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All the dishes at Poutine Week, ranked in order of deliciousness

Published On 01/29/2014 Published On 01/29/2014
All the dishes at Poutine Week, ranked in order of deliciousness
La Poutine Week

Poutine Week is upon us, and since no one has actually tried any/all of the glorious curdy creations yet, we've handily ranked each of the "dirty 32" dishes that're going to be available (for one fleeting week come Feb 1st) in order of their theoretical deliciousness. 

32. Uniburger’s Chili Cheese Fries Poutine
Latin Quarter
Sure, it's probably lovely, but this is Poutine Week. We're expecting AMAZING. 

31. Lola Rosa’s LOLA Vegan Poutine
Mile End
Homemade gravy, fresh mushrooms, and black beans. Getting better. 

30. McKibbin’s Irish Pub’s Baked Potato Poutine
Multiple locations
All the ingredients of a baked potato in poutine form with homemade gravy. Way to break the stereotype, fellas. 

29. Le Gourmet Burger’s La Poutine du Gourmet
Downtown
Freshly cut fries, topped with "squish-squish" cheese curds, gravy, caramelized onions, sautĂ©ed mushrooms, smoked bacon, and garnished with a sweet & spicy chipotle sauce & fresh thyme.

28. Montreal Poutine’s Merguez Poutine
Old Montreal
Homemade fries, cheese curds, vegetarian gravy, and spicy merguez. Veggie gravy and sausage?! Sure, why not. 

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27. RĂ©gine Café’s La Poutine “Breakfast”
Rosemont-Petite-Patrie
Make every minute of Poutine Week count by getting an early start with this greasy breakfast poutine topped in homemade gravy, 2yr-old cheddar, and chorizo.

26. Royal Phoenix Bar’s La Royale Poutine
Mile End
A generous portion of pulled pork with red cabbage and green apple coleslaw. Interesting! 

25. Poutineville’s Angus Prime Poutine
Multiple locations
Angus Prime roast beef poutine. Delicious? Most probably. Adventurous? Not hugely. 

24. Poutine Centrale’s Butter Chicken Poutine
Hochelaga
Poutine topped with chicken in a creamy Indian spiced sauce and topped with cilantro. Indian-Canadian fusion... this could go either way...

23. SĂ©same’s Shaolin Poutine
Multiple locations
Panko beef, a combination of four cheeses, and mixed veggies topped in homemade Asian gravy. 

22. Namos’ Greek Poutine
Mile End
Braised lamb with kefalotiri cheese. Anyone who's had kefalotiri knows it's pretty delicious. 

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21. Wings ‘N Things’ Wing’s 'N Things Poutine
Cote-des-Neiges
This thingy-thang poutine’s got chicken wing meat all up in its hot mess of curly fries, cheese curds, and medium sauce. No bones! Woo hoo! 

20. Miss Pret Ă  Manger’s Miss Pret Pour Poutine
Financial District
Regular and sweet potato fries, cheese curds, organic braised beef, edible flowers, and braised beef poutine sauce. Edible flowers? This is going to be a fancy poutine. 

19. Mange-Moi’s La Cochonne
Plateau
Fresh-cut fries, homemade chicken, spice blend gravy, and eight-hour marinated pulled pork. Things are getting really, really good.

18. L’Entre-Pots’ La Petite Grosse
Plateau
Le Petite Grosse is kind of a big deal. Ham things up with gravy cooked in ham’s juices, homemade French fries, homemade pickles, and roasted ham on the bone. Oh man, you do want bone in this one. 

17. La Banquise’s Poutine Reggae
Plateau
Golden French fries, cheese curds, Banquise gravy, ground beef, diced tomatoes, guacamole, and spicy peppers. Their gravy is freaking delicious. 

Kimberly Lallouz

16. Monsieur Restaurant + Bar’s The Kale Warrior and Poutine Amour 
Old Montreal
Just tell yourself that Monsieur Resto’s dinner poutine is healthy because it has kale in it so that you can justify their sweet Quebec maple-bacon homemade churro “fries”, cream cheese meringue, fleur de sel caramel gravy, caramelized bacon-topped poutine for dessert.

15. La BĂȘtise’s Lobster and Bacon MacPoutine
Rosemont-Petite-Patrie
Homemade French fries, cheese curds, topped off with lobster and bacon mac and cheese. That would be delicious without poutine!

14. Fabergé’s La Famiglia
Mile End
Italian poutine with sauce from Drogheria Fine. Trust them, they know what they're doing. 

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13. IMADAKE Pub Japonais’ Attack of the Imadake's Disaster 2014
Downtown
This Japanese jambalaya of a poutine is cultural fusion at its finest. Merci arigoto, Monsier Roboto (= cultural fusion at its worst).

12. Pizzeria Romeo’s La Poutinizza
Plateau
Sure, poutine pizza has been done. But this?!

11. Pub Burgundy Lion’s Watership Poutine
Little Burgundy
Braised rabbit with grainy mustard and honey gravy. This is a completely delicious and underrated meat. Plus, the peeps from Joe Beef eat here, and you can definitely trust them. 

Katherine Sehl

10. Chez Boris’s Poutine auz Beignes et Sauce au Canard
Mile End
Translation: I’m-gaining-weight-just-by-looking-at-this donut poutine drizzled in duck fat gravy, peppercorns, and mozza cheese curds. Add bacon if you’re nasty.

9. Au CinquiĂšme PĂ©ché’s Poutine au Phoque (Seal Poutine)
Plateau
Gnocchi, seal merguez, brussels sprouts, cheese, and full-bodied jus. Plus, it's freaking SEAL POUTINE.

8. Fresh Mint’s Le Chaud Lapin
Downtown/Delivery only
Potato galette topped with slow-braised rabbit, Migneron de Charlevoix and gravy. Mmmmm...

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7. Blackstrap BBQ’s BBQ Brisket Chili Poutine
Verdun
Hand-cut fries, fresh cheese curds, BBQ brisket poutine gravy, BBQ brisket chili, and pickles.
Save this fine piece of work for an especially cold Winter’s night and it’ll keep you warm until the “itis” kicks in. Only Northerners can appreciate this kind of hearty.

6. SuWu’s Pootie Tang Poutine
The Main
Rosemary fries, sortilĂšge, and maple sauce with bacon slices and bits, and fried cheese curds. Yep, that's maple syrup booze in there. 

5. Burger Bar Crescent’s La Nordique
Downtown
Classic poutine with Brome Lake confit duck, Blue Benedictine cheese, infused sauce, pickled red onions, and arugula. Get. In. My. Mouth. 

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4. Lucky’s Truck’s La Fameuse Poutine
Parc Ex
Homemade crispy fries, red wine, and foie gras gravy, duck confit, and balsamic caramelized onions. This recipe + Lucky's track record = you win.

3. Icehouse’s Donuts and Coffee Poutine
Plateau
Potato donuts, red-eye gravy, smoked ham, and cheese. Er, DONUT POUTINE.

2. Pub Quartier Latin’s Poutine Boeuf Parmesan Truffes!!!!
Latin Quarter
Fries layered in pieces of AAA 1855 beef, demi-glace sauce with truffle pasta, and Parmigiano Reggiano. Just... wow. 

1. Frite Alors’ The Lobster Monster
Multiple locations
Fries, lobster, squeaky cheese, bĂ©chamel sauce, and shallots. Choir of angels, meet tastebuds. 

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1. L’Entre-Pots 1995 rue Masson, Montreal, H2H 1A5 (Plateau)

This Plateau cafe/bar serves up traditional favorites (like sammies, poutine, and burgers) for breakfast, brunch, and dinner and they'll also cater for your special events.

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2. Régine Café 1840, rue Beaubien Est, Montreal, H2G 1L6 (Rosemont)

This popular resto/cafe serves up tasty breakfasts, brunches, and lunches every day of the week using local flavors. If you're looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, order their breakfast poutine.

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3. Lola Rosa 4581 Av Du Parc, Montreal, H2X 1W5

With a pair of convenient locations, Lola Rosa is easily one of the most unique and tasty vegetarian/vegan joints around Montreal, offering an extended menu full of soups, specialty items, wines, and beer. If you can manage it, try to save room for one of their delicious desserts. It will be so worth it.

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4. McKibbin's Irish Pub 1426 rue Bishop, Montréal, H3G 2E6

Stop by one of their three Montreal locations and kick back with a pint and some of the finest pub grub in town, like burgers, poutine, pies, and wings.

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5. Frite Alors! 5235A ave. du Parc, Montréal, H2V 4G9

This chain of Belgian-style restaurants uses french fries as a central theme, which is basically the greatest central theme for anything ever. The fries are served in a cone, and can be purchased in regular and sauce-drizzled varieties. The poutine here is available in numerous configurations, ranging from regular sauce to braised beef. Should you want something more than just french fries (inconceivable!!), there's also a bevy of traditional fare including burgers and sandwiches, with several imported and domestic beers for you to wet your whistle.

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6. Blackstrap BBQ 4436 rue Wellington, Verdun, H4G 1W6 (Verdun)

Over at Blackstrap, slow and steady wins the race, and the taste-test. These guys cook up authentic Memphis-style 'cue over a 12hr smoking process and then their dry rub creates a delicious "bark" on the outside of the meat. It's close to perfection.

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7. Sesame 380 rue St-Jacques Ouest, Montreal, H2Y 1S1 (Old Montreal)

This Asian fusion resto offers a number of unique dishes to eat in or take out and has a number of perfect options for all budgets and appetites.

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8. Royal Phoenix Bar 5788, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, H2T 1S8

The Royal Phoenix bar features a quality atmosphere, great food, and drinks, while filling the air with bangin' music from live DJs.

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9. Namos 228 Bernard , Montreal, H2T 2K4 (Mile End)

Looking for Greek or Mediterranean specialties? Well then head to Namos in Mile End where you can scarf Greek fare & local favorites made with the freshest ingredients and a tapas twist.

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10. 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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11. Poutine Centrale 3971 rue Hochelaga, Montreal, H1W 1K2

Poutine, poutine, and more poutine. They serve up 25 (!) different kinds of it. And on the off chance you went to a poutine resto and you don't want 'tine, they also have other delicious options like burgers, sandwiches, and corn dogs.

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12. Pub Quartier Latin 318 rue Ontario Est, Montreal, H2X 1H6

Primarily a bar serving up an assortment of craft beers and 'tails, this place also serves up quality bar food, such as wings, sammies, and poutine.

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13. Wings 'N Things 5663 Royalmount, Montreal, H4P 2P9

This Royal Mount wingery has a seriously sweet menu loaded with numerous tantalizing options, but you'd be crazy to to tempt your tastebuds with anything but their peanut butter wings.

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14. Mange-Moi 35 Avenue Mont-royal E, Montreal, H2T 1N4 (Plateau)

These guys pride themselves on their fantastic burgers and tasty poutines, but they also serve a full bar of draught beers and cocktails.

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15. Le Gourmet Burger 1433-B rue Bishop, Montreal, H3G 2E4

The name pretty much says it all. These guys pack a tasty punch with their patties, using slightly-more-upscale-than-usual toppings like sun-dried pesto, smoked gouda cheese, marinated eggplant, pickled beets, and arugula.

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16. Miss PrĂȘt Ă  Manger 1104 rue de Bleury, Montreal, H2Z 1N4

Located in the heart of the Financial District, this gastropub serves up an array of delicious options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or any time you're in the mood for a quick snack. We think that they serve up the best healthy food in Montreal, but we highly encourage that you stop by and see for yourself.

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17. Monsieur Restaurant + Bar 1102 rue de Bleury, Montreal, H2Z 2N4 (Old Montreal)

Located in the heart of the Financial District, this neighborhood resto and bar dishes out gourmet farm-to-table fare in a cozy setting.

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18. Burgundy Lion 2496, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, H3J 1N5

This British-style pub and restaurant doles out a variety of brews and liquors, and they have lengthy menu with options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

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19. La BĂȘtise 6015 Saint-Hubert, Montreal, H2S 2L8 (Rosemont)

Located in the Rosemont Petite-Patrie 'hood, this tapas resto features international fare with a fusion twist.

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20. Fabergé 25, avenue Fairmount Ouest, Montreal, H2T 2L9 (Mile End)

If you're in the Mile End neighborhood, there aren't a lot of places that can beat Faberge when it comes to a quality breakfast. And be sure to hit up their bar for smoothies, fresh juices, mimosa,s and a variety of coffees and teas.

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21. Imadake Izakaya 4006 rue Sainte-Catherine O., Westmount, H3Z 1P2

Always packed to the brim (and more often than not with Japanese ex-pats), this izakaya serves a variety of sake and Japanese fare, and don't miss out on their heralded takoyaki octopus balls.

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22. Montréal Poutine 161 rue Saint-Paul Est, Montreal, H2Y 1G8 (Old Montreal)

It's located in Montreal and they serve poutine, but you already know that. What you didn't know, was that they serve seven kinds of the stuff in addition to smoked meats, hot dogs, salads, burgers, and pizzas.

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23. Pizzeria Romeo 285 avenue Du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, H2T 1P6 (Plateau)

In addition to serving up steaming hot and fresh 'za, these guys also prepare a host of other dishes from lasagna to salmon to fresh salads and more.

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24. Uniburger 302 Rue Ontario E, Montreal, H2X 1H6

This place knows to to do burgers. They're immense, dripping with cheese & special sauce, and they're just about guaranteed to put you in a delightful food coma that clears away just in time for your next meal.

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25. Chez Boris 5151 Avenue du Parc, Montréal, H2V4G3 (Mile End)

Located in the heart of Mile-End, Chez Boris was inspired by donut shops in Saint-Peterburg, Russia, and dishes out "made to order" donuts, donut sammies, and rich gourmet coffee.

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26. Au CinquiÚme Péché 4475, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, H2J 2L2 (Plateau)

This small bistro pours a variety of wines while serving up quality French fare made with fresh local and seasonal ingredients.

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27. Icehouse 51 rue Roy Est, Montréal, H2W 1L8 (Plateau)

Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce. Icehouse has it. If that's not reason enough, the stuff can be coated on everything from their signature baby back ribs to their tacos, chicken, or pulled pork.

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28. SuWu 3581 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, H2X 2T6 (Plateau)

Inside SuWu, you'll find comfy antique sofas, pinball machines, and super-awesome drink prices that're all half-price from 5-7p. And if you're hankerin' for some eats, they have a menu loaded with tasty options like their amazing mac n' cheese grilled cheese.

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29. Burger Bar Crescent 1465 rue Crescent, Montreal, H3G 2B2

This award-winning burger resto serves up a variety of juicy meat discs including cheese burgers, bacon cheese burgers and something called the Supersonic Burger, which is topped with onion rings, Jarlsberg cheese, bacon, dill pickle, tomato, banana peppers, and spicy mayonnaise. And if that's not your thing, take down one of their other sammies or tasty poutine.

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30. La Banquise 994, rue Rachel Est, Montréal, H2J 2J3

This Montreal Poutinery, to coin a phrase, is open day and night and serves up scrumptious curds 'n gravy fries in a variety of configurations. On top of that, there's a more general menu for traditional fare such as burgers and sandwiches, and they've got a number of microbrews to choose from as well. But really, lets cut the pretense, we know you're mainly here for the scrumptious and squeaky pouty-pouts.

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