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“Classics never die” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chalet Bar-B-Q

Chalet Bar-B-Q
Ranked #138 of 5,656 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Classics never die”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went there after many years to celebrate the restaurants 70th birthday! It did not disappoint! We were a group of 10 and the service was quick!
It is true that. The decore hasn't been updated in many many years, but I do think it adds to the experience.
The food...the best! Truly a Montreal treasure!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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171 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“A very good "One Trick Pony"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is what it is and what it has been for over 40 years.
They make BBQ chicken, and more BBQ chicken and almost nothing other than BBQ chicken.
And it us great.
The fries are also great and I think the best in Montreal.
A real chocolate chocolate cake as well.
Here is to one-trick-ponies who do it so well !
Been eating here since 1977, and I will keep coming back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Chicken. Funky Decor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The best chicken in the west end of Montreal. It's been around forever and has a tiny menu that has not changed since the Ice Age. But the BBQ chicken is excellent and their unique BBQ sauce is delicious. Go for the food and ignore the decor.

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Thank Andrew Z
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Ottawa
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277 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“If you like that kinda thing, then you will like that kinda thing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is a throwback to the 60's.

Pine paneling, coconut cream pie, the waitresses all look like someone's mom and double deep fried French fries. It's all there.

The chicken is exactly the way it has always been. The sauce is good. Coleslaw comes in a paper cup, salad well if you must but it's not what mom the waitress really thinks you should be having.

It's been around since 1949 and not too much is different today except no one is smoking between courses any more.

If you like traditional rotisserie chicken then you will like this place.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't change the decor!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Chicken, slaw, and fries......what really makes this place a standout is it's decor. Seventy years of happy customers; I wonder what stories the knotty pine panelling could tell.

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