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Casse-Croute La Banquise

994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
+ 1 514 525 2415
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Ranked #77 of 4,475 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $9
Neighborhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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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
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Atlanta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I went here with a friend as it's "the place" to get poutine. The poutine ('Matty' - with bacon, mushrooms, onion and pepper) was really good and well-priced, but I wasn't blown away by it or the ambiance. This place is perfect if you're looking for cheap poutine or a late night snack, but I think you can find better... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Poutine being practically the official food of Quebec, I wanted to have some good authentic style poutine. Recommended by the hotel concierge it turned out to be a good place for the experience. The menu had a nice variety of different poutine from the classic to an all vegan. I ordered the large bacon poutine and was not able to... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My brothers and I took a cab out here from our hotel off of St Catherines after a night at the bars. I had read about La Banquise on some top ten lists for poutine and it did not disappoint. The place was packed. We waited a little bit for a table but did not mind. I had the la... More

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France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

we told me it was the best place to eat a poutine and it was good ! a lot of people here doing the queue to eat, so i think it talksby itself. place where you have to go to eat a nice poutine !

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

so im not a poutine fan but my canadian bf wanted to try this place out. i was happy they had vegan poutine so he made me order that. i'm not into gravy, vegan or not, so i didnt each much of my poutine. i ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and that was super tasty - though they just use... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is the best place for poutines in Montreal, hands down. (Well, in my opinion..) I am just a bg fan of this restaurant. It is open 24h so you can always go and grab a bite. Wha is nice, is the fact that they "upgraded" poutine in a way that it isn't seen as junk food but as a... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The poutine was why we went! It was so delicious! I got the bell pepper, onion, and mushroom poutine and we got the grand, too big if your not sharing. The restaurant is small and you sit very close to your neighboring diners. Service was fine, but we were told they didn't take chipless credit cards? Overall a great place... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What sets this place apart from the rest is the quality of the ingredients and the different combinations available on the menu. Here, poutine is more than junk food, it's a culinary experience. Great place to bring the kids or for a late night snack after a night in a bar with friends. Watch out for lineups.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You have to eat a poutine if you visit the province of Quebec! For some obscur reason, it is known as our staple meal! Of course, french fries, cheese curds (fresh and squeeky cheddar cheese) and gravy seem weird. It is. But you have to try! And the advantage of La Banquise, is that you can choose from a list... More

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Montreal
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is, in my opinion, the best poutine in Montreal. The meaty poutine are the best such as T-Rex, Trois Viandes, or anything with smoked meat. I would stay away from the Italian poutine. Service has always been good, but unless you want to wait (and lineups can be long), go outside of the main mealtime hours. Small terrace in... More

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