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10 Casse-Croûtes Worth a Drive from Montreal

Seek out these standout snack shacks

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Poutines may have gotten fancy over the years as the dish has gained international fame, but any Quebecer knows that if it’s not served in a takeout container at a casse-croûte, it’s just not as good. For visitors, a casse-croûte is a snack shack or casual diner typically serving regional fast food. And while there may be plenty across the province, there are some that stand a cut above the rest. Here are some notable greasy spoons worth the drive out of Montreal.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Le P'Tit Stop

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1176 Rue St Faustin, Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré
QC J0T 1J3, Canada
(819) 688-3111

Google may have it listed as Le P’tit Stop, but all the long time fans call it 100% Boeuf, as does its massive rooftop sign. But, regardless of the name, this stop along the 117 is a classic for burgers, fries, pogos, and one of the best poutines in the province. Plus, they even have a sugar pie made from the owner’s grandmother’s recipe. Whether heading in for après-ski or a mid-summer lunch, there’s always a crowd.

2. Restaurant Cal's Pizza

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6193 Bd Labelle, Val-Morin
QC J0T 2R0, Canada
(819) 322-6421
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Greek-style pizza that features thick, chewy crust and lots of cheese takes center stage at this Val-Morin mainstay, but the menu is pretty extensive for a casse-croûte featuring overflowing subs, souvlaki, pastas, as well as the classics like burgers, hot dogs, and poutine. The real shocker on the menu, though, is the grilled chicken salad, which is truly not to be missed. 

A pizza topped with slices of bacon.
A pizza topped with slices of bacon from Restaurant Cal’s Pizza.
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3. Casse-Croute Chez Claudette

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150 Chemin de Ste Marguerite, Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson
QC J0T 1L0, Canada
(450) 228-2633

You can’t miss this Esterel roadside fave with its yellow building and red roof. Locals love it for its variety of poutines (think traditional, sausage, beef, smoked meat), plus staples like burgers and hot dogs. As an added bonus, they open at 5 a.m., so they serve breakfast, too.

4. Miss Patate (Closed Until Summer)

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1195 QC-117, Lac-Supérieur
QC J0T 1J3, Canada
(819) 688-6170
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It’s rare to find alfalfa sprouts and special homemade mayo on a snack shack burger, but that’s how this Saint-Jovite hotspot does it, putting its burgers in a league of their own. The usual suspects like grilled cheese, hot dogs and poutine take their spots on the menu, alongside a veggie burger and veggie hot dog. This roadside stop is temporarily closed but will reopen for the summer season. It’s cash-only, so go prepared.

5. Cantine Ben La Bedaine

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599 Rue Principale, Granby
QC J2G 2X9, Canada
(450) 378-2921
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A Granby landmark for over 70 years with its notorious massive neon Ben on the side of the road, this family-run (three generations strong) spot dishes up a variety of poutines like sausage, bacon, and Italian alongside other staples like burgers, hot dogs, and onion rings. Another don’t-miss treat is the summertime ice cream bar.

6. Restaurant Patate Ben-Venue

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1365 QC-117, Mont-Tremblant
QC J8E 2X9, Canada
(819) 425-8592
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It’s all about the basics at this hangout in Mont-Tremblant (the greater city, not the ski village), which offers a concise menu of burgers, hot dogs, pogos, fries, onion rings and a gluten-free poutine.

7. Cabane St-Louis

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85 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Eustache
QC J7R 1X8, Canada
(450) 491-6363
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This Saint-Eustache stop has an extensive menu featuring over 10 types of poutine, over 20 types of homemade pizza, and other favorites like wraps and chicken fingers.

A plate of poutine topped with sliced hot dogs.
A plate of poutine topped with sliced hot dogs.
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8. Johnny

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603 Rue St Georges, Saint-Jérôme
QC J7Z 5B7, Canada
(450) 436-1339
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This Saint-Jerome destination since 1945 boasts a little more swag than your typical casse-croûte with its vintage diner decor and neon sign outside. Serving breakfast (although they only open at 11 a.m.), lunch, and dinner, the menu includes eggs and omelets, classics like hot dogs and poutine, plus sandwiches, salads, steaks, and a few choices for dessert.

A retro diner booth with a small jukebox on the wall.
A retro diner booth with a small jukebox on the wall.
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9. Roy Jucep

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1050 Bd Saint-Joseph, Drummondville
QC J2C 2C6, Canada
(819) 478-4848
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It’s hard to miss this Drummondville landmark with its large orange slice on the roof. Claiming to be the inventors of poutine in the late 1950s, they have temporarily renamed the signature dish in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The menu continues to offer lots of inventive spins on the classic (think Mexican, Thai, wagyu beef) alongside an long list of pizza, salads, sandwiches, meat and fish plates, and breakfast, too, served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.

The interior of a retro diner.
Inside Le Roy Jucep.
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10. Chez Ti-Bi

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4507 Rue Laval, Lac-Mégantic
QC G6B 1C4, Canada
(819) 214-7568

A Lac Megantic staple for over 50 years, this cash-only, no-frills hangout dishes up all the classics like poutine, hot dogs, pogos, burgers, and BLTs.

1. Le P'Tit Stop

1176 Rue St Faustin, Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC J0T 1J3, Canada

Google may have it listed as Le P’tit Stop, but all the long time fans call it 100% Boeuf, as does its massive rooftop sign. But, regardless of the name, this stop along the 117 is a classic for burgers, fries, pogos, and one of the best poutines in the province. Plus, they even have a sugar pie made from the owner’s grandmother’s recipe. Whether heading in for après-ski or a mid-summer lunch, there’s always a crowd.

1176 Rue St Faustin, Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré
QC J0T 1J3, Canada

2. Restaurant Cal's Pizza

6193 Bd Labelle, Val-Morin, QC J0T 2R0, Canada
A pizza topped with slices of bacon.
A pizza topped with slices of bacon from Restaurant Cal’s Pizza.
Cal’s Pizza/Facebook

Greek-style pizza that features thick, chewy crust and lots of cheese takes center stage at this Val-Morin mainstay, but the menu is pretty extensive for a casse-croûte featuring overflowing subs, souvlaki, pastas, as well as the classics like burgers, hot dogs, and poutine. The real shocker on the menu, though, is the grilled chicken salad, which is truly not to be missed. 

6193 Bd Labelle, Val-Morin
QC J0T 2R0, Canada

3. Casse-Croute Chez Claudette

150 Chemin de Ste Marguerite, Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, QC J0T 1L0, Canada

You can’t miss this Esterel roadside fave with its yellow building and red roof. Locals love it for its variety of poutines (think traditional, sausage, beef, smoked meat), plus staples like burgers and hot dogs. As an added bonus, they open at 5 a.m., so they serve breakfast, too.

150 Chemin de Ste Marguerite, Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson
QC J0T 1L0, Canada

4. Miss Patate (Closed Until Summer)

1195 QC-117, Lac-Supérieur, QC J0T 1J3, Canada

It’s rare to find alfalfa sprouts and special homemade mayo on a snack shack burger, but that’s how this Saint-Jovite hotspot does it, putting its burgers in a league of their own. The usual suspects like grilled cheese, hot dogs and poutine take their spots on the menu, alongside a veggie burger and veggie hot dog. This roadside stop is temporarily closed but will reopen for the summer season. It’s cash-only, so go prepared.

1195 QC-117, Lac-Supérieur
QC J0T 1J3, Canada

5. Cantine Ben La Bedaine

599 Rue Principale, Granby, QC J2G 2X9, Canada

A Granby landmark for over 70 years with its notorious massive neon Ben on the side of the road, this family-run (three generations strong) spot dishes up a variety of poutines like sausage, bacon, and Italian alongside other staples like burgers, hot dogs, and onion rings. Another don’t-miss treat is the summertime ice cream bar.

599 Rue Principale, Granby
QC J2G 2X9, Canada

6. Restaurant Patate Ben-Venue

1365 QC-117, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 2X9, Canada

It’s all about the basics at this hangout in Mont-Tremblant (the greater city, not the ski village), which offers a concise menu of burgers, hot dogs, pogos, fries, onion rings and a gluten-free poutine.

1365 QC-117, Mont-Tremblant
QC J8E 2X9, Canada

7. Cabane St-Louis

85 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Eustache, QC J7R 1X8, Canada
A plate of poutine topped with sliced hot dogs.
A plate of poutine topped with sliced hot dogs.
Cabane St-Louis/Facebook

This Saint-Eustache stop has an extensive menu featuring over 10 types of poutine, over 20 types of homemade pizza, and other favorites like wraps and chicken fingers.

85 Rue Saint-Louis, Saint-Eustache
QC J7R 1X8, Canada

8. Johnny

603 Rue St Georges, Saint-Jérôme, QC J7Z 5B7, Canada
A retro diner booth with a small jukebox on the wall.
A retro diner booth with a small jukebox on the wall.
Johnny/Facebook

This Saint-Jerome destination since 1945 boasts a little more swag than your typical casse-croûte with its vintage diner decor and neon sign outside. Serving breakfast (although they only open at 11 a.m.), lunch, and dinner, the menu includes eggs and omelets, classics like hot dogs and poutine, plus sandwiches, salads, steaks, and a few choices for dessert.

603 Rue St Georges, Saint-Jérôme
QC J7Z 5B7, Canada

9. Roy Jucep

1050 Bd Saint-Joseph, Drummondville, QC J2C 2C6, Canada
The interior of a retro diner.
Inside Le Roy Jucep.
Roy Jucep/Facebook

It’s hard to miss this Drummondville landmark with its large orange slice on the roof. Claiming to be the inventors of poutine in the late 1950s, they have temporarily renamed the signature dish in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The menu continues to offer lots of inventive spins on the classic (think Mexican, Thai, wagyu beef) alongside an long list of pizza, salads, sandwiches, meat and fish plates, and breakfast, too, served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.

1050 Bd Saint-Joseph, Drummondville
QC J2C 2C6, Canada

10. Chez Ti-Bi

4507 Rue Laval, Lac-Mégantic, QC G6B 1C4, Canada

A Lac Megantic staple for over 50 years, this cash-only, no-frills hangout dishes up all the classics like poutine, hot dogs, pogos, burgers, and BLTs.

4507 Rue Laval, Lac-Mégantic
QC G6B 1C4, Canada

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