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11 Restaurants In Montreal Where You Can Eat A Lot Without Needing To Take Out A Loan

Reminder: dating doesn't need to be expensive!
11 Restaurants In Montreal Where You Can Eat A Lot Without Needing To Take Out A Loan
  • As we all know, restaurants in Montreal are in abundance, but ones that aren't too expensive can be hard to find - which is why we're here!
  • MTL Blog has made a list of inexpensive restaurants in Montreal where you can get a delicious meal for cheap.
  • Check out the list below!

I'm a firm believer in the idea you should never stop going on dates - even after 50 years of marriage. Dating is a way of getting out of the house and connecting with someone on a deeper level. I especially love dates that involve good food, which is perfect considering Montreal is filled with restaurants .

While the city is filled with lavish, romantic restaurants, this doesn't take away from the fact that some of the best dates I have ever been on were the ones that were the least expensive.

Not only do these locations offer great dishes at even better prices, but all of them have a cool and casual vibe - ideal for a night on the town with that special someone.

From funky cafés that serve of mind-blowing dishes to BYOB Italian eateries, our city is stocked with incredible places to get those calories in.

This list proves that you don't need to spend a lot to go for a great meal in our city! I am always looking for new and affordable spots throughout Montreal and these are my favourites. If you have any other cheap date restaurants, make sure to let me know!


Where: 66 rue Saint Viateur O & 2145 rue Crescent

Lloydies serves up Caribbean flavours in a warm atmosphere, that is perfect for a casual date night with that special someone.

Their menu includes $3 Jamaican patties and $4 mac and cheese to the $12 jerk chicken served with sides. And, my personal favourite, their mouthwatering chicken wings.

If you are craving that Carribean vibe, but can't afford to take your date to Jamaica, Lloydies will kick your jerk chicken craving to the curb.



Where: 679 rue Saint-Roch

Growing up with a Greek father, I can assure you that I have tasted my share of greek dishes. And, for the past 20 years or so, my family and I have devoured many delicious and affordable meals at Tripolis.

From their lamb chops and salads to their incredible pork chops, this is a great spot for a date night.

I must say, the atmosphere is not incredibly romantic however, the food is good enough to have you falling in love with this establishment.


Pizzeria Napoletana

Where: 189 rue Dante

Pizzaria Napoletana is a Montreal staple - the authentic pizzas and pasta, combined with its affordability and the fact that is it BYOB makes this a spot everyone needs to check out.

This local gem started its journey as a pool hall in 1948 and has managed to turn into one of the most popular Italian spots in the city, not to mention one of the most popular date spots in the city.

The restaurant doesn't take reservations for more than groups of eight and there's always a line out the door, so be prepared to do some talking and waiting before getting to eating!


Emilia Cantine Portugaise

Where: 7901 rue Saint Dominique

I only recently discovered this phenomenal restaurant and it has quickly become a go-to for me.

The mouthwatering chicken offers a delectable taste and the adorable setting makes this a great place for a date.

And, if you have a sweet tooth, Emilia makes some of the most decadent pastel nada' in the city, topping them off with Reese's pieces and Oreo crumble!


Kitchen Galerie

Where: 60 rue Jean-Talon E

Kitchen Galerie has a reputation for serving up comfort dishes in a cool and cozy setting. The set-price menu includes fusion dishes that will keep you coming back for more.

As one of my favourite, affordable date spots in Montreal, I have had many amazing meals inside this establishment, none of which have broken the bank!


Satay Brothers

Where: 3721 rue Notre-Dame W

Satay Brothers has become a favourite for many locals. Not only do they serve up amazing dishes, but the comfortable and casual environment makes this a great place for a date.

From their steamed bums and soups to their satay sticks and noodle dishes, everything that comes out of this kitchen is to die for.

And, for those who have yet to try Singaporean street food, you should head over to Satay Brothers for a tasty date night!


Cafe Livia

Where: 1468 rue Peel

Owned by the masterminds behind the sushi restaurant Ryu, Cafe Livia offers a more casual and affordable vibe, with the same quality product.

For those of you searching for a great day-date, Livia is the place for you.

The adorable decor is nothing compared to the tasty, healthy dishes that come out of this kitchen.

Each dish have a certain flair and flavor combination that will have you coming back time and time again!


Le Warehouse

Where: 1446 rue Crescent & 3565 blvd Saint-Laurent

Le Warehouse is known for its amazing cocktails and wide range of meals and snacks to nosh on. However, that is not the only thing that makes this place special.

All of the dishes are $5.95, making this an even better option for date night. And, they have a wide range of affordable cocktails that are totally worth trying!



Where: 1641 rue Saint-Denis

Cinko is a great place for an affordable date night because everything on the menu is under $10.

The eclectic dishes vary from $6.95 to $9.95 and deserts will cost you $5.95, making this an ideal spot to have a date.

And, as a bonus, the warm and welcoming decor will give you the illusion of being in the comfort of your own home!


Garage Beirut

Where: 1238 rue Mackay

Lebanese food is without a doubt one of the most adored cuisines in the city. And, at Garage Beirut, you can eat like a queen for a very affordable cost.

All of the plates are meant to be shared, which adds a little bit of romance to the date. And, best of all, everything you will eat will impress both you and your date - it is that good!


Harbin Dumplings

Where: 4801 blvd Saint Laurent

There is something both comforting and romantic about sharing dumplings over sake and in my opinion, no one in Montreal does dumplings quite like Harbin.

These housemade dumplings are oozing with flavour and you can taste how fresh they are.

And, best of all, this establishment is very affordable.


There's no reason not to try them all!

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