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“Standard diner experience - OK all around.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of McGill Plaza Restaurant

McGill Plaza Restaurant
488 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Centre-Ville (Downtown))
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Ranked #1,027 of 4,419 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Italian, Greek, Delicatessen, Canadian
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
San Francisco, California
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52 restaurant reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Standard diner experience - OK all around.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stumbled across this place while walking around Old Montreal. This is what we found closest to a typical American diner. It was relatively cheap compared to many sit-down places and the food is fair - just don't ask if it's healthy. As one reviewer said, it seems like they deep fry their bacon.

Still, breakfast for two (omelettes) was $30. This is just an expensive town.

Service was solid, although the server tried to keep speaking French to us even though it was clear we only spoke English and she had English skills as well.

Would go back. I think they serve breakfast anytime, which is a bonus.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Saint Augustine, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good food, good prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I can't believe there aren't more reviews of this place. My husband and I had been traveling through Quebec City and montreal for about 6 days. The food had been great but we were looking for somewhere with more reasonable prices and honestly just plain, not fancy food. It's restaurant reminded us of a New Jersey diner. It was started by Greek immigrants. There are many many choices on the menuand good specials. We didn't go, but it opens at five am for breakfast. We went for lunch which was great.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great smoked meat sandwich!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Do yourself a favor and try the smoked meat sandwich! Excellent place to have dinner or lunch in a low budget and great quality/flavor, located close to old montreal

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, Canada
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Reasonably priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stumbled upon this lace ate this morning and were delighted with what we found. We ordered simple American breakfasts with crispy bacon. There was a smell of fried chicken coming from our breakfast plates which was when we discovered that the bacon was deep fried. It was delicious. The coffee was very good n included in the price. Excellent value. This is our centre-ville Montreal breakfast place from now on.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
“Good food at good prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This( is the first place we've visited in Montreal that had great food at a lower cost. (Note that we've only been to a handful of places in Montreal.)

The atmosphere here is warm and cozy...like a neighborhood diner, but with people from all over the world. They have an extensive menu and very reasonable prices. For instance, we had a half liter of wine for $13.95...we've been paying almost that for a single glass. It wasn't a fine wine,but it certainly was refreshing!

We really enjoyed our visit here...good food, good atmosphere and great service! We'd love to come back and try more of their dining choices!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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