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Le roi du Smoked Meat

Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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St-Hubert, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
One of the better smoked meat restaurants left in Montreal.

The smoked meat at Le Roi is as good as Reuben's and better than at Schwartz's. The service is always friendly. A great place to stop for lunch when you're shopping on Plaza St Hubert. We just keep going back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruno T
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  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
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English first
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The smoked meat at Le Roi is as good as Reuben's and better than at Schwartz's. The service is always friendly. A great place to stop for lunch when you're shopping on Plaza St Hubert. We just keep going back.

Thank Bruno T
Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I know smoked meat is a personal thing.... for me this is my favourite place to indulge.... I always get the lean king sandwich with fries .... The meat is always moist flavourful and good and the fries are crispy and light.... the rest of my extended family always look in disbelief after i am finished and they still have... More 

Thank bob n
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our server was extremely friendly and polite and the restaurant has a nice old diner feel to it. The food though, was a bit greasy. It tasted pretty good however. I'm not condemning the place by any means. Try it for yourself and be your own judge.

Thank Jason S
Saskatoon, Canada
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This would be be about what I would think would hit the spot after a night on the town. Oily yet crispy fries, a greasy medium smoked meat sandwich. Very tender. I'd be thinking average food, as others have been better. Price can't be beat though - 13$ for supper- fries, a vinegar-based coleslaw, and the smoked meat sandwich included.

Thank S J
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Waitress said the location had been operating for over 60 years. I am still not sure what the "smoked meat" sampler was; kind of like really lean pastrami on rye w/fries and coleslaw. It was just fabulous, melt in your mouth good. You will not find this place without doing a good map recon first. Metro nice a close. Interesting,... More 

Thank Carl R
Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is definitely a contender to the the famous Schwartz on St.Laurent boulevard. Le Roi is located north of Montreal and the inconvenient of this area is finding a parking spot on St.Hubert. I suggest going a couple of streets east or west of that area. The place is outdated and clean like in the 70's style but it's worth... More 

2 Thank mikebeaudry
Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I don't think I've ever tasted something quite so delicious as the smoked meat sandwich! I've never had anything like it to compare it too. The meat was so tender and flavorful. Yum! Great atmosphere too and a lovely waitress that was patient with my bad French!

1 Thank petta76
Montreal, Canada
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

For me the name of the restaurant said it all. The smoke meat there taste like Schwart'z but you have some place to eat.

1 Thank JPL01
Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

All I can say it's that it's convenient. It's open very late, it delivers, it's cheap and the smoked meat is good, but do not expect the Swartz's taste The decor is old-fashioned, like you would expect in a deli, the service is prompt and cordial, there is also a quieter dining room on the second level that is sporadically... More 

1 Thank marcogliese
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

If you want to experience an authentic, delicious smoked meat, this is the place to go. It has been around for decades & still serves the best smoked meat, in my opinion, in the City. We don't live in Montreal anymore but my husband & I visit 3 or 4 times a year. Our go to for smoked meat or... More 

1 Thank LanaMiami

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St-Hubert, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
  • Neighborhood: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine


Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 am
10:00 am - 2:30 am
10:00 am - 2:30 am
10:00 am - 2:30 am
10:00 am - 5:00 am
10:00 am - 5:00 am
10:00 am - 5:00 am

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Neighborhood Profile
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie has one of Canada's most prominent Italian communities, with Little Italy concentrated along the convivial bends of Saint-Lawrence Boulevard. Known for its fantastic bars and authentic Italian fare, the domain includes the Jean-Talon Market, the largest public market in North America. Open year-round, sunny months see fruit and vegetable stalls set up outside the main chalet, while blustery weather draws crowds indoors to meat and cheese sellers, spices and truffles stalls, and for regional delicacies such as rare Charlevoix lamb. While the market dictates what's fresh for local restaurateurs, visitors can please more than their palates, taking in the Renaissance architecture and frescos of Madonna della Difesa, the picturesque Rue Saint-Rominique with its cheerful homes and splendid gardens, or the ornamented thoroughfare of Plaza Saint-Hubert.