12 Of Montreal’s Best-Loved Poutines & Where To Find Them
Consider this your guided tour of the island’s most respected poutine establishments, curated by esteemed Montrealers and serious allies. There’s more to Poutine than just La Banquise, but it’s an excellent base.
Address: 994, rue Rachel E.
Why you should go: This tourist haven is known for putting all sorts of toppings on its towering poutines.
Address: 3041, rue Notre-Dame O.
Why you should go: The poutine served here is a classic smoked beef burger joint and standard, but never lackluster.
Decarie Hot Dog
Address: 953, Boulevard Decarie
Why you should go: This family-run fast food joint serves up a classic poutine that you just can’t beat.
Pool room Montreal
Address: 1217, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Why you should go: This centuries-old downtown classic offers a traditional poutine experience.
Address: 351, ave Laurier E.
Why you should go: “Only locals were there, we were the only tourists. We were actually full when we walked in, but ended up devouring our meal because it was so good,” reads one TripAdvisor review.
Address: 4177, Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Why you should go: Especially if you like olives, the thin fries and flavorful gravy at this tiny plateau diner are sure to win you over.
Chez Ma aunt
Address: 3180, rue Fleury E.
Why you should go: For vintage vibes, greasy food, and poutine that will please even the pickiest of Montrealers.
Address: 4351, Avenue De Lorimier
Why you should go: A cozy, artful eatery, the poutine sold here “not only tastes like any other poutine,” according to a Yelp reviewer, who recommended their poutine bourguignonne as a heartier option.
Paulo & Susanne
Address: 5501, boul. Gouin O
Why you should go: “Friendly and helpful staff. Interesting interior design. The menu is huge, the prices are fair and the portions are generous,” according to a Google review.
Address: 6956, rue Drolet
Why you should go: This place is a hipster twist on the typical Quebec casserole, complete with burgers and authentic Québécois poutine.
Gibeau Orange Julep
Address: 700, boul. decaria
Why you should go: “Best poutine and hot dogs I’ve had in Montreal. The flavor of the sauce was amazing, the fries were super crispy even after they were soaked in sauce,” wrote one Google reviewer.
Address: 755, boul Cremazie E.
Why you should go: “Hands down one of the best poutine in Montreal! Easy top 5 for me. Her fries are soft, juicy, a bit crunchy on the edge, it’s hot (which I love), melted cheese and sauce isn’t salty,” reads one online review.