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The Main Deli Steak House

, , Delicatessen
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
+1 514-843-8126
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Diner, Canadian, Delicatessen
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a food tour and afterwards, the guide gave us some tips. One of the things he said was that the line at Schwartz's Deli was always too long. If we hit a line, he suggested we go across the street to Main...More

Thank ajfsurvey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were like most people - who gravitated to The Main Deli, because of the lines at Schwartz!!... but since you "Gotta Eat Here" reviewed it, we said its gotta be good! Well, I think the show should've changed the name to "You Better NOT...More

Thank Italianman69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good sandwich. For the person from Luxembourg who called it pulled pork, I think something was lost in translation. You would not look for a "traditional" pulled pork sandwich in a traditional Montreal Jewish deli. That's a bit too treyf. What you had...More

Thank mleitman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Because this place is right across the street from Schwartz's they get a lot of spillover when the Schwartz's line is long. Also many locals recommended it so I was expecting it to be very good but it wasn't really. It wasn't bad, just wasn't...More

Thank LepkeB
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did not want to wait at Schwartz's so our guide suggested the main deli right across the street. We got a nice table outside and had amazing service and great food. My wife and I shared the Reuben which was easily big enough for...More

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Went on a very busy Saturday lunch for a fantastic smoked meat and we sat on the terrace. The server Emilie was very helpful telling tourists where to go and what to do next not to mention the excellent service we received from her. The...More

Thank joseepigeon
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Authentic wit a menu of many other deli delights. My wife and I when we can't get to go too far for s & m we drive to the Main

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We came for the traditional pulled pork sandwich and were not disappointed! Pickel on the side - loved it!

Thank GosiaM555
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A local tipped us off to this after we saw the long line across the street. The smoked meat was fantastic and the wait staff was efficient.

Thank tom_crab
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Smoked meat sandwich was great -- I had one for lunch and then asked for a deconstructed one (separately wrapped meat, bread and mustard) to take on the plane for the trip home. (I think my seat mate was drooling when I pulled it out...More

Thank Kenneth W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Diner, Canadian, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-843-8126
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