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3895 Saint-Laurent Blvd (North of rue Prince-Arthur), Montreal, Quebec H2W 1X9, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
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Ranked #146 of 4,562 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri 10:30 am - 1:30 am
Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 am
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Neighborhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Wow I just had the best smoked meat sandwich ever it may even best Carnegie deli and Katz. I like the smaller portion size compared to Katz and Carnegie deli which are caveman size. The meat melts in your mouth like butter . The only negative is the wait which was 30 min and the small tables, but that leads... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

How can a simple 'smoked meat' sandwich be so good? I don't know either, but from the first bite of our 'medium' fatty sandwich, I was already feeling remiss that it would be ending far too soon. such great flavor, complimented by the simple yellow mustard. definitely try the coleslaw, which was also simple, but great.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Those who have not had Montreal-style smoked meat need to experience it at least once in a lifetime - for it is one of the most delicious "fast-food" meals ever concocted. This was our first time dining at Schwartz's, a legendary smoked meat restaurant in Montreal (since 1920's). Our first impulse was to leave when we went inside, for it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Every time I go to Montreal, I need to make a stop here. I've been here twice in the last year and it never ceases to amaze me. Their smoked meat is something special. Any time of the day, it tastes the same. Although the lineups are insane, we still managed to get a spot this time around (after a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Awesome and iconic - we sat at the counter which was very cool. Amazing Smoked meat sandwich, rivals Katz's in NYC for sure. Very simple and delicious. Long line but worth the wait. Definitely a must. Very old school vibe. Got halava ice cream across the street after - amazing too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I've been there several times over the period of 6 years. Every time their meat and pickles delicious as ever. But casual ambiance starts to look more dirty than casual for the last couple of years. I love Schwartz's like everyone else in Montreal if only the place looks just a little bit cleaner -just a little- it will be... More 

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Huelva, Spain
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a Montreal must and it really deserves its reputation. The smoked meat sandwiches with mustard are deliciuous: obviously meat is first class, mustard is homemade and above all I would highlight the high artisan baked bread. Unfortunately, these terrific sanwiches are no secret and besides the place is really small, so be ready to line for some time... More 

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Montreal, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Must go smoked meat restaurant on the Main of Montreal. Look at the pictures on the walls and order a cherry Coke. Don't be afraid of a line-up, it goes fast enough and WILL be worth it!

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Istanbul, Turkey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It was very good tasty,ı liked it,ıd you like smike beef visit there,but inside not comfortable,just eat and stay 10 minute and leave from there!

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you are looking for good smoked meat in Montreal, Schwartz's is the place to go. The meat with an order of fries is very tasty. It is a great place to visit, but be prepared to be sitting immediately next to someone in very tight quarters. I suppose that is one of the things that makes this place special.

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Additional Information about Schwartz's

Address: 3895 Saint-Laurent Blvd (North of rue Prince-Arthur), Montreal, Quebec H2W 1X9, Canada
Phone Number: 514-842-4813
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday 10:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 2:30 am
Cuisine: Delicatessen

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