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Dunn's Famous

#401 of 2,872 Restaurants in Vancouver
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827 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5J3, Canada
+1 604-682-8938
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: "Dunn's Famous" is a truly loved Quebec institution founded in 1927 by...
"Dunn's Famous" is a truly loved Quebec institution founded in 1927 by Meyer Dunn. It uses traditional recipes that include unique brine, proprietary light rye sourdough bread and always hand sliced, prepared to order, your-choice-of lean to fat, triple A beef brisket. The first west coast restaurant will offer all the Montreal sandwiches, poutine and smoked meat favourites as well as new, locally inspired recipes with a Montreal twist. Take out menu features our famous smoked meat sandwiches as well as party and platter items.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Closed indefinitely for renovations.

We love this place; we love the smoked meat sandwiches; we have been there several times. However, we went there yesterday and discovered that it is closed indefinitely for renovations. Worse, we could not see any sign that it was closed until after we parked our car, underground, $4.50 in advance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
James R
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Birch Bay, Washington
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Birch Bay, Washington
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We love this place; we love the smoked meat sandwiches; we have been there several times. However, we went there yesterday and discovered that it is closed indefinitely for renovations. Worse, we could not see any sign that it was closed until after we parked our car, underground, $4.50 in advance, thank you. Only when we arrived, on foot, at... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Seeing the Montreal location featured on Pinterest, I was delighted to find a location in Vancouver. For my farewell to Vancouver meal, I stopped in for dinner. It was happy hour so the wine and appetizers were half price. I enjoyed the smoked meat stuffed spring rolls - three full size spring rolls with the amazing meat Dunn's is known... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I just finished eating a very good Rueben sandwich here at Dunns. It's my first time here and I hope it won't be my last. The smoked meat was lean and very tender. The whole sandwich was warm and full of flavor. They have a very interesting menu here but I wanted to try a classic. If you love smoked... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I came here after reading quite a few reviews, and that it was close to my hotel. I got there reasonably early, around 4/5ish, I was the only customer in there. Which didn't bother me at all. I was given a menu, and couldn't decide between the bacon poutine or the club sandwich. So when the waitress came over, I... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We tried to go to Dunn's for a great smoked meat sandwich. Were seated at a table and that is as far as we got. Wasn't even offered drinks instead the three team member that were on just went round clearing tables for the non-existent queue at the door and helping out the three other guests in the place. After... More 

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Dillon D, Owner at Dunn's Famous, responded to this review

We are truly disappointed to hear that we let you down. Great Smoked meat and excellent customer service is our main focus at Dunn's Famous. Unfortunately it seems this was not the case during your last visit, and for that we apologize. We would like to thank you for reaching out and helping us improve and grow. If you have... More 

Buckinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stumbled across Dunns quite by chance and it was an unexpected treat. The Reuben was as good as any I've had in the many Jewish Delis in New York and really hit the spot ! We had a pitcher of beer between us to keep the cost down too, so it wasn't overly expensive either. Give it a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Popped in for smoked meat. Oh my. Had a sandwich and poutine. So tasty and capped it all off with strawberry shortcake. A must for Montreal tour on west coast.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was attending a show which was located on the same block as the restaurant which started at 8:30pm. Got to the place at 7:10 figured I would have time to get a sandwich and get to the theatre. Service was very attentive and the product very good but very slow to get the food from the kitchen to the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Dunn's-Yummy the Reuben sandwich is just wonderful but don't ask for extra 1000 Island dressing they charge extra with out telling you.The liver pate is to die for and their cheese cake is to die for but their prices are just way too much just for the 3 items I had ordered for lunch cost me over $25.00.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great soup good happy hour deals and applies. The Matzoh were prefectly sized I had a few hours to spare between meeting so I gave it a try. I also has the popcorn shrimp which were full shrimp not puffed bits and pieces and smoked meat spring rolls. Fill sized restaurant wit h several TVS showing the women's FIFA matches.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 827 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-8938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Description

"Dunn's Famous" is a truly loved Quebec institution founded in 1927 by Meyer Dunn. It uses traditional recipes that include unique brine, proprietary light rye sourdough bread and always hand sliced, prepared to order, your-choice-of lean to fat, triple A beef brisket. The first west coast restaurant will offer all the Montreal sandwiches, poutine and smoked meat favourites as well as new, locally inspired recipes with a Montreal twist. Take out menu features our famous smoked meat sandwiches as well as party and platter items.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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