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16 Best Montreal "Smoked Meat" Restaurants You Need To Try If You Haven't Already

The city's favourite sandwich.
16 Best Montreal "Smoked Meat" Restaurants You Need To Try If You Haven't Already

Smoked meat is one of those things that made Montreal famous for it's awesome food. We're known for awesome things like poutine, bagels, Orange Julep, and of course the classic smoked meat sandwiches. 

READ ALSO: Montreal's Secret Orange Julep Recipe Has Finally Been Revealed

You can definitely expect the infamous Schwartz's Deli to appear on this list, I know it's a given but it's still deserves a spot, but there's also tons of other amazing deli's serving this classic Montreal food. 

Schwartz's isn't the only place in the city that's home to a killer smoked meat sandwich! Check out this list to find the closest smoked meat joint to you, and grab yourself a delicious sandwich that you definitely deserve. 

Best Smoked Meat In Le Plateau 👅

Best Smoked Meat In Downtown Montreal 👅

Best Smoked Meat In The West Island 👅

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Best Smoked Meat In Le Plateau:

1. Main Deli 

via @laurencorvasce

3864 St Laurent Blvd

This classic deli on Saint Laurent is home to some seriously awesome things from their potato latkes, to their huge poutines, and of course their massive smoked meat sandwiches! It's located right across the street from Schwartz's so if you're looking for an alternative to the lines, choose this chill sit-down restaurant instead.

2. Fameux Viande Fumee Et Charcuterie 

via @mchodorek

4500 St Denis St

Yup, you're looking at a smoked meat spaghetti right now! If you're looking for an out of the box way to consume your favourite food, then this place is definitely where you should go.

3. Schwartz's Deli

via @classic_victim

3895 St Laurent Blvd

The very restaurant that made this dish so famous, Schwartz's Deli is a Montreal classic. You really can't come to this city without going here, which is why the line can get crazy long sometimes. They're open super late too so if you want to really avoid the lines, go at midnight!

4. Hof Kelsten 

via @juliette_poisson

4524 St Laurent Blvd

This Jewish fare joint in the plateau offers some unique and delicious sandwiches. You can get brisket, foie gras, and a VLT (veal, lettuce, tomato) which is similar to a smoked meat sandwich.

5. Lester's Deli

via @deidrasmith

1057 Bernard Ave

Lester's Deli offers sandwiches that are literally overflowing with smoked meat! Take one bite of this and you're bound to spill half of that meat all over your plate, but that's what makes these sandwiches so fun to eat! They're messy but delicious.

6. Mr Smoked Meat

via @chefhowie

1053a Bernard Ave

This spot is home to some great smoked meat and it's definitely one of the best kept secrets in the city. If you want an alternative to the lines at Schwartz's in the plateau, make your way to this spot instead!

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Best Smoked Meat In Downtown Montreal:

1. Dunn's Famous

via @stevenjcarlson

1249 Metcalfe St

This 24-hour deli is a must-visit if you're in the downtown area. It's a perfect pitstop when you're on your shopping grind on Saint Catherine St. They offer the best smoked meat sandwiches, huge bowls of poutine, and creamy cheesecake for dessert!

2. Reuben's Deli & Steakhouse 

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via @johnkinlin

1116 Saint-Catherine St W

This spot is a staple on Saint Catherine street with it's huge deli sign out front. They serve some of the best smoked meat sandwiches, perfectly cooked steaks and awesome cheesecakes!

3. Deli Planet 

via @n.okui

895 Rue de la Gauchetière O

This cute spot is full of cool comic decor and they offer weekly happy hour deals! Not to mention their smoked meat sandwiches and breakfast menu is seriously awesome.

4. Smoking Meat Vieux Montreal

via @its_beeva

143 de la Commune St E

This spot is more in Old Montreal, but it still deserves a spot on this list! They have a super high ranking for their awesome sandwiches Their smoked meat sandwich is paired with a salty pickle and cole slaw making it a well-rounded meal!

BONUS: Snowdon Deli

via @taste.montreal

5265 Decarie Blvd

Snowdon deli is a little far out from downtown, being up by Snowdon metro station, but it still deserves a mention. This Jewish deli serves up some awesome deli sandwiches, including our favourite, smoked meat!

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Best Smoked Meat In The West Island:

1. Chenoy's Smoked Meat

via @justintockdevelopments

3616 St Johns Blvd

These sandwiches are literally stuffed to the brim with smoked meat. This is the best stop to go in the West Island if you're craving a good smoked meat sandwich!

2. Smoked Meat Pete

via @calvinl89

283 1ère Av

This classic diner offers some awesome food. Try their chicken and ribs, smoked meat sandwiches and perfect salted fries and you definitely won't be disappointed.

3. Delibee's Restaurant

via @mtlfoodfotos

24 Av de la Baie de Valois

This classic spot is known for it's awesome smoked meat sandwiches served on chewy pumpernickel bread! They also serve tons of great breakfast foods.

4. Lester's Deli Express

via @tastemontreal

222 Montée de Liesse

Yup, this is smoked within two grilled cheese sandwiches, making one huge and delicious sandwich! It's totally unique to Lester's Deli and a must-try next time you're there.

5. Nickels Deli & Bar

via @nickelsdeli

78 Boulevard Gréber

Grab a huge smoked meat sandwich, served with a giant bowl of fries and a massive pickle from this West Island joint. They have a whole menu of different kinds of smoked meat sandwiches to choose from as well as a full breakfast menu! And did you know this deli chain was created by the one and only Celine Dion? Well it was!

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