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18 Great Hangover Cures in Montreal

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Montreal might be in the midst of a pandemic, but alcohol sales are up and restaurants can now sell booze via third-party apps, so people are undoubtedly still getting hammered — and hungover — at home.

There’s technically no proven way to cure a hangover other than perhaps by guzzling water before, during, and after you get drunk, and getting plenty of sleep, but we’ll be damned if a hearty meal doesn’t feel like it works.

This map aims for a variety of hangover eating options beyond the standard fast food — but if it’s a particular type of grease you’re looking for, consider any one of the following guides for poutine, hamburgers, hot dogs, brunch, and diners.

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Montreal Station Hot Dogs

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It’s tough to beat un bon steamé — or five — when you’re hungover. West islanders have adored this classic diner for decades, with its damn good hot dogs, poutine, burgers, breakfasts, smoked meat, and subs. Order online for delivery.

Mon Ami (multiple locations)

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Mon Ami’s a prolific restaurant chain in Montreal for Korean, with 10 locations across the city. The Somerled location specializes in fried chicken, though you can also get various soups and spicy eats. Delivery is available on multiple platforms.

Casserole Kréole

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Montreal is blessed with a growing number of incredible Caribbean restaurants, including this standout spot in Montreal North that’s been open since 2006. Try their griot, jerk chicken, and curries, or opt for a family-sized platter to munch on throughout that hangover and beyond. Delivery is available from UberEats and DoorDash.

You don’t need meat to cure a hangover — in fact, you’re probably better off if you avoid it. Italian 100% vegan restaurant Verdi has gluttonous but oh-so-tasty meatless pizzas, KFC-esque fried chicken (without the chicken), pasta, sloppy wraps, and tasty dairyless desserts. For those who tend to sleep in when hungover, be sure to set an alarm as this place closes at 3 p.m. Pickup only.

Cosmo’s Snack Bar

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Even though the Koulakis family sold their beloved NDG greasy spoon joint in 2020 after more than five decades in business, the new owner has promised not to change a thing. And that’s good news for hangovers everywhere, as you can never underestimate the power of a good, greasy protein-packed breakfast chocked with eggs and sausage to get your day-after going.

Dinette Triple Crown

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Montreal’s go-to eatery for Southern eats, Triple Crown dishes up fried chicken, pulled pork, and smoked brisket in heaping platters, accompanied by fluffy biscuits, juicy greens, silky mashed potatoes, and more. Ask about the take-home meal specials, and in warmer months, add some fresh air to the mix by taking your order as a picnic for the park across the street. Order online for takeout or delivery to nearby boroughs. 

Pho Tay Ho

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Few hangover cure recommendations can hold a candle to the goodness of a steaming bowl of beef broth and noodles. This soup slinger is the perfect place to do so. Order delivery directly from their website.

Bishop & Bagg

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While it’s a gin-heavy pub — as to be expected from its London-born owners — it goes beyond your typical pub food, and the menu’s just as good for curing a hangover: Options like jerk chicken with baked mac and cheese, classic fish and chips, or their gut-soothing house aioli potatoes will all do the trick. Order for takeout or delivery from their website.

Seasoned Dreams

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This Côte-St-Paul Caribbean restaurant does some excellently spicy jerk chicken and pork, but also gets into playful territory with fusiony poutines and mac and cheese options, and all sorts of specials. Head to their website to order and cop some swag

Satay Brothers

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Industry workers swear by the spicy, aromatic laksa soups of Satay Brothers, if not their curries, peanut-sauced satays, and braised pork belly buns. And so do pretty much everyone else, as this is one of the best restaurants in Montreal, hungover or not. Orders for takeout and delivery are handled by CHK PLZ.

Nilufar

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Since 1994, Nilufar has been serving tasty vegan-friendly Middle Eastern food at rock bottom prices in Shaughnessy Village. When it opened, falafels were a buck. Today, they’re an impossibly-low $2.49, which is great if you’re hungover and on a budget. As an added bonus, restaurant namesake and now-owner Nilufar Al-Shourbaji has a heart of gold and started a program for customers to buy food for the needy. Order online with DoorDash.

Romados

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A styrofoam container stuffed with this restaurant’s iconic Portuguese rotisserie chicken accompanied by a hefty mountain of fries (and token salad) is enough to bring on the food coma that will outlast any hangover. Be sure to have them slather on their famous spicy piri piri sauce. Open for takeout and delivery Thursday to Sunday only.

Greenspot

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This St-Henri staple diner has been plying the hungover and hungry with poutine, pizza and burgers for over 70 years, and shows no sign of slowing down. Call or order online for delivery — they’d strongly prefer you don’t order from UberEats.

Yokato Yokabai

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A savoury bowl of noodles swimming in milky tonkotsu or clear shoyu from this ramen resto: What more could a hungover body need for a cure? Also take solace in the fact that all the ingredients are organic. Order for pick up from the website, or delivery via CHK PLZ.

La Binerie Mont-Royal

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La Binerie has been open since way back in 1938, and is still making some of the city’s best comforting breakfasts as well as Quebec classics like tourtière (meat pie), ragoût de boulettes (meatball stew), fèves au lard (pork and beans), and pouding chômeur (baked syrupy batter) for dessert. Reheatable meals are also available for takeout.

The Main

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Despite a change in ownership following the death of legendary deli owner Peter Varvaro in 2013, and the tragic decision to stop smoking its own meat, The Main remains a valiant competitor to Schwartz’s across the street for hearty Jewish fare. A huge smoked meat sandwich and crunchy pickle is a surefire hangover cure, as are bowls of matzo ball soup, and ooey-gooey smoked meat poutine.

L'Express

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As one of Montreal’s top bistros, this wasn’t the place to show up and dine in sweatpants and a tank top — but the pandemic has changed all that. Now, you can eat L’Express’ fried quail, pistachio-dotted chicken liver pâté, duck confit, or French onion however — and in whatever state — you like. Takeout only. Wine bottles are also available if you want to keep the party rolling.

Chez Bong

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If you’re inspired to try your hand at making Madame Bong’s food at home, the restaurant has started posting recipes to YouTube. Delivery is available with UberEats and SkipTheDishes.

Montreal Station Hot Dogs

It’s tough to beat un bon steamé — or five — when you’re hungover. West islanders have adored this classic diner for decades, with its damn good hot dogs, poutine, burgers, breakfasts, smoked meat, and subs. Order online for delivery.

Mon Ami (multiple locations)

Mon Ami’s a prolific restaurant chain in Montreal for Korean, with 10 locations across the city. The Somerled location specializes in fried chicken, though you can also get various soups and spicy eats. Delivery is available on multiple platforms.

Casserole Kréole

Montreal is blessed with a growing number of incredible Caribbean restaurants, including this standout spot in Montreal North that’s been open since 2006. Try their griot, jerk chicken, and curries, or opt for a family-sized platter to munch on throughout that hangover and beyond. Delivery is available from UberEats and DoorDash.

Verdi

You don’t need meat to cure a hangover — in fact, you’re probably better off if you avoid it. Italian 100% vegan restaurant Verdi has gluttonous but oh-so-tasty meatless pizzas, KFC-esque fried chicken (without the chicken), pasta, sloppy wraps, and tasty dairyless desserts. For those who tend to sleep in when hungover, be sure to set an alarm as this place closes at 3 p.m. Pickup only.

Cosmo’s Snack Bar

Even though the Koulakis family sold their beloved NDG greasy spoon joint in 2020 after more than five decades in business, the new owner has promised not to change a thing. And that’s good news for hangovers everywhere, as you can never underestimate the power of a good, greasy protein-packed breakfast chocked with eggs and sausage to get your day-after going.

Dinette Triple Crown

Montreal’s go-to eatery for Southern eats, Triple Crown dishes up fried chicken, pulled pork, and smoked brisket in heaping platters, accompanied by fluffy biscuits, juicy greens, silky mashed potatoes, and more. Ask about the take-home meal specials, and in warmer months, add some fresh air to the mix by taking your order as a picnic for the park across the street. Order online for takeout or delivery to nearby boroughs. 

Pho Tay Ho

Few hangover cure recommendations can hold a candle to the goodness of a steaming bowl of beef broth and noodles. This soup slinger is the perfect place to do so. Order delivery directly from their website.

Bishop & Bagg

While it’s a gin-heavy pub — as to be expected from its London-born owners — it goes beyond your typical pub food, and the menu’s just as good for curing a hangover: Options like jerk chicken with baked mac and cheese, classic fish and chips, or their gut-soothing house aioli potatoes will all do the trick. Order for takeout or delivery from their website.

Seasoned Dreams

This Côte-St-Paul Caribbean restaurant does some excellently spicy jerk chicken and pork, but also gets into playful territory with fusiony poutines and mac and cheese options, and all sorts of specials. Head to their website to order and cop some swag

Satay Brothers

Industry workers swear by the spicy, aromatic laksa soups of Satay Brothers, if not their curries, peanut-sauced satays, and braised pork belly buns. And so do pretty much everyone else, as this is one of the best restaurants in Montreal, hungover or not. Orders for takeout and delivery are handled by CHK PLZ.

Nilufar

Since 1994, Nilufar has been serving tasty vegan-friendly Middle Eastern food at rock bottom prices in Shaughnessy Village. When it opened, falafels were a buck. Today, they’re an impossibly-low $2.49, which is great if you’re hungover and on a budget. As an added bonus, restaurant namesake and now-owner Nilufar Al-Shourbaji has a heart of gold and started a program for customers to buy food for the needy. Order online with DoorDash.

Romados

A styrofoam container stuffed with this restaurant’s iconic Portuguese rotisserie chicken accompanied by a hefty mountain of fries (and token salad) is enough to bring on the food coma that will outlast any hangover. Be sure to have them slather on their famous spicy piri piri sauce. Open for takeout and delivery Thursday to Sunday only.

Greenspot

This St-Henri staple diner has been plying the hungover and hungry with poutine, pizza and burgers for over 70 years, and shows no sign of slowing down. Call or order online for delivery — they’d strongly prefer you don’t order from UberEats.