Food & Drink

The quintessential guide to Montreal’s best diners

Published On 10/16/2013 Published On 10/16/2013
A. A. Restaurant Montreal
Katherine Sehl
Katherine Sehl
Katherine Sehl
Katherine Sehl
Katherine Sehl
Katherine Sehl
Katherine Sehl
Katherine Sehl
Katherine Sehl
Katherine Sehl
Katherine Sehl
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1. Wilensky's 34 Ave Fairmount Ouest, Montréal, H2T 2M1 (Plateau)

Think old-school -- like, ring-up cash register and old-fashioned soda fountain old-school. Wilensky's opened in 1932, and their "Wilensky's Special" -- a deliciously simple grilled sandwich with all-beef salami, all-beef baloney, and a hint of mustard -- has been a solid local favorite ever since.

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2. A.A. Restaurant 3702 Notre-Dame O., Montréal, H4C 1P7

If you just NEED an old-fashioned greasy spoon diner experience, then A.A. is one of the best places in Montreal to start.

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3. Green Spot 3041 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, H4C 1N9‎

This local diner is styled to resemble a mid-century greasy spoon-style establishment, and the 27 different poutine options on the menu give you plenty of greasy goodness to revel in. There's also more traditional diner-type grub, and Green Spot serves up some breakfast specials that are not to be missed either.

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4. Decarie Hot Dog 953 Decarie Boul , Saint-Laurent, H4L 3M3

This hole-in-the-wall hot dog joint serves up some of the best dogs, French fries, and poutine in Montreal. Just don't expect to sit down... as there isn't much room.

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5. Salonica 5261 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2J 2M1 (Plateau)

This diner and pizza place dishes out everything you could want from wings, to poutine, to subs & more.

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6. Moe's Diner 1455 rue Lambert-Closse, Montreal, H3H

With a name like Moe's Diner, you know it's gonna be serving up classic eats, but unlike most classic diners, you can also hang out in the evenings to watch sports.

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7. Beaubien Nouveau Système 323, rue Beaubien E, Montréal, H2S 1R9 (Rosemont)

Here you'll find some tasty sammies and other standard (but delicious) diner food.

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8. Fameux Viande Fumée et Charcuterie 4500 rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2J 2L3

This place is simple, but tasty, and you won't find better burgers or pizza for the price around town.

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9. Paul Patates 2606 Rue de Coleraine, Montréal, H3K 2Y2

Since it has potatoes in its name, your best bet is to order some diner food consisting of spuds and enjoying the simple and pleasant atmosphere.

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10. Beauty's 93 Ave du Mont-Royal Ouest, Montréal, H2T 2S5 (Plateau)

This is the perfect diner to stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, offering daily specials and classics that have earned them quite the acclaim.