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Where to Get Great Poutine in Montreal

Chez Claudette in the Plateau, Greenspot in Saint-Henri, and more standout options for this most iconic dish

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Do the cheese curds squeak enough? Did the gravy come from a box? Were the potatoes hand-cut? And just what kind of oil is in that fryer? All vital questions when it comes to Quebec's most emblematic food export.

For this map, however, some less tangible ingredients were also deemed critical — history, a sense of place, and creativity (to a limit) were factored in to this map, which highlights a mix of classic casse-croûtes alongside younger upstarts.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Smoke Meat Pete

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283 1ère Ave, L'Île-Perrot
QC J7V 5A1, Canada
(514) 425-6068
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Smoked Meat Pete may be known for its namesake offering, but the poutine is another reason to make the trek out west to Île-Perrot. Have it the classic way, Italian style, or with smoked meat — there’s no wrong choice.

2. G. La Frite

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396 Rue Saint-Antoine, Lachine
QC H8S 1S4, Canada
(514) 637-4999

Lachine's go-to unassuming diner does all the Quebec staples like Michigans and steamés, right alongside a no-nonsense and rather generous classic poutine.

3. Blackstrap BBQ

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4436 rue Wellington, Verdun, Quebec
H4G 1W6, Canada
(514) 507-6772
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Blackstrap's signature draw is Dylan Kier's barbecue, but the Verdun hot spot is a great go-to for poutine fanatics courtesy of a burnt ends version that isn't coming off the menu any time soon.

4. Paulo & Suzanne

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5501 Gouin Blvd W, Montreal
QC H4J 1C8, Canada
(514) 336-5561
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Up north in Cartierville lies Paulo & Suzanne — and while Paulo never existed and Suzanne has moved on, the diner still dishes up a much loved poutine day and night.

5. Décarie Hot Dog

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953 Boulevard Décarie, Saint-Laurent
QC H4L 3M3, Canada
(514) 748-7213
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A member of Montreal’s old guard of casse-croûtes, open for more than half a century in Ville Saint-Laurent, head here for your fill of steamés, toastés, and gravy-drenched poutine.

6. Gibeau Orange Julep

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7700 boul. Decarie, Montreal
H4P 2H4, Quebec
(514) 738-7486

You can debate the culinary merit of Orange Julep's poutine but there's no zanier or more iconic place to get your grease on in Montreal.

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7. Pierrette Patates

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3900 rue de Verdun, Verdun, Quebec
H4G 1K9, Canada
(514) 766-2138
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Pierrette Patates serves a style of poutine undiluted by food trends. It’s classic blue collar Québécois food in a part of Verdun not yet totally overrun by gentrification.

8. Restaurant A.A

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3702 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P7, Canada
(514) 933-9009

Even purists should make an exception for poutine italienne, which gets a smothering of bolognese-adjacent meat sauce on top of cheese curds and fries. This post-bar favourite does the dish justice.

9. Greenspot

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3041 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec
H4C 1N9‎, Canada
(514) 931-6473
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From Formica surfaces to poutine, Saint-Henri's time-warp diner has mercifully changed little over the decades.

10. Paul Patates

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760 rue Charlevoix, Montreal, Quebec
H3K 2Y2, Canada
(514) 937-2751
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Formerly rough-and-tumble Pointe-Sainte-Charles is certainly changing, but the 'hood still has Paul Patates, a casse-croûte with homemade spruce beer, steamies and archetypal poutine.

11. Montreal Pool Room

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1217 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2X 2S5, Canada
(514) 954-4487

Now more than a century old, the Pool Room hasn't had pool tables for many years, but it has been serving good poutine at its Red Light District location. Try a steamé while you're at it.

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12. Patati Patata

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4177 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec
H2W 1Y7, Canada
(514) 844-0216

This compact, corner snack bar, as reliable as they come in Montreal, twists the classic poutine by using skinny fries and putting a lone olive on top.

13. Chez Claudette

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351 rue Laurier Est, Montreal, Quebec
H2T 1G7, Canada
(514) 279-5173
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Those in the know skip La Banquise and head north to ye olde casse-croûte Chez Claudette — it’s cheaper, less crowded, and (during regular times) open just as late.

14. Nouveau Système

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323 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1R9, Canada
(514) 273-3708
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Come for the poutine, stay for the retro orange fittings at this venerable greasy spoon on Beaubien — not to be confused with New System BBQ in Saint-Henri.

15. Chez Tousignant

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6956 Rue Drolet, Montréal
QC H2S 2T3, Canada
(438) 386-6368
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From the people behind Impasto, Pizzeria Gema, and Vesta, Tousignant does burgers, and hot dogs, BLTs, but it wouldn't truly live up to its self-description as a Québécois casse-croûte without a strong poutine.

16. Au Pied de Cochon

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536 ave. Duluth Est, Montreal, Quebec
H2L 1A9, Canada
(514) 281-1114
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Martin Picard's twist on poutine involves foie gras gravy and a hunk of foie gras on top. It has, over time, become a pilgrimage-worthy dish — and it's often credited with helping to give poutine a better culinary reputation.

17. Chez Ma Tante

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3180 Rue Fleury E, Montréal-Nord
QC H1H 2R3, Canada
(514) 387-6984
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Among the city’s older poutine purveyors, Ahuntsic’s Chez Ma Tante is as reliable as they come (read: they do not skimp on the curds). Eat yours — with the requisite order of steamés — on the picnic tables out front, or take them to go after ordering at the drive through.

18. Ma Poule Mouillée

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969 Rachel, Montreal
QC H2J 2J4, Canada
(514) 522-5175
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Officially, it's a Portuguese rotisserie chicken haunt, but since opening in 2013, Ma Poule Mouillée has developed a following for its poutine laden with chicken, chouriço, São Jorge cheese, and a special house sauce. Be warned: even the "small" portion is quite large, and the line-ups can be as long as La Banquise across the street.

19. La Banquise

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994 rue Rachel Est, Montreal, Quebec
H2J 2J3, Canada
(514) 525-2415
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It has become oddly de rigueur to knock the city's (arguably) best-known poutinerie — and while the prices are slightly elevated perhaps due to the masses that flock there, it's still pretty good.

20. Pataterie Chez Philippe

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1877 R. Atateken, Montréal
QC H2L 3L7, Canada
(514) 528-5957
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Just shy of 60 years old, Pataterie Chez Philippe holds its own thanks to a well-rounded menu featuring michigan hot dogs, burgers with perfectly crisp-edged patties, and small- to family-sized poutines.

21. Maam Bolduc

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4351 ave. de Lorimier, Montreal, Quebec
H2H 2B3, Canada
(514) 527-3884
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Neighbourhood casse-croûte Maam Bolduc has been in the game for close to a half century. And, it’s probably the only poutine peddler that doubles as a gîte (bed and breakfast).

22. La Pataterie

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3860 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1S4, Canada
(514) 523-3202

Hochelaga’s casse-croûte of choice has a poutine worthy of the trek out east. Like La Pataterie itself, its take is decidedly fuss-free — just as most would argue this dish should be.

1. Smoke Meat Pete

283 1ère Ave, L'Île-Perrot, QC J7V 5A1, Canada

Smoked Meat Pete may be known for its namesake offering, but the poutine is another reason to make the trek out west to Île-Perrot. Have it the classic way, Italian style, or with smoked meat — there’s no wrong choice.

283 1ère Ave, L'Île-Perrot
QC J7V 5A1, Canada

2. G. La Frite

396 Rue Saint-Antoine, Lachine, QC H8S 1S4, Canada

Lachine's go-to unassuming diner does all the Quebec staples like Michigans and steamés, right alongside a no-nonsense and rather generous classic poutine.

396 Rue Saint-Antoine, Lachine
QC H8S 1S4, Canada

3. Blackstrap BBQ

4436 rue Wellington, Verdun, Quebec, H4G 1W6, Canada

Blackstrap's signature draw is Dylan Kier's barbecue, but the Verdun hot spot is a great go-to for poutine fanatics courtesy of a burnt ends version that isn't coming off the menu any time soon.

4436 rue Wellington, Verdun, Quebec
H4G 1W6, Canada

4. Paulo & Suzanne

5501 Gouin Blvd W, Montreal, QC H4J 1C8, Canada

Up north in Cartierville lies Paulo & Suzanne — and while Paulo never existed and Suzanne has moved on, the diner still dishes up a much loved poutine day and night.

5501 Gouin Blvd W, Montreal
QC H4J 1C8, Canada

5. Décarie Hot Dog

953 Boulevard Décarie, Saint-Laurent, QC H4L 3M3, Canada

A member of Montreal’s old guard of casse-croûtes, open for more than half a century in Ville Saint-Laurent, head here for your fill of steamés, toastés, and gravy-drenched poutine.

953 Boulevard Décarie, Saint-Laurent
QC H4L 3M3, Canada

6. Gibeau Orange Julep

7700 boul. Decarie, Montreal, H4P 2H4, Quebec
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You can debate the culinary merit of Orange Julep's poutine but there's no zanier or more iconic place to get your grease on in Montreal.

7700 boul. Decarie, Montreal
H4P 2H4, Quebec

7. Pierrette Patates

3900 rue de Verdun, Verdun, Quebec, H4G 1K9, Canada

Pierrette Patates serves a style of poutine undiluted by food trends. It’s classic blue collar Québécois food in a part of Verdun not yet totally overrun by gentrification.

3900 rue de Verdun, Verdun, Quebec
H4G 1K9, Canada

8. Restaurant A.A

3702 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1P7, Canada

Even purists should make an exception for poutine italienne, which gets a smothering of bolognese-adjacent meat sauce on top of cheese curds and fries. This post-bar favourite does the dish justice.

3702 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P7, Canada

9. Greenspot

3041 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, H4C 1N9‎, Canada

From Formica surfaces to poutine, Saint-Henri's time-warp diner has mercifully changed little over the decades.

3041 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec
H4C 1N9‎, Canada

10. Paul Patates

760 rue Charlevoix, Montreal, Quebec, H3K 2Y2, Canada

Formerly rough-and-tumble Pointe-Sainte-Charles is certainly changing, but the 'hood still has Paul Patates, a casse-croûte with homemade spruce beer, steamies and archetypal poutine.

760 rue Charlevoix, Montreal, Quebec
H3K 2Y2, Canada

11. Montreal Pool Room

1217 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X 2S5, Canada
Jean Gagnon/Wikimedia Commons

Now more than a century old, the Pool Room hasn't had pool tables for many years, but it has been serving good poutine at its Red Light District location. Try a steamé while you're at it.

1217 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2X 2S5, Canada

12. Patati Patata

4177 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, H2W 1Y7, Canada

This compact, corner snack bar, as reliable as they come in Montreal, twists the classic poutine by using skinny fries and putting a lone olive on top.

4177 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec
H2W 1Y7, Canada

13. Chez Claudette

351 rue Laurier Est, Montreal, Quebec, H2T 1G7, Canada

Those in the know skip La Banquise and head north to ye olde casse-croûte Chez Claudette — it’s cheaper, less crowded, and (during regular times) open just as late.

351 rue Laurier Est, Montreal, Quebec
H2T 1G7, Canada

14. Nouveau Système

323 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1R9, Canada

Come for the poutine, stay for the retro orange fittings at this venerable greasy spoon on Beaubien — not to be confused with New System BBQ in Saint-Henri.

323 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1R9, Canada

15. Chez Tousignant

6956 Rue Drolet, Montréal, QC H2S 2T3, Canada

From the people behind Impasto, Pizzeria Gema, and Vesta, Tousignant does burgers, and hot dogs, BLTs, but it wouldn't truly live up to its self-description as a Québécois casse-croûte without a strong poutine.

6956 Rue Drolet, Montréal
QC H2S 2T3, Canada

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16. Au Pied de Cochon

536 ave. Duluth Est, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 1A9, Canada

Martin Picard's twist on poutine involves foie gras gravy and a hunk of foie gras on top. It has, over time, become a pilgrimage-worthy dish — and it's often credited with helping to give poutine a better culinary reputation.

536 ave. Duluth Est, Montreal, Quebec
H2L 1A9, Canada

17. Chez Ma Tante

3180 Rue Fleury E, Montréal-Nord, QC H1H 2R3, Canada

Among the city’s older poutine purveyors, Ahuntsic’s Chez Ma Tante is as reliable as they come (read: they do not skimp on the curds). Eat yours — with the requisite order of steamés — on the picnic tables out front, or take them to go after ordering at the drive through.

3180 Rue Fleury E, Montréal-Nord
QC H1H 2R3, Canada

18. Ma Poule Mouillée

969 Rachel, Montreal, QC H2J 2J4, Canada

Officially, it's a Portuguese rotisserie chicken haunt, but since opening in 2013, Ma Poule Mouillée has developed a following for its poutine laden with chicken, chouriço, São Jorge cheese, and a special house sauce. Be warned: even the "small" portion is quite large, and the line-ups can be as long as La Banquise across the street.

969 Rachel, Montreal
QC H2J 2J4, Canada

19. La Banquise

994 rue Rachel Est, Montreal, Quebec, H2J 2J3, Canada

It has become oddly de rigueur to knock the city's (arguably) best-known poutinerie — and while the prices are slightly elevated perhaps due to the masses that flock there, it's still pretty good.

994 rue Rachel Est, Montreal, Quebec
H2J 2J3, Canada

20. Pataterie Chez Philippe

1877 R. Atateken, Montréal, QC H2L 3L7, Canada

Just shy of 60 years old, Pataterie Chez Philippe holds its own thanks to a well-rounded menu featuring michigan hot dogs, burgers with perfectly crisp-edged patties, and small- to family-sized poutines.

1877 R. Atateken, Montréal
QC H2L 3L7, Canada

21. Maam Bolduc

4351 ave. de Lorimier, Montreal, Quebec, H2H 2B3, Canada

Neighbourhood casse-croûte Maam Bolduc has been in the game for close to a half century. And, it’s probably the only poutine peddler that doubles as a gîte (bed and breakfast).

4351 ave. de Lorimier, Montreal, Quebec
H2H 2B3, Canada

22. La Pataterie

3860 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1S4, Canada

Hochelaga’s casse-croûte of choice has a poutine worthy of the trek out east. Like La Pataterie itself, its take is decidedly fuss-free — just as most would argue this dish should be.

3860 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H1W 1S4, Canada

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