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Casse-Croute La Banquise

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
+ 1 514 525 2415
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you're only trying poutine once, try it here!

While visiting Montreal on business, several of us wanted to give poutine a try, and our local colleagues had us take a short walk from the office to give this 24h establishment a try. After a fair wait outside (where we watched someone filming a travel show segment on the establishment) we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Brookfield, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Poutine is definitely one of the least healthy food anyone can eat, but if you want to break the rule, this is a good place to do it! The choices are amazing, the taste was as I expected, so it was worth the long wait in the rain before we could go in!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place can be very busy, but it worth the wait. Food was good and the beer too. If you want to have beer you have to eat inside because they don't serve alcohol in the patio. Even though the place was packed, the service was fast and goood. Many different choices which are great!

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Brookfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

While visiting Montreal on business, several of us wanted to give poutine a try, and our local colleagues had us take a short walk from the office to give this 24h establishment a try. After a fair wait outside (where we watched someone filming a travel show segment on the establishment) we were able to quickly place a takeout order... More 

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Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Go! Recommended by some locals who we asked where to try poutine. A mild adventure riding metro here and walking a few blocks. Neighborhood was ok. There wasn't a line on Tues before 6, but was when we left. We were afraid to commit, so ordered burgers and subbed a poutine for the fries. Burgers were good, but I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

They have dozens of different kinds of this great dish, we think it's a king of fast-food, better than any burger. This place is young staffed, energetic, colourfull, friendly... Don't order too much! And try some of the microbrewed beers! Smile!

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Ridgeway, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us as the best place for poutine in Montreal. They had an extensive poutine menu, so there was something for everyone to try! I tried the classic, which was surprisingly very good! I think that one poutine for me is enough though! I cannot say if it was the best in Montreal, as I've only... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lots of poutine variety here, even for vegetarians. Local beers are also good to try. Be prepared for a very busy and noisy experience, especially in the evenings.

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Having had a really good poutine in Quebec City's Snack Bar where i said it redeemed my poutine experience, La Banquise was disappointing. I ordered the la classic. Instead of crispy fries, tasty gravy and delicious cheese curds. I got: 1. Soggy Fries (or maybe poutine is meant to be serve with soggy fries...) 2. Tasteless yet overpowering gravy 3.... More 

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Saint-Hubert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you're on a diet or working out for a fitness competition, don't even set foot in there. But if you're looking for an affordable feel-good meal, this is the place. Serving an immense variety of poutines (28 acutally) with different kinds of meat, vegetables and whatnot. Besides, the place is open 24h! You might expect a line-up outside, depending... More 

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Milford, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great spot for some damn-good poutine and quirky atmosphere. We had about a 20+ minute wait to get a table even at 1:30AM but there's a bar right next door so some of us could go get drinks while the line dwindled down. The food was great! Not a long wait, plenty of options and the waitstaff was super nice.... More 

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Address: 994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
Phone Number: + 1 514 525 2415
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Average Prices: USD 4 - 8

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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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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.