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The Main Deli Steak House

, , Deli
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
+1 514-843-8126
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Diner, Canadian, Deli
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had not been here in years. Yes, no line-up like Schwartz has. Wasn't impressed with much. I've had better soup out of a can. The smoked meat was not bad. The washroom was clean. The service was eventually Ok. Overall just an average experience.

Thank CubanWaters
Reviewed 5 days ago

I believe the debate in Montreal is 'who has the best smoked meat'. While tourists flock across the street, the locals come here (or so I'm told by a local or two). ;) We ordered the smoked meat sandwhich and potato latkas. The smoked meat...More

Thank Adriane B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is right across the street from Schartz and didnt have a line up. When our group walked in, we were seated immediately. The server came back after about five minutes and took our order. I ordered the special which came with coffee, cole...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who honestly likes liver? My family over cooks it, burns it with onions like shoe leather. Ten years ago a friend, local Montrealler brought me here and I had the best liver steak of my entire life. I’ve come back four times when I am...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Across the road from Schwartz which usually has long lines this deli serves similar tasty food at reasonable prices.

Thank Hy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is great and priced better than their "neighborhood" establishments. Order the Smoke Meat plate and you wont regret it. Order Medium to Fatty - need to or the meat will seem dry

1  Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yum, smoked meat still as good as ever. Poutine was excellent. Not cheap but good hearty fare. Buying the smoked meat per lb to go and a loaf of their excellent rye bread seems to be the best way to go if you're on a...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. We never been to Montreal and heard a lot about the smoke meat. We were not disappointed! I give the restaurant a Kool_7. Follow me on instagram and twitter as I critique food and travel. Kool_traveler.

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The service is friendly and the food is good. Unlike the more famous deli across the street (Schwartz), The Main never gets crowded. The prices are the same and the smoked meat sandwich is the same. The Main is my main deli in Montreal for...More

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We didn’t want to stand in line across the street, so we came to Main Deli. The smoked meat sandwich is very good; the side of slaw was small—maybe two bites. We had the poutine, which I liked. It was the only time I ordered...More

Thank Karen H
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Restaurant Details

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