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maj54us Aug 4, 2009 12:38 AM

I was looking at a tv show called DDD, not it wasn't about women breasts, more like Diners, drivers and dives. And saw many place where you have huge line ups where volume is high.

I was wondering where in Montreal and area do we see such spectacle.

Off course Schwartz is that king of place with constant line ups.
I remember 15 years ago, in St-Jerome there was this diner called Johnny and they were always packed.
Andalos bakery also show that king of traffic.

I know our population is not the one of the states but I'm sure we have other places that are always busy busy busy.

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    Maximilien RE: maj54us Aug 4, 2009 03:37 AM

    2 comes to mind :

    L'Avenue (for brunch) on Mont-Royal and L'Académie on St-Denis .

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      afoodyear RE: Maximilien Aug 4, 2009 04:51 AM

      The brunches here definitely seem to cause more of a line-up than dinners, for sure. Beauty's and L'Avenue were the first two that came to mind for me.

    2. kpzoo RE: maj54us Aug 4, 2009 04:14 AM

      On weekends at Cosmos there's usually a lineup - or more literally, a bunch of people milling around, waiting for a seat at the bar or a table outside.

      I bet a few others in this thread would also meet your criteria:

      Diners, Drive-ins and Dives+Montreal
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/639452

      1. mainsqueeze RE: maj54us Aug 4, 2009 06:57 AM

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/639452

        1. hungryann RE: maj54us Aug 4, 2009 10:33 AM

          Marathon in Laval always has a line-up for suppertime. I avoid it for just that reason.

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            BLM RE: maj54us Aug 4, 2009 11:25 AM

            Everytime I go to Pho Lien restaurant on CDN, there always seems to be a line-up. They get regular stream of customers even durilng non-peak hours.

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              Shattered RE: maj54us Aug 5, 2009 03:06 AM

              Romados, almost every weekday dinner and most of the weekend.

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                mak2k RE: maj54us Aug 5, 2009 06:28 AM

                Marvin's also have line ups.. the longest i've seen was up to the corner

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                  Shattered RE: mak2k Aug 6, 2009 10:25 PM

                  Never heard of it & couldn't find a listing online. What kinda food, hours, where? Thanks.

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                    C70 RE: Shattered Aug 7, 2009 03:59 AM

                    It's Marven's, in park ex. Greek, casual, huge portions, and super calamari. Worth a visit, IMO.

                    880, ave. Ball
                    Montreal, Québec, H3N 1J7

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                      mak2k RE: C70 Aug 7, 2009 07:08 AM

                      i love their steak too

                      it opens rather late.. probably till 11?

                      i might just go soon lool

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                        hungryann RE: mak2k Aug 7, 2009 07:41 AM

                        I was there about 1 week ago and had the calamari. It wasn't as good as other times; I found it very greasy. the frying oil must not have been at the right temp. Everyone in the restaurant (3/4 full at 5-6 pm) was having the calamari, souvlaki or steak. Next time I go I will try the steak.

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                          C70 RE: mak2k Aug 7, 2009 08:36 AM

                          I'm craving it now too, and I have a trip to Rockland planned for tomorrow... We're gonna go for a late lunch.

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                    hanklin RE: maj54us Aug 5, 2009 08:25 PM

                    Panama at 789 Jean-Talon West

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                      hungryann RE: hanklin Aug 5, 2009 09:02 PM

                      it has its busy periods but hardly line-ups

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