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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 #91 of 4,584 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $8
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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
West Chester, PA
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173 reviews 173 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We went here with another couple over the Christmas holidays....this is a shrine to comfort food...almost religious. Waited in a line of about 20 people at lunch in the cold but did not give up. We got seated after about 20 minutes. Mix of locals and tourists. What you see is what you get. Friendly waitresses who hustle serving a... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you are staying in Quebec, why not to try typical local meal? Poutin...do not expect anything fancy, but be ready for rich taste and a big portion. Maybe it look simple but you can choose from many variations, as you like. Accompanied with local sider, it makes nice lunch. Be prepared to wait for you table during rush hours,... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Absolutely love this restaurant. I've recently moved to Montréal and wanted to try the local delicacy of Poutine. Asked around for the best place and a few people recommended La Banquise. It really lived up to the recommendations. They have a wide selection of different types of Poutines (I've tried three different ones at this stage) and a few other... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lived 29 years in Montreal. I have eaten hundreds of poutine. This is the place. Service is Montreal friendly. My wife is anglophone and we now live in Ottawa. We were with son and his friend who don't speak french. They treated us so well. Food was soooo good. BEWARE: you don't need a LARGE poutine.... trust me or you... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stopped in to see what the craze was all about. Pretty good food quick turn around within 5 mins we had our food. Servers really nice fast efficient. The place is quarky decorated funky kinda small but to the point and a great atmosphere

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New York, New York, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We were told this was the place to go for poutine. It did not disappoint. Although it's not something we could eat on a daily basis, we enjoyed out first experience. Also got a cheeseburger, which was decent. If visiting Montreal for the first time, you should definitely go here to get the local experience

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is a blast! You meet cool people at the line everynight, food is always great and ambiance warms up all year long!

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Montreal, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had the burgers (I recommend the "cochon" one if you're hungry) and they were very tasty. Their poutines are very tasty as well. I ate one last time I went there. Their fries are very tasty also, and a little bit sweet. It is noisy, so not for intimate, romantic dinners!

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

4 stars not for high-wire culinary excellence but for ambience and being unpretentious. Great poutine menu! Busy all night. Stop in after a night out and enjoy the crowd. Be prepared for an artery clogging selection and no options.

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not healthiest however it's an experience ! Go crazy and order the large size then work it off : ) I recommend TRex and a beer. Do not forget the dessert . The authentic French pudding !

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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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