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Dunn's Famous

1249 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #385 of 4,413 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $16
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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196 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We arrived in Montreal quite late. We were looking for somewhere that was open late, went to Dunn's on the recommendation of the hotel staff. It took us quite a while to get there due to construction. Most of rue Cathedral is closed off due to road work, be advised that you may not be able to walk all the... More

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Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We arrived Montreal late. Looking for something to eat. We got to Dunns at 11:45pm. We waited to be sitted for 5 min. We waited 20 min and did not get served. I ask staff 4 times and finally a busboy came took my order. Food arrived real fast say 5 min and my drinkdis not arrive later. Smoked meat... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a spot of lunch outside and came across Dunns. A very friendly waiter, good service and the food was very good. We didn't have the smoked meat this time so will have to return to sample. Would definitely recommend.

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I remembered this deli from my childhood and the last time I ate here was in the late 1980's and it was good. I was very shocked by the poor quality of the smoked meat sandwich plate. The sandwich kept falling apart and the meat was very grainy and didn't have much flavour. The only good part of the meal... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had the smoked meat plate based on a recommendation and it was good. They offer 3 different types and I had the medium; others were lean and fat. It reminded me of corned beef. Others had a cheeseburger and it was very good. The bonus was a glass of wine for $3. What a bargain for lunch. Also had a... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We just had to visit this temple of Montreal smoked meat. Here where the owner successfully defended the words 'smoked meat' against the province's language police. Though the location has changed since we were here in our university days, the quality and decadence of the food still flies in the face of the politically correct! One of us had a... More

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were in Montreal and wanted to sample the famous smoked meat sandwich and opted for Dunn's over Schwartz's as the location fit our schedule better. We were seated near the kitchen and my first observation was the overall cleanliness was not that great. We decided to share the old fashioned smoked meat sandwich and Parisienne poutine. Contrary to other... More

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Westville, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Upon visiting Montreal early this spring Dunn's fast became our go to place for my family! Not only was the food delicious and very plentiful the staff made it over the top! Thank you to the staff for their smiles and great service. When we do make it back to your beautiful city we will return!

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London, On
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you like Montreal style smoked meal then the smoke meat plate is a must have. I went at lunch, was well served but the place is busy and somewhat noisy - to be expected. I have had the sandwich smoked meat in the past and it is excellent too.

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upstate NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We all went there specifically for the smoked meat and were not disappointed. If you are shopping along St Catherine, stop in for a great deli treat

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