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La Banquise

994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
+1 514-525-2415
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“poutine” (1,013 reviews)
“cheese curds” (76 reviews)
“merguez sausage” (15 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 am - 11:59 pmAll hours
Fast food, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time to eat poutine and I’m glad my friends took me here! We had the La Classique and La Shoot-out, since we wanted smoked meat as well. Even my friends from Toronto who have poutine pretty often said this was the best place they’ve...More

Thank Jenina d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had eaten poutine previously, and expectations were high when visiting La Banquise. Service was quick, and the place was packed. Enjoyed the beer, but the food was very bland and totally lacked seasoning. The waitress had some sort of issue and was very unfriendly; needless...More

Thank misterjbh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Decent chips, good gravy and large portions of unusual combinations make this worth a visit but don't veer from the poutine as the sandwiches were eh.

Thank smub
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very small restaurant a little out of the way. Large menu with quite the variety of options. I felt like it was a decent poutine but not amazing. Definitely a place to go if you want a crazy poutine but not for an everyday plain...More

Thank meynceugffzhb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very glad to have been able to have my first poutine at this great little restaurant. It hardly really needs reviewing, the queue at the door says it all !

Thank lbhk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say I wasn't to keen on going there. As I have been before and I did not find it anything special but we went back recently and it has changed for so much better.

Thank esmeraldaborges
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is Tuesday lunch time and there is a lineup up to the Sidewalk. This place is not pretentious. This is my third times. There is always a lineup, but the waiting time is really acceptable. Why? This is a fast food with table service,...More

Thank jmlelievre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first experience of “poutine” and what I wouldn’t give to go back! My friends from Montreal kept telling me I had to taste it and they were SO happy I could find vegan poutine here 😀 be warned - if you go...More

Thank 2efc2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait about half hour or so on a Saturday afternoon to get in but well worth the wait. The poutine was excellent with plenty of toppings to choose from-which actually made it more difficult to choose. The burger was just ok but...More

Thank Ourtrek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very excited for La Banquise but was slightly let down. The cheese curds were a bit rubbery and there wasn’t really many fries in my dish! I think poutineville or Montreal Poutine was better IMO.

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No they dont
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3 March 2015|
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Response from Judith_abigail | Reviewed this property |
They have one kitchen and everything prepared can be contaminated so not really recommended for people with allergies!😒
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 8
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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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