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Where to Get Great Greek Food in Montreal

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Among the many immigrant communities that have made their mark on the culinary mosaic of Montreal, Greece is one of the big ones. What began as a prominent community in Parc-Extension in the 1970s, giving the city classic institutions such as Marven’s and Tripoli, made a gradual move to Laval in later years.

While Parc-Ex and Mile End are hubs, Greek restaurants have since spread all around, with choices ranging from sweet (Afroditi, Mr. Puffs) to savoury (Petros, Mythos), and eateries come in all formats: Cheap eats like Village Grec satisfy without breaking the bank, grab-and-go spots like Phyllo Bar Melina’s keep things easy, while elevated options like Milos and Ikanos set the bar for what’s fanciest.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Nostos

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9530 Boulevard de l'Acadie, Montréal
QC H4N 1L8, Canada
(514) 388-1981
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When looking a sturdy option in this part of town, Nostos is a solid bet. The menu here may not be adventurous — featuring grilled meats, tzatziki ‘n’ fries, and Greek salad — it’s certainly delicious. Go for the Nostos Special, a share plate of either chicken or gyro meat.

2. Elatos

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550 Rue Jarry O, Montréal
QC H3N 1G1, Canada
(514) 273-5358

There may have been a diaspora of Montreal Greeks to Laval from Park Ex, but various Greek dining options still persist, with classic comforts. Take one part Québécois casse-croûte and one part Greek classics, and that’s Elatos, a neighbourhood institution.

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3. Marven's

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880 Avenue Ball, Montréal
QC H3N 1J7, Canada
(514) 277-3625
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An institution since it opened in 1973, Marven’s steaks, souvlaki and gargantuan mixed platters of grilled chicken, lamb chops, pork chop, quails and veal chops are immensely popular. Line-ups are a common occurrence here on weekends, so it’s best to arrive early.

4. Tripoli

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679 Rue Saint Roch, Montréal
QC H3N 2Y9, Canada
(514) 277-4689
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Open since 1985, Tripoli’s Parc-Ex location is one of the must-eat standbys of its area for its traditional fare. Visitors looking for recommendations should order up pikilia (appetizer) platters, plates of lamb ribs, grilled quail and Greek sausage, or radikia, a dish made with boiled dandelion greens.

5. Afroditi

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756 Rue Saint Roch, Montréal
QC H3N 1L3, Canada
(514) 274-5302
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Since 1971, Afroditi has been a Parc-Ex staple for baked goods savoury and sweet. While often looked to for lavishly decorated cakes, any given visit provides a bevy of festive goods — koulourakia, melomakarona, baklava, vasilopita — or year-round choices like boat-shaped peinirli pizzas.

6. Village Grec

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654 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal
QC H3N 1R7, Canada
(514) 274-4371
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Setting the standard for cheap and delicious souvlaki and gyros, Village Grec has been a staple of Montreal’s Greek scene since 1977. It’s affordable and hearty stuff here, and forms an indelible part of the Parc-Ex family of Greek institutions. There’s a second location in Laval, too.

7. Panama

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789 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal
QC H3N 1S3, Canada
(514) 276-5223
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Another Parc-Extension classic griller of Greek-style meats and seafoods, expect all the souvlaki standards, fried zucchini, spanakopita, and more; head by at lunchtime and prices are especially cheap. There are locations elsewhere in Laval and DDO.

8. Phyllo Bar Melina's

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5733 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H2, Canada
(514) 270-1675
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Greek food in Montreal need not be a affair where the table groans under the weight of grilled goods. Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple, and that’s where Melina’s comes in. This in-and-out spot’s good for phyllo pastries like spanakopita and cheesy tiropita, as well as their feta sandwich.

9. Rodos

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5583 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H2, Canada
(514) 270-1304
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Rodos is a veteran of Greek restaurants in the Mile End, run by husband and wife owners since it first opened its doors over forty years ago. While it didn’t receive the best of press a few years ago, that seems to have been a misstep, as the general public continues to enjoy it to this day.

10. Milos

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5357 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4G9, Canada
(514) 272-3522
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Ask a Montrealer where to go for a good Greek meal, and Milos is the top choice — its seafood-focused menu so successful, it has expanded internationally. From fish flown in from Kefalonia down to carefully-executed mezzes, it’s also the fanciest and most costly Greek options in town, but a special menu after 10 p.m. grants an appetizer, main and dessert for $25 Thursday through Saturday.

11. Mythos

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5318 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4G7, Canada
(514) 270-0235
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While it’s located right across from Milos on Parc Avenue, it doesn’t always seem that the two are in direct competition, with Mythos swinging much more casual. It’s certainly the more jovial of the two spots with its live music and dancing, and its homier dishes such as Québec lamb with potato and orzo don’t skimp on quality.

12. Philinos

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4806 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E7, Canada
(514) 271-9099
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Occupying the sweet spot between super-high-end destinations like Milos and the grill-heavy family spots further north is this charming spot, counting hearty moussakas and pastitsio as its specialties, alongside many of the meaty and seafood-oriented standards.

13. Ouzeri

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4690 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2J 2L3, Canada
(514) 845-1336
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Good wine and good food forms the basis for a classic Greek meal, and Ouzeri’s got both in spades. Tucked into a corner location on the Plateau, the bottle selection (including a sizeable selection of ouzo) and menu here make it a necessary stop on a Greek food lover’s list. Recommendations include the saganaki (fried cheese), the grilled seafood, and trios of mezzes.

14. Le Jardin de Panos

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521 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2L 1A8, Canada
(514) 521-4206
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When it comes to the picturesque, older school restaurants that line Duluth, Panos has been an indelible spot since 1978. A Greek BYOW and the first restaurant on its strip, its affordable food and attractive enclosed courtyard in the summer make this spot a consistently popular one.

15. Zante

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1112 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal
QC H3A 1G9, Canada
(514) 288-4777
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There are few traditional Greek restaurants to be found outside of the northern half of the island, so for those that have set up shop elsewhere, the stakes to please are higher. Zante hits that mark: seafood dishes and Greek sausages here are the common crowd-pleasers, either for a long meal our quick business lunches.

16. Ikanos

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112 Rue McGill #1, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada
(514) 842-0867
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Unlike many other Greek dining hubs, Ikanos hasn’t drawn its praise from leaning into tradition. This restaurant instead earns its props from getting more playful, concocting dishes that riff off classics (saganaki, grilled lavraki, loukoumades) and others that stray. It’s the only Greek spot in town that does brunch, too.

17. Petros

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4785 Rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount
QC H3Z 1G5, Canada
(514) 938-5656
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Montreal Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman visited this Westmount spot a year ago and deemed it an “ideal Mediterranean supper”. With its interior design reminiscent of Greek seaside towns’ indigos and a menu that’s equally evocative, it’s a tidy stop on any diner’s odyssey.

18. Mr. Puffs

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4879 Boul Notre-Dame, Laval
QC H7W 1V3, Canada
(450) 934-7007
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Founded in 2004, the rapidly-expanding Mr. Puffs is among the biggest purveyors of Greek loukoumades (small doughnuts) in North America — and despite now being a chain, the quality of the fried dough balls topped with honey, nuts, and more, is still high. Either go to one of their several locations across town, or look for their food truck that’s often seen at events in the summer.

1. Nostos

9530 Boulevard de l'Acadie, Montréal, QC H4N 1L8, Canada

When looking a sturdy option in this part of town, Nostos is a solid bet. The menu here may not be adventurous — featuring grilled meats, tzatziki ‘n’ fries, and Greek salad — it’s certainly delicious. Go for the Nostos Special, a share plate of either chicken or gyro meat.

9530 Boulevard de l'Acadie, Montréal
QC H4N 1L8, Canada

2. Elatos

550 Rue Jarry O, Montréal, QC H3N 1G1, Canada

There may have been a diaspora of Montreal Greeks to Laval from Park Ex, but various Greek dining options still persist, with classic comforts. Take one part Québécois casse-croûte and one part Greek classics, and that’s Elatos, a neighbourhood institution.

550 Rue Jarry O, Montréal
QC H3N 1G1, Canada

3. Marven's

880 Avenue Ball, Montréal, QC H3N 1J7, Canada

An institution since it opened in 1973, Marven’s steaks, souvlaki and gargantuan mixed platters of grilled chicken, lamb chops, pork chop, quails and veal chops are immensely popular. Line-ups are a common occurrence here on weekends, so it’s best to arrive early.

880 Avenue Ball, Montréal
QC H3N 1J7, Canada

4. Tripoli

679 Rue Saint Roch, Montréal, QC H3N 2Y9, Canada

Open since 1985, Tripoli’s Parc-Ex location is one of the must-eat standbys of its area for its traditional fare. Visitors looking for recommendations should order up pikilia (appetizer) platters, plates of lamb ribs, grilled quail and Greek sausage, or radikia, a dish made with boiled dandelion greens.

679 Rue Saint Roch, Montréal
QC H3N 2Y9, Canada

5. Afroditi

756 Rue Saint Roch, Montréal, QC H3N 1L3, Canada

Since 1971, Afroditi has been a Parc-Ex staple for baked goods savoury and sweet. While often looked to for lavishly decorated cakes, any given visit provides a bevy of festive goods — koulourakia, melomakarona, baklava, vasilopita — or year-round choices like boat-shaped peinirli pizzas.

756 Rue Saint Roch, Montréal
QC H3N 1L3, Canada

6. Village Grec

654 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal, QC H3N 1R7, Canada

Setting the standard for cheap and delicious souvlaki and gyros, Village Grec has been a staple of Montreal’s Greek scene since 1977. It’s affordable and hearty stuff here, and forms an indelible part of the Parc-Ex family of Greek institutions. There’s a second location in Laval, too.

654 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal
QC H3N 1R7, Canada

7. Panama

789 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal, QC H3N 1S3, Canada

Another Parc-Extension classic griller of Greek-style meats and seafoods, expect all the souvlaki standards, fried zucchini, spanakopita, and more; head by at lunchtime and prices are especially cheap. There are locations elsewhere in Laval and DDO.

789 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Montreal
QC H3N 1S3, Canada

8. Phyllo Bar Melina's

5733 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H2, Canada

Greek food in Montreal need not be a affair where the table groans under the weight of grilled goods. Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple, and that’s where Melina’s comes in. This in-and-out spot’s good for phyllo pastries like spanakopita and cheesy tiropita, as well as their feta sandwich.

5733 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H2, Canada

9. Rodos

5583 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H2, Canada

Rodos is a veteran of Greek restaurants in the Mile End, run by husband and wife owners since it first opened its doors over forty years ago. While it didn’t receive the best of press a few years ago, that seems to have been a misstep, as the general public continues to enjoy it to this day.

5583 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H2, Canada

10. Milos

5357 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G9, Canada

Ask a Montrealer where to go for a good Greek meal, and Milos is the top choice — its seafood-focused menu so successful, it has expanded internationally. From fish flown in from Kefalonia down to carefully-executed mezzes, it’s also the fanciest and most costly Greek options in town, but a special menu after 10 p.m. grants an appetizer, main and dessert for $25 Thursday through Saturday.

5357 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4G9, Canada

11. Mythos

5318 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G7, Canada

While it’s located right across from Milos on Parc Avenue, it doesn’t always seem that the two are in direct competition, with Mythos swinging much more casual. It’s certainly the more jovial of the two spots with its live music and dancing, and its homier dishes such as Québec lamb with potato and orzo don’t skimp on quality.

5318 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4G7, Canada

12. Philinos

4806 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E7, Canada

Occupying the sweet spot between super-high-end destinations like Milos and the grill-heavy family spots further north is this charming spot, counting hearty moussakas and pastitsio as its specialties, alongside many of the meaty and seafood-oriented standards.

4806 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E7, Canada

13. Ouzeri

4690 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2J 2L3, Canada

Good wine and good food forms the basis for a classic Greek meal, and Ouzeri’s got both in spades. Tucked into a corner location on the Plateau, the bottle selection (including a sizeable selection of ouzo) and menu here make it a necessary stop on a Greek food lover’s list. Recommendations include the saganaki (fried cheese), the grilled seafood, and trios of mezzes.

4690 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2J 2L3, Canada

14. Le Jardin de Panos

521 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2L 1A8, Canada

When it comes to the picturesque, older school restaurants that line Duluth, Panos has been an indelible spot since 1978. A Greek BYOW and the first restaurant on its strip, its affordable food and attractive enclosed courtyard in the summer make this spot a consistently popular one.

521 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal
QC H2L 1A8, Canada

15. Zante

1112 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 1G9, Canada

There are few traditional Greek restaurants to be found outside of the northern half of the island, so for those that have set up shop elsewhere, the stakes to please are higher. Zante hits that mark: seafood dishes and Greek sausages here are the common crowd-pleasers, either for a long meal our quick business lunches.

1112 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal
QC H3A 1G9, Canada

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16. Ikanos

112 Rue McGill #1, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E5, Canada

Unlike many other Greek dining hubs, Ikanos hasn’t drawn its praise from leaning into tradition. This restaurant instead earns its props from getting more playful, concocting dishes that riff off classics (saganaki, grilled lavraki, loukoumades) and others that stray. It’s the only Greek spot in town that does brunch, too.

112 Rue McGill #1, Montréal
QC H2Y 2E5, Canada

17. Petros

4785 Rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1G5, Canada

Montreal Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman visited this Westmount spot a year ago and deemed it an “ideal Mediterranean supper”. With its interior design reminiscent of Greek seaside towns’ indigos and a menu that’s equally evocative, it’s a tidy stop on any diner’s odyssey.

4785 Rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount
QC H3Z 1G5, Canada

18. Mr. Puffs

4879 Boul Notre-Dame, Laval, QC H7W 1V3, Canada

Founded in 2004, the rapidly-expanding Mr. Puffs is among the biggest purveyors of Greek loukoumades (small doughnuts) in North America — and despite now being a chain, the quality of the fried dough balls topped with honey, nuts, and more, is still high. Either go to one of their several locations across town, or look for their food truck that’s often seen at events in the summer.

4879 Boul Notre-Dame, Laval
QC H7W 1V3, Canada

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