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Dunn's Famous

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1249 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V5, Canada
+1 514-395-1927
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Corner Brook, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place very clean and the staff are great. Of course the smoked meat is out if this world. Wonderful experience.

Thank r0bmurph
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After hiking on Mont Royal, we were looking for a place to eat and relax. A concierge at a downtown hotel recommended Reuben's for smoked meat sandwiches. The place was too big and swanky for us, so we continued to search. I had an app which located restaurants for us, and it directed us towards Dunn's. Although the environment was... More 

Thank Leslie B
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

our first time here, we had to try the famous montreal smoke meat, and it didnt dissappoint the meat and poutine was so good, i cant compare it to anything else it was just so good! for sure well come back again whenever were in the city. The service was good and the place was good!

Thank jrtiger2
Burlington, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been frequenting this place for over 20 years and it's always a plus!! The BEST Reuben sandwich I have ever had, and open 24 hours!!! A must for lunch or dinner!!!

Thank Stephanie S
Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably a heart attack on a plate but well worth it. A Montreal institution for decades Dunn's has terrific smoked meat and even has vacuum packed meat in boxes you can take home to bring the memories back. Dunn's and Reuben's restaurants compete for the downtown deli markets and while the latter has two locations I prefer Dunn's for three... More 

Thank Marcia B
Centreville, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There was duck offered as special for that evening. It was just outstanding served with delicious sweet beets and assorted garden veggies. It was a wee bit pricey, but worth the extra dollar for a special occasion.

Thank DyerKiev
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164 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

During a business trip to Montreal, our group ordered take-out sandwiches from Dunn's. Although the meat had a good flavor, the texture was strange-it reminded me more of bologna than pastrami. Because the sandwiches were wrapped in foil, the bread was very soggy. The french fries were tasty, but the coleslaw was too vinegary for me. I would try Dunn's... More 

Thank Lynne C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All I ate there was smoked meat. I didn't want a giant sandwich so I purchased some smoked meat by the pound and they nicely threw in 2 slices of bread. I made my own sandwich and it was delicious - out of this world. I still am thinking about it and wish they sold smoked meat in the US.

Thank SoFL-LovetoTravel
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember, many years ago, when I ordered their famous strawberry cheese cake, it would come served as a very moist cheese cake, with 2 inch high fresh strawberries, when in season, on a bottom crushed graham cookie shell. Well that was a long time ago. Having just decided to visit Dunn's to satisfy a craving, I was sad to... More 

Thank torlom2014
Hope Town
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here on the 2nd night of my business trip. I had a craving for some good cured meat and a beer. This place was perfect... sat outside on a warm evening and enjoyed my open faced Reuben, fries, and beer.

Thank Dave D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $16
American, Canadian, Pizza, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1249 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-395-1927

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.