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Casse-Croute La Banquise

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994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
+ 1 514 525 2415
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Poutine Experience!

If you're in Canada, you have to try Poutine... it's a right of passage. If you're in Montreal, you have to have it here. There's fries, gravy and cheese curds, then there is this heaven on a plate that Casse-Croute La Banquise have mastered to absolute perfection, and then turned it into an art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
WanderingRobbins
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Windsor, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you're in Canada, you have to try Poutine... it's a right of passage. If you're in Montreal, you have to have it here. There's fries, gravy and cheese curds, then there is this heaven on a plate that Casse-Croute La Banquise have mastered to absolute perfection, and then turned it into an art form. Now you can try so... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I have been dreaming of the poutine at La Banquise since I left Montreal. When visiting for a conference, we decided to venture over for a 2 a.m. poutine, and were surprised to find an hour-long line out the door. It was well worth the wait, as the poutine was just fantastic. The perfect balance of sweetness from the potatoes... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place was busy, but it was worth the wait. Fantastic poutine with lots of options, including vegetarian. Large portions and very filling. Tasty beer and cider too.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Every city has their late night joint, in Montreal this is the place. Choose one of many creative poutine dishes and taken in the local plateau culture.

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Vaduz
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

La Banquise is always busy and you have to expect to wait their for a couple of minutes almost 24/7 to get a table. However, the Poutine served at La Banquise is well worth the wait. Be aware that you can't pay with credit card and after 9 pm you have to pay right after ordering.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We took a metro and walked several blocks for this yummy place! I would do it all again! The poutine is heavenly! There was a line to get in on a weekday. There were locals all over the place. We knew that was a good sign! We enjoyed poutine of course, from a decent sized menu. There is no liquor... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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61 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Hubby and I spent a long weekend exploring Montreal's Plateau neighborhood, and thoroughly enjoyed this gem of a hopping 24-hour diner! With over 30 variations on the Quebecoise staple of fries + gravy + cheese, plus a great selection of microbrews and cider--not to mention a full diner menu--this was a perfect spot for a late-night nosh. Go for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was my first experience with Poutine. The dine-in line was incredibly long, but we got takeout and were able to get our food immediately, hop in a cab, and get back to our place. I got a regular size and it lasted me for 5 meals! It was deeeelicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Tons of options to mix up your poutine experience. The fries were really good, curds weren't squeaky so not as fresh. Very busy place with slightly cramped seating, but service was good. Cash only, annoying, but they had an ATM. Funky atmosphere, cool decorations (tree branches stretching across ceiling). English menu available which made it much easier. Worth a stop.

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toronto
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great place, best poutine I've had. Good service but a little slow due to how packed this place can get. Get there early because this place can get a very long lineup outside

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: + 1 514 525 2415

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 8

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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