressed poutine and when it came it looked small but after eating it you were definitely full ( almost too full about an hour later). friend... More 

Thank avgjoey
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smoked meat sandwiches are a must do in Montreal and this is the place to go. Been about 5-6 times over the years whenever visiting Montreal and it is never a disappointment.

Thank g0ttakn0w
Northeast USA
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My buddy and I wanted to try both Dunn's and Reuben's, which we did. I had been to Reuben's numerous times, but not Dunn's. We wanted to do a new comparison challenge though - to try the medium fat (not medium) smoked meat sandwich. Medium fat seems to offer a bit more taste, and the meat literally melts in your... More 

Thank readytograbasuitcase
Rutland, Vermont
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265 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is Dunn's the originator of Montreal Smoked Meat? Or is it Schwartz's? Or maybe Reuben's? It doesn't really matter. Dunn's is as good or better than the others, and what I love is that you can take it home in from 1kg boxes with 6 individually portioned vacuum sealed bags inside. Drop them in boiling water for 7 minutes or... More 

Thank lhousesoccer
Toronto, Canada
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600 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but I wish they would stick to what they do (did) best. The menu is long, featuring many strange combinations with nods to a multitude of cuisines. We went there specifically for the smoked meat. It was a busy mid week lunchtime, lots of locals, a few tourists, all age groups but heavy on the "guys who lunch'. We both... More 

Thank busyeater
Gander, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely friendly helpful staff. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Although we didn't get back to try the smoked meats we did enjoy a relaxing breakfast there.

Thank Dennis T
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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195 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch here this week and it was so good I went back the following day for dinner. Very good smoked meat and the fries are the best. The beer is cold and the servers are friendly.

Thank KurtLS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 11 - USD 16
Bar, Canadian, American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1249 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-395-1927

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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