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Dunn's Famous

1336 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2H5, Canada (Formerly NUVU)
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Ranked #1,169 of 4,473 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Panet
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London, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
29 helpful votes 29 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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orillia ontario canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

WE were on the hop on hop off and the tour guide commented on Dunns so we hopped off. We were lucky enough to get a table right away. Ordered the Montreal Smoked Beef Sandwich Fabulous, I ordered the medium fatty one and it was heaven. Thought it was too big but managed to eat the whole thing

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Houston
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140 reviews 140 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I took a bus tour round town (Grey Line - a bit chaotic, but we got there eventually!) and the driver couldn't praise this place highly enough. A very established restaurant and famous ro its smoked meats. I had a beer, soup, smoked meat with fried rice and an ice cream sundae for $ 20 odd and it was delicious!... More

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Montreal, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you travel to montreal and don't eat a smoke meat then you have misted something unique. Dunn's famous smoke meat is really great , not too dry not too juicy just right and they have a number of restaurant in the city.

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The restaurant is 50's style, actually probably not renovated since the 50's, but it was quiet, mid day when I went there. The waitress was very nice and served us promptly. The menu had a Greek salad and the contents did not list any lettuce. Yummy, a real Greek salad. The dressing and toppings were very good, BUT the chef... More

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