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tatooguy Jul 25, 2009 07:31 PM

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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    Evilbanana11 RE: tatooguy Jul 25, 2009 08:02 PM

    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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      berbatov RE: Evilbanana11 Jul 25, 2009 10:37 PM

      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.

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        tatooguy RE: berbatov Jul 26, 2009 09:14 AM

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

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          tatooguy RE: berbatov Jul 27, 2009 08:18 PM

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

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        Matash RE: tatooguy Jul 26, 2009 05:16 AM

        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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          tatooguy RE: Matash Jul 26, 2009 09:13 AM

          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!

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            Chocolatine RE: tatooguy Jul 26, 2009 11:41 AM

            how about Paul Patate, reported on in this thread?

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            Dusty08 RE: Matash Jul 27, 2009 07:13 AM

            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).

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              tatooguy RE: Dusty08 Jul 27, 2009 08:22 PM

              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!

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                tatooguy RE: tatooguy Jul 28, 2009 02:24 PM

                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? ;-)

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              tatooguy RE: Matash Jul 28, 2009 02:26 PM

              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.

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              BLM RE: tatooguy Jul 26, 2009 02:48 PM

              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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                BLM RE: BLM Jul 26, 2009 03:02 PM

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

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                  ios94 RE: BLM Jul 27, 2009 06:07 AM

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

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                  tatooguy RE: BLM Jul 27, 2009 08:19 PM

                  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.

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                    SnackHappy RE: tatooguy Jul 28, 2009 06:04 AM

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

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                      tatooguy RE: SnackHappy Jul 28, 2009 08:35 AM

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

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                  gerbera RE: tatooguy Jul 28, 2009 06:17 AM

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

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                    rictitious RE: gerbera Jul 28, 2009 06:03 PM

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

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                    bmerideth RE: tatooguy Jul 28, 2009 02:03 PM

                    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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                      bigfellow RE: bmerideth Jul 28, 2009 03:52 PM

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

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                        Werzoth RE: bmerideth Jul 29, 2009 05:04 AM

                        n/m my comment!

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                        mtlmaven RE: tatooguy Jul 31, 2009 08:02 PM

                        You could also try Chez Matante in St-Michel corner of Fleury! It is a total dive with great steamed hot dogs and fried. Yum! I feel like one now.

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