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Casse-Croute La Banquise

Certificate of Excellence
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Diner, Canadian
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994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
+ 1 514 525 2415
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to try poutine. This is the place to go. I have been eating there for the last 15 years and it is always the best.

Thank Pierre D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As it was mentioned in so many guides, during our trip to Montreal we had to go there. Seeing the queue outside we were hoping it will be worth the wait. And it was! Nice and helpfull staff, a great variety of tasty poutines. Definitely a good place to go, especially when you have never had a poutine before :)

Thank Nina K
Macapa, AP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an excellent option for snacks. The food is delicious. A word of advice: CAREFUL WITH SOME OPTIONS THEY CAN BE REALLY SPICY!

Thank DanielJhQz
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the vegan poutine. Very nice but, from a vegetarian perspective at least, this place comes a distant second to Poutineville. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. Very popular so you may have to queue for a table.

Thank Philip G
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great choices of good poutines, try this place at least once because it seems to be the place to be ... However, personally, I don't think it is worth the wait (most of the time, there is a long line outside!).

Thank erl201
Leuven, Belgium
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were taken here by our 22-year-old son who is studying in Montréal for a semester. He comes here regularly with his friends. After having had a late lunch at La Banquise, we understand why. Very friendly and helpful staff, fast service, the poutine is just as you want it to be. Québec fastfood at its best. Don't count on... More 

Thank JvLLeuven
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there after a night of drinking in the town. When we got there, there was a small line with two bouncers... Who has bouncers for a late night restaurant? Either way we got in quickly at about 240am and the food was ready quickly and was quite tasty. The original was the best out of the 3 we got... More 

Thank mgchiTravel
Medford, NJ
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're looking for great hearty food, La Banquise is the right place. The food isn't fancy, mostly several variations of burgers, hot dogs, salads and poutine, but everything we had was very good. We were in Montreal for four days, tried poutine at three places, and the traditional one at La Banquise was the best. When we arrived there... More 

Thank atzdl
Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The poutine is ok at best. I don't get why everyone goes there. Not worth the wait. The Poule Mouillée poutine with chorizo and chicken across the street is so much better.

Thank Louis-Andre B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The poutine was descent not much more than that. The concoctions they have some are a little over the top. Very overrated place. But gotta admire the lineups. The place has developed into an institution

Thank mv b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $8
American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: + 1 514 525 2415

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Staying in Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Neighborhood Profile
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.