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Jul 6, 2011 07:26 PM

Best Greasy Spoon in Montreal

Hey All, me and mine are coming up to Montreal for the first time this month. I love greasy spoons - their authentic, cheap, taste great, and I get to hang out with the real people of the neighborhood. What's a good rec for this in Montreal?

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  1. For breakfast, two must-try places come to mind:

    Anglo greasy-spoon classic: Cosmos -

    Franco greasy-spoon classic: Binerie Mont-Royal -

    La Binerie Mont Royal
    367 Av Mont-Royal E, Montreal, QC H2T1R1, CA

    Cosmos Snack Bar
    5843 Rue Sherbrooke W, Montreal, QC H4A1X4, CA

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    1. re: kpzoo

      +1 to Cosmos - for breakfast this place is THE definition of a Greasy Spoon! Please go!

    2. For lunch, try Paul Patate in St-Henri. Don't miss their homemade spruce beer.
      (note they moved since this article


      Paul Patate
      2606 Rue De Coleraine, Montreal, QC H3K1S7, CA

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      1. re: kpzoo

        You mean in Pointe St-Charles. Unless it moved just in the last 6 months.

      2. I would add Wilensky's Light Lunch on Fairmount st for their bologna sandwich, Dillalo burger in St-Henri for a buck burger (cheeseburger with capicollo and hot peppers)

        1. Oh, there's also the Montreal Pool Room, which even has its own Wikipedia entry:

          Montreal Pool Room
          1200 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X2S5, CA

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          1. re: kpzoo

            The Pool Room has supposedly relocated across the street - I have no doubt it's still a greasy spoon, albeit probably slightly cleaner than the previous location (for now...)

          2. Agree on the above. A few more...

            L'Anecdote and the much talked about La Banquise, both on Rue Rachel (the B.O.M. poutine at La Banquise is greasy goodness to the max).
            Patati Patata on St.-Laurent.
            Dic Ann's in Montreal-Nord or other locations for flat burgers. Try the one w/ pepperoni.

            Patati Patata
            4177 St-Laurent Blvd., Montreal, QC , CA

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            1. re: vermontreal

              I love this thread. I will keep it till the spring when my partner and me are planning a big trip out to the East Coast.

              I am sooo looking forward to coming to Montreal.