Montreal’s choice for
poutine

La Banquise

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Why locals love it

There’s nothing more “Montreal” than ending a night of partying with a poutine from La Banquise – even Anthony Bourdain recommends it. Open 24/7, it is where you go to satisfy your post-party munchies. The combination of hot fries oozing with gravy and cheese curds – and whatever else your heart (read: stomach) desires – is what you will find.

Why you should visit it

Serving up 30 varieties of the local dish, this joint has been a Montreal favourite for 45 years. Patrons are immediately greeted with the aroma of greasy food accompanied by a long line of inebriated partiers as they walk in and staff is as animated as food and decor. Crazy combos range from hot peppers & Tabasco, to feta cheese, and guacamole.

Special tip

For the ultimate gluttonous experience, order the T-Rex (poutine topped with ground beef, pepperoni, bacon, and hot dogs).

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8 Comments

Montreal Staple Poutine spot. The perfect spot to have a poutine.
Guillaume
Local
May 14, 2018
It's a decent poutine place...but honestly, it's really overpriced and overhyped, for the actual quality of the poutine (and quantity) you're getting... I recommend much more the poutine of the Portugese Chicken place across the street, Poule Mouillée... their poutine is simply AMAZING, the best in Montreal right now in my book...
Michael
Local
February 19, 2018
A classic for poutine in Montreal. On a nice day, If you don’t want to line up, take your poutine to go (skip the line!) and eat it in the nearby park Lafontaine. Don’t forget to pick up a couple of beers at the dépanneur next door, it is legal to drink beer in parks, as long as you have food with it!
Amelie
Local
December 13, 2017
This is a famous place, but expect to wait outside just to eat a poutine...there's always line up. I don't like line up, so I don't go there. Even during the nigth there's line up.
Chanelle
Local
May 29, 2017
Most definitely the best Poutine ever !
Valerie
Local
May 26, 2017

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