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Wilensky's Light Lunch

34 Av Fairmount O, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2M1, Canada
+1 514-271-0247
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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34 Av Fairmount O, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2M1, Canada
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Reviewed January 24, 2016

It is true! it has barely changed since 1932! it still has that soda syrup thingamabob. it is just a bar with no other tables and there are some random books and movies on a shelf on the wall. the food wasn't gourmet or anything...More

Thank Thetravellingfamily4
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Wilensky's has been around since 1932. One of Mordechai Richler's favorite go to place for a quick bite and inspirations! For a quick lunch - only place to eat in this place is at the counter otherwise you ask for take out as no other...More

Thank Monicakilian
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

If you've never been it's hard to describe... My first memories of going there 40 years ago is the manual soda machine and going with my dad and his dad. 10 years ago it was my dad, my daughter and myself. The price of a...More

Thank Andre_mainville
Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a unique place from a different era. We were lucky enough to get a seat at the counter. Our party loved the classic sandwich (with mustard, of course) as well as the vanilla egg cream. Note: Wilensky's is closed on Sundays.

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Reviewed December 25, 2015

When visiting Montreal, go have lunch at Wilensky's Light Lunch. Not because it is a foodie hot-spot or yuppie approved. Go because it is exactly the opposite of all those horrible fancy places. Go to Wilensky's Light Lunch so you may be teleported back to...More

Thank Adam E
Reviewed October 29, 2015

Had been meaning to stop in here for some time but after celebrity chef David Chang was talking about it I decided it had to happen. Went today with my wife and was not disappointed. Service was very quick in this little place of nostalgia....More

Thank TravellingPriest
Reviewed October 14, 2015

In the too fast a world of fast food& drive thrus- what a delight it was today to walk into Wilenksky's after not having been there in over 10 years and notice that not much has changed at all. It is as if time stands...More

Thank Ndo-brio
Reviewed October 5, 2015

You should go anyway, but you probably won’t like this place unless at least one of the following applies to you: a) Overly nostalgic b) Acute interest in cultural history c) Grew up in a house where a bologna sandwich was a big treat d)...More

1  Thank Frostback
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Wilensky's is a gem for simply being exactly what it has been for over 80 years. If they didn't do it in 1932, they probably don't do it now. The sandwich is a no-frills, basic working-class lunch that has survived the changing times. Surprisingly, the...More

Thank mbc421
Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Came for a great Wilensky Special and home made cream soda! Great place in Le Plateau! A must do in Montreal you will love it!!!

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Fast Food, Canadian
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Av Fairmount O, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-271-0247
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