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Casse-Croute La Banquise

994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
(514) 525-2415
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Ranked #88 of 4,454 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $9
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
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Houston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Although the place was crowded and there was a line to come in, the poutine is well worth the wait. We tried the festival, great choice! This is my first time trying poutine and i was very convinced by it.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was a poutine skeptic. We went at 7pm and waited in line with hungry kids for 30 minutes. Luckily, the food was worth the wait. We had the La Mart and La Taquise. Preview the menu online, although the waitress was very helpful. www.labanquise.com Another note, the restaurant calls itself La Banquise, so please update the listing Trip Advisor!... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Arrived at 7:30 pm on a Monday. Saw the 24-hr sign on the window. Long line so I got takeout of their Le Classique poutine. Got the smaller size and it was a lot. Grabbed a vinegar sachet to put on the poutine. The gravy sauce was flavorful and the fries were moist. I forgot to ask but it would... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Yes, it may be noisy, crowded and a little too "hipster" for my tastes. But trust me when I say the best poutine I've had is located in this little place! I can't begin to describe how wonderful it is. Being back in Ottawa, and almost a week later, I am still thinking... I want some more! :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's worth a visit once only just to try what the locals are raving about. This place was recommended by our local airbnb host. The restaurant has different poutine combination that I have never seen before. We really enjoyed it. Only downside is the wait due to the popularity of this resto. We came around 2am after the party and... More

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London, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We love this place; fresh, filling and cheap. Who'd have thought that coleslaw and spicy sausage on poutine would work, but it does! This place gets busy; we were there on a week night and when we left there around 7:30 there was a lineup outside about a block long.

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Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you like quiet places, this is not it. But at least im preparing you. Yes, it will be very loud in here. Yes, you will have to sit very close to other tables. Yes, you will have to wait in line. But if you want to try this very good poutine, you will have to suck it up. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is the best poutine I have ever tried. It is out of the way of the main tourist area but is totally worth it. My boyfriend and I split a large poutine and it was more than enough food for the two of us. Gravy was very good, cheese curds were generous and amazing, ours probably had a pound... More

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Glen Mills, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My son and I grabbed a couple of poutines to share on late night, got the classic and one with ground beef, pepperoni & bacon. Both were great, think I liked the meaty one better. Great late night spot for some filling comfort food.

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Niagara
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

La Banquise is certainly an experience, being open 24/7 and with people lined up outside the door prepared to wait for hours to get inside. The portions are large but the menu is not exceptional value for money. And the vegetarian and vegan poutines are insipid. Before you say, "That's because you ordered vegetarian poutine!", know that there are other... More

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