Food & Drink

Montreal’s resolution-breaking restaurants show you how to win at life

Published On 01/02/2014 Published On 01/02/2014
Resolution Breaking Restaurants Montreal
Katherine Sehl
Aaron Arizpe/
Camion Au Pied de Cochon
Katherine Sehl
Diablos BBQ
Le Gros Jambon Diner
Cacao 70
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1. Joe Beef 2491 rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, H3J 1N6

An ode to Charles "Joe-Beef" McKiernan, a 19th century innkeeper and Montreal working-class hero, this resto serves up Quebecois classics like sausages, hot smoked salmon, and 18oz steaks (dubbed the "Monsieur's portion" on the menu) in the heart of Little Burgundy.

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2. Au Pied de Cochon 536 Ave Duluth Est, Montréal, H2L 1A9

Dining at “the foot of the pig” ("Au pied de cochon") is a Montréal must, as Chef Martin Picard has created a temple for all things meaty, decadent, and over-the-top (read: poutine topped with foie gras!). While ultra-luxe ingredients like red wine chutney and pig's trotters are a common theme here, their application to low-brow foods is what sets this bustling restaurant apart. The price tag might not match the casual atmosphere, but exaggerated indulgences like pan seared foie gras with goat cheese and raspberries on a brioche will blind you to dollar signs.

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3. JoBlo Restaurant Steakhouse 3807 Wellington St, Verdun, QC H4G 1V1

They might have goofy-named menu items, but the items themselves are delicious, and includes a 16oz AAA angus rib steak and other amazing meats.

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4. Diablos BBQ 1693-A rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2X 3K4

Diablos is the perfect spot in Montreal to experience authentic Southern American BBQ, including a very un-traditional burger option that arrives sans bun.

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5. Poutineville 1348, rue Beaubien Est, Montréal, H2G 1K8

They got the name right here, that's for sure. Poutineville serves up a myriad of different poutines from standard to 15lb heart attack poutine with bacon, chicken, wieners, ground beef, ham, onions, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese curds and gravy.

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6. Le Gros Jambon Diner 286 Notre Dame W, Montreal,

This Old Montreal resto (translated to "The Big Pig") serves up some truly gut-busting and delicious dishes, such as their Coca-Cola burger that’s drenched in Coca-Cola-flavored mayo.

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7. Cacao 70 2087 rue Ste-Catherine, Montréal, H3H 1M6

This place has chocolate everything, from their Nutella Ricotta Cheese Pizza to their chocolate soda. Yep.