Where can I find the best smoked meat sandwich in Montreal?
- Hungry Rupert
I've been out of the country for a while and have lost touch.
schwartz's is the best traditional style smoked meat ( a little dry, crumbly- kinda like n.y. style, think Katz's deli, or 2nd ave. deli) but lester's on bernard street is another montreal deli great (also snowdon deli on decarie blvd). i'm looking at schwartz's right now, as i work across the street, and like their meat the best, but lester's is nice for a softer, thinner type of sandwich. truth be told, montreal smoked meat ain't what it used to be...still good though
Can someone tell me whatever happened to Dunn's Delicatessen on St. Catherine? I read on a website that it is now defunct. I have posted a message similar to this elsewhere on this site but figured I'd get a better chance of a reply if I repeated myself.
When did it close? And why? The last time I ate there in the Fall of 1997 it was doing its usual good business.
Dunn's was the place where I ate smoked meat for the first time, in 1986. Although there are better places for viande fume in the city, Dunn's nonetheless was a major Montreal institution for me...
Pretty hard to get a bad smoked meat san a Montreal, but I agree, Ben's is the place, Peel & Sherbrooke(?) for the best kind. It's a good sandwich, but it's the rough & ready, 'Look, Mac, you speak Anglais, je parle Francais, and we'll get along' attitude of the waiter, that you don't get at the Metro in Calgary.
In the interest of offering the greatest number of options, I would suggest Brisket's. Several shops in town, one on Beaver Hall Hill, south of Belmont (across the street from Bell Canada head office). Apples and oranges when compared to Schwartz's, but worth a try.
the fries are home made too.and real good.
and-you can get change back from your 10(C)
There exists only one authentic joint for THE "Perfect Montreal Somked Meat Sandwich, French Fries, Dills, Drinks, etc. in the Island Of Montreal. Everything else
pales by comparison. But tell them " Billy Legal" sent
me, and have Billy G cut the sandwich. Eat, and come back to tell me about it. Now repeat--T H E B E S T!
1051 A Bernard Street, West
Outremont/ Montreal, Canada