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Jul 25, 2009 07:31 PM

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives+Montreal

Me and my wife are off next week and if you were to do this type of trek,where would you go? Looking forward to your suggestions!

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  1. Awwww I thought Montreal was being featured in an episode :(.
    Here are a few suggestions:
    Beauty's, Schwartz's, La Binerie, Orange Julep (for their drink),patati patata, Snowdon Deli,

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    1. re: Evilbanana11

      Yeah I have to agree. Cosmos and Schwartz's would be the most obvious choices in that mold. Also the Pool Room for the old Mtl. standard steamie.

      1. re: berbatov

        All great choices but I've done all those and Banquise (best poutine!).Was looking for newer ones to try.Thanks anyways though.

        1. re: berbatov

          Went to McKibbon's today and the clam chowder was excellent.Fish and chips were pretty good too.

      2. How about the Resto at Montreal's old port called Muvbox. it was built from a 20 foot shipping container and is solar powered. Anyhow you can get lobster rolls there for something different and then check out all the activities around.

        Parking is not always easy so good luck

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        1. re: Matash

          Actually,me and the wife are going to the Old Port this week (weather permitting of course) and saw that in the Gazette a few weeks back and was going to try that.Thanks!

          1. re: Matash

            DO NOT try Muvbox. Its overpriced and its not very good at all. Check out the thread titled "Lobster rolls".

            I would recommend Dillalo Burger, Cavallaro (the one on Sherebrooke St. west), Wolensky's , Schwarts', La Banquise, Buns, Picks, Dani Pizza (on Mountain corner St. Catherine).

            1. re: Dusty08

              Thanks Dusty.I was just near Dani Pizza today but went to McGibbons instead.Going to the port tommorrow and still have to try Muvbox though.Will let you know if you're right!

              1. re: tatooguy

                Back from Old Mtl and went to Muvbox.Dusty was partly right.It was expensive.$8.95 for a small duck sausage pizza (quite good acyually) and I got the $15.95 lobster roll platter that consisted of the lobster roll (OK but could've used more acidity IMO but had nice chunks of lobster though) and the bigger clam chowder bowl,a bag of chips,a Pepsi and a small bag of oyster crackers to thicken up the chowder.The clam chowder was very ordinary and bland and quite thin consistency also.Liked the seafood chowder I had at McGibbon MUCH better.Over all I would give it a 6/10.Nice concept but they must improve the taste. Happy Dusty? ;-)

            2. re: Matash

              Actuall,parking was very easy.I tried Muvox like I explain below but give it a 6/10 at the most.Quite expensive for the quality.

            3. Are there any Drive-in restaurants(not talking about Drive-throughs) still operating in Montreal I wonder. The only one I can think of maybe is the flagship location of Dic Ann's way in the east-end(not sure if that's the original location of Dic Ann's).

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              1. re: BLM

                Come to think of it, the Orange Julep on Decarie is still a Drive-in.

                1. re: BLM

                  They don't have waitresses anymore, they tried girls on rollerblades up until maybe 10 years ago but no more.

                2. re: BLM

                  There is one on St.Catherine near Papineau and the Rad-Can building that I went to a couple of years ago.It was great and think I will go there this week.Will let you know the name of it too.

                  1. re: tatooguy

                    Wait, what? A drive-in on Ste-Catherine in the Village? How have I never noticed that?

                    1. re: SnackHappy

                      Sorry,a diner,not drive-in. My bad.

                3. Decarie Hot Dog in Ville St. Laurent. Must go there.

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                  1. re: gerbera

                    An institution. Worth every minute of your sweaty, greasy, cramped little stay.

                  2. Paul Patates, just below the canal (760 Charlevoix), is an awesome diner with 1950s charm, super nice staff, good fries and steames (with a housemade cabbage slaw) and spruce beer, which is a must-try.

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                    1. re: bmerideth

                      Seconded, it really is a great place to grab a bite.