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Casse-Croute La Banquise

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
American, Fast Food, 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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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We read that visitors to Montreal must eat poutine and La Banquise is the place to go. So we lined up on a Saturday afternoon for some poutine. The line moved relatively quickly. Of course the place was crowded. Service was friendly but slow. Each of the four of us ordered a different type of poutine. Tip: if you're unsure... More 

Thank Steve E
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

La Banquise has over 30 poutines with an extensive menu with other items if poutine doesn't float your boat. The line was long on a Tuesday night at 7:30 and probably took about 30-40 minutes to seat 2. We bought la folie and the miam, both of which were delicious and unique in their ingredients. We each got a regular... More 

Thank Lucy C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The queue is part of the process and part of the mayhem that makes your eventual seat so welcome. Great poutine, the best I have tasted and the onion rings with honey (yes regular drippy honey) was all great. Merci pour tout!

Thank Egypt1amm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is amazing, but its so full sometimes it take 1h to get in. Everyone knows its just too good. If you havent tried it yet, there is a poutine for everyone from vegeterian to meat lover. No excuse not to try it.

Thank Véronique T
Lloydminster, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Late afternoon stop for two on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The lineup was just about to the door, but the wait was only a few minutes for a table. The place was packed, with hot food orders flying out of the kitchen. The music was great, the food was awesome, and wait staff were excellent. This was one of our... More 

Thank Bill S
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best poutine ever! Don't settle for anyone else. Incredible selection; Especially the vegetation options. Even vegan. Plan ahead for a line up to get it; but it's worth it! We had a bid group on a busy night but they fit us it. Great service. Incredible food.

Thank Lebreiro1968
San Francisco
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140 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were drawn here by the various reviews that they have the best poutine in town. Well, La Banquise did not disappoint. Yes there's a long line to get in (we went for dinner on a Saturday). Even the take out line was long. But once seated, you'll have to make a choice on their wide offerings of poutine along... More 

Thank vetism
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my husband ate at La Banquise on a week-day. It's a very busy place. Be there before 6 pm. Noisy but the poutine are good and the beer as well. This is not a high class restaurant, it's a casse-croute for burgers and fries. Overall good experience. Tourist from everywhere in the world. Very interesting place to eat... More 

Thank Frazoo
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Montreal is the capital of Poutines...You can't visit this great city without eating at least a Poutine. La Banquise it the most renowned of all. The place is open 24/7 and is always full. Their take-out business is also amazingly popular people are coming from all parts of town to pick up their orders. Customers are lining up in the... More 

Thank grinzing
Laval, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What can i say, poutine in 100s of ways to satisfy any taste... from regular to taco style to hot chicken style to meat lovers... great atmosphere, one of the best in the city... sometimes the lineup is a little long though so plan ahead !

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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, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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.