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La Banquise

) #47 of 4,747 Restaurants in Montreal Fast food, ,
994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
+1 514-525-2415
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“poutine” (872 reviews)
“cheese curds” (71 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
Fast food, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

There are always two lines at La Banquise - one for takeout, and one for eating in. If it's a nice day outside, I would suggest takeout, as the line is almost always shorter. Take your pick from a vast selection of poutines (I usually...More

Thank sn1r
Reviewed 2 days ago

Open 24hrs, they serve beers. It is located near the Parc Lafontaine, in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood. Family business in Montreal since 1960 or so.. There is a reason why they are around for so long. This is REAL poutine. Brown French fries, brown sauce.....More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We travel to Montreal at least once a year and always have to hit up La Banquise for poutine. They never disappoint. I always go for the classic: perfect fries, gravy and cheese curds.

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a Montreal tradition. Poutine so many ways! Large portions, great fries and draft beer. While not the healthiest meal you will ever have, it is a great local experience. Sit outside if possible.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Poutine was on our iconic Montreal food list. We picked this place based on multiple mentions in local foodie blog posts. Feels like alot of locals dine here which is what was appealing (not a thick tourist trap). Their website shows all the options which...More

Thank setiramm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for authentic poutine at any given time of the day, La Banquise got you covered. They have tons of options from the classic poutine to the most bizarre toppings! Can get a little rowdy since it's a spot that's open 24...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly, food. Yum. The poutine there is great & there is also a outdoor seating. There is as well a vegetarian & one very delicious vegan option :)! ( vegan cheese and sauce ) so everyone can enjoy this Quebecois typic meal xoxo

Thank Jennifer-Lynn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For classic poutine with a twist this is the place. Can't be beat! Be advised always a line at the door - line up to the right, left is for take out. Take cash, no c- cards. Will sit with strangers.

Thank Irons6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told this is the best poutine in Montreal so I figured what better place to try it for the first time. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was tasty and fresh. I'm not sure poutine is my kind of food, but...More

Thank Trent D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was so excited to try this famous place for the best poutine in the city of Montreal. Well, I had better poutine in the Canada pavilion at Epcot in Disney World. I got the regular poutine with fried chicken on top. I was expecting a...More

1  Thank Stefashion
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke
shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract
locals and transplants alike, making it one of the
city's most diverse and distinctly authentic
experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite
pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young
painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from
the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
They accept USA credit cards ?? LIke master cards, american express, VISA ??
19 April 2015|
Response from MarciaGNunes |
No they dont
william m
Do you have gluten-free options?
2 March 2015|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Judith_abigail | Reviewed this property |
They have one kitchen and everything prepared can be contaminated so not really recommended for people with allergies!😒
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 8
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 994 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-525-2415
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