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Dunn's Famous

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1249 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B2V5, Canada
+1 514-395-1927
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 186
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
excellent smoked meat

this montreal institution serves up a variety of deli classics.the smoked meat is plentiful and melts like butter.even the coleslaw hits a high note.diner decor and old school,service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
57chef
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Canada
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Canada
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194 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this montreal institution serves up a variety of deli classics.the smoked meat is plentiful and melts like butter.even the coleslaw hits a high note.diner decor and old school,service.

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West Rutland
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My bride and I made Dunn's our first stop for a weekend in Montreal. I've been to Montreal many times, and this was her first. So I figured that she needed a real taste of the Quebec cuisine. Dunn's has it. A comparatively small restaurant, but warm and inviting. The staff is pleasant and competent. They certainly know the menu,... More 

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Thank David E
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to Central Station. Much more than smoked meat! Servings are very generous. Service is pleasant and quick. There are many reasons that this spot has withstood the test of time. Clearly a spot loved by the locals.

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Thank Joe A
Farmington, Maine, United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Showing up at 10pm was not a problem for this cheerful, efficient and bilingual staff. Excellent poutine plus a broad menu with food for the more health conscious. And quite affordable.

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Thank Linda B
Marlboro, New Jersey
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

If you're a fan of Montreal-style smoked meat, this isn't s bad choice as long as you don't mind outdated 1960's decor. However, if you choose to explore other items on the menu, you're on your own. I wouldn't recommend the fish & chips...

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Thank Tom R
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

we had supper @ this place last night hubby got a Ruben sandwich since he loves smoked meat I had a burger both had beer pleasant place not expensive but the best of the best was our server ! Beata she is not a 5 star she is a ten star cute friendly well educated and loved when she praised... More 

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Thank Paula R
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice place with autentic diner mood. Ate their typical smoked meat sandwich menu and that was good. For us 3 persons 2 menus were enough as we were not too hungry.

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Thank ASE-Istanbul
Winnipeg, Canada
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Very good smoked meat in a variety of presentations. I had the smoked meat Reuben. It was by far the thickest Reuben I have ever seen or attempted to eat. Delicious and very filling. Not cheap, but very good value for the amount and quality of meat that you get.

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Thank kjnpal
Quebec City, Canada
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Great place for smoke meat sandwich. Try Dunn's poutine with smoke meat! It is sick :) It is well located and also a great spot to catch a late snack!

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Thank Christian B
Boston
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good place, close to the Bell Centre, great smoked meat sandwiches, you won't leave hungry, and the price is fair. This is like a small neighborhood pub, but with fabulous food. Take the family, good for pre-hockey game dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1249 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B2V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-395-1927

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pizza, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.