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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 #81 of 4,317 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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82% Recommend
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English first
Montreal, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

POUTINNE . yes everyone 's heard about the montreal/qebec 's poutinne, but there you will have it internationnally .....greak/french/italian etc etc ,,,,,,,diff kind of gravy & cheese, even montrealers never would immagine how ingenius the menu proposses the different alternatives even vegan, you have to be readdy to wait in line for many minutes....hours .....but worth it !!!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

there specialty is definitely poutine and was it delicious. They are arguably the finest example of poutine in the city and while i won't take a side in that battle i will say the food was great. There's also a nice little beer menu too. A fun little place.

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Montreal, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Second time at La Banquise. Service is quick, and swift. However, the entire place needs a major face-lift :) Poutines were excellent !

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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180 reviews 180 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We visited early on a Monday morning...I was ravenous after doing some St. Patrick's Day festivities-related drinking the night before, so why not poutine for breakfast? My husband was not enthused, as we had a very poor version of poutine the day before, drenched in brown gravy and what looked like cottage cheese versus cheese curds, so I promised him... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We knew we wanted to have poutine on our trip to Montreal so we decided to come here after researching online. We got there around 5 p.m. and there was already a line up, which moved quick enough. The place had a funky vibe and fun atmostphere, had brightly coloured walls and music playing. We tried different kinds of poutine... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Poutine is probably the best thing you can eat going back from a party. So just eat the one of La Banquise because it is one of the best ;-)

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Went to grab some poutine after beers and this place hit the spot. Had some people with food restrictions and there were so many options on the menu that everyone was happy. I had the classic but everyone else tried the various other kinds they offer. Definitely will go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Before we traveled to Montreal, my wife and i had heard conflicting reports on the poutine: "You have to try it!" "Don't waste your time..." Naturally, we had to try it. La Banquise is one of Montreal's favorite poutineries, and it's easy to see why. The menu, though it contains other items, also lists about 30 types of poutine. My... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is the place four poutine. All kinds of poutine open 24 hours a day. Our favorite is still the classic but the kids love trying new combinations. Portions are big so we recommend sharing. No credit cards so make sure you have cash on hand. Lines can be long, even in winter but it's worth trying when you're in... More

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is probably the most famous place for poutine. It is the first place I encounter in Montreal that is open 7/24. The line of customers and quick pace of waitress make feel home (Hong Kong). The poutine is good but it is a bit heavy for a person not from North America. And I think the price is slightly... More

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