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Dunn's Famous

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The Village (Gay Village)
Sandwiches, Hamburgers
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1336 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2H5, Canada (Formerly NUVU) (Panet)
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Casual Dining

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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
Great Smoked Meat

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Willie406
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St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
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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Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Montreal, Canada
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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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Amherst, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were taken here by our hosts. We all wanted to try Montreal cuisine, but do it in a casual way. We (10 of us) were seated at a tall table and we sat on stools. The Montreal specialty is "smoked meat", a cross between lean pastrami and corned beef; it can be sliced or shredded. I had Poutine with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This was an excellent recommedation from our hotel concierge. We stopped in for lunch and were not disappointed - we went back 2 times!! We were a party of 6 and were lucky enough to sit in the big booth at the front window. Dunns has a great atmosphere and is decorated just like it was when it first opened.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The decor and ambiance are great. We shared a smoked meat sandwich for 2. Meal was delicious with home made fries. We were in a hurry so the waiter gave us speedy service. So overall a great place to eat. Price is very reasonable, service and food very good.

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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, Hamburgers

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.