Poutine is a Canadian classic consisting of french fries, cheese curds and gravy. There are many places that serve poutine in Montreal, but here are some of the best places to get the perfect mix of thick fries, cheese and any other toppings possible to make the most mouth-watering dish.
A fine dining restaurant that is very popular, Garde Manger welcomes guests with its array of appetizing scents and catchy music. The staff are knowledgeable and won’t hesitate to answer questions or explain the dishes in detail. What makes this restaurant stand out is its exceptional lobster poutine that can’t be found anywhere else.
Garde Manger, 408 Rue Saint François Xavier, Montréal, QC H2Y 2S9, Canada +1 514-678-5044
Originally opened in 1968 as an ice cream stand, La Banquise has evolved over the years to include a large dining area and terrace, as well as an extensive list of poutines and microbrews. This family run establishment is warm and friendly, and offers 30 different kinds of poutines, each with their own charming and fitting name such as T-Rex or L’Asterix, and ranging from vegan to full on carnivore. Open 24 hrs.
La Banquise, 994 Rue Rachel Est, Montréal, QC H2J 2J3, Canada + 1 514-525-2415
A small urban diner with a colorful entrance, Patati Patata offers a hearty meal to customers at their counters or to take-away. With lines out the door, there is no mistaking that this tiny restaurant provides delicious food for the soul, as well as a variety of different poutines for everyone to enjoy. They even pair it with one of their juicy burgers, which makes for an epic combo.
Patati Patata, 4177 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y7, Canada +1 514-844-0216
A restaurant with sensational food that is proud of their Quebecois roots, Mâche offers delicious burgers as well as five types of the classic poutine. Each poutine ranges in quantity and type of meat heaped on top, from pulled pork to corned beef to the simple hot dog, this is poutine that a carnivore can really sink their teeth into and enjoy each savory bite.
Mâche, 1655 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K4, Canada +1 514-439-5535
This small 50s style diner is a popular breakfast spot, but is well-known for their wide variety of poutine available. The Green Spot’s menu has over 27 different kinds of poutine to choose from, each with a heaping portion of thick-cut fries, and if making a decision is too hard, just ask the staff. They will be happy to give a recommendation. Open 24hrs.
The Green Spot, 3041 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C, Canada +1 514-931-6473