If you ask me, there's nothing more delicious, or more east-coast, than that perfect bowl of hearty New England clam chowder. A cream base loaded with potatoes, clams, and (if you're lucky) sometimes bacon, there really is no other soup that can compare.
For all of the Montreal chowder lovers out there, we have a few options when it comes to grabbing a bowl of this tasty creation. Read on below for the best restaurants in Montreal to get yourself some clam chowder.
1. Comptoir 21
1117 Saint Catherine E
Operating as a fish and chips restaurant, Comptoir 21 has an amazing homemade clam chowder that will have you going back time and time again. It's thick, flavourful, and absolutely loaded with seafood and potatoes. Top it off with a few crispy crackers and you're in for a great time, guaranteed.
2. Le Bremner
361 Saint Paul E
Le Bremner brings the class to the clam chowder game with their halibut clam chowder. It comes with a huge piece of freshly cooked halibut and clams that are still in the shell. The chowder itself is just salty enough, and not too thick. It's good enough to turn even the most skeptical eater out there into a true seafood lover.
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Sat downtown, Notkins is a contemporary bistro and seafood restaurant, who just so happens to have one of the best chowders around. Their New England Clam Chowder is available in both a small and large size, but we recommend the large, because you just can't ever get enough of this stuff. It's truly decadent and absolutely to die for with its very generous amount of delicious seafood. You'll find yourself dabbing up every last drop!
This well-known Montreal steakhouse's skills don't end at being able to make you a great Filet Mignon. Their New England Clam Chowder is a definite must and will easily become your favourite thing on the menu. It has tons of seafood and hearty potatoes, and will never fail to make your tastebuds smile.
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Operating out of a shipping container in Old Port, Muvbox is a pop-up seasonal restaurant with some killer seafood dishes. They're most known for two things - their lobster rolls and clam chowder. You can get either a cup or bowl of the chowder (but always go for the bowl). It's a fresh and tasty meal that you can grab on the go or take to eat by the waterfront.