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Casse-Croute La Banquise

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Neighbourhood:
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Fast food, Diner, Canadian
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994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
+1 514-525-2415
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00:00 - 23:59
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Markham, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great variety, every dish sounds amazing. Try everything there! It is so good. Ontario knows nothing about poutine. This is THE place.

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Thank happycamper552017
Montreal, Canada
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this restaurant and their poutines are huge and delicious ! The place very crowded though... Try to avoid rush hours. Google map can help with that.

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Thank max219
Andover, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a reason La Banquise is known as the place to go for poutine in Montreal! Tons of options, absolutely delicious - I had hot peppers and guac on mine, and let me tell you - wish I could eat it now! The atmosphere is fun too - colorful, lively yet relaxed, kind servers, love the branches on the... More 

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Thank practicalwaters22
Westmount
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty standard menu of tasty poutines, nothing too crazy like you would find during poutine week. Minimal service, crowded place, if you know that's what you're getting into you'll be fine.

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Thank Stephanie B
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant that focuses on Poutine, a unique Montreal food dish consisting of fries, gravy and cheese curds. Banquise serves it up in many different ways and even allows the substitution of the gravy and cheese curds for other items. Place also serves warm comfort foods like hamburgers, hotdogs that are affordable in a city as expensive as... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait because the place is always crowded. So many varieties, and all 4 we tried were delicious

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Manitoba, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well after waiting for one hour, we finally got in! We were so excited to try one of the 20 something choices. We loved our poutine. It was way too much. Unfortunately, my daughter found a hair in her poutine. Most of us were done by that time. Great place!

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Thank Dee S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Banquise is by far the most touristic restaurant to try the provincial speciality of Québec, namely the poutine (nothing to do with the Russian president). It’s quite good indeed and the broad choice of poutine is amazing. However, it might be a little overrated knowing that it’s possible to find the same quality or even better in the area.... More 

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Oregon, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am an out of towner who travels to Montreal quite often. I have sometimes heard that La Banquise is a staple, and so I have given it several tries. However, every time I have been they have shown themselves very disrespectful, most notably towards non-locals. They seem to ride their high horse and do not much care for any... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Montreal is known for its typical potatoe dish: The Poutine! La Banquise offers the most variety of poutines, it is very good and not expensive at all. I personally go for the classic version but I have tried others when I was there. It is not a romantic spot but if you are game to try something different, you have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 8
Cuisine
Fast food, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-525-2415

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Le Plateau Mont-Royal

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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