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Dunn's Famous

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827 Seymour Street | at Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada
+1 604-682-8938
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I met a friend here for lunch on his recommendation. Though the food & service were good, the constant presence of a fly at our table made me question the cleanliness! Ew... sorry but I won't be back.

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Thank MarDi_eats
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at Dunn's on our way to a Whitecaps game at BC Place. My mom was not sure about having a 'sandwich for dinner' but having been to Dunn's in Quebec I knew it would be good! We both ordered the 4 oz. smoked meat sandwich (smallest choice) for $11. It comes in lean, medium or fat and is served... More 

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the 4 oz Montreal smoked meat with matzo ball soup. Very tasty, and they actually gave me the 6 oz for the 4 oz price. Fresh rye bread, quality meat. Matzo ball soup was good, but if they added a carrot or two, it would be even better. Reasonably priced.

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Thank thebaron007
Richmond, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dunn's can be found on the West side of Seymour Street between Robson and Smithe Streets. Having found Dunn's I couldn't resist the smoked meat sub ($13.00) and a cold one for lunch. What a satisfying meal. I positively will make it a point to enjoy lunch here again.

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Thank Renegade225
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After running a 5k in the area I desperately needed to refuel, popped into this shop they have a several page menu with options but known for their sandwich items. I ordered the Cajun chicken and added some spicy cherry peppers to kick it up a notch. Soup was good too and they have a nice selection of Vancouver's own... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Too many reviews are after excellent service and gourmet food at this place. Give it a break - iris a sandwich place with very good food and very good service. Don't act like you are at the Ritz. Go there and pay $35 for this sandwich which is priced $15 here. It is what it is - very good sandwiches... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We enjoyed this fun eatery before a concert at the Orpheum Theater. My brother thoroughly enjoyed his piled-high Reuben, my friend her salad (piled high with smoked meats) and as a vegetarian I was pleasantly surprised by an excellently yummy vegetarian sandwich. (Dunn's is famous for smoked meats!) The real highlight came with dessert - truly the best cheesecake i've... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Close to downtown shopping and the entertainment district this relatively new restaurant to Vancouver specializes in Smoked Meat Sandwiches. And the meat is really piled up and terrific. Also if you want to try Poutine or other sandwiches they are available.

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Thank Douglas W
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

My husband and I were coming into town for a concert and needed to grab a quick dinner before the show. We came across this place as it was close to where we parked. And I'm SO glad we did!! You can order for take out, or sit down and be served. We sat down, and there were so many... More 

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Thank Jaxse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Seriously Montreal. The smoked meat poutine was spicy and off the hook awesome. Smoked meat sandwich would make you believe you are in Montreal if it was not for the mountains.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $12
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 827 Seymour Street | at Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Robson Street
  • Neighborhood: Robson Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-8938
Description
Dunn’s Famous BC recently hosted a grand re-opening on Friday October 9, to offer Vancouverites a true deli experience for both quick lunches and also with the option for sit-down dining.

Dunn’s offers a quick and convenient option to buy quality, authentic Montreal smoked meat.

Dunn’s is perfect for the urban professional: the helpful servers understand that city workers often have limited time but still want a delicious, hearty lunch, so offer the highest quality meat and deli lunches in the shortest turnaround time.


Brand heritage
Dunn’s Famous restaurant was founded by Myer Dunn in Montreal in 1927 after he noticed that local clothing factory workers needed a restaurant that could provide quickly prepared, fresh and sustaining food.

Due to the unique recipes and high quality standards, Dunn’s Famous quickly became a favourite among Montreal residents and visitors, who flocked to taste the authentic smoked meat.

Today, Dunn’s continues its founder’s tradition of excellence by offering a delicious variety of poutines, soups, salads, wraps and a host of other items to delight the taste buds, as well as the signature smoked meat sandwiches.

Throughout the years, the one thing that has remained is the commitment to offering authentic recipes made from the finest ingredients – “real food for real people”.

There are six Dunn’s Famous restaurants in Canada, including five in Quebec. The newly re-launched Dunn’s Famous in Vancouver is the only franchise in British Columbia and indeed outside of Quebec.

Dunn’s Famous BC brings an authentic taste of Montreal and an East Coast staple to the West Coast, allowing visitors and residents alike to experience the best of Canadian food and culture.

Food
Dunn’s Famous specializes in authentic Montreal smoked meat, an artisan meat product produced from beef brisket that is cured and spiced using old-world techniques before a slow cooking process. It is then steamed again and hand-sliced to order, before being used to create the iconic Canadian Montreal smoked meat sandwich.

Dunn’s offers the only hand-sliced Montreal smoked meat in Vancouver; hand-slicing is an art that takes years to perfect and, in many cases, is passed down through generations.

Hand-slicing is superior to machine slicing as the latter results in a tougher, more chewy product for two reasons: the meat is cooked for a shorter period of time to ensure it can hold up against the slicer, and it creates uniform slices that are not always against the grain.

The smoked meat sandwich is the restaurant’s signature menu item, which is traditionally built with rye bread and piled high with hand-sliced smoked meat with yellow prepared mustard.

Dunn’s staff make the sandwiches according to guest specifications, allowing them to choose sandwich size (quarter of a pound, half a pound and one in between for those who just can’t decide), cut of meat (lean, containing very little fat; medium, the most popular choice of cut; medium-fat, a more juicy sandwich; and fat, which contains as much fat as meat) and type of mustard (yellow, grainy, Dijon or hot mustard).

Dunn’s commitment to quality means its meat always has a high protein percentage – it’s therefore purer and filled with fewer additives that are so commonly found in other deli-style meats and smoked meats.

The extensive menu also includes Canadian and delicatessen favourites, such as a variety of poutines, latkes, Matzoh ball soup, fried pickles and cheesecake.

The newly opened delicatessen offers retail items for guests to enjoy at home including pickles, sauerkraut, fresh deli salads and a variety of meats, all made in house.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Robson Street

Neighborhood Profile
Robson Street
Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques, quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on Robson Street have something to cater for every itch in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd, and the people-watching along this famous walking thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the clothing shops both high-street and budget-friendly are a number of cafes to lay down your load, as well as numerous specialty stores ranging in their wares from music, to art, to city souvenirs. Known as "Vancouver's Runway," if a new trend is on the rise, you'd spot it here first.