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888 Sainte-Catherine Street West | Metro McGill, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1E2, Canada (Formerly Reuben's) (Ville-Marie)
+1 514-861-1255
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Ranked #136 of 4,460 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $14
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Description: Welcome to Reuben's Restaurant. A visit to Montreal is never complete until you visit the original Reuben's Restaurant. Built in 1976, Reuben's Restaurant is the home to the finest Montreal smoked meat, steaks and homemade cheesecake. The menu also includes chicken, ribs, seafood, Italian and Greek cuisine, all cooked to perfection and served to you by our friendly staff. The menu has something for everyone, and we even serve breakfast starting at 8 am on weekdays.This busy Montreal landmark also serves wine, beer and alcohol with your meal, 7 days a week. To complete the Reuben's experience, a huge piece of fresh homemade cheesecake or carrot cake while definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!Our complete menu is available for take out, to eat at home with your family and friends, or to feel like home in your hotel. We also offer catering services for your corporate meetings, conventions or holiday parties. Please contact us to find out more. Located at 888 St.Catherine, corner McGill College, close to your heart, of Montreal.Metro: McGill (green line)Price: $20 and under
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79% Recommend
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105 reviews 105 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We loved this restaurant so much that we went back twice in five days. We had been told by a friend that another deli was a "MUST". We drove there and saw a line that stretched around the block, so we went to Reuben's. We were not disappointed. I don't know how any deli could be better! The service was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Was in Montreal this past weekend and wanted some smoked meat. Decided to head to Reuben's. Modern retro feel to the place and the air was electric - music playing, people talking, staff weaving effortlessly around. The evening we were there, mostly a 20 something crowd but there were people of all ages. For those with kids, Reuben's has a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I ordered one of the beef sandwiches from the photos and it was delicious. Definitely would recommend for someone on an empty stomach as it will fill you up!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great experience at Reuben's. We were a very large group for work and the service was great considering the 3 large tables they had to handle. almost everyone at my table got the famous smoked meat sandwich and no one was disappointed. Good bang for your buck and I'm sure most will be stuffed finishing their stacked sandwich. Great vibe.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I ate here during our trip to Montreal. He LOVED the smoked meat sandwich. I had a traditional salad. Food good, service awesome in a retro environment. A good time.

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Fredericton, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The locals know about this place. Yes, you have to go downstairs into a rather dark restaurant but you go for the smoke meat and nothing else. I grew up in Montreal so I know smoke meat and when I can, I come here. My wife and I ordered just the man sized smoke meat - old fashioned lean. It... More

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Fort Myers
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Right around the corner from our hotel, this cool place was highly recommended. Excellent chicken soup and other deli choices. Made the mistake of ordering the poutine. Maybe you'll like it but better have an iron stomach. All in all, Reuben's is well worth checking out.

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Fishkill, New York
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38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Dark and dingy, basic breakfast staples adequately prepared. More of a dive then anything, but not in way. A good dive is always a treat. So many better options in Montreal. This place is not interesting or great.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wow, the people that work here are SO nice. I came in with my young daughter and everyone was so warm and welcoming to her. Everyone was so focused on providing great service and we were so happy to chat with the servers. Such a great experience. We ordered the smoked meat plate and it was huge and absolutely delicious.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had the "small" sandwich, fries, slaw, pickle, and drink for $9.95 and it was delicious as well as more than I could eat in one sitting. The staff is very friendly and the service is very fast. I will definitely be back if/when I return to Montreal.

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