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Dunn's Famous

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The Village (Gay Village)
Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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1336 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2H5, Canada (Formerly NUVU) (Panet)
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Smoked Meat

Recently ate here at night with my family. Their smoked meat sandwiches are huge and the portions of fries in addition to the coleslaw and a pickle make this a great restaurant for those on a budget. I left there feeling happy and full, and would definitely return on a future visit to downtown... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Erin, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Mmm, what do you want when in Montreal? Smoked meat and poutine, and that's just what we got! Two days in a row! Add some fabulous sangria to the mix and you had two happy voyagers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Recently ate here at night with my family. Their smoked meat sandwiches are huge and the portions of fries in addition to the coleslaw and a pickle make this a great restaurant for those on a budget. I left there feeling happy and full, and would definitely return on a future visit to downtown Montreal for the city's famous smoked... More 

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Wichita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A colleague said we had to eat here because they've been around for so long. Everyone in our group ordered the smoked meat sandwich and a Rickard's Red beer on tap. The beer was wonderful. Very smooth. The smoked meat was the most tender brisket I have ever eaten. I plan to go back before I leave town.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If your in Montreal you must go to Dunn's for a Smoked Meat Sandwich, fries and the best gravy I've ever had. Prices great, staff were excellent with service and the food hot. Make sure you get the medium for the best flavor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is the best Reuban I've ever had, and even at $20 with poutine and a dill, it was money well spent. The smoked meat was so good....more meat than I could even hope for, and served with sauerkraut on perfect pumpernickel bread.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

You cannot go to Montreal and not have a taste of Smoked Meat. The ambiance is unique inside of Dunn's, much like a diner atmosphere which makes it fun. Food is hot, fresh and served quickly. They have a smoked meat pocket appetizer...Yummy!!

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Brant Lake, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

average food. pricey. seams like tourist trap. schwarts is a better bet. poor slaw. salty pickles. dryish meat. over 70 bucks for 2. hmmmm

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Dunn's has become a standard. Ben's is closed (beware of unions). Schwartz's is a little it off the beaten track for non-locals. If all you want is Montreal Smoked Meat this is more than acceptable. Schwartz's is still the absolute standard.

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Acadiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Received recommendation to go here. Glad we went, the smoked meat was excellent. The flavor was right on and the meat melted in your mouth. The smoked meat poutine was great and the house red wine was very good. Our server gave good suggestions. This is the best smoked meat sandwich I had while in Montreal and I had several.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I was so happy to finally have a REAL MONTREAL SMOKED MEAT place on the corner. Well that did not last long.. They have closed that location last fall and there is still a note in the window that they will re-open in the spring. The front sign is not there anymore as this winter I could see staff emptying... More 

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Address: 1336 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2H5, Canada (Formerly NUVU)
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > The Village (Gay Village)
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1336 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2H5, Canada (Formerly NUVU)
    (Panet)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > The Village (Gay Village)
  • Neighborhood: The Village (Gay Village)

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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Staying in The Village (Gay Village)

Neighborhood Profile
The Village (Gay Village)
The rainbow pillars of Beaudry Métro Station shepherd the way into to The Village, one of the largest hubs for gay and lesbian culture in North America. With an open layout and a congenial aura, the refurbished buildings along Rue Sainte-Catherine pay a special homage to menswear and to caffeine, with showrooms and cafes. By morning, the antiquing gems along Amherst Street are packed with collectors. An incredible party spot, The Village comes alive at night, when clubs, bars, and dance halls open their doors and the revelry is high, epitomized by the fanciful trimmings of the apropos Oscar Wilde building. From May to September, the area closes to automotive traffic, allowing restaurant terraces to pour onto the streets, creating a dynamic sense of community. Les Boules Roses, thousands of pink baubles, are hung to welcome in the festivals and celebrations, including Montréal en Arts, Divers-Cité, and the Pride Parade.